WATERSPORTS INCLUSION GAMES
25th & 26th June 2022, Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer
The Watersports Inclusion Games is a FREE event celebrating watersports for people of all abilities/disabilities from the physical, sensory, intellectual & learning spectrums and those experiencing barriers accessing mainstream watersports
The inaugural WI Games in 2017 (Dun Laoghaire) was hugely well received and activities were expanded in 2018 (Galway) with the event winning Project of the Year at the National Inclusion Awards. Watersports Inclusion Games saw exponential growth in numbers in 2019 (Kinsale, Cork), where we had even more activities on offer and over 300 participants and 200 volunteers enjoyed two days of fun and sunshine.
Now the event, in its fourth year, is returning with even more activities on offer, hosted at the vibrant Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer, Co. Tipperary. The club is excellently located on the east shore of beautiful Lough Derg lake on the River Shannon, and with a wide water frontage and accessible clubhouse, LDYC is the perfect location to facilitate the range of fun activities we will have on offer.
Aimed especially at young people but catering for ALL ages, participants together with family and friends can access the exciting sports of Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rowing, Powerboating, Paddleboarding and Waterskiing with some more new activities in the pipeline for 2022!
All activities and equipment are provided and no experience is necessary.
The event showcases the latest adaptations and innovations for optimised watersports delivery and promotes the benefits to health and wellbeing of accessible inclusive watersports participation.
Watersports Inclusion Games is organised by Irish Sailing in association with Canoeing Ireland, Rowing Ireland, Irish Wakeboarding and Waterski Federation, Tipperary Local Sports Partnership, Lough Derg Yacht Club, Spinal Injuries Ireland, supported by Sailability Ireland, Sport Inclusion Ireland, Kinsale OEC, Waterabilities, Wet Mongrel Adventure, and many other organisations.
This event is largely volunteer run and is funded by Sport Ireland Dormant Accounts Sports Inclusion Fund
For interested participants, keep a close eye on this page and contact email@example.com for inclusion on the Watersports Inclusion Games contact list if you are not already on it from previous events.