Back for 2024 BIGGER and BETTER than ever before!

hosted by Ramor Watersports Club on Lough Ramor, Virginia, County Cavan

 

Watersports Inclusion Games VI is an award-winning FREE multi-watersports event for all abilities/disabilities from the physical, intellectual, sensory and learning spectrums and those who experience barriers accessing mainstream sport. 

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,
  • Paddleboarding,
  • Powerboating,
  • Motorboating, 
  • Dragon-boating,
  • Waterskiing,
  • Snorkelling
  • and much much more!

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. All activities and equipment are provided and no experience is necessary.

Watersports Inclusion Games is organised by Irish Sailing and Ramor Watersports Club  in association with Canoeing Ireland, Rowing Ireland, Irish Wakeboarding and Waterski Federation, Diving Ireland, Cavan Sports Partnership, Spinal Injuries Ireland and many others.

Our landmark multi-activity event, in its 6th year, will be hosted by Ramor Watersports Club. Located on the beautiful Lough Ramor in Virgina, County Cavan, this wonderful venue will offer a wide range of watersports and wonderful accessible on shore facilities right beside the lake. There will be all the usual exciting offerings of Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddleboarding, Powerboating, Motorboating, Rowing, and Waterskiing, on offer with Snorkeling and Dragon-boating returning, following the successes at the Wexford  Games in 2023.

All in all, there will be a fine spectacle of activities over the weekend and a fun-filled event is in store for all participants and volunteers

 

 

 

SIGN UP HERE 

Expressions of interest to jane.carter@sailing.ie 


The Watersports Inclusion Games is supported by the Sport Ireland Dormant Accounts Sports Inclusion Fund

          

sport ireland

                               dormant accounts   

 

           canoe ireland         

spinal injuries ireland       

  

 

  

                     

 

Ambassadors


John Twomey: Paralympic Sailor 

John Twomey is an Irish Paralympic athlete and sailor. He has represented Ireland at 11 consecutive Paralympic games winning medals at three of them.

Recently elected President of Irish Sailing (March 2022), John has been a member of the board since the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He is also Chairperson of the board of Spinal Injuries Ireland.

John has been the helmsman in the Mixed Three Person Sonar, a 23-foot two sail keelboat in the 2000 Sydney Games, 2004 Athens Games, 2012 London Games and 2016 Rio Games and the Mixed Two Person SKUD18 in 2008 Beijing Games. At the 2013 ISAF World Championships in Weymouth, he teamed with Ian Costelloe and Austin O’Carroll to win the bronze medal in the Sonar Class. They finished sixth in the Miami event.

John was elected President of the International Association for Disabled Sailing in 2012. He was responsible for helping the IFDS through three major challenges which occurred after that including a court case related to the 2012 Paralympics, the merger of the IFDS and the ISAF as well as the loss of sailing as a paralympic sport in the 2020 Paralympics. Twomey lead the Ireland team out during the opening ceremony as the National Flag Bearer of the Rio 2016 Games.