Are You Joining the Action?

Are You Joining the Action?

Do you have your class or club represented at the Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm?

This is a great opportunity to show case the broad range of classes we sail in Ireland and how women of all ages and ability can Take the Helm.

We have every size of dinghy and a wide range of cruisers registered from every corner of the country so far.

  • Laser Radials
  • Wayfarers
  • IDRA14s
  • Fireballs
  • GP14s
  • Flying Fifteens
  • J80s
  • J24s
  • 420s
  • Loads of different size and shape Cruisers.

Ages 16 to over 60 will be joining toether to compete in Dublin Bay and enjoy the shoreside celebrations.

A team of 3 boats from one club can enter as individuals AND as a club team and be in the running to bring home the Club Team Perpetual trophy. Your team can be a combination of boat type - dinghy and keel, so have a chat with your club and class friends to see if you can get a team together.

Saturday and Sunday racing will be manged by an incredible team of volunteer Race Officials, with well more than 50% women. Meanwhile the team at the National Yacht Club have been working tirelessly to ensure this event is one to remember.

Don't have a boat? J80's, RS200 and Lasers are currently available to charter. National Yacht Club are chartering their Wayfarers to members, perhaps your club has boats you can borrow or charter.

This may be an event for women to helm, but we are not excluding the men ... 50% of the crew can be men.

There is not only racing over the weekend .....

Irish Sailing are pleased to bring you Maiden the Movie on Friday evening, with thanks to National Yacht Club for providing their comfortable dining room. Entry is free to racing sailors registered to the event and non sailors are welcome at an entry fee of €5. Seats are limited, so advance booking is essential. The club will have a Sailors Supper available for €15 and the film will be followed by a short bar stool chat with crew Angela Healy and cruising sailor Gail MacAllister.

The CAI are organisnig a Cruise in Company for non sailors. Any female club members are welcome to step on board and join them for a day sail out into Dublin Bay, anchor up for a cuppa or a dip and back to Dun Laoghaire for the party.

For details on all of these details go to


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