Try Sailing Event Planning

Helping your Club or Centre make the most of your Try Sailing event

try sailing toolkit front cover

2017 Try Sailing Toolkit

to help you organise a

successful campaign




Irish Sailing clubs and centres throughout Ireland are opening up their doors in 2016 to give new sailing opportunities to their local communities. See who is signed up already on .Try Sailing is an initiative to help get the message that everyone can do just that – Try Sailing.

There will be Open Days, Try Sailing Sessions, Training Programs, Crewing Opportunities, Bring a Friend Family Days, School Student Sessions, Women on the Water campaigns and much more .

Irish Sailing Try Sailing Event Venue Support

It can be difficult for clubs and centres to promote the joy of sailing to new sailors for membership and training, so we have put together a few tools to help –

  1. Irish Sailing Marketing Support
    • Try Sailing Toolkit 2017 v2 full of advice and support to help you plan, organise and follow up your own Try Sailing programme;
    • Register your try sailing event by emailing;
    • Links with regional Local Sports Partnerships;
    • Links with the Active Schools programme;
    • Blank Try Sailing Posters for you to download and personalise for your own events – see below ;
    • Variety of Try Sailing logos to download – go to dropbox here ;
    • Promotion at festivals;
    • On line advertising;
    • A selection of promotional material;
    • Club banners and flags for local display.
  2. Post event
    • Have options for the sailors to continue their sailing – here are a few ideas
      • Another Try day – “Try More Sailing”
      • Set of pre purchase Try Sailing session tokens
      • Crewing invites to specific boats that have registered to accept new crew (a handicap to all boats with Try Sailing crew is a good way to encourage this)
      • Training courses
      • Discount membership
      • Boat share intro scheme – matchmaking helms and crew
      • Buddy system – linking try sailors with members
  3. Try Sailor to Club Racer
    Consider the following tips to turn a Try Sailor to an Active Sailor
    • Access to formal training – Improving Skills, Start Racing etc
    • Club racing buddy or pairings
    • Access to Club boats
    • Events & fun prizes for veteran / novice pairings
    • Handicap points for boat with Try Sailor
    • Class coaching events to include BASIC boat handling & racing
    • Assistance with boat purchase / share
    • Class influence at Club level
    • Buddy support for rigging / event advice

Useful Documents and Links
Try Sailing Toolkit 2017

try sailing toolkit

Share the Try Sailing Young Sailor video from our Utube channel

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Share the Try Sailing  Be Inspired video from our Utube channel

screen grab of inspire video

Try Sailing Poster A4 BLANK with space for event info

blank try sailing poster

Dropbox link for Try Sailing Logos and Irish Sailing Logos – all jpeg