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13th September 2012
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ISA Junior & Senior All Ireland Championships

The ISA is delighted to announce that the ISA Junior All Ireland Sailing Championship will take place in Schull, Co. Cork on the 22nd and 23rd of September and  the ISA Senior All Ireland Sailing Championship will take place in Lough Derg Yacht Club from the 5th to the 7th of October.

Please see here for a list of the classes that have received invitations for their selected nominees.

In January the ISA established a review group to look at aspects of both the Senior and Junior events.

The members of the group were Flor O’Driscoll (current J24 National Champion and regular participant in the Championship), Ciara Peelo (Ireland’s representative in the Laser Radial at the 2008 Olympics) and Ed Alcock (ISA Racing Manager). The Group was chaired by Neil Murphy, former ISA President.

Please see here for the report.

Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup

Today was the penultimate day of racing at the Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup and the Irish sailors continue to fight it out in Kinsale with the some of the best sailors in the world.

Andrew Craig from the Royal St George made his debut into the top 10 rankings winning Race 5, the first race win for any of the Irish boats. Ireland’s only female helm, Claire Hogan, also had another good race today finishing 7th. Earlier in the week she narrowly missed out on a race win placing an agonising 2nd. Another Dun Laoghaire sailor, Martin Byrne has been almost consistently ranked within the top 10 however a 27th today has meant a slip from 9th overall to 12th.

Meanwhile in the Corinthian division, for all-amateur crews, Kinsale’s own Cameron Good maintains a firm grip on the gold medal spot. Cameron and his crew have sailed a great regatta with all five results in the top 10 and one race win. Ireland also have three further boats within the top 10; James Matthews from the Royal Irish Yacht Club is in 5th, only 10 points behind the leader. In 8th is Simon Brien from the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club and in 10th is Philip Bendon also from Kinsale Yacht Club.

Dragon Gold Cup
Reports: www, 

Greystones Sailing Club Ladies Regatta

Greystones Sailing Club ran their 3rd Annual Ladies Regatta on the 25th of August as part of the ISA's Women on the Water Ireland (WOWI) initiative.

The event was a huge success, appealing to ladies of all ages and skill sets and they raised funds for the Irish Breast Cancer Society at the same time.

Read report...

If you or your club would like to get involved with WOWI or run a WOWI event please see for more information.

Optimist Connacht Championship

The Joe Duffy BMW Optimist Connacht Championships, hosted by Malahide Yacht Club, was sailed on the Broadmeadows on behalf of the International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland on the 8th and 9th of September.

The event attracted an entry of 130 boats which included 30 entries in the Regatta Fleet.

Royal Cork Yacht Club helms Douglas Elmes and James McCann won the senior and junior divisions respectively.

Laser Masters Sail / Cycle Challenge

The Royal St George Yacht Club is hosting its exciting annual cycling / sailing event on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October.


PWA World Championships

Irish windsurfer Mikey Clancy will compete in the final two rounds of the PWA World Championships in Denmark and in Germany


ISA Membership Survey 2012

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In this Issue
  • ISA Junior & Senior All Ireland Championships
  • Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup
  • ISA WOWI Events
  • Optimist Connacht Championship
  • Laser Masters Sail / Cycle Challenge
  • PWA World Championships
  • ISA Membership Survey 2012

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