Celebration of Watersports Inclusion is Here
There are 320+ people coming together this weekend to celebrate sailing for everyone at the Watersports Inclusion Games at the Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire. With 220 watersports participants booked to attend the event (150 on each day) and over 100 volunteers and committed organisers signed up to cater for all abilities from the physical, sensory, intellectual and learning difficulty spectrums, the event is primed to be a wonderful celebration and exemplar for outdoor water activity and inclusion.
There has been a terrific tide of momentum and goodwill towards the Games which are uniting committed watersports providers in a common mission to spread watersports to a wider audience. By bringing people outdoors to benefit from the therapeutic aspects of water activity and to share in new passions, watersports are proving time and again to be a huge benefit to health and wellbeing, no matter who you are.
If you are interested in the event or finding out more about Watersports Inclusion come along at the weekend. A full activity schedule, speakers and exhibitors are listed here https://www.sailing.ie/watersportsinclusiongames/. Come on down to watch the action and find out how you can get on board in many centres and clubs throughout the country.
Johanne Murphy, ISA Inclusion Games Officer.
This event is organised by Irish Sailing Association in liaison with Dun Laoghaire Sailability, Dun Laoghaire Sea Scouts, Canoeing Ireland, Spinal Injuries Ireland, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company and funded by the Sport Ireland Dormant Account Sports Inclusion Fund.
The event is hosted by Royal St George Yacht Club and is supported by National Yacht Club, Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club.