Approved Irish Sailing Club Coaches

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 -

  • 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 Nuala

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

See Current Courses Here

Coach Name Qualification Held Valid Until Email Address Biography
Alex Kavanagh Club Coach 01/01/2023 Coach - Dinghies (Optimists, Toppers, Fevas, Topaz, Lasers and 420's)
Cara McDowell Club Coach 18/03/2024 Coach - fevas, lasers, optimists, toppers, RS200's, fireflys, SB20's, 1720's, mirrors and team racing
Conor Horgan Club Coach 17/10/2024 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
Dermot McHugh Club Coach 01/01/2023
Graeme Grant Club Coach 31/12/2024 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
Greg Arrowsmith Club Coach 02/01/2023 Coach - Fevas, lasers,optimists, toppers, RS200's, fireflys, SB20, 1720's, mirrors and team racing
James Farrell Club Coach 01/01/2023 Coach - Dinghies, Keelboats, Multihulls and Multihanders
Jeff Condell Club Coach 01/01/2023 Coach - Dinghies, Multihulls, Keelboats, Windsurfers
Kate Lyttle Club Coach 29/10/2024 Expierence in Fevas, Team Racing, Optimists, 420's, Fireflies and Toppers
Kenneth Rumball Club Coach 01/01/2023 Coaches - dinghies and yachts
Saoirse Kelly Club Coach 01/01/2023
Thomas Chaix Club Coach 01/01/2023 Coaches - Optimist Laser (all rigs) 420 GP14 Mirror 29er
Thomas Natin Club Coach 01/01/2023 Coach - with dinghies (optimist, topaz) and keelboats (J24/J80)