Irish University Team Qualify to Compete at FISU World Sailing Championships

Established over seventy-five years ago, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) is the global organisation which provides world class international sporting events to third level students from across the globe. While working closely with Student Sport Ireland (SSI), four Irish student teams will compete in the 2024 FISU games in their different sporting disciplines and locations across Europe over the summer months; one of which is an Irish University Sailing Team who will compete in Lake Garda, Italy from the 6th – 10th of June. 

University College Cork were selected to represent Ireland after a rigorous selection process completed by the Irish University Sailing Association (IUSA) and the nominated team were subsequently approved, endorsed and supported by Irish Sailing to represent the Country. This is the first time that an Irish Sailing Team will compete in the FISU world sailing fleet racing championships and will be competing against the best of the best from across the globe.

As It is mandatory for a team Coach and Manager to travel with the team, Scott Flanigan (an Irish Olympic sailor at the 2012 games in London) will support the Irish team at the event. Scott has been working closely with the Irish student Skipper Michéal O’Suilléabhain and his team in recent months to ensure all appropriate training and preparation is completed ahead of the event in Lake Garda.


CEO for Irish Sailing , Tim Bourke commented, 

‘It’s fantastic to see Ireland will be represented at such a prestigious global event. The team are preparing well and with the support of Student Sport Ireland on the administrative side liaising with the event organisers, it has been a team effort to ensure a capable and prepared representation from Ireland’.  

The event is scheduled to take place in early June and there will be further coverage over the course of the event. We wish our Irish team the very best of luck.


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