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.


Events Calendar

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

A-Z of Affiliated Classes

Class Support

If you’re new to organising a Class, you can get in touch with us by one of the following ways:


  1. The Irish Sailing Class WhatsApp group. This is a closed group where classes interact and exchange ideas on events and logistics;
  2. Sign up for our Quarterly Irish Sailing Calendar email, with This email goes out four times a year to encourage maximum collaboration and conversation across all the classes and clubs, so that event clashes are avoided and we don’t cannibalise the same pool of boats and sailors;
  3. Join our annual Irish Sailing Classes Forum. This takes place in Spring of each year for classes to network and discuss issues most pressing to them, and a chance for your voice to be heard;
  4. If you are looking for Race Officials for your class event, get in touch with
  5. Coaching Grant funding is launched each year, for the latest availability (only classes can apply, not clubs or individuals).

Classes and Racing Policy Group

The Classes and Racing 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

Group focus areas:

  • Support the sharing and collaboration of ideas across the affiliated classes
  • Act as a support resource for classes, awareness that the support is there, social media build-support for classes
  • Develop classes page on Irish Sailing website and consider a news feed around class activity
  • Establish co-operation for multi-class events
  • To collaborate with Classes to provide competitive fun and accessible racing programmes
  • Identify and deliver core supports for Classes to increase participation in competitive activities for all
  • Explore and develop Coach development paths and resources
  • Investigate youth attrition prevention – develop links to provide transition paths (extend life in a class or transition to another class)
  • Develop an awareness of the supports available to events, clubs and classes
  • Communicate clashes in calendars, support and build the event calendar resource
  • Support a Classes Forum on an annual basis
  • Support for classes nominating Champions’ Cup nominees
  • Updates of new committees within classes and events
  • Develop support materials for Clubs and Classes bidding and hosting international events
  • Build a news feed around class activities and events:
  • Explore what can be done to support Inclusion and Diversity racing
  • Explore new initiatives for class and event development