Irish Sailing's Club of the Year Shortlist
The newly created Irish Sailing Club of the Year Award has been put in place to highlight all the hard work Irish Sailing affiliated clubs do around promoting and supporting sailors and our sports.
There are three regional winners, and each of them have been put forward for the overall title.
And the nominees are:
Cove Sailing Club, Cork
There is an incredibly strong sense of community in Cove Sailing Club. This is a club that is keen to boost participation within the community and they have a strong commitment to racing and their own local classes. They are particularly dedicated to encouraging women to take the helm in powerboating and providing a strong support team on and off the water.
Sutton Dinghy Club, Dublin
Since Sutton Dinghy Club was formed it has been a pillar of Irish Sailing activity boasting seven Olympians and hosting 25 National Championships for various classes. The Club has always supported the vision to make sailing and boating more accessible to all by developing their inclusion programme and engagement with local Fingal underserved and special needs groups. They have built youth engagement in training, fleet racing, team racing and social sailing and the judges were impressed with their hosting of the Irish Sailing Champion’s Cup in 2022.
Sligo Yacht Club, Sligo
Sligo YC have recently completed a significant redevelopment of their club facilities making it more open and accessible to the public in hope of gaining new membership. They are the leading club driving the Safehaven Project to encourage children from the local direct provision centre to do a sailing course and sponsoring those families who would like to continue to sail as members. They are now looking forward to see how they can open their doors to other sports in the community.