Darkness into Light 2023

Darkness into Light 2023

Interested in the 2023 Sailing Darkness into Light ?

This year, Irish Sailing are once again working with Pieta House to support the annual Darkness into Light campaign taking place at dawn on Saturday 6 May.

Darkness into Light is Pieta’s annual campaign to raise vital funds for people affected by suicide and self harm. The aim of the campaign is to bring people together in various events around the country, beginning in darkness at sunrise and continuing through to dawn to symbolise the journey from despair to hope.

We know that sailing and being on the water has huge mental health benefits – Darkness into Light is a great way of joining people together to be the light against the dark.

Last year, nine clubs took part with 108 boats joined by paddleboarders and rowers went on the water to greet the dawn and raise thousands of euros – is your club interested in taking part this year ?

Irish Sailing are seeking expressions of interest from any club/class/group thinking about taking part. We aim to bring clubs together with a workshop, discuss learnings from last year, support through out communication channels, safety considerations, and promoting the mental health benefits of our sports.


Please get in touch via ciaran.murphy@sailing.ie or treasa@sailing.ie

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