Watersports Inclusion Games

Invitation to the Watersports Inclusion Games 2017


A FREE event celebrating sailing, rowing and canoeing activities for people of all abilities from the physical, sensory, intellectual and learning difficulty spectrums and representing all ages, demographics and socio-economic backgrounds.

24th / 25th June

Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire


The Games are aimed primarily at secondary school-going boys and girls along with their families and friends, but are open to all ages to participate. Equipment will be provided. A programme of regional pre-event training is available for volunteer clubs and organisations however previous experience is NOT mandatory in order to participate in the games.


Information and advise will be available at the event from …

  • Sailability (Representing all regions)
  • Adventure Training Ireland
  • Spinal Injuries Ireland
  • CARA
  • Sutton Dinghy Club
  • IPKSA – Irish Powerkite and Sandyacht Association
  • Sailing into Wellness
  • Royal Life Saving Society
  • Waterability
  • Irish Water Safety
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution
  • Canoeing Ireland

The Programme

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Clubs, organisations and community groups working with people with disabilities or from disadvantaged areas who are interested in bringing a group or individuals, or in having a presence at the expo element of the event, are invited to register their interest (see below) in what is to be an exciting and landmark occasion.

Clubs and organisations associated with sailing, rowing and canoeing, who already offer inclusive activities or who are interested in increasing their inclusive approach to training, are also invited to register their interest in attending the event or having a presence at the expo.

Volunteers are required and those who would like to volunteer at the even are also invited to register their interest.

Participant Booking: Contact Watersports Inclusion Games Co-ordinator Johanne Murphy at wsinclusion@gmail.com to register your interest as a participant. Participants can register as an INDIVIDUAL (+ up to 2 guests) or as an ORGANISATION booking as a group.

Participant Training: For sailing opportunities in advance of the event go to www.sailing.ie/sailability for contact details for Sailability around the country

Volunteer Booking: Contact Watersports Inclusion Games Co-ordinator Johanne Murphy at wsinclusion@gmail.com to register your interest as a volunteer.

Volunteer Training: Free Inclusion training for registered volunteers (see above) will take place on the following dates:

  • • 10th June: Royal St George Yacht Club Dun Laoghaire
  • • 11th June: Howth Yacht Club
  • • 17th June: Royal Cork Yacht Club
  • • 18th June: Galway Bay Sailing Club

Basic awareness training will be 10am – 1pm
Waterspouts Activity Inclusion training will be 10am – 5pm

– Booking of Inclusion Training is FREE and now available to book in the ISA shop here.
– You will be notified which type of training to attend via the event co-ordinator after registration.
– Alternate arrangements can be discussed for volunteers who have difficulty attending on these dates.

More detail to follow: Further detail on training, activities and more will be continually updated here, in the meantime

Contact event organiser Johanne Murphy at



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The event is organised by the Irish Sailing Association in association with Canoeing Ireland, Irish Sea Scouts, Dun Laoghaire Sailability, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and hosted by Royal St George Yacht Club.

The event is supported by the ‘Spinal Injuries Ireland, National Yacht Club, Royal Irish Yacht Club and Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club.

The event is funded by the Sport Ireland Dormant Account Sports Inclusion Fund 2016.

Inclusion Training for event is supported by Royal St George Yacht Club, Howth Yacht Club, Royal Cork Yacht Club and Galway Bay Sailing Club.



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