Coaches

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 kavanaghalex1998@gmail.com Coach - Dinghies (Optimists, Toppers, Fevas, Topaz, Lasers and 420's)
Cara McDowell Club Coach 18/03/2024 carammcdowell@hotmail.com Coach - fevas, lasers, optimists, toppers, RS200's, fireflys, SB20's, 1720's, mirrors and team racing
Dermot McHugh Club Coach 01/01/2023 mchugh.dermot@gmail.com
Graeme Grant Club Coach 01/01/2023 graemesurf@gmail.com 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 grarrowsmith@gmail.com Coach - Fevas, lasers,optimists, toppers, RS200's, fireflys, SB20, 1720's, mirrors and team racing
James Farrell Club Coach 01/01/2023 jfarrell497@btinternet.com Coach - Dinghies, Keelboats, Multihulls and Multihanders
Jeff Condell Club Coach 01/01/2023 jeff.condell@gmail.com Coach - Dinghies, Multihulls, Keelboats, Windsurfers
Kenneth Rumball Club Coach 01/01/2023 kenneth@inss.ie Coaches - dinghies and yachts
Saoirse Kelly Club Coach 01/01/2023 smrosekelly@gmail.com
Shane Hughes Club Coach 15/03/2022 shanehughes1@mac.comm
Thomas Chaix Club Coach 01/01/2023 dinghyperformance2017@gmail.com Coaches - Optimist Laser (all rigs) 420 GP14 Mirror 29er
Thomas Natin Club Coach 01/01/2023 thomasnatin@me.com Coach - with dinghies (optimist, topaz) and keelboats (J24/J80)