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Irish Sailing President Jack Roy sailing a Squib with his daughter Jill on Lough Derg. Roy will host a Commodore's forum immediately after the association's March 10th agm at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Sailing Association will be held at the National Yacht Club at 1100 hrs on 10th March 2017. The AGM will be immediately followed by a Commodores Forum chaired by Irish Sailing President Jack…
A RIB attempts a rescue of an Optimist Team Dinghy in Dun Laoghaire Harbour during Storm Brian last year. A person on the pier holds a lifebuoy. Two capsized Optimists are just visible in the top right of the picture. An independent report into the incident is published today
#Optimist - An independent report into an incident involving Irish Sailing’s junior Optimist squad last year, during which almost half the dinghy fleet sustained significant damage, has criticised the organisation’s coaching systems. Scroll down the page to download the full…
The Sailor of the Year Award will be made this Friday
There's a last chance to register for the Afloat.ie and Volvo Irish Sailing Awards, taking place at 6.30pm at the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin, this Friday 9 February that will see the presentation of the Afloat.ie Sailor of the Year…
Former Olympic 49er pair Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern sailing with Providence Team IRL ahead of Rio 2016
#IrishSailing - Irish Sailing has received the second-highest allocation from Sport Ireland for High Performance Programmes in 2018. On Thursday 1 February, Sport Minister Brendan Griffin announced this year’s around of investment for 2018, which sees Ireland’s national governing body…
Who will be Sailor of the Year for 2017? All will be revealed on February 9
Nearly one week to go before the Volvo Irish Sailing Awards, and the judges have been weighing up the nominations for the very last time. You still have time to register for tickets for the Awards, taking place in the RDS…
Irish Sailing Publishes 2018 & 2019 Tide Times
#Tides - Irish Sailing has published the latest tide times for 2018 and 2019 for mariners in Dublin Bay (North Wall), Galway, Belfast and Cork Harbour (Cobh). All times and related tidal variations (adjusted for Irish Summer Time) are estimates…
How To Go Sailing For The Leaving Cert
#Sailing - With sailing being included as Physical Education is added to the Leaving Certificate next September, Irish Sailing is encouraging parents to urge their schools to apply for the first phase of the new curriculum. Participating schools have three…
New Symposium to Increase Participation in Sailing
A one day symposium will be held by Irish Sailing in January to seek ways in which sailing clubs could all collectively support each other, in collaboration with Irish Sailing, to increase participation in the Sport.  Facilitated ‘by volunteer club members,…
Irish Sailing CEO Harry Hermon has appealed to clubs to 'seek quotes from local suppliers and help to support the Irish Marine industry'
Irish Sailing is encouraging yacht and boat clubs who won over €1.1m in Sports Capital grants in November to try to spend the money in Ireland. In the interests of 'supporting the Irish Boating industry', Irish Sailing has appealed to…
Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club will receive €142,375 to increase women and teenagers participation in sailing
Irish sailing clubs are among 1,700 sports clubs nationwide receiving €56m in the latest round of sports capital grants, it was confirmed this morning. (Download the full list of grants awarded below).  30 sailing clubs throughout the country will share…
A new Greek boating tax could mean a cost of €16 per month for a 7 – 8 metre boat
Increased taxes on leisure boating are becoming more of a reality in European waters, according to Irish Sailing and the European Boating Association (EBA) that list two new taxes for 2018. In Greece, for example, a tax on boating has…
An Independent Report will be published in December
Irish Sailing now says that the independent external investigation into the Optimist Squad incident in Dun Laoghaire that was initially due for publication in mid-November will now be published in December. Irish Sailing President Jack Roy says he expects that…
2017 All Ireland Champion Fionn Lyden (left) with Irish Sailing President Jack Roy and crew Liam Manning at Mullingar SC on Lough Owel this evening
As we head into the winter I’m not just looking back on a very active calendar of sailing, but also looking forward to our winter schedule writes Irish Sailing President Jack Roy. I’ve travelled around the country extensively these last…
“A man who really enjoyed his sailing” – the late Paddy Kirwan at the helm of his Club Shamrock Boomerang, which he owned and campaigned for 19 years. Photo courtesy Ann Kirwan

Paddy Kirwan 1929-2017

14th November 2017 ISA
Officially he was Captain Patrick Kirwan, a retired Senior Pilot with Aer Lingus. But for his many friends and shipmates in sailing at home and abroad, he was always Paddy Kirwan, whose death at the age of 88 has taken…
Irish Sailing Optimist Squad Investigation is Launched
An 'independent external' investigation into Saturday's Irish Sailing Optimist performance squad incident during Storm Brian at Dun Laoghaire is underway. According to a statement on the association website last night, Irish Sailing President Jack Roy and CEO Harry Hermon have appointed Philip…
A RIB attempts a rescue of an Optimist Team Dinghy in Dun Laoghaire Harbour during Storm Brian on Saturday. A person on the pier holds a lifebuoy. Two capsized Optimists are just visible in the top right of the picture
Irish Sailing, the national governing body for the sport in Ireland, has issued a statement following the rescue of its 16-boat National Optimist Squad during Storm Brian on Saturday lunchtime in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. In the statement, released yesterday, the…

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