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Wednesday Winter Series

Wednesday Winter Series


Healthy Boat, Healthy Body

Following on from the success of last week’s Zoomposium, we’d like to invite you to our Wednesday Winter Series of lectures starting next week. We’ve put together a programme of five knowledgeable and entertaining speakers who will share their views and experiences on a variety of topics, all of which we hope will get people “active on the water” in 2021.

We kick off the series next week on Wednesday 9 December at 4.00pm – Winterising your Powerboat.

As we speed towards the shortest day of the year, National Powerboat Trainer Denis Dillon will discuss the steps involved in winterising your powerboat - what you should do and not do when winterising your outboards, electronics, hull and trailer.

The talks are free to members and you can register directly on our Eventbrite page HERE http://irishsailing.eventbrite.com

The full series of talks are outlined below – save the dates in your diaries.

  • Winterising your Powerboat with Denis Dillon
  • Healthy Eating on the Water with Fiona Staunton
  • What is “Sailianteering” ? with Jack Hannon and Philip O’Reailly
  • Taking your Dinghy Racing to the Next Level with Tom Higgins
  • Taking your Cruiser Racing to the Next level with David Cullen

REGISTER HERE

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Winterising your boat with Denis Dillon

Wednesday 9 December, 4-5pm

As we speed towards the shortest day of the year, National Powerboat Trainer Denis Dillon will discuss the steps involved in winterising your powerboat - what you should do and not do when winterising your outboards, electronics, hull and trailer.

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Healthy Eating on the Water with Fiona Staunton

Wednesday 13 January, 6-7pm

January is a time for planning, resolutions, and getting ready to be active on the water. And part of a day’s sailing is eating. We want to stay as fit and healthy as possible, but how do you do that when you’re on the water all day, or packing a lunchbox for someone else who is ? In this talk, Fiona Staunton, Ballymaloe trained chef and National Yacht Club sailor, will be taking us through what snacks to pack for an active day’s sailing, and how to make raw power bars. She’ll also be discussing how to boost your immune system by maintaining your gut health.

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What is "Sailianteering" ?  with  Jack Hannon and Philip O'Reilly

Wednesday 27 January 2021, 6-7pm

Philip O’Reilly and Jack Hannon of Bray Sailing Club believe that sailing isn't all about racing and competition - whether you're an adult or a child, it should be fun. In this talk they’ll be chatting about fun day events that encourage sailing together without class competition, and some of the fun on-the-water activities they've tried and tested.

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Taking your dinghy racing to the next level with Tom Higgins

Wednesday 24 February 2021, 6-7pm

Do you want to step up your racing and take your competitive edge to the next level ?. Tom Higgins is an Irish Sailing Laser Academy athlete and University College Dublin Ad Astra student. In this talk he will share some of his experience of the Irish Sailing Performance Pathway, learnings of racing at an international level, and some of the psychology that helps lift your racing to another level/around performance events.

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Taking your cruiser racing to the next level with David Cullen

Wednesday 3  March 2021, 6-7pm

What are the steps to take now to put together a great racing team for the year ahead ? Racing supremo David Cullen will discuss how to crank your big boat racing up a notch by bringing together winning teams.  “It’s about finding the balance between experience and emotional intelligence, physical and mental strength” and balancing the boat with good people as well as having a good strategy and tactical plan in place.