Approved Irish Sailing Club Coaches


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Listed below are all currently Approved Irish Sailing Club Coaches, validity periods, class specialities and contact email.

To join the list of Irish Sailing Approved Club Coaches you are required to hold the following:

  • Irish Sailing Coach training - or - Revalidate existing qualifications
  • National Powerboat Certificate or equivalent with tiller and console endorsement
  • Valid emergency Care
  • Valid Garda Vetting
  • Valid Safeguarding level 1
  • Minimum age 17
  • Racing reference – log of personal racing experience

If the Irish Sailing coach you are looking for is not listed please email Training

If you would like to find out more about become a coach please email Dave



Coach Name Qualification Held Valid Until Email Address Biography
Adam Walsh Club Coach 02/04/2028
Conor Horgan Club Coach 17/11/2024 Coach - dinghies (Optimists, Toppers, Fevas, Topaz, Lasers) Expierence in 1720's and Team Racing
Daniel Thompson Club Coach 03/11/2024 Coach – Dinghies with a speciality in double handed dinghies - Spinnaker and Trapeze - racing techniques. An eye for detail with a way of breaking down theory so it easy to learn for trainees. A very active sailor with competitive experience across several classes 420, 29er, Lazer, Fireball, Keelboats among others. Strong tactical insight and boat maintenance knowledge
Darragh Collins Club Coach 27/02/2027
Frances Corkery Club Coach 12/11/2028
Graeme Grant Club Coach 18/11/2027 Coach – Double hand dinghies (420, Mirror , GP14, 29er, RS200, RS400) Sports boats (SB20, J70, RS21, Viper) Small keel boats (20-35ft) Keen outdoor sports enthusiast. climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and surfing coaching and competitive experience in the out doors.professional coach, instructor and manager in the outdoors for 20 years A very active sailor participating and competing in severer classesStrong back ground in boat maintenance with particular strengths in rigging and fiber glass
Jack McDowell Club Coach 20/11/2027
Kate Lyttle Club Coach 29/10/2024 Expierence in Fevas, Team Racing, Optimists, 420's, Fireflies and Toppers
Peter McCann Club Coach 01/11/2027