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1st August 2013
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The ISA is delighted to announce ISA SafeTrx; a revolutionary FREE Smartphone app designed to save lives by allowing boat owners to log their voyages which can then be monitored by their chosen contacts and the Irish Coast Guard.

Available for both Android & Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad), ISA SafeTrx logs position reports every kilometre (or every 5 minutes if stationary). Should the user fail to return on time their Emergency Contacts will be alerted via SMS and advised to initiate the appropriate action. 


Mirror World Championships 

182 sailors from the UK, Australia, the Philippines, South Africa, Canada and Sweden as well as parts of Ireland are currently competing at Lough Derg Yacht Club for the Mirror World Championships 2013.


Liam Glynn is Topper World Champion

Liam Glynn from Ballyholme Yacht Club is the 2013 Topper World Champion! Liam was competing, along with the rest of the ISA Topper Squad, at the Worlds in Loctundy, Brittany, France last week where he won comfortably with a 13 point lead.
We also had four other top 20s with Niamh Doran in 12th, Tom Purdon in 14th, Conor Sherriff in 17th and Alison Dolan was 19th. 


The Gathering Cruise

The Gathering Cruise will rally for one final time in Dingle today. The fleet will be welcomed to Dingle by the Harbour Master, members of Dingle Sailing Club and Dingle Chamber of Commerce.

“We had champagne sailing conditions for the first two weeks of the cruise and it gave the sailors an opportunity to appreciate our beautiful coastline. The sailors were overwhelmed by the kindness and friendliness of everyone they met at each of the welcoming ports. Many of the sailors want to return with their friends in the coming years and we look forward to welcoming them on a similar cruise in company” stated Gail MacAllister, RDO for the ISA.


Instructor & Training Centre of the Year

It’s that time of year again...don’t let all the hard work of your local ISA Club or Training Centre and ISA Instructor go unrecognised.

Nominations are now being accepted for ISA Training Centre and Instructor of the Year. Use the links below to nominate.

Click here to nominate for Instructor of the Year

Click here to nominate for Training Centre of the Year

ISA Access National Championship

The Royal St George Yacht Club were hosts to the second ISA Access Sailing National Championship. 13 sailors from Dun Laoghaire, Kinsale and Galway took part in a very closely fought competition in the specially designed dinghies. 

After 6 races the overall winner of the Girls Trophy was Georgina Griffin from Kinsale and the Boys Trophy was Oisin Putt from Dun Laoghaire.


Fastnet International Schools Regatta

After three days of superb racing in Schull Harbour, the local pairing of Mark Hassett & Liam Manning won regatta sailing a TR3.6 dinghies.


420 National Championships

Royal Cork Yacht Club is delighted to announce that it will host the 2013 Volvo 420 National Championships from the 9th to the 11th of August.


SB20 National Championship

Ben Duncan, Brian Moran and Joe Turner on Sharkbait commanded the final race to take the overall win, securing their third consecutive SB20 Nationals title.


Meningitis Chase Race

The great circumnavigation of Larne Lough, a ‘Chase Race’ for Meningitis is a brand new event on the Irish sailing calendar. But what is it?


In this Issue
  • ISA SafeTrx
  • Mirror World Championships
  • Liam Glynn 
  • The Gathering Cruise
  • Intructor & Training Centre Awards
  • ISA Access Nationals
  • Fastnet Schools Regatta
  • 420 Nationals
  • SB20 Nationals
  • Meningitis Chase Race

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