Sailabilty Dun Laoghaire Programme 2015


Dún Laoghaire Access sailing has changed its name to Sailability Dún Laoghaire in line with the ISA decision to rename
the national body Sailability Ireland. This coincides with the linkup with Sailability in the North so that sailing for
disabled people is now organised on a truly countrywide basis.
In Dún Laoghaire a very full programme is planned for the coming season. An Introductory Day will be held in June,
Sunday Sailing will start in mid June to continue until the end of August and 2 week long courses will take place in June
and August.

Over 35 children took part in the courses in Dún Laoghaire last year and with popularity growing we anticipate the same
or higher numbers participating this year.
As always this programme would not happen without the very generous support of the 4 waterfront clubs, the noble band
of volunteers that turn up every week and the instructors who are an essential element of each course and who are really
great with the children. We are always looking for help so please contact us if you would like to get involved.
This year the President’s Cup will be hosted by the RIYC in late August. The event, founded by John Twomey, was
inaugurated last year in Kinsale. Each of the 4 provinces fields 4 crews sailing in each of 4 different types of boat –
Hansa 303, Squib, 2.4m and Skuds. Teams will participate, this year, from Dun Laoghaire, Kinsale, Galway and
Carrickfergus.
The Hansa National Regatta will be held in Carrickfergus during the August weekend.
2015 Programme:
1. Intro Day RIYC 7th June.
2. Sunday sailing at RStGYC with DMYC 14th June – ends 16th Aug.
3. June Week Course NYC 15th -19th June
4. Hansa (Access) National Regatta Carrickfergus 1st - 2nd Aug.
5. August 4 day Course RIYC 4th -7th Aug.
6. President’s Cup RIYC 22nd-23rd Aug.
Sailability Dun Laoghaire:
Ian French: ianafrench@eircom.net
Ruth Shanahan: ruthfin@eircom.net
Deborah Horan: deborah.horan7@gmail.com
Paul Irvine: paul@paulirvine.ie
Ciara Putt: ciaradeburca@gmail.com