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Club Symposium is now Zoomposium ...

... Join us to Reconnect, Review and Reinvigorate ...

... as we unlock the potential of 2021.

You are invited to come together as we close this challenging year. Join us to share sailing success and resilience stories of 2020 and look forward to how we can unlock the potential of 2021.

 
19:00
 
Welcome Aboard
 
19:10
👉
Panel discussions with leading sailors
 
19:45
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Breakout rooms sharing challenges and solutions
 
20:30
👉
Future focused interactive sessions
  
21:00
 
Safe home  ... oops! you are probably already there


Join in the converstaion with headline sailors and hosted by our very own Gail MacAllister from Irish Sailing. Then join your choice of break room for faciliated discussions with likeminded sailors and share your thoughts, dreams and ideas from 2020 and for 2021.

#togetherstronger

Together we can unlock the potential of new opportunities and new audience for 2021.

No, this is NOT just another ZOOM - this is so much more.

Panel Discussion


You are invited to join in the conversation with Pamela Lee, Jamie Boag, Vera Quinlan and Brian Carlin about adventures, scary moments and future goals. 

Pamela Lee

Pamela Lee

Pamela is an offshore sailor who recently achieved Around Ireland World Records. She loves the grit and perseverance required for competing offshore. She got her first taste of this in Sydney where she went on to podium finishes in the Blue Water Pointscore and Sydney-Hobart races, learning the ropes from sailing legends such as Roger Hickman. Pamela has built her experience, racing on everything from TP52s to Classic Fifes, around the world. Her current focus is to progress her offshore career through solo and doublehanded racing.

Pamela aspires to represent Ireland in the Paris 2024 in the new mixed doublehanded offshore class. She is a massive proponent of inclusion within sailing and is passionate about opening the sport up to the public and creating pathways for young female sailors. Her ultimate dream is to compete in The Ocean Race. 

Jamie Boag

Jamie has been CEO of 3 consecutive Volvo Ocean Race Teams, winning the race in 2014/15. He has also been involved with 2 Olympic gold medal winning programs, and has a long history of working with the elite performers in the sailing world.

Jamie is currently the Head Coach for the Hong Kong Sailing Federation and the Hong Kong Sports Institute. Jamie is also a founding partner and director of High Aspect International, an industry leading marine sports performance and marketing consultancy, specialising in sailing team performance management, commercial sponsorship and events. Over the past decade, the company has been successful in raising over $90m usd in sports sponsorship and the delivery of associated rights, as well as winning some of the sailing world’s biggest events.

A former professional sailor, who still competes on the international circuit, Jamie has acquired a solid background in sports performance, marketing, sponsorship, finance, management, the past twenty-five years.

Vera Quinlan

Vera is just back from a 14-month Atlantic circuit sailing adventure with her family. Vera and the family didn't just sail, they explored coastal and island cultures, climbed mountains and studied the oceans and even dropped an ARGO on route.

Vera started sailing at the age of 10 in a mirror and then a laser on Lough Derg and spent many years cruising with her parents in Ireland, France and Scotland. She participated in the Sydney to Hobart Race in 1988, on-board Asgard II.  Vera discovered mountaineering and explored mountain ranges climbing both rock and Ice in the Alps, North America, Himalaya and in 1995 was the Irish participant in a UK expedition to climb unclimbed peaks in Greenland.  In 2004 she fulfilled a lifelong ambition to skipper a yacht across the North Atlantic. Vera is involved in all aspects of cruising through both the Irish Cruising Club and the Ocean Cruising Club.

Vera studied a BSc in Marine Science and Hydrography at Liverpool John Moores University and followed a career in deep water 3D seismic exploration 1993 to 2006. In 2006 she began work at the Marine Institute of Ireland and is currently working as a marine scientist on INFOMAR, Ireland’s seabed mapping program.

Brian Carlin

Brian spent 15 months undertaking the role of On-Board Reporter Manager for the Volvo Ocean Race. Its the first time the On-Board Reporters have been taking in house directly by the race organisers. With this shift it was the races responsibility to select, train, equip and assign the On Board Reporters to the racing teams.

Previous to his management role, Brian was on-board Team Vestas Wind when she sailed into an offshore reef in Mauritian waters - Brian kept the cameras rolling and captured the entire experience.

Brian has been involved in producing content for teams in the America’s Cup, World Match Racing Tour and the Extreme Sailing Series and the Vendee Globe. He’s been involved with every aspect of communications, from helicopter photography sorties to building global communications plans for the sailing industry. 

Brian is from Tralee, lives in Alicante and is currently Head Of Content for Denmark SailGP Team.

Facilitated Break Out Rooms


The evening will be hosted by our very own leading facilitator Noel Davidson from Entrepreneur Academy.

You can join a facilitated breakout room of your own interest group and share experiences and challenges from 2020 and learn from each other to look at ways to prepare for next year's sailing season.

Room 1 - High Performance Racing

Escape from Lockdown join 49er sailors Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle in conversation from Portugal training camp with Performance Director James O'Callaghan.

Ryan Seaton one of Irish Sailing’s Performance 49er Sailors represented Ireland, and was a medal race finalist at the Olympic Games in London 2012, and Rio 2016 and Seafra Guilfoyle who sails with Ryan Seaton and is a Silver medallist at the 2014 Youth World Championships in Laser Radial will join us live from their Training Camp in Portugal and chat with our with Performance Director James O'Callaghan around the their current campaign and what lies ahead for 2021.

Room 2 - Race Management & Support Group 

Following a roller coaster year for event organisers as a result of COVID-19, Sarah Louise and Alex Barry will share in some of the good news stories such as the successful launch of Esailing and 1720 Southerns plus they will share their top tips to ensure your events are safe for 2021.

Alex is a five time All Irelands medallist and has recently taken on responsibility for Communications & Events in the Royal Cork Yacht Club and Sarah Louise Irish Sailing’s Racing Officer, member of WHBTC and parent of keen Topper racers will facilitate  Race Management and Support: Following a roller coaster year for event organisers as a result of COVID-19, Sarah and Alex will share in some of the good news stories such as the successful launch of eSailing and 1720 Southerns plus they will share their top tips to ensure your events are safe for 2021.

Room 3 - Training Group

Join Dave Garvey our Training Officer and James Lyons of "Sailing into Wellness" who will be discussing running courses in the COVID environment and capturing the stay at home holiday market.

James Lyons is the managing director and owner of sovereign sailing and co-starter of the Social Enterprise Award Winning “Sailing into Wellness Programme” and the most recent member to the Board of Irish Sailing representing Training interests and Dave Garvey Irish Sailing’s Training Officer and avid windsurfer now foiling expert will facilitate the Training Breakout Room : Join Dave Garvey our Training Officer and James Lyons of "Sailing into Wellness" who will be discussing running courses in the COVID environment and capturing the stay at home holiday market.

Room 4 - Cruising

Gail and her crew will be there sharing old shanty tails about who sailed where and when and looking to new horizons and see who’s going where for next year?

Adventurous cruising sailor and marine scientist, Vera Quinlan, will be joining Gail MacAllister and fellow cruising sailors to join in a conversation on stretching horizons, young crew and adventures. Sailing is more than a sport, it is a way of life. Gail and Vera have been on sailing adventures along our spectacular Irish coast and across the Atlantic. Vera and Gail invite you to discuss the needs of a family sailor on sailing adventures.

Room 5 - Club & Participation 

Nikki Curran from Sligo YC and Ciarán Murphy will focus in on the shared experiences from different clubs and give a quick update on funding and new participation programmes for 2021.

Nikki Curran is a committee member from Sligo YC and Board member of Irish Sailing for the past 4 year will be with Ciarán Murphy who is our Western Regional Development Officer with previous work managing Lough Derg Yacht Club and UL Activity Centre. Together they will focus in on the shared experiences from different clubs and give a quick update on funding and new participation programmes for 2021.

Future Focus


... join our interactive group session

The incredible facilitator Noel Davidson will guide through an interactive session to discuss ...

How can we increase active engagement of current membership?

How to get new membership?

... and help us create a future focus for 2021.

Zoomposium is FREE ... REGISTER HERE

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