Watersports Inclusion Games


Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer

Postponed to 5th & 6th September

The Watersports Inclusion Games is an exciting free event celebrating Watersports for people of all abilities from the physical, sensory, intellectual and learning spectrums and those experiencing barriers accessing mainstream sport.

Following the huge success and growth of the WI Games over the past three years our main event is back for 2020 hosted at the vibrant Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer, Co. Tipperary. Excellently located on the east shore of the beautiful Derg lake on the River Shannon, LDYC is a 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 usual offerings of Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Powerboating with Paddleboarding and Waterskiing available once again for 2020. New activities planned include Snorkelling and Fishing (TBC) and possibly more.

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

This event is organized by Irish Sailing in association with Canoeing Ireland, Irish Wakeboarding and Waterski Federation, Tipperary Local Sports Partnership, Lough Derg Yacht Club, Spinal Injuries Ireland, and supported by Sailability Ireland, Wet Mongrel Adventure, Kinsale OEC, Aquasplash Lough Derg, UCD School of Medicine and many more organisations.

BOOKING OPENS: Mid June 2020

Launch of Eventbrite Booking has been postponed while the impact of Covid-19 is being monitored. We will update this page as things change.

The Watersports Inclusion Games is a volunteer run event and is funded by Sport Ireland Dormant Account Sports Inclusion Fund.

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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Dromineer Accommodation



The Waterside Cottages, Dromineer are directly adjacent to the venue and have been reserved for event attendees. These are limited availability so if you are interested contact them soon and indicate that you are attending the event and they will confirm price payable for the weekend.

Nenagh Accommodation: Nenagh is the nearest large town and offers a range of accommodation options, both hotels and b ‘n b.

Lough Derg Yacht Club Camping: There will be plenty of camping space available on-site at the LDYC camping area adjacent to the club which has associated toilet & shower facilities. Campsite toilets are accessible and there is an accessible shower at the main yacht club building which will be open from early morning. Camping will cost €5 a night for a small tent and €10 a night for a large tent, campervan or caravan + cost of any electricity used.

Event Documents




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



The following WI Games Volunteer Inclusion Trainings are planned to support 2020 events:

6 hour Disability Inclusion Training:

  • Lough Derg Yacht Club: Date TBC
  • Kilrush Creek Marina: Saturday 9th May
  • Wicklow Sailing Club: Date TBC
  • Gartan Outdoor Education Centre: Friday 24th April 2pm – 9pm

Course programme details to download HERE

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