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Sailing for Mental Health

Sailing for Mental Health


Feel the wind in your sails and feel the freedom

Sailing in every form gives such a release and is great for our mental health. Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club are once again bringing the opportunity to Try Sailing to their waters and raise mental health awareness.

Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club are hosting their fifth annual Sail Against Suicide/Try Sailing event on Saturday 3rd August.

The Sail against Suicide event is an initiative from one of the junior members of the Club, Jessica Clohissey. Jessica wanted to share her love of sailing while raising awareness about suicide.

The spokesperson for Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club, Anne Marie Foley, said “Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club is a community based, volunteer run club and we are keen to provide constructive support to the wider community. Mental health and the challenges around the issue are really very important and this event does a lot to provide information and raise awareness.”

“Sail against Suicide is not a fundraising event – its purpose is simply to raise awareness of mental health issues that affect every community in Ireland and bring the topic into focus.”

“Try Sailing is an initiative from Irish Sailing to get as many people on the water and sailing as possible. Participants can just turn up and we will get them out sailing all for free. Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club have combined Try Sailing with Sail against Suicide as the mental health benefits of sailing are well documented and we want to encourage as many people as possible to the club to raise awareness and have some fun.”

“This is a free fun event. We aim to get 150 people on the water and will welcome more watching from the promenade. There will be music, food, entertainment, information and above all – awareness.”

The Try Sailing Event is open to all. For more information or to register to go out sailing please contact training@cybc.ie