The ISA Academy has been developing Ireland’s most ambitious young sailors between the ages of 15 to 18 years for just over a decade.
In 2006 as part of the ISA Performance department (Ring Fenced ISC Funding) the Academy underwent a major revamp, remodeling its objective to aide aspiring young sailors to ‘learn the skills to develop into independent Olympic campaigners by nurturing a culture of responsible athletes with a hunger for international performance.’
Since that time a holistic approach to personal development has been at the core of the Academy’s philosophy. It has recognised that the best sailors in the world love sailing and given that it’s a long term development sport (compared to most Olympic Sports) appreciation of fun and enjoyment of the process of learning has always been fundamental to the Academy’s training.
See full Policy Document of Guidelines for the selection of the ISA Academy here.