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Canoeing and Sailing at the Inclusion Awards in Galway
There are three sailing finalists in the 2018 Cara National Inclusion Awards and confirms that sailing really is a “Sport for All”. Irish Sailing’s incredibly successful Watersports Inclusion Games, hosted in Galway this year, is a finalist for the 2018…
Women taking part in a Try Sailing event during this year’s SeaFest in Galway
Irish Sailing is seeking expression of interest from Irish sailing clubs to host the inaugural Women at the Helm Regatta next summer, as well as subsequent events in 2020 and 2021. The debut regatta is set for two days in…
All Ireland winners - Peter Kennedy, the SB20 class nominee (left) from Strangford Lough Yacht Club racing with crew Stephen Kane, overall winner of the ISA All-Ireland Sailing Championship at Lough Ree Yacht Club
Peter Kennedy of Strangford Lough Yacht Club has won the 2018 Irish Sailing All Ireland Sailing Championships hosted by Lough Ree Yacht Club, Co. Westmeath today writes Treasa Cox of Irish Sailing. This prestigious competition, also known as the “Helmsman’s…
An 11-boat J109 fleet is due in Howth this weekend
Irish Times Sailing Correspondent David O'Brien reports in today's newspaper how some of the top crews in the country are in demand this weekend for the All Ireland Sailing Championships on Lough Ree and the J109 Nationals in Howth. Yesterday,…
Galway Welcomes Nearly 200 To Second Watersports Inclusion Games
#Sailability - Galway hosted the second Watersports Inclusion Games last weekend (25-26 August) for 198 participants with all abilities on the physical, sensory, intellectual and learning difficulty spectrums. First held in Dun Laoghaire in June 2017, the two-day event aims…
An Irish Sailing "Women on the Water" event gather on Sherkin Island
An Irish Sailing "Women on the Water" event was held at Baltimore Sailing Club in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research and Marymount Hospice. There was a fantastic turnout to support these worthy charities and following registration the participants took to…
A combined start for the whole Cork Week fleet on a 1km start line was some sight during the traditional harbour race
I write this after weeks of a summer heat wave giving sunny if at times difficult wind conditions for Race Organisers and sailors alike. As we now head into August, the remainder of the season awaits. Early June saw the…
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Following the incident in Dun Laoghaire last year involving Irish Sailing’s High-Performance Optimist Squad and the subsequent investigation and report, Irish Sailing established a working group to consider the recommendations of the report, assess how best Irish Sailing could address…
Clockwise from top left: Ross Killian: Junior Performance Manager and 420 Academy Coach; Tytus Konarzewski: 49er Development Team Coach; Vasilij Zbogar, Laser Coach; Debbie Hanna, Laser 4.7s; Sean Evans: Academy Coach and Niko Resch: Olympic 49er Coach
A 'renewed strategic approach' at the start of the year means a new coaching structure in Irish Sailing, with Rory Fitzpatrick moving to become Head Coach, overseeing a team of six.  Irish Sailing Performance Director James O’Callaghan says:  “if you…
Watersports Inclusion Games Moving To Galway For 2018
#Sailabiity - This year’s Watersports Inclusion Games will take place in Galway on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August. Following the success of the inaugural Watersports Inclusion Games in Dun Laoghaire last June, the second games will be hosted in…
 The General Assembly meeting of the European Boating Association
At a recent General Assembly of the European Boating Association, attended by Irish Sailing, the issue of Brexit was discussed. Due to a lack of a proper registration system in Ireland for recreational craft, a large number of Irish craft…
Carmel Winkelmann, Dun Laoghaire receives the President's Award from Jack Roy, President Irish Sailing at the Volvo Irish Sailing Awards 2018
Already we’re at the end of April and there’s a busy summer season ahead. The year got off to a great start in February with the Volvo Irish Sailing Awards, celebrating all types of sailing achievement. As well as the…
Royal Cork's Chris Bateman (157561) works the right hand side of the course in the final race of the Laser Radial division of the Volvo Youth Sailing Nationals on Dublin Bay. Royal Cork sailors performed well at the event, scroll down for more.
The answer was written in the weekend's weather forecast: whoever could master the vagaries of Dublin Bay's light winds could count on victory at this year's Irish Sailing Youth National Championships at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. After three days of racing,…
Topper dinghies reach a weather mark in the first day of racing for the class at the Irish Sailing Youth Pathway National Championships
After a fickle day three of the Volvo Youth National Sailing Championships, dinghy class leaders clung to the top of their respective scoresheets but only just. Organisers were also breathing a sigh of relief after completing the minimum race requirements…
Strong winds are forecast for Dun Laoghaire
Racing in day two of Irish Sailing's Volvo Youth National Championships at Dun Laoghaire has been postponed. The next update will be made at 2pm, according to Race Officer Con Murphy at the National Yacht Club. UPDATE at 2pm: Racing…
Jamie McMahon of Howth Yacht Club leads the Radials after two races sailed
There were some predictable names at the top of the three competing fleets after the opening day of the Irish Sailing Volvo Youth Pathway National Sailing Championships on Dublin Bay. Jamie McMahon of Howth Yacht Club leads the Laser Radials,…

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