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Watersports Inclusion Games Video at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

13th September 2017
This year's Watersports Inclusion Games at Dun Laoghaire were a resounding success with 125 volunteers providing activities for over 220 participants. Participants and their families had a chance to try sailing, rowing, canoeing/kayaking and fast boat rides This year's Watersports Inclusion Games at Dun Laoghaire were a resounding success with 125 volunteers providing activities for over 220 participants. Participants and their families had a chance to try sailing, rowing, canoeing/kayaking and fast boat rides

Irish Sailing organised the first Watersports Inclusion Games this summer in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin.

The aim of the Games was two-fold: to encourage people of all abilities from the physical, sensory, intellectual and learning difficulty spectrums to come and try watersports; and to show watersports providers that with a bit of training and planning, they can facilitate people of all abilities on the water.

The Games were a resounding success, with 125 volunteers providing activities for over 220 participants.

Participants and their families had a chance to try sailing, rowing, canoeing/kayaking and fast boat rides. A short film illustrates the action below

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About the Watersports Inclusion Games

The Watersports Inclusion Games are an award-winning event organised by Irish Sailing with partners from across the watersports sector, that enable people of all abilities from the physical, sensory, intellectual and learning spectrums to take to the water to participate in a wide range of water activities.

More than 250 people with physical, sensory, intellectual and learning disabilities typically take part in the weekend's events.

Participants will have the opportunity to try more sports than ever before, with an expanded range including sailing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boarding, rowing, surfing, water skiing and powerboating all on offer.

The Games typically take place each August.

The organisers of the Games want to let people of all abilities know that there are multiple watersports available to them, and to encourage more people from all backgrounds to get involved and out on the water regardless of ability. They aim to highlight that any barriers faced by people with disabilities can be eliminated.

There are social, health and wellness benefits associated with sailing and all watersports. These include improved muscle strength and endurance, improved cardiovascular fitness and increased agility, enhanced spatial awareness, greater mental wellness through the balancing of serotonin levels and the lowering of stress levels, improved concentration and the forging of positive relationships.

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