ISA Try Sailing Invitational Challenge


“It is with huge excitement that we announce the inaugural ISA Try Sailing invitational which is going to be part of Volvo Cork Week 2016. This event will attract teams from clubs across the country and will add a unique and exciting element to the already fun packed Volvo Cork Week 2016.”

–Kieran O’Connell, Chairman of Volvo Cork Week.

The inaugural ISA Try Sailing Invitational under the ISA’s Try Sailing banner, will take place this July hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven, Co Cork, Ireland, as part of the highly successful Volvo Cork Week. It represents one of a number of initiatives under the ISA’s Try Sailing banner aimed at introducing as many people as possible to the joys of sailing.

“The ISA Try Sailing Invitational invites sailing clubs around the country to put together a team comprised of participants in their try sailing programme’s. Each club who enters a team can nominate one experienced sailor to either skipper their entry or be part of the crew. Racing will take place in 1720 sports boats over five days with challenging but enjoyable inshore racing.

Teams will get the chance to enjoy the renowned social experience of Volvo Cork Week and the winning team will win the ISA Try Sailing Invitational Trophy”

-Colin Morehead, Try Sailing coordinator at the Royal Cork Yacht Club and Access & Participation policy group member with the ISA.

This event hopes to develop valuable bonds between try sailing participants and the clubs they represent across the country and to give them an appreciation for what a large sailing regatta is all about – play, sail & enjoy. The ISA Try Sailing Invitational represents a fantastic opportunity to further enhance participation in the sport of sailing through racing in the natural maritime amphitheatre that is Cork Harbour – the largest natural harbour in the northern hemisphere.

-David Lovegrove, President of the Irish Sailing Association

Make the choice to be part of a very special Regatta with a unique social aspect, by committing to compete for the ISA Try Sailing Invitational at Volvo Cork Week in Cork Harbour, Ireland, July 2016.