#BeActiveOnTheWater on European Week of Sport

European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity in countries across Europe

The week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. With a focus on grassroots initiatives, the aim is to inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples’ everyday lives to exercise more.

Irish Sailing are excited to have a range of Try Sailing opportunities throughout the country thanks to a funding opportunity to support our clubs and centres.

Contact a venue near you and #BeActive on European Week of Sport

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Club Organiser Date Description Booking
Skerries Sailing Club Olive Parker Sat 25th Sept Skerries Sailing Club, in conjunction with Skerries Autism Friendly Town are delighted to host a Junior an All- Inclusive Sailing Day for Children with additional needs running on Saturday 25th September 2020.  This is an introductory course to sailing in a fun based environment with qualified instructors for children between the ages of 7-18 years.

Email juniors.skerriessailingclub@gmail.com for details and booking

Lough Derg Yacht Club Joshua St John Sat 25th Sept Lough Derg Yacht Club - Offering Inclusive Try sailing opportunities for people in the local and surrounding areas. GO HERE TO BOOK
Lough Swilly Sailing Club Fergal Canning Sat 30th Sept Inclusive Try Sailing aimed at getting women out sailing Text or call Fergal on +44 (0)75 9483 5737 to find out more and book your place
Sailing In Dublin Club Stuart McBride Sun 26th Sept Come along to Dun Laoghaire marina on Sunday September 26th to get a taste of sailing a cruising yacht.  An experienced crew will show you the ropes and a sample of Dublin's coastline.  This event is aimed at minority groups and those who cannot easily access mainstream sport.  Open to all, however under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Email try@sailingindublin.ie to find out more and book your place
Bellacragher Boat Club Seamus Butler Fri 24th Sept Inclusive sailing session for DEIS school children in Mayo The is event is open for the DEIS School Children.
Howth Yacht Club Christine Knowles Friday 24th Sept Howth Yacht Club looks forward to welcoming IWA participants to their inclusive Try Sailing Event Open to the IWA group.
Southend Family Resource Centre Margaret Stafford Sat 25th Sept Existing sailing participants will be taking local community members for sailing session 9am - 12pm Open for existing resource centre participants.
Galway Bay Sailing Club Pat Ryan Thu 23rd Sept Vision Sport Galway Group of Adults go sailing with Sailability Group for cruise and sail. Open for the VisionSport Galway Group
Bantry Bay Sailing Club Katherine Kingston Tues 28th Sept 11am -1pm Inclusive Try Sailing for people with disabilties and older adults. 30 minute sessions. GO HERE TO BOOK
Galway hooker Sailing Club Tina Cormican   Sailing for membership with a family member with intellectual disability Open for Galway Hooker family members with additional support needs.
Galway City Sailing Club Kevin Finn 25 Sept
10:00 - 13:30
Try Sailing for DEIS School children. Open for DEIS School children only.
Kinsale OEC Jon Hynes Sat 25th Sept Cork Sports Partnership are delighted to announce the Inaugural Cork Watersports Inclusion Day on Saturday 25th September. This event is being delivered in partnership with Kinsale OEC, Sailing into Wellness, Sail Ability Kinsale, Surf 2 Heal, Cork ETB and Kinsale Yacht Club. 

The aim of Cork Watersports Inclusion Day is to showcase inclusive water sports opportunities available in Kinsale to people of all abilities and their families. Please see poster attached. 

The event is open to children, young people, adults with additional needs and their families. It will take place on Saturday 25th September in Kinsale from 9:30-4pm. 
FULLY BOOKED
Kinsale Yacht Club Donal Hickey Sat 25th Sept Cork Sports Partnership are delighted to announce the Inaugural Cork Watersports Inclusion Day on Saturday 25th September. This event is being delivered in partnership with Kinsale OEC, Sailing into Wellness, Sail Ability Kinsale, Surf 2 Heal, Cork ETB and Kinsale Yacht Club. FULLY BOOKED
Sailing In to Wellness James Lyons Sat 25th Sept Cork Sports Partnership are delighted to announce the Inaugural Cork Watersports Inclusion Day on Saturday 25th September. This event is being delivered in partnership with Kinsale OEC, Sailing into Wellness, Sail Ability Kinsale, Surf 2 Heal, Cork ETB and Kinsale Yacht Club. FULLY BOOKED
Sovereign Sailing James Lyons Sat 25th Sept Cork Sports Partnership are delighted to announce the Inaugural Cork Watersports Inclusion Day on Saturday 25th September. This event is being delivered in partnership with Kinsale OEC, Sailing into Wellness, Sail Ability Kinsale, Surf 2 Heal, Cork ETB and Kinsale Yacht Club. FULLY BOOKED
Inniscarra Sailing and Kayaking Club Aoife O’Sullivan    

DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Enquiries to aoifeos@yahoo.com

Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club Jimmy Daly    

DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Enquiries to jimmydaly1956gmail.com

Sligo Yacht Club Nikki Curran / Nancy Rooney    

DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Enquiries to sailingsligoyc@gmail.com

         

European Week Of Sport Try Sailing Funding Opportunity

As part of the European Week of Sport (EWOS) 23rdto 30th September, Irish Sailing would like to invite clubs to apply for a small grant to aid with running a Try Sailing session for minority groups or people with additional needs from your local community for free.
The nature of each session may differ depending on the level of accessibility within the club including considerations around facility access, equipment, transport and the specific needs of the target group. The tag line for Sport Ireland EWOS is #BeActive and Irish Sailing’s Strategic Plan tagline is #BeActiveontheWater and branding will be made available for on site pictures and videos for a social media campaign for the overall event.
 
EWOS Try Sailing Session Aims

  • Enable more opportunities for people with disabilities, elderly, women, ethnic minority groups, children staying in Direct Provision Centres, people from the LGBT community or Traveller community to find a welcome introduction to watersports within their local community.
  • Increase opportunities for people within the above minority groups to be active on the water and hopefully to join local clubs.
  • Encourage and support club members to run specific sessions tailoring to individual needs of their target group.
  • Encourage and support more clubs to engage with people in their community who have additional needs and develop relationships with the key stakeholders.

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