About Us

Overview

Sailing into Wellness is a not for profit social enterprise born out of our passion to utilize the unique setting of the sea to help our communities. Our vision is for Sailing into Wellness to be a healthy natural solution for our communities to look after their physical and mental well-being and it is our mission to use the sea to inspire change in our communities.

CO-FOUNDERS

Colin Healy

Co-Founder & Business Development Manager

An expert by experience after a personal battle with addiction and depression and discovering the therapeutic value of sailing.

James Lyons

 Co-Founder & General Manager

With 20+ years safely teaching and guiding new sailors, James is one of Ireland’s most experienced sail training professionals.

OPERATIONS

Tessa Kingston

 

Counselling Psychologist

 

Inspired by the mental health benefits of working outdoors, Tessa combines her background in psychology, counselling and psychotherapy to our unique sail programs. 

ON THE WATER TEAM

Katy Mullins

Instructor & Mentor

Charlie Murphy

Skipper & Mentor

Sebastian Tretter

Instructor & Mentor

Mike Hines

Instructor & Mentor

Leonie Conway

Instructor & Mentor

BOARD

Our vision is a diverse board with broad skills & knowledge covering a geographical spread nationwide

Dave McCarthy

Chair

Strategic planning and communications expert at 3Sixty

Joined Board Dec 2018

Mark Whitaker

Finance

CEO Johnson & Perrot Motor Group

 

Joined board Dec 2021

Seonadh Johnson

Fundraising

Director, Wealth Management at Key Capital Private

Joined Board Jan 2021

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