Irish Sailing Association - 2016 Olympic Games Nomination Procedures

The Olympic Council of Ireland (“OCI”) is responsible for selecting the Irish team to compete at the Olympic Games in 2016 (“the Games”). The OCI will make its selection based on nominations from national sports authorities. In the case of sailing, the national authority is the Irish Sailing Association (“ISA”). For a full update on the selection guidelines please see here: 151009OlyNomAmnd1.docx

2015/2016 Topper Squad Selection Guidelines

The ISA will support a training program aimed at preparing our best juniors up to and including the Topper World Championships to be held summer 2016. Please view the selection guidelines here. 140926ISATopperSelGuide doc.docx

2015/2016 Regional Squads Selection Guidelines

An emphasis will be on creating an efficient training group to prepare sailors for sailing overseas and the possibility to move to ISA national squads i.e ISA 4.7 Squad
To see the selection guidelines please view here: 120824-RF-RegionalSquadSelection2015-16.doc.docx

2015/2016 Optimist squad selection guidelines

The objectives of the ISA Optimist Squad 2015-2016 are to teach Irish junior sailors to train efficiently in their major sport, expose them to international racing, increase their experience in the sport and prepare them to the next stage of their sailing career and life challenges in general.

Guidelines for selection of the ISA Optimist Squad 2015-2016 can be downloaded here.

2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships

The Irish Sailing Association Nomination and Selection Guidelines for the 2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship can be viewed or downloaded here

The objective of the nomination system is to set out the criteria against which the Olympic Steering Group will recommend to the board of the ISA, the Irish team for the 2015 Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship to be held in Langkawi, Malaysia.

Traditionally the ISA Youth Pathway Nationals has been the sole domestic trial event for potential Irish candidates but given the late date of the World Championships, alternative domestic events have been listed in the selection criteria closer to the December event date. Information on the 2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship can be found here.

2015 Laser 4.7 Selection Criteria

Please see the pdf link below for the full selection criteria for the 2015 Laser 4.7 Squad Selection.

Note: Selection to the ISA Squad does not entitle sailors to an automatic qualification place to the ILCA Laser 4.7 European or World Championships 2015.

2015 Laser 4.7 Selection Criteria

Criteria for International Carding

The Irish Sport Council has announced its criteria for the International Carding Scheme for 2014.

Click here for more information.

ISA Academy Selection Criteria

The ISA Academy has been developing Ireland’s most ambitious young sailors between the ages of 15 to 18 years for just over a decade. 

In 2006 as part of the ISA Performance department (Ring Fenced ISC Funding) the Academy underwent a major revamp, remodeling its objective to aide aspiring young sailors to ‘learn the skills to develop into independent Olympic campaigners by nurturing a culture of responsible athletes with a hunger for international performance.’ 
 Since that time a holistic approach to personal development has been at the core of the Academy’s philosophy. It has recognised that the best sailors in the world love sailing and given that it’s a long term development sport (compared to most Olympic Sports) appreciation of fun and enjoyment of the process of learning has always been fundamental to the Academy’s training. 

See full Policy Document of Guidelines for the selection of the ISA Academy here.

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