Volvo is extending its relationship with Irish Sailing through the reactivation of the Irish Sailing Performance ‘Volvo Junior Squad Programme’ which helps develop and support talented young sailors.
The programme identifies and develops Irish junior sailors through training and coaching, introduces them to international racing, and prepares them for the next stages of their sailing career.
The programme includes coaching and training on the water, but also on-shore workshops which look at sports psychology, fitness, nutrition, and physiotherapy.
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The Junior squads are part of the Irish Sailing Performance Pathway which aims to nurture and develop sailors along a journey of six phases, leading ultimately to international regattas and Olympic level competition.
Three classes of boats will be included in the programme – the Optimist, Topper and Laser 4.7 classes.
Squad sizes will vary and will be selected through the programme’s application process.
Irish Sailing Academy Coach Ross Killian will oversea the programme.
Volvo has been a long term supporter of sailing events around Ireland including the Dun Laoghaire and Cork Regatta’s and the Round Ireland Race.