WATERSPORTS INCLUSION GAMES
This is an exciting free event celebrating watersports for all who may experience barriers accessing mainstream sport. Aimed principally at young people and their families and friends but open to all ages, this event is organised by Irish Sailing with multiple partner organisations, and funded by Sport Ireland Dormant Account Sports Inclusion Fund.
The Watersports Inclusion Games have been running around Ireland since 2017 with great success, winning Project of the Year at the National Inclusion Awards 2018 and booking out with over 300 participants and 200 volunteers in Kinsale 2019. Sadly cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, it is still hoped to run some activity towards the end of Summer 2021, as Ireland's vaccination programme is rolled out, so do watch this space!!
Watersports Inclusion Games - Postponed to 2022
Try Sailing - Inclusion Initiative launched by Irish Sailing for EWOS 23rd - 30th Sept 2021
Clubs and Training Centres invited to participate.
Further details will be posted here in due course.
Very sadly, following close consultation with our funder Sport Ireland, and the input of Cara, Sport Inclusion Ireland, the very difficult decision has been made to postpone Watersports Inclusion Games once again, to 2022 (date to be confirmed), due to the challenges of safely facilitating vulnerable watersports participants during the ongoing pandemic. The good news however is that Irish Sailing have in lieu launched an initiative and some funding for clubs and training centres around the country to run an inclusive ‘Try Sailing’ session for minority groups during the European Week of Sport (EWOS) 23rd - 30th September 2021. More details of this initiative can be found at the link below and Irish Sailing will support clubs in connecting with participants from the existing Watersports Inclusion Games family and via your local sports partnership Sports Inclusion Disability Officer (SIDO).
Here is a link to the full Irish Sailing news article advertising the initiative:
For clubs and training centres, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries and to register your event.
For interested participants, keep a close eye on this page and contact email@example.com for inclusion on the Watersports Inclusion Games contact list if you are not already on it from previous events.