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18th October 2012
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ISA Senior All Ireland Championship

Peter O'Leary is once again the ISA All Ireland Sailing Champion! He and his crew of brother Robert O'Leary and Robbie English won the recent event which was kindly sponsored by Waterways Ireland and hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club.

A well deserved second place went to fellow Baltimore Sailing Club member and 2012 ISA Junior Champion, 17 year old Fionn Lyden with the bronze going to the 2011 champion George Kenefick from Royal Cork Yacht Club.


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Regional Meetings for Clubs & Centres

The ISA will host five meetings in locations around the country during the month of November which are open to representatives from all ISA affiliated organisations.

The ISA CEO, Training Manager, Racing Manager and Regional Development Officers would like the opportunity to meet with representatives to discuss how the ISA can improve its support and services, identify any specific issues that your organisation is experiencing and provide an update on some of the initiatives planned for 2013.


Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup

The ISA would like to wish a huge congratulations to Douglas Elmes from the ISA Optimist Squad who last week won the overall top prize in the highly respected Bermudian Optimist event; the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup.


ISA Academy - Where Are They Now?

From Dun Laoghaire to Sydney and maybe to Rio? We catch up with former ISA Academy Laser Radial sailor Saskia Tidey...


420 Winter Training

The Irish 420 Class launched a programme of winter training sessions with support from the ISA running in North Dublin, Dun Laoghaire and Crosshaven.

An impressive 19 boats attended the first of the sessions which took place in Howth Yacht Club last weekend. Among them, a strong local contingent of nine boats from Skerries, Malahide, Howth, Sutton and Clontarf and 10 visitors from Dun Laoghaire, Wexford, Cork, Tralee and Galway.

2012 Irish Slalom Series

The fifth and final round of the 2012 Irish Slalom Series will take place on October 27th & 28th, hosted by Rusheen Bay Windsurfing on Tracht Beach, Kinvara, Co. Galway.

Not only will Ireland's top windsurfers be battling it out for the title of 2012 Champion but ISA Training Centre of the Year 2011, Rusheen Bay, will also be providing a FREE newcomers clinic for anyone interested in trying it out.


P750 National Championship Final

Tramore, Co. Waterford will burst into life for the October bank holiday weekend as powerboat racers from around the country go head to head in the final race of the P750 National Championship.

Racing a surf course just metres from the shore spectators will get the chance to see (and hear!) these boats up close as they reach speeds of up to 80km/h and jump up to 5 metres into the air.


The Gathering Ireland 2013

Fáilte Ireland is seeking Festivals/Events to be considered for FREE inclusion in the Discover Ireland Festival & Events Database 2013. Closing date for submissions is Sunday, October 28th.

Please also ensure to notify the ISA of your event so we can publish it on our website and include it in any of our promotional materials.


In this Issue
  • ISA Senior All Ireland Championship
  • Regional Meetings for Clubs & Centres
  • Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup
  • ISA Academy - Where Are They Now?
  • 420 Winter Training
  • 2012 Irish Slalom Series
  • P750 National Championship Final
  • The Gathering Ireland 2013

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ISA National Conference &
ISA Awards Ball

The ISA 7th Annual National Conference and Awards Ball will take place in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin on the 2nd of March 2013.

Sail Spree
The ISA’s nationwide initiative to encourage people of all ages to get together in their local community and discover the thrill of either sailing, windsurfing, powerboating or jet skiing.
Taking place over the 2013 May bank holiday weekend. 



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