Club Development

Club Development

We understand that a new club may not have all their policies and procedures in place from day one, but the Irish Sailing can help you develop your club, increase participation, advise on funding applications and assist with creating and implementing policies and procedures.

The Irish Sailing have three Regional Development Officers, that are on hand to visit your club if required, and are available to call or email regarding any query or concern that the club may have.

The Development Matrix was designed to help you look at areas you would like to develop in your club or centre – Irish Sailing Club Development Matrix

Contact your Regional Development Officers.

Club Affiliation

Irish Sailing Clubs (Category 1)

Irish Sailing Clubs are constituted clubs in the Republic of Ireland, with open membership, which are engaged in the organisation of sailing and/or leisure boating activities for their members. All Irish Sailing Clubs affiliate as a Club, unless at the discretion of the Irish Sailing Board of Directors they affiliate as a National Organisation or Local Organisation. All members of Clubs are automatically individual members of the Irish Sailing . Category 1 Club Benefits

National Organisations (Category 2)

A National Organisation is a club, association or similar body that is committed to working with the Irish Sailing on a nationwide basis, to promote sailing and/or boating activities for specific strategic interest groups at national level.

Local Organisations (Category 3)

Local Organisations are associations, companies, schools, committees, societies or incorporated bodies, which have as one of their objects the organising, co-ordinating or teaching of sailing and/or leisure boating for people who may, or may not be members of a Club. Clubs located outside the Republic also affiliate as Local Organisations.

Class Associations (Category 4)

Class Associations are organisations that are committed to the promotion of participation and/or competition, on a nationwide basis in a particular class or classes of boat. Class Associations.

New Club and Class Affiliation Procedure

Clubs and classes who wish to affiliate should apply on the form – available for download here – Class and Club application Form. The applications to affiliate are considered at the Irish Sailing Board of Directors monthly board meeting, following which the clubs and classes will be informed of the decision.

Clubs and classes that affiliate after the end of September will not be invoiced for fees for the remainder of that year, but be given temporary Affiliation Status (subsequent to approval from the Board) until the following March when fees will be due.

If you have any questions regarding affiliation, please contact one of our regional development officers here.

Affiliated Class Guide for Junior and Youth Sailing

class guideAffiliated Class Associations, both dinghy and keelboat, play a key role in introducing newcomers to the Sport and supporting them in the development of their sailing and competitive skills.

This guide is directed at those young dinghy sailors who have reached the Improving Skills level and are considering what Class of boat will best suit the type of racing and general involvement in the Sport that most interests them.

It looks at the Irish Sailing Affiliated Classes popular at Junior and Youth Levels and highlights a number of the key considerations for a sailor choosing the boat best suited to their future participation.



Classes in Clubs

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Baltimore SCXXXXXX
Cliften BCX
Crookhaven HSCXXXX
Clontarf Y & BCXXXX
Dungarvan SCXXX
Greystones SCXXX
Howth YCX
Killaloe SCXX
Kinsale YCXXXX
Malahide YCXXXX
Monkstown B SCXXXX
Mullingar SCXXX
National YCXXXX
Rathmullen SCXX
Royal Cork YCXXXXX
Royal St George YCXXXXX
Royal Irish YCXXXX
Skerries SCXXXXX
Spiddal SCXXX
Tralee Bay SCX
Waterford HSCXXXX
Wexford H B&TCXXX

Aids to Club Development

PR Toolkit

PR Toolkit

Organising an Event

Organising an Event