Now FULLY BOOKED. But if you didn’t manage to book on, you can watch the morning talks from 10:30 till 12:30 with Noel
Davidson and George Kingston live on the
Irish Sailing Club Growth Symposium Facebook Event here
his year the Board of Irish Sailing setup the new
Club and Participation Policy Group and tasked the Chairperson Nikki Curran from Sligo Yacht Club to find
ways in which we could all collectively support each other, in collaboration with Irish Sailing, to increase participation
in the Sport of Sailing which we all love.
To this end the team of passionate volunteers from various Clubs throughout the country, Elaine O Mahony of Foynes, Colin
Moorehead of Cork, Donnchadh Mac Cobb of Poolbeg and George Kingston of Kinsale and Dun Laoghaire, came up
with a simple but stimulating idea.
A one Day Symposium facilitated ‘by volunteer club members, for volunteer club members’, to challenge and
share how we could “Think outside the Box?” and ways we can
Grow Our Clubs.
The theme is simple and will build on the experience and professionalism that is vibrant among volunteers throughout
the Clubs in Ireland.
Everyone is happy to share their knowledge and inspirations to grow the Sport, so getting famous innovators like Noel
Davidson from Howth Yacht Club, who works for Enterprise Ireland and a leader in Ireland’s Social Media, as a keynote
speaker was easy. Our own George Kingston from Kinsale and currently sailing out of Dun Laoghaire is Development
Manager in Google and has some very exciting ways of utilising digital marketing, while others have brilliant examples
of successful initiatives that have shown positive Club Growth in 2017.
The symposium will allow everyone to share their ideas and concerns in a workshop format and there will be various different
opportunities for people to network and identify key collaborations to work on together with Irish Sailing ahead
of the 2018 season. The date was set as early as possible after the traditional changing of new committees for
Saturday 27 January and is on in
The Plaza Hotel Tallaght. This is a free event with free tea ‘n coffee throughout the day and a discounted
corporate lunch available starting off at €7 for soup ‘n sandwich and dinner for €13.
For further details, timetable and to book your place please go to
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