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A New Team Racing Initiative

A New Team Racing Initiative


Irish Sailing have engaged Rory Martin from Co. Down (teamracing@sailing.ie) to implement a new Team Racing initiative at clubs and training centres throughout Ireland following funding success from the BIM FLAG initiative (Bord Iascaigh Mhara Fisheries Local Area Group Development). Rory is currently a freelance instructor and an RYA Coach Assessor and Inspector with many years of staff, project and event management experience. Other coaches will also be engaged to deliver the programme once formulated.

The Irish Sailing Team Racing programme aims to increase participation in club sailing amongst under-represented groups. Rory will oversee the rollout of a roadshow of informative talks and team racing coaching in existing club boats or Fireflys provided by Irish Sailing (subject to availability). The programme aim is to encourage clubs and centres to develop their skillset and offering whilst promoting a fun and accessible avenue into the sport and a method of attracting more membership. 

To register your club’s interest in the roadshow, please contact Rory for more information teamracing@sailing.ie