The 2018 National Inclusion Awards of Cara which were held at Castleknock last week witnessed the Bray Sailing Club as one of the three shortlisted finalists in the category of Sports Club, the other 2 finalists are Rahenge GAA Club and Clontarf Rugby Club. Presenter of RTE Sports, Joanne Canteen presented the awards to all the 3 finalists. While Bray SC got the honor of being nominated as the finalists, the Clontarf Rugby Club was bestowed with the title of winners.

The inclusion programme of Bray SC initiated in 2017 when a group (small) of Laker’s members participated in a course of “Try Sailing” and after that has grown so much that 28 members of Lakers participated in 2018 sailing courses, reaching the climax in a “Parents on Water” evening at the season’s end. The club provides food to the sailors having physical disabilities and also provides regular training to juniors facing difficulties in learning.

Bray’s team of instructors of sailing have also volunteered at the Irish Inclusion Games of Sailing Watersports which was held in Galway at the end of the month of August. The games came out to be very successful, with more than 200 people participating in it in a weekend. And the event was adjudged the winner of “Project of the Year” awards which was also held on the evening of Wednesday at the National Inclusion Sports (Cara).

The senior instructor of Bray Sailing Club, Jack Hannon, after the conclusion of the ceremony said that “we are delighted for achieving so many laurels in such a short period of time. And we are complacent that we even got the awards of runner-up despite such a tough competition. It is only our hard work that has paid off and we will try our level best to grab more opportunities like this. We would like to congratulate the Clontarf Rugby Club for being adjudged as the winner and the other finalist for their hard work and achievement.

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