The establishment of the headquarters of Irish Sailing High Performance has led to a sudden boost in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics for Ireland. Sailors counting up to thirteen will be based in the headquarters. Among these sailors who are silver medalists are also a part. Some names include Annaise Murphey along with Kate Tingle. The opening of the headquarters in Dun Laoghaire Harbor was done at a cost of €300,000 that was wholly funded by the Irish Sailing Foundation. This is also known to be first base ever established for the Sailing Team of the Irish.
Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’ Connor officially opened the HQ and said that the facility will prove to be highly beneficial in not only the Olympics but also the long run.
The HQ aims to provide better training opportunities to Ireland’s sailors. The HQ also gives improves educational platform of these sailors. The motive is to enhance the capacity of winning more medals in international competitions. The whole move is seen to be a big step in the path to making Ireland wins more medals in its sailing journey. The head coach of the Irish Sailing Performance– Rory Fitzpatrick also believes the same.
Even the Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Sailing- Harry Hermon said that the HQ will help in giving Irish Sailing a shape and focus and is an amazing step when it comes to development at the global stage.