ISA Regional Development Officers

The Regional Development Team will help you deal with all aspects of running your club or training centre, from administration to participation and back again. Take a look at some of the initiatives and support they provide.  Please don't hesitate to contact them directly.


Ciaran Murphy     Gail MacAllister     Sarah-Louise Rossiter
Regional Development Officer
Western Region & N.Ireland)
+353 (0)87 880 0744 

Specialising in
Participation Initiatives
Disabled Sailing
Cara Na Mara
Code of Ethics
        Regional Development Officer
(Southern Region)
+353 (0)86 221 4724 

Specialising in
Women on the Water
Portal Web sites
        Regional Development Officer 
(East & South East Region)
+353 (0)87 939 0488

Specialising in

What do they do?

The ISA has three Regional Development Officers on hand to help your organisation grow and develop, and are available on the ground to meet with your organisation answer your questions, put you in touch with LSP's and help source funding.

Funding advice, web support, training support, contacts, training support, representations to local authorities, WOWI, Disabled Sailing programmes, school sailing support, Sail Fleet Dinghies, cruising support, web advice and more - see below for more detail.

   Support offered to clubs
   Maintain database of club committee contacts
   Offering a yearly meeting with club committees
   Action solutions to any issues arising
   Provide advice directly to club on any funding, structural, planning issues arising
   Create awarenesss to management of any ongoing issues
   Ensure clubs are aware of on line services provided to them by ISA
   Develop club clusters and encourage clubs to support eachother
   Support offered to training
   Support new or expanding Training Centres
   Meet Training centres as requested or require
   Encourage links between Training Centres and other ISA affiliated organisations
   Conduct centrre inspections and clinics
   Maintain database of Centre Principals, provide Centre Principal Orientation training
   Assist in development of ISA Instructor & Coach training courses
   Moderate Instructor training courses as requested / required
   Deliver Instructor coach training programmes
   Deliver Senior Instructor training progrdammes
   Assist in development of ISA Training programmes
   Assist in delivery of ISA Training programmes
   Awareness of the regional LSP programmes
   Develop connections between clubs and LSP's where possible
   Link clubs with LSP training programmes
   Assist sourcing and advise on funding opportunities available
   Relations with funding sources
   Assist with funding applications
   Local Authorities
   Develop relationships with key personnel in each Local Authority
   Monitor and input into all relevant legislation, regulations and byelaws
   Promote water based amenity management strategy for use by Local Authorities
   Establish and develop relationships with Water Safety Co-ordinators
   Promote safe responsible participation
   Promote & support coastal development for marine infrastructure 
   Maintain communications & relations with area engineers
   Participation Development Projects
   School Sailing - advise clubs & training centres on implementing school sailing projects
   School Sailing - implement funding opportunities for schools sailing projects
   Disabled Sailing - Relations with IDSA
   Disabled Sailing - advise clubs & training centres in implementing a disabled sailing programme 
   Disabled Sailing - run CDPW courses for instructors
   Sail Spree - Promote and support national implementation
   New Target Groups - identify specific new target groups and assist in implementation
of programmes
   WOWI - increase participation of women in watersports through promotion and support
   WOWI - encourage clubs & training centres to run WOWI activities
   Cruising - promote coastline & coastal infrastructure
   Cruising - provide clubs, centres and users with infrastructural information
   Gathering Cruise - develop, promote and implement programme for 2013 & yearly on a smaller scale thereafter
   Gathering Cruise - establish funding and support from Failte Ireland
   Gathering Cruise - interlink with clubs, marines, ports, training centres nationally
   Sail Fleet Dinghies - create of inclusive, fair & enforceable programme
   Sail Fleet Dinghies - delivery, maintenance, management off distribution of dinghies
   Powerboat Competition - create new competition programme for 2013
   Powerboat Competition - implement and manage programme for 2013 and yearly thereafter.
   Communication / Promotion
   Support ISA Communications Officer at events and in implementing initiatives
   Attend events as required
   Support web development
   Creation of portal web sites as requested - free to al lSA affiliated clubs and centres
   Support management visits

The Regional development Officers are here to support ISA Affiliated organisations and help make their voice heard.
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