Volvo Irish Sailing Youth Pathway National Championships

Talks and Speakers


All Welcome

THURSDAY:     Royal St George, Club Room.
11:00 hrs:
Aimed at parents of sailors on the pathway, Olympic sport psychologist, Dr Kate Kirby will deliver a talk  titled, “How to be a high performance parent”. Kate is no stranger to sailing and has been involved with many Irish Sailing Academy athletes; her work with Olympic Silver Medallist Annalise Murphy has been well documented.

16:00 hrs,  Straight after sailing:
Irish Sailing coach Ross Killian, will review and deliver a short debrief of the day's racing. Followed by Irish Sailing's Performance Director James O’Callaghan who will give a talk on the pathway which is aimed to provide information to both sailors and parents.

FRIDAY:             National Yacht Club, J.B Room.
16:00 hrs: Straight after sailing:
Following a short debrief of the days racing World Class nutritionist, Ronan Doherty will speak to the group on understanding nutrition and how best to use it for sailing. Ronan works with numerous top-class athletes and will answer questions from the floor.

SATURDAY:     Royal St George yacht Club, Club Room.
Following a day on the water, sport psychologist Jessie Barr will talk to the sailors on decision-making under pressure. Jessie is an Olympian herself and has worked with the Irish Sailing Academy sailors.

Please keep an eye on here for any new speakers, changes and updates on venue.



To register for the Volvo Irish Sailing Youth Pathway National Championships, please go to the Royal St George Yacht Club and National Yacht club websites where you’ll find the full Notice of Race and entry forms.





Dun Laoghaire has some amazing view point you can watch the sailing from. This picture of where each class is sailing may help you plan where you make yourself comfy with your Teddys Ice Cream in hand.