Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Updates on the National Governing Body
Pictured at today's launch at Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club are (L-R) Johanne Murphy, ISA Inclusion Games Officer, Harry Hermon, CEO ISA, Nadine Lattimore, Oisin Putt and Mark Pollock
Mark Pollock, Commonwealth Medal Winner in Rowing, Round Ireland Sailor, Adventurer and Cure for Paralysis activist has launched the inaugural Watersports Inclusion Games, organised by the Irish Sailing Association. The Games is a free event which will allow people of…
New Facebook Page For ISA Race Officials
#ISA - Race officials with the Irish Sailing Association now have their own Facebook page to help connect them with events across the country this summer season. Wether you’re a mark layer, measurer, race officer, event safety co-ordinator, judge or…
Jack Roy and Pierce Purcell enjoying the ambience of the maritime section in Galway Museum, where this full-size traditionally-rigged gleoteoig is suspended from the ceiling to make for a striking centrepiece in an exhibition which celebrates Galway’s exceptionally long links with seafaring
Jack Roy may have become the new Irish Sailing Association President for a three year term as recently as the end of March writes W M Nixon. But having spent a few weeks re-appraising the functioning of the ISA as…
Senior Instructor training at Howth Yacht Club
#ISA - The Irish Sailing Association’s latest Senior Instructor assimilation course takes place later this month on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May at Malahide Yacht Club. The ISA Senior Instructor Assimilation Programme was introduced in 2015 in response to…
London 2012 Olympic Race Officer Jack Roy from Dun Laoghaire has succeeded David Lovegrove as ISA President
I am very honoured to be elected as the new President of the Irish Sailing Association – a post which brings with it the need for vision and rigour as well as the potential for ongoing improvement. The first ISA…
One of the ISA successes in 2016 was the Try Sailing campaign to introduce new people to sailing
David Lovegrove stepped down as President of the Irish Sailing Association last Saturday, here is his third and last annual report on ISA activities. It has been three interesting years for which I am delighted to have had the opportunity of…
Jack Roy speaking at Saturday's AGM in Howth
London 2012 Olympic Race Officer Jack Roy from Dun Laoghaire succeeded David Lovegrove at Saturday's ISA agm at Howth Yacht Club. Roy, a past dinghy and one design champion, has campaigned 420s, 470s, Flying Fifteens, J24s, Dragons, J109s and Squibs.…
Up to five sailors will be chosen at the ISA Youth Pathway Nationals to join the ISA 4.7 Squad at Ballyholme Yacht Club
Annalise Murphy is just one of four evening talks taking place at the ISA Youth Sailing National Championships, being held at Ballyholme Yacht Club, 19-23 April. As Afloat.ie reported previouslty, it is the first time the event has been sailed…
The Try Sailing Team at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Volvo Cork Week in July
Looking back over the past season, two things stand out for me – the success of our Olympic sailors and the ISA’s Try Sailing initiative. Our Olympic sailors gave us marvellous inspiration this summer and showed our young sailors what…
Annalise Murphy celebrates her race win
#ISA - Annalise Murphy's success in Rio is bringing the sport of sailing to "a much wider platform", according to the Irish Sailing Association's performance director. Speaking to Bobby Kerr on Newstalk's Down to Business yesterday morning (Saturday 3 September),…
Team For Rio(L-R) Matt McGovern (49er), Annalise Murphy (Laser Radial), Saskia Tidey (49erFX), Finn Lynch (Laser Standard) and Ryan Seaton (49er)
In one of our quarterly reviews, ISA President David Lovegrove shares his views on the incredible “spring” into 2016 and the effect Try Sailing is having on participation A key goal of the ISA is to attract more people into…
ISA President David Lovegrove (left) & ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney at the signing of the MOU
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) and the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the two associations to work closely together to support cruiser racing efforts. Initiatives such as ICRA's crew training 'Crewpoint' resource will…
Scroll down to read the full Powerpoint agm presentation
Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the AGM of the Irish Sailing Association, now in its 70th year since its foundation in 1946, as the Irish Dinghy Racing Association. In 1946, when the sole requirement was to promote dinghy racing, little…
People at every level can get involved with bringing newcomers into the sport. Showing how it’s done with a Toppper Topaz at a Try Sailing Women on Water event is former Olympian Cathy MacAleavey (left) with sailing newbie Sarah Byrne
ISA President, David Lovegrove on an enhanced get started initiative Spring is traditionally the time when most sailors’ dreams turn with eager anticipation to the approaching season. However, the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has used the dormant months to plan…
Dun Laoghaire sailor Roger Bannon has resigned as ISA Treasurer
Irish Sailing Association Treasurer Roger Bannon has resigned from the association. The Dun Laoghaire based sailor stood down from the voluntary role citing 'personal work commitments'. Bannon, who served as President of the association from 1994 to 1996, is credited…
Proposed ISA Constitution To Go Before Members At AGM
#ISA - Irish Sailing Association members will be asked to approve the adoption of a revised ISA Constitution at the organisation's AGM at the Green Isle Hotel on Saturday 9 April. The ISA says it has been working over the…

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

Featured Webcams

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

tokyo sidebutton
sovscup sidebutton
vdlr sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating