Irish Sailing Champions' Cup

2022 is the 75th anniversary of the Irish Sailing All Irelands or Helmsman’s Championship.

To mark this anniversary, Irish Sailing made two decisions – one was to rename the competition as the Champions’ Cup to reflect the more inclusive times we live in, and the second was to update the nomination criteria for better female representation.

A group made up of past competitors, hosts and organisers worked through feedback from various stakeholders and recommended a number of changes to the nomination criteria for selection of the 16 places including two places for female helms based on finishing results at selected qualifying events, one place for a host boat nominee, and a “President’s Choice” wildcard nominee. The Junior Champions’ Cup will also see changes to the nomination criteria including two places for female helms and a President’s Choice wildcard nominee. Details of all the changes can be found in the NOR.

We’ve made a short film showing a brief history of the event from its inception in 1947, interviewing some past winners and understanding its enduring legacy and importance.