There is a wide range of dinghy, keelboat, cruiser and windsurfing classes registered with Irish Sailing, all listed below with direct links to their own web sites.
See HERE to see all the OPEN Regional and National event Calender Listing for Irish Sailing and Affiliated Classes and Clubs
If you are an affiliated class or club please ensure you register your open events on this link HERE. Thank you
1720 Class Association
29er Class Association
49er Class Association
Irish International 420 Class
First 31.7 One Design Class Association
Irish Dragon Association
Irish Drascombe Association
Irish E-Boat Class Association
Irish Fireball Association
Flying Fifteen Association of Ireland
GP14 Class Association of Ireland
Howth 17 Footer Class Association
Irish Cruiser Racing Association
Irish Laser Association
Irish Windsurfing Association
J70 Class Ireland
Irish J80 Class Association
Dublin Bay Mermaid - a 17 foot boat
International Mirror Class of Ireland
International Moth Class Association of Ireland
Irish Multihull Association
National 18 Foot Class
International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland
Puppeteer Class Association
RS 200 Ireland
RS 400 Ireland
RS Aero Ireland
RS Feva Association
Shannon One Design Association
Sigma 33 East Coast Association
Irish Squib Class
Topper International Class Association of Ireland
Waszp Class Association of Ireland
The Water Wags
The Racing and Classes Policy Group is to support Irish Sailing and its affiliated classes in areas such as development, participation and activity levels.
This group is one of eight groups representing the broad range of participation and activities within Irish Sailing, see them all HERE.
Group Members include ...
Katie Dwyer Board Member– Sailing background: Katie grew up in Cork and was introduced to sailing and boats at a young age through her family. She is a former member of Monkstown Bay SC and the RCYC. She was particularly involved with the National 18 Class and won the Irish Nationals with her father, Tom. Katie spent several years crewing in J24s, ynglings, etchells and match racing, representing Ireland in the Nations Cup in 2006. She also enjoys cruising with her Cork family in their Victory 40.
Katie is currently a member of Sutton Dinghy Club and sails a GP14. She has secured several Top 3 results in the Irish Fleet and in 2018 at the GP14 World Championship Katie won 1st female helm and was part of the 1st all female crew. Katie is passionate about supporting women in the sport. In 2021, she was invited to speak the RYA dinghy show - “Women Win Too”, and as part of World Sailing’s Women Sailing Festival on the subject of women helms.
Mary McCormack – Foynes Yacht Club, J24 sailor for 5 years, skipper on under 25 team. Grew up sailing Mermaids and lasers, Foynes is more of a yacht club than a dinghy club so she took the keelboat path after training courses. Mary hopes to encourage more youth teams to build membership numbers and believes that keelboat should be a progression option after dinghy courses.
Jocelyn Hill – A Northern Irish RS200 sailor for some years, beforehand lasers, 420’s, topper and keelboats Ruffians, Sigma’s. She has recently purchased RS400 and hopes that sailing life isn’t too different from her RS200.
Ian Travers – Based in Kinsale County Cork and is a member in Kinsale Yacht Club and Royal Cork Yacht Club however he learned to sail in Lough Derg. Ian has done a lot of offshore cruiser racing, J24, mirrors, lasers, recently Squib sailor and really enjoying this. Ian hopes to learn about the challenges that other classes have, working in commonality to see how they can help each other.
Dave Love – A member of Royal Cork Yacht Club but living in Dublin. Dave began by sailing optimists and followed with racing lasers for years. He is the current class captain of 1720 class and races IRC boats with lots of international experience.
Paddy Crosbie – A member of Royal Cork Yacht Club. Paddy came up through optimist but hopped on any boat he could get on, IRC boat racing and 1720’s. Incoming National 18 class captain.
SL Rossiter – current Racing Officer for Irish Sailing
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