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Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Updates on the National Governing Body
Annalise Recognised for Olympic Sailing Achievement
#SAILING – Olympic Single handed sailor Annalise Murphy was recognised at home on Saturday night when the 22–year–old National Yacht Club sailor who won an Afloat Sailor of the Month award last May, lifted the Irish Sailing Association's (ISA) 'Achievement'…
Conference to Highlight Big Sailing Season
#SAILING – An Irish sailing conference has undergone a revamp to boost the sport in Ireland ahead of a season billed as one of the biggest in years. Irish footwear manufacturer Dubarry of Ireland are on board as sponsors for…
EGM to Decide Revised ISA Funding Structure Tomorrow
#IRISH SAILING ASSOCIATION – A good turnout of Sailing Clubs from around the country is expected tomorrow morning in Dun Laoghaire to vote on revised club affiliation fees for funding the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) at a specially convened extraordinary…
AIB No Longer Covering Sailing Club Subs for Staff
#SAILING CLUBS - Sailing enthusiasts on AIB's staff have taken a blow to the wallet as the bank is to stop paying club membership fees for employees, the Irish Independent reports. In an e-mail seen by the paper, AIB head…
Irish Sailing Association Seeks Revised Fee Structure
#ISA – The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is convening an extraordinary general meeting to propose a revised membership fee structure next month. The introduction of the 'joint membership scheme' in 1993 fundamentally changed the representative base of the Association and…
West Cork's McAllister Appointed ISA Regional Development Officer
#SAILING– Gail MacAllister of West Cork Sailing and Powerboating Centre has been appointed an Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Regional Development Officer starting December 5th. In the new full time role McAllister, who has owned and managed West Cork Sailing and…
ISA Seek New Regional Development Officer
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is seeking a Regional Development Officer. The vacancy follows Denis Dillon's announcement that he is leaving the post to join Shannon Sailing based in Dromineer on Lough Derg as its Managing Director from January 2012.…
Sailing Body Elects First Female President
In one of her last official functions as Minister for Sport, outgoing local TD Mary Hanafin attended the Irish Sailing Association's annual Ball last Saturday in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire. Attended by 315 people the black tie…
Buoyant Dinghies Buck the Market
A massive drop in some areas of the boat sales market is not reflected in other areas, particularly small dinghy sales, if registration figures released by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is anything to go by. In the dinghy market,…
All Ireland's Eye New Date at End of November
Following the abandonment of the Irish Sailing Association's All Ireland Sailing Championships in the last weekend of September the national authority is still seeking a suitable resail date.  "Currently we're in touch with the competitors. It's looking like the end…
ISA Seek New Date for All Ireland Event
Following the abandonment of the All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork last weekend due to lack of wind the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has yet to announce dates for the rescheduled event. An autumn date to accomodate all concerned…
Doran Reigns In Junior All Ireland Event
It was a very long day of sailing in very light conditions for the Juniors on the second and final day of the All Ireland Junior Championship writes Claire Bateman. PRO Richard Leonard raced the fleet on the Curlane Bank in…
All Ireland Final Date Yet to be Agreed
Following the decision to abandon the final of the All Ireland Sailing Championships yesterday ISA Chief Executive, Harry Hermon has announced a new Notice of Race will be published for a rescheduled event at a date to be agreed writes…
All Ireland Championships Abandoned Due to Lack of Wind
Lack of wind in Cork harbour forced the abandonment of the All Ireland sailing championships this afternoon. Although each flight had been able to sail two rounds since the competition began on Friday the invited class champions had a long…
Defending Champion Enters Final After Light Air Contest
As a high pressure sits over Ireland the big question at tonight's Royal Cork celebration dinner for the All Ireland championships is what wind will there be for tomorrow's final? After a second day of heats and with some racing…
Cork Harbour's Walsh on Top After First Round of the 'All Ireland'
Local helm Nick Walsh representing the National 18 dinghy class is guaranteed a place in the  final of the All Ireland sailing championships this weekend after wins this afternoon. Conditions were excellent with northerly breezes and flat water and a strong flood…

Irish Sailing

The Irish Sailing Association, also known as Irish Sailing, is the national governing body for sailing, powerboating and windsurfing in Ireland.

Founded in 1945 as the Irish Dinghy Racing Association, it became the Irish Yachting Association in 1964 and the Irish Sailing Association in 1992.

Irish Sailing is a Member National Authority (MNA) of World Sailing and a member of the Olympic Federation of Ireland.

The Association is governed by a volunteer board, elected by the member clubs. Policy Groups provide the link with members and stakeholders while advising the Board on specialist areas. There is a professional administration and performance staff, based at the headquarters in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Core functions include the regulation of sailing education, administering racing and selection of Irish sailors for international competition. It is the body recognised by the Olympic Federation of Ireland for nominating Irish qualified sailors to be considered for selection to represent Ireland at the Olympic Games. Irish sailors have medalled twice at the Olympics – David Wilkins and Jamie Wikinson at the 1980 games, and Annalise Murphy at the 2016 games.

The Association, through its network of clubs and centres, offers curriculum-based training in the various sailing, windsurfing and powerboating disciplines. Irish Sailing qualifications are recognised by Irish and European Authorities. Most prominent of these are the Yachtmaster and the International Certificate of Competency.

It runs the annual All-Ireland Championships (formerly the Helmsman’s Championship) for senior and junior sailors.

The Association has been led by leading lights in the sailing and business communities. These include Douglas Heard, Clayton Love Junior, John Burke and Robert Dix.

Close to 100 sailors have represented Ireland at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Membership of Irish Sailing is either by direct application or through membership of an affiliated organisation. The annual membership fee ranges from €75 for families, down to €20 for Seniors and Juniors.

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