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Irish Yacht Clubs Get €774,668 in Sports Capital Funding

11th August 2021
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's West Pier Starters hut -the country's biggest yacht racing club will benefit from a€81,896 grant for two rescue and mark laying RIBS and engines from the latest government Sports Capital Funding
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's West Pier Starters hut -the country's biggest yacht racing club will benefit from a€81,896 grant for two rescue and mark laying RIBS and engines from the latest government Sports Capital Funding Credit: Afloat

The country's biggest yacht racing club will benefit to the tune of €81,896 for two rescue and mark laying RIBS and engines in the Government's latest Sports Capital Funding announcement. 

Dublin Bay Sailing Club was one of 28 Irish yachting and boating clubs that have been successful in the Government's Sports Capital Funding applications.

The neighbouring Irish National Sailing Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour was awarded €40,501 for new club sailing boats and safety equipment. The Sailing in Dublin Club, also in Dun Laoghaire, got €14,561 towards Laser dinghies.

A total of €774,668 was allocated to watersports applicants in this year's allocation.

On the south coast, Kinsale Yacht Club will benefit from €37,620 for marina repair and a sailability boat. 

The Sailing Into Wellness organisation was awarded €99,098 for two offshore sailing vessels for the community.

Government's latest Sports Capital Funding allocation for sailing and boating clubs

  • Ramor Watersports Club - Wheelchair Accessible Boat - €30,000
  • Killaloe Saling Club - Upgrade of safety facilities - €36,434
  • Royal Western Yacht Club - Development and expansion of sail training - €33,727
  • Bantry Bay Sailing Club - Safetyboat for coaching and certified training - €16,169
  • Cove Sailing Club - Rescue boat - €16,225
  • Glandore Harbour Sailing Club - Partial replacement of advanced dinghy fleet - €10,509
  • Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre - Sailing equipment upgrade project - €73,802
  • Kinsale Yacht Club - Marina repair and sailability boat - €37,620
  • Monkstown Bay Sailing Club - Two safety boats and sail training dinghy - €13,636
  • Sailing Into Wellness - Two offshore sailing vessels for the community - €99,098
  • Dublin Bay Sailing Club - Two rescue/mark laying RIBS and engines - €81,896
  • Irish National Sailing Club - New club sailing boats and safety equipment - €40,501
  • Sailing in Dublin Club - Laser one boats - €14,561
  • Skerries Sailing Club - Engines for safety RIBs - €12,500
  • Sutton Dinghy Club - Sail training dinghies - €23,521
  • Clifden Boat Club - Instructor development fleet - €18,116
  • Galway Hooker Sailing Club - Support boat for Galway Hooker Sailing Club - €31,944
  • Kenmare Bay Sailing Club - Junior sailing development plan - €16,084
  • Sligo Yacht Club - Upgrade training equipment - €7,362
  • Waterford Marine Search and Rescue - Back on the water programme - €13,451
  • Bray Sailing Club - Enhancement and refurbishment of safety fleet - €6,528
  • Greystones Sailing Club - Rescue boat - €7,051
  • Wicklow Sailing Club - Equipment and security upgrade - €29,070
  • Cove Sea Scouts - Two engines for safety boats - €10,558
  • 11th Donegal Moville Port Sea Scout - Sailing equipment - €6,433
  • 1st Port Dublin Sea Scouts (Ringsend) - Sailing project - €33,747
  • 18th Wicklow, Greystones Harbour Sea Scouts - New safety & support boat - €11,734
  • 9th Wicklow (port of Arklow Sea Scout Group) - Development programme - €32,391
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