Selection and Criteria





Irish Sailing Performance have been developing Ireland’s most ambitious young sailors between the ages

of 15 to 18 years on the Academy Programme for over a decade. 

In 2006, the Academy Programme of Irish Sailing's Performance Pathway underwent a major revamp, remodelling its objective to aid aspiring young sailors to ‘learn the skills to develop into independent Olympic campaigners by nurturing a culture of responsible athletes with a hunger for international performance.’  Since that time a holistic approach to personal development has been at the core of the Academy’s philosophy. It has recognised that the best sailors in the world love sailing and given that it’s a long term development sport (compared to most Olympic Sports) appreciation of fun and enjoyment of the process of learning has always been fundamental to the Academy’s training. 


See full Policy Document of Guidelines for the selection of the Irish Sailing Performance Academy here.



2021 Olympic Games Nomination Procedures - HERE

2020 Olympic Games Nomination Procedures - HERE