Irish Sailing Conference 2023 and Awards 2022

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Irish Sailing Conference 2023 and Awards 2022

Irish Sailing National Conference and the Irish Sailing Awards

By Irish Sailing

When and where

Date and time

Sat, 25 Mar 2023 14:30 - 18:30 GMT


Royal Marine Hotel Marine Road Dun Laoghaire Dublin Ireland

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Irish Sailing is delighted to invite you to join us and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our sports at the Irish Sailing Awards.

Before the Awards ceremony, we also invite you to join our annual conference as we outline our activities, speak with our members and network.

  • 12.30 – 13.00 Welcome
  • 13.00 – 14.30 Irish Sailing AGM
  • 14.30 – 15.00 Conference welcome – teas and coffees
  • 15.00 – 16.30 Irish Sailing Conference - see full conference agenda below
  • 16.30 – 17.30 Member Feedback/Networking/Reception (Food and Drink served)
  • 17.30 – 18.30 Irish Sailing Awards
  • 18.30 – late Bar open

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Dress code: smart casual

Reservation through Eventbrite essential. Thank you.

"An example of the work of Susan Crawford below - be inspired"


3:00 PM

Welcome and President’s Report

John Twomey

3:10 PM

Observations on Irish Sailing and themes for the future

Tim Bourke

3:20 PM

Sport, Health and Wellbeing

Dr Susan Crawford

3:20 PM


Sarah-Louise Rossiter

- Why It's important to build a race management pipelineand how to go about it

3:40 PM


Dave Garvey

- What Irish Sailing offers, how to get involved and how to get started on structuring your offerings

3:50 PM

Diversity and Inclusion

Ciarán Murphy

- Getting as many people on the water as possible

4:00 PM


Gail MacAllister

- Bringing more women into sailing

4:05 PM


Gail MacAllister

- How to support your cruising sailors

4:10 PM


Gail MacAllister

- Making your events more sustainable

4:15 PM


James O'Callaghan & Rory Fitzpatrick

– Guiding young sailors up through the pathway classes, and an update on the Irish Sailing Performance Team

4:30 PM


5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


6:30 PM

Bar Open

About the organiser

Organised by
Irish Sailing

Irish Sailing is the National Governing Body for sailing, powerboating and windsurfing in Ireland.

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