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2018 Club Growth Symposium


Register Now for YOUR Club Growth Symposium

Sat 27th Jan 2018
The Plaza Hotel Tallaght
10am -4pm – FREE!!

Booking Up Fast – please Book HERE to avoid disappointment

This year the Board of Irish Sailing setup the new Club and Participation Policy Group and tasked the Chairperson Nikki Curran from Sligo Yacht Club to find ways in which we could all collectively support each other, in collaboration with Irish Sailing, to increase participation in the Sport of Sailing which we all love.

To this end the team of passionate volunteers from various Clubs throughout the country, Elaine O Mahony of Foynes, Colin Moorehead of  Cork, Donnchadh Mac Cobb of Poolbeg and George Kingston of Kinsale and Dun Laoghaire, came up with a simple but stimulating idea.

A one Day Symposium facilitated ‘by volunteer club members, for volunteer club members’, to challenge and share how we could “Think outside the Box?” and ways we can Grow Our Clubs.

The theme is simple and will build on the experience and professionalism that is vibrant among volunteers throughout the Clubs in Ireland.

Everyone is happy to share their knowledge and inspirations to grow the Sport, so getting famous innovators like Noel Davidson from Howth Yacht Club, who works for Enterprise Ireland and a leader in Ireland’s Social Media, as a keynote speaker was easy. Our own George Kingston from Kinsale and currently sailing out of Dun Laoghaire is Development Manager in Google and has some very exciting ways of utilising digital marketing, while others have brilliant examples of successful initiatives that have shown positive Club Growth in 2017.

The symposium will allow everyone to share their ideas and concerns in a workshop format and there will be various different opportunities for people to network and identify key collaborations to work on together with Irish Sailing ahead of the 2018 season. The date was set as early as possible after the traditional changing of new committees for Saturday 27 January and is on in The Plaza Hotel Tallaght. This is a free event with free tea ‘n coffee throughout the day and a discounted corporate lunch available starting off at €7 for soup ‘n sandwich and dinner for €13.

For further details, timetable and to book your place please go to HERE

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