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

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Coach Name Qualification Held Valid Until Email Address Biography
Alex Kavanagh Garda Vet 09/11/2022 kavanaghalex1998@gmail.com Coach - Dinghies (Optimists, Toppers, Fevas, Topaz, Lasers and 420's)
Alex Kavanagh Club Coach 01/01/2023 kavanaghalex1998@gmail.com Coach - Dinghies (Optimists, Toppers, Fevas, Topaz, Lasers and 420's)
Alex Kavanagh Garda Vet 07/04/2020 kavanaghalex1998@gmail.com Coach - Dinghies (Optimists, Toppers, Fevas, Topaz, Lasers and 420's)
Alex Kavanagh Safeguarding 1 - Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course 09/09/2022 kavanaghalex1998@gmail.com Coach - Dinghies (Optimists, Toppers, Fevas, Topaz, Lasers and 420's)
Alex Kavanagh Sailing Instructor (Dinghy) 12/05/2023 kavanaghalex1998@gmail.com Coach - Dinghies (Optimists, Toppers, Fevas, Topaz, Lasers and 420's)
Alex Kavanagh Advanced Instructor Endorsement 12/05/2023 kavanaghalex1998@gmail.com Coach - Dinghies (Optimists, Toppers, Fevas, Topaz, Lasers and 420's)
Alex Kavanagh Senior Instructor (Sailing) 12/05/2023 kavanaghalex1998@gmail.com Coach - Dinghies (Optimists, Toppers, Fevas, Topaz, Lasers and 420's)
Dermot McHugh Club Coach 01/01/2023 mchugh.dermot@gmail.com
Dermot McHugh Garda Vet 15/11/2021 mchugh.dermot@gmail.com
Dermot McHugh Safeguarding 1 - Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course 09/03/2022 mchugh.dermot@gmail.com
Dermot McHugh Safeguarding 2 - Club Children's Officer (C.C.O.) 24/11/2023 mchugh.dermot@gmail.com
Dermot McHugh Safeguarding 3 - Designated Liaison Person (DLP) 24/11/2023 mchugh.dermot@gmail.com
Dermot McHugh Powerboat Instructor 15/03/2022 mchugh.dermot@gmail.com
Dermot McHugh SBSS Instructor Revalidation Workshop (Dinghy) 21/10/2021 mchugh.dermot@gmail.com
Dermot McHugh Senior Instructor (Sailing) 21/10/2021 mchugh.dermot@gmail.com
Dermot McHugh Powerboat Instructor Revalidation Workshop 15/03/2022 mchugh.dermot@gmail.com
Dermot McHugh Catamaran Instructor 21/10/2021 mchugh.dermot@gmail.com
Dermot McHugh Dinghy Racing Instructor 21/10/2021 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
Graeme Grant Garda Vet 20/03/2023 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
Graeme Grant Garda Vet 17/04/2020 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
Graeme Grant Safeguarding 1 - Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course 17/11/2021 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
Graeme Grant International Certificate of Competency 25/09/2019 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
Graeme Grant Powerboat Instructor 28/02/2020 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
Graeme Grant Safety Boat Instructor 28/02/2020 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
Graeme Grant Instructor Trainer (Dinghy) 31/12/2019 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
Graeme Grant Instructor Trainer (Keelboat) 31/12/2019 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
Graeme Grant SBSS Instructor Revalidation Workshop (Dinghy) 28/02/2020 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
Graeme Grant SBSS Instructor Revalidation Workshop (Keelboat) 28/02/2020 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
Graeme Grant Advanced Powerboat Instructor 28/02/2020 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
Graeme Grant Senior Instructor (Sailing) 28/02/2020 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
Graeme Grant Keelboat Instructor 28/02/2020 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
Graeme Grant Dinghy Instructor 28/02/2020 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
Graeme Grant Advanced Dinghy Instructor 28/02/2020 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
Graeme Grant Dinghy Racing Instructor 28/02/2020 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
James Farrell Garda Vet 14/05/2024 jfarrell497@btinternet.com Coach - Dinghies, Keelboats, Multihulls and Multihanders
James Farrell Garda Vet 09/03/2023 jfarrell497@btinternet.com Coach - Dinghies, Keelboats, Multihulls and Multihanders
James Farrell Club Coach 01/01/2023 jfarrell497@btinternet.com Coach - Dinghies, Keelboats, Multihulls and Multihanders
Jeff Condell Garda Vet 15/03/2022 jeff.condell@gmail.com Coach - Dinghies, Multihulls, Keelboats, Windsurfers
Jeff Condell Club Coach 01/01/2023 jeff.condell@gmail.com Coach - Dinghies, Multihulls, Keelboats, Windsurfers
Jeff Condell Safeguarding 1 - Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course 02/02/2022 jeff.condell@gmail.com Coach - Dinghies, Multihulls, Keelboats, Windsurfers
Kenneth Rumball Club Coach 01/01/2023 kenneth@inss.ie Coaches - dinghies and yachts
Kenneth Rumball ISA / ISAF Offshore Safety Course 10/03/2021 kenneth@inss.ie Coaches - dinghies and yachts
Kenneth Rumball Commercial Endorsement 08/12/2019 kenneth@inss.ie Coaches - dinghies and yachts
Kenneth Rumball Garda Vet 17/05/2022 kenneth@inss.ie Coaches - dinghies and yachts
Kenneth Rumball Safeguarding 1 - Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course 12/01/2021 kenneth@inss.ie Coaches - dinghies and yachts
Kenneth Rumball Safeguarding 3 - Designated Liaison Person (DLP) 13/06/2022 kenneth@inss.ie Coaches - dinghies and yachts
Kenneth Rumball Offshore Safety Instructor 10/03/2021 kenneth@inss.ie Coaches - dinghies and yachts
Kenneth Rumball Kites & Wires Instructor 09/05/2021 kenneth@inss.ie Coaches - dinghies and yachts
Kenneth Rumball Yachtmaster Instructor (Sail) 23/01/2022 kenneth@inss.ie Coaches - dinghies and yachts
Kenneth Rumball SBSS Instructor Revalidation Workshop (Dinghy) 09/05/2021 kenneth@inss.ie Coaches - dinghies and yachts
Kenneth Rumball Advanced Powerboat Instructor 13/01/2020 kenneth@inss.ie Coaches - dinghies and yachts
Kenneth Rumball Senior Instructor (Powerboat) 13/01/2020 kenneth@inss.ie Coaches - dinghies and yachts
Kenneth Rumball Senior Instructor (Sailing) 09/05/2021 kenneth@inss.ie Coaches - dinghies and yachts
Saoirse Kelly Club Coach 01/01/2023 smrosekelly@gmail.com
Saoirse Kelly Garda Vet 30/04/2020 smrosekelly@gmail.com
Saoirse Kelly Garda Vet 20/04/2023 smrosekelly@gmail.com
Saoirse Kelly Safeguarding 1 - Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course 09/02/2022 smrosekelly@gmail.com
Saoirse Kelly Sailing Instructor (Dinghy) 04/12/2021 smrosekelly@gmail.com
Saoirse Kelly Cara na Mara Training Workshop 26/06/2020 smrosekelly@gmail.com
Saoirse Kelly Senior Instructor (Sailing) 04/12/2021 smrosekelly@gmail.com
Shane Hughes Garda Vet 26/05/2023 shanehughes1@mac.comm
Shane Hughes Club Coach 15/03/2022 shanehughes1@mac.comm
Shane Hughes Safeguarding 1 - Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course 14/03/2023 shanehughes1@mac.comm
Thomas Chaix Club Coach 01/01/2023 dinghyperformance2017@gmail.com Coaches - Optimist Laser (all rigs) 420 GP14 Mirror 29er
Thomas Chaix Garda Vet 09/05/2022 dinghyperformance2017@gmail.com Coaches - Optimist Laser (all rigs) 420 GP14 Mirror 29er
Thomas Chaix Safeguarding 1 - Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course 27/04/2022 dinghyperformance2017@gmail.com Coaches - Optimist Laser (all rigs) 420 GP14 Mirror 29er
Thomas Chaix International Certificate of Competency 11/03/2024 dinghyperformance2017@gmail.com Coaches - Optimist Laser (all rigs) 420 GP14 Mirror 29er
Thomas Chaix Powerboat Instructor Conversion 31/08/2023 dinghyperformance2017@gmail.com Coaches - Optimist Laser (all rigs) 420 GP14 Mirror 29er
Thomas Chaix Safety Boat Instructor 31/08/2023 dinghyperformance2017@gmail.com Coaches - Optimist Laser (all rigs) 420 GP14 Mirror 29er
Thomas Chaix Senior Instructor (Sailing) Assimilation 28/05/2022 dinghyperformance2017@gmail.com Coaches - Optimist Laser (all rigs) 420 GP14 Mirror 29er
Thomas Chaix Club Sailing Coach 28/05/2022 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)
Thomas Natin Garda Vet 10/10/2021 thomasnatin@me.com Coach - with dinghies (optimist, topaz) and keelboats (J24/J80)
Thomas Natin Safeguarding 1 - Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course 19/06/2023 thomasnatin@me.com Coach - with dinghies (optimist, topaz) and keelboats (J24/J80)
Thomas Natin Sailing Instructor (Dinghy) 04/12/2021 thomasnatin@me.com Coach - with dinghies (optimist, topaz) and keelboats (J24/J80)
Thomas Natin Sailing Instructor (Keelboat) Conversion 04/12/2021 thomasnatin@me.com Coach - with dinghies (optimist, topaz) and keelboats (J24/J80)
Thomas Natin Advanced Instructor Endorsement 04/12/2021 thomasnatin@me.com Coach - with dinghies (optimist, topaz) and keelboats (J24/J80)
Thomas Natin Senior Instructor (Sailing) 04/12/2021 thomasnatin@me.com Coach - with dinghies (optimist, topaz) and keelboats (J24/J80)