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Irish Sailing Seeks Funding to Support Team Racing Strategy

9th January 2019
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Team Racing in Firefly dinghies atDun Laoghaire Team Racing in Firefly dinghies atDun Laoghaire Photo: Afloat.ie

Irish Sailing is putting together a funding application to support Irish Sailing’s Team Racing strategy and is seeking quotes for a contractor to develop the programme starting late Spring of 2019 with a tight timeline for the funding application.

Irish Sailing is seeking quotes from self-employed contractors, for a one-year, full time, initial contract as Irish Sailing’s Team Racing Development Officer.

The primary role of the TRDO is to develop Team Racing across Irish Sailing organisations for the purpose of increasing membership activity, retaining keen sailors, and increasing participation. The successful candidate may be based anywhere in Ireland and will work in conjunction with the existing development officers, policy groups and Irish Team Racing Association to support Irish Sailing affiliated Clubs, Classes and accredited Training Centres to grow and develop their team racing activities.

With a fleet of Team Racing dinghies, the successful contractor will develop and deliver programmes and initiatives in line with Irish Sailing strategies, to expand team racing across Ireland in Irish Sailing affiliated Clubs and accredited Training centres to include

  •  coaching (race management and team racing sailors both ashore & on the water)
  • development of regional links between Clubs, Training Centres, Classes and Colleges
  • maintenance of robust Irish Sailing TR dinghy fleet
  • event support

While upskilling may be available, ideally the contractor will be:

  • self-motivated, proactive and professional, with drive and vision
  • a passionate and active sailor and team racer
  • over 20 years of age with a full driver’s licence
  • an excellent communicator
  • a qualified instructor/coach

Initially, the funding being applied for is for a one year contract for the 2019 season, which may be extended if the programme is successful.

In the event of a successful funding application, a formal selection process will be initiated during the middle of March, with a view to starting April 2019.

The timeline for funding application is tight. Please send a letter of application and CV, along with a quote for a daily rate being sought for the role to Harry Hermon, Chief Executive by email to; [email protected] before close of business on Friday 18th January.

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