Watersports Inclusion Games


The hugely popular Watersports Inclusion Games and its new Regional Events as planned for 2020 have been postponed to 2021 due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The main event will take place on 19th and 20th June 2021 at Lough Derg Yacht Club. Regional events will be re-scheduled in due course.


we are very pleased to announce that the
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will be taking place this year in lieu.

Lough Derg Yacht Club - September 5th and 6th



This is a free event celebrating watersports for all who may experience barriers accessing mainstream sport.
It is aimed at young people and their families and friends in particular, but all ages are welcome!

 Yacht Sailing, Motor Boating and Kayaking/Canoeing are on offer!

 Our downscaled event is formatted to consider the implications of facilitating accessible watersports in the context of Covid 19.
The event is split into four sessions (a morning and afternoon session over two days), with each session welcoming a separate group of 25 people for half a day only.

We will offer selected watersports experiences that will respect social distancing for participants and volunteers. Participant numbers are restricted compared to recent years to ensure as safe an environment as possible, a waiting list will be compiled for excess applicants.

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

Event Programme


Saturday 5th September

•       Session 1: Saturday Morning 10.00 - 11.15 and 11.45 - 13.00

•       Session 2: Saturday Afternoon 14.30 - 15.45 and 16.15 - 17.30

Sunday 6th September

•       Session 3: Sunday Morning 10.00 - 11.30 and 12.00 - 13.30

•       Session 4: Sunday Afternoon 14.30 - 16.00 and 16.30 - 17.45


Booking is via private Eventbrite link.

All inquiries including access to Johanne at wsinclusion@gmail.com

Thank you to all the 2020 supporters

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


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Unfortunately, no lunch will be provided on-site for this year but participants can bring snacks for during the event and the grassed camping area adjacent to the Yacht Club will be available for temporary use if participants wish to have their own lunch picnic before or after their watersports slot. There are ambulant accessible toilets adjacent t the camping area. Participants will not be able to access the main activities area at the yacht club before or after their assigned activities segment apart from any necessary visit to the accessible shower-room/toilet at the premises.

Event Documents




  • What to Bring
  • Regional Event Participant and Volunteer Declaration (to follow)

Participants who may require assistance with accessing vessels or craft should attend with a carer or guardian who they live with or are comfortable being in close contact with, which individual(s) can also participate in activities, as our volunteers will require to maintain social distancing.

Lough Derg Yacht Club is fully accessible with a gender-neutral accessible toilet/shower/changing room in addition to ladies and gents changing facilities, and there is a lift accessing first floor level.

Volunteer Booking


As always this event couldn’t happen without the amazing volunteers who annually feedback about the amazing fun they have had helping out. Volunteers receive free lunch on both days and a volunteer t-shirt (while stocks last!!), as well as Après Sail Barbecue dinner on Saturday night.

Volunteers can book on Eventbrite HERE