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28th November 2013
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ISA Launch Strategic Review

The ISA is to prepare a new three year Strategic Plan. The new Plan will establish the policies to be pursued and the actions required to deliver them successfully. The ISA Board of Directors has asked Brian Craig to chair a Strategic Review Group to undertake the task and select the Group’s members.


Laser World Championships

Congratulations to James Espey from Providence Team IRL who set a personal best at the Men’s Laser World Championships in Muscat, Oman last weekend. James put in a fantastic performance finishing 31st overall from the 126 boat fleet. 

Click here to view James' video interview...

Dinghy & One Design Keelboat Convention

The ISA Dinghy & One Design Racing Advisory Group would like to hear from you, the sailors, on matters relating to the future of Dinghy and One Design racing in Ireland. On behalf of the chairman Margaret O’Donnell the ISA would like to extend an invitation to all sailors to attend and to contribute at the Convention which will take place this Saturday the 30th of November in the National Yacht Club.

ISAF Appoint Four ISA Officials 

At the recent ISAF Conference in Oman the ISAF Race Officials Committee approved the appointment of four ISA officials to international grade. Congratulations to Gordon Davies from Bray Sailing Club who received his first appointment as an ISAF International Judge. The Committee also approved the re-appointment of International Judge Bill O’Hara from Ballyholme Yacht Club and International Race Officers David Lovegrove from Howth Yacht Club and Con Murphy from the National Yacht Club. All have been appointed for a four year term..


RDO October Update

Our two Regional Development Officers Ciaran and Gail last month visited over 20 Clubs and Training Centres and were working on on projects such as disability inclusion, 2014 Schools Programme and our Failte Ireland partnership.

Click here to see what they assisted your local organisation with...

Nautical Channel

We were delighted to have the Nautical Channel join us this summer for The Gathering Cruise. They have produced a stunning documentary about the event which is now available to view on YouTube. The 25 minute video captures the hospitality and craic in some of the host ports and venues such as The Oysterhaven Centre, Kinsale Yacht Club and Glandore Harbour Yacht Club. It also includes never before seen footage of the sad loss of the Tall Ship Astrid as well as the expertly executed safe rescue of all of her crew. And of course it encapsulates all the wonderful sailing available to locals and visitors in Ireland.

Watch the video...

ISA Advisory Groups

The ISA currently has seven Advisory Groups actively assisting across a range of areas. Details of the group structure, the members and the Terms of Reference have now been published under a new section on our website.


2014 ISA Membership Cards

It may be 26 days to Christmas but the ISA elves have already been hard at work preparing your membership benefits package for 2014. We sent out 18,590 membership keyrings and benefits brochures to 64 Club Commodores. They will have arrived in post boxes around the country last week so ask your Club Committee for your 2014 ISA membership card. 


Save the Date

Planning your 2014 calendar? Make sure to include these key ISA events for 2014.


Yachts & Yachting Awards

If you do one good deed today make it voting for Annalise Murphy for Racing Performance of the Year and for Kinsale Yacht Club and the IFDS World Championships for Event fo the Year in the Yachts & Yachting 2014 Awards.

Click here to vote...

€4,218 Raised for Make-A-Wish

Sutton Dinghy Club and the GP14 Class Association raised an incredible €4,218 for Make-A-Wish Ireland at the Craftinsure GP14 Championships at the end of the summer. The three day event attracted 50 boats from across Ireland and the UK and it was thanks to the efforts of the competing sailors, their families, visitors and club members that they were able to present Make-A-Wish representative Martina Madden with the cheque last Thursday at their end of season dinner. 


In this Issue
  • ISA Strategic Review
  • Laser Worlds
  • Dinghy Convention
  • ISAF Appoint ISA Officials
  • RDO October Update
  • Nautical Channel
  • ISA Advisory Groups
  • 2014 ISA Membership
  • Save the Date
  • Yachts & Yachting Awards
  • €4,218 for Make-A-Wish

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