Try Sailing Event Planning

Try Sailing is coming to a town near you.

 try sailing toolkit front cover

2017 Try Sailing Toolkit
to help you organise a
successful campaign

ISA clubs and centres throughout Ireland are opening up their doors in 2016 to give new sailing opportunities to their local communities. See who is signed up already on Sailing is an initiative to help get the message that everyone can do just that – Try Sailing.

There will be Open Days, Try Sailing Sessions, Training Programs, Crewing Opportunities, Bring a Friend Family Days, School Student Sessions, Women on the Water campaigns and much more .

ISA Try Sailing Event Venue Support

It can be difficult for clubs and centres to promote the joy of sailing to new sailors for membership and training, so we have put together a few tools to help –

  1. ISA Marketing Support
    • Try Sailing Toolkit 2017 v2 full of advice and support to help you plan, organise and follow up your own Try Sailing programme;
    • Register your try sailing event by emailing;
    • Links with regional Local Sports Partnerships;
    • Links with the Active Schools programme;
    • Blank Try Sailing Posters for you to download and personalise for your own events – see below;
    • Variety of Try Sailing logos to download – go to dropbox here;
    • Promotion at festivals;
    • On line advertising;
    • A selection of promotional material;
    • Club banners and flags for local display.
  2. Post event
    • Have options for the sailors to continue their sailing – here are a few ideas
      • Another Try day – “Try More Sailing”
      • Set of pre purchase Try Sailing session tokens
      • Crewing invites to specific boats that have registered to accept new crew (a handicap to all boats with Try Sailing crew is a good way to encourage this)
      • Training courses
      • Discount membership
      • Boat share intro scheme – matchmaking helms and crew
      • Buddy system – linking try sailors with members
  3. Try Sailor to Club Racer
    Consider the following tips to turn a Try Sailor to an Active Sailor
     Access to formal training – Improving Skills, Start Racing etc
     Club racing buddy or pairings
     Access to Club boats
     Events & fun prizes for veteran / novice pairings
     Handicap points for boat with Try Sailor
     Class coaching events to include BASIC boat handling & racing
     Assistance with boat purchase / share
     Class influence at Club level
     Buddy support for rigging / event advice

Useful Documents and Links

try sailing toolkit Try Sailing Toolkit 2017 try sailing poster with pics image ISA Full Colour Poster with Images – pdf
 try sailng video snip  Share the Try Sailing Young Sailor video 

try sailing poster sample text image ISA Try Sailing Plain Poster with sample text – word
try sailing poster blank image ISA Try Sailing Plain Poster – word