29er Europeans, Rive del Garda October 2021

29er Europeans, Rive del Garda October 2021

Irish sailors shined at the 29er Zhik European Championships held at Riva del Garda, Italy at the end of October.

The event held at Fraglia Vela was limited to 200 boats, with representation from countries as far as Brazil and Canada. Ireland had 5 boats participating.

NYC sailors shined! In particular, Tim Norwood (RIYC) and Nathan van Steenberge (NYC) leading the leaderboard at one moment finished 11th overall and Clementine van Steenberge (NYC) and Chiara Carra (RSGYC) coming in 4th European girl (tied on points with 3rd girls) and 21st overall.

Strong results from Lauren O’Callaghan (NYC) and Fiona Ferguson (NYC) who finished 14th European girl and 69th overall. 


Report from Opi Munsters

Report from Opi Munsters

Great performance from the National Yacht Club optimist sailors last weekend with 2 fleet winners (senior main fleet and regatta fleet) for the Munster Championships in Cork Harbour!

9 National Yacht Club sailors took part in the last optimist regional event of the season, was hosted by Monkstown Bay Sailing Club and launched from Paddy's Point slipway in Ringaskiddy. 
The 126 sailors had great conditions with 15kts on Saturday and 16-22kts on Sunday and blue sky!

In the main fleet senior (35 boats), William Walsh NYC came 1st overall with a 9 point lead. Hannah Walsh, 3rd in silver fleet and 17th overall. 

In the main fleet junior (50 boats), Louise Hanley came 3rd in silver fleet, Félix Dion, 9th in silver and Lucas Browne, 13th silver.  

In the regatta fleet (41 boats), Basile Dion came 1st overall, Max Neary, 2nd bronze and 4th overall.  Our youngest NYC Sailor Aurèle Dion finished 4th the bronze fleet and 6th overall, and was the youngest saucer at the event too, and Louis Trikett finished 7th in the silver fleet.

Fantastic results, well done all!

Junior September Series 2021

Junior September Series 2021

Download NOR: September Series NOR 2021
Download SIs: September Series SIs 2021
Results for each Class:
Laser 4.7 / Optimist / PYs / RS Feva / Topper

The dates for the upcoming DBSC September Junior Series are as follows:

Sunday Aug 29th
Sunday Sept 12th
Sunday Sept 19th
Sunday Sept 26th. 

We are taking a break on 5th September due to the hosting of the ICRA Nationals in the NYC and of an Optimist Class event on 4th and 5th September in the RSGYC.

There will be 3 races back to back inside the harbour each Sunday, first gun at 2pm. Prize giving and food for competitors will take place in NYC on last Sunday of series. Winners of each fleet will be invited to attend the annual DBSC prize giving in RStGYC where they will be awarded one of the DBSC perpetual prizes. 

This series is a great way to stretch out the summer and practice racing skills learnt during the summer in a safe and fun environment. 

We will be looking for parent volunteers to help on and off the water each Sunday. You can volunteer for your Club (DMYC, RIYC, RSGYC, NYC) using the entry form below, otherwise if you have any questions  please contact Sarah Gorman.


Laser Connaught Championships Report

Laser Connaught Championships Report

Wexford Harbour boat and tennis club hosted the 2021 Connaught laser Championships on two very hot and sunny days with light breezes proving challenging for sailors.

Forty-six boats raced in the 4.7 Laser division, the largest seen for many years and the club was represented by 4 sailors, Christian Ennis, Ella Dempsey, Michael Byrne and Caoimhe Seymour.
A strong finish on Sunday saw both Christian Ennis and Ella Dempsey finish in positions, 7th and 12th respectively. This event is the final racing opportunity and warm up before the 4.7 Worlds which is being hosted from the NYC and in conjunction with the RSGYC in Dunlaoghaire.

The Club will be represented by four of our 4.7 sailors, Christian, Ella, Dylan DeVreeze and Michael at the event and we wish them well.

A successful return to racing for 29er National Championships 2021

A successful return to racing for 29er National Championships 2021

After almost one year off the race course, NYC’s 29er sailors travelled to Crosshaven with great determination to take part in the 2021 AIB 29er national Championships 3-4 July.

The two-day event was a success: sailing conditions were better than forecast with little rain and most of the ten-race series was held in 12-15 knots on the Curlane Bank, Cork Harbour. Winds were shifty though, and with six races back-to-back covering over 60km of distance on Saturday and four races on Sunday, the sailors’ fitness and stamina were truly tested. The fifteen-boat 29er fleet is growing steadily and NYC’s representatives did their club proud.

Read more here

Leinster Optimist Championships 2021 – NYC Report

Leinster Optimist Championships 2021 – NYC Report

The Provident CRM Optimist Leinsters were held this year at Howth Yacht Club in a fresh breeze with over 60 + competitors.
Representing the club were several sailors and best placed was Ava Ennis (pictured) in senior fleet.
Ava finished strong on both days achieving a 3rd place finish on Saturday and improving again on Sunday, taking a 2nd place to finally finish at the top of the leader board in 5th place overall and 2nd placed girl.

Six races were run during the event over the two-day period and winds stayed fresh throughout.

All NYC Sailors finished with strong placings, Kate Flood, Grace Gavin and Marie Butler. A special mention must go to James Gorman who at only eleven years of age finished in 32nd place overall and within the top 10 Juniors, fantastic result James, very well done.

Mid-Term Team Racing Clinic – Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th February 2020

Mid-Term Team Racing Clinic – Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th February 2020

Dear Parents

Please find below the link to the upcoming Team Racing clinic being held in RIYC over the midterm break.  This is an Irish Sailing supported initiative and as such is offered at the remarkable price of €25 for the 2 days of training.

The clinic is open to anyone who has a competent level of sailing experience.  It would be most suitable for sailors who have attained Irish Sailing Level 3, or equivalent,  and who are working through the modules of Level 4.  Everyone is welcome, it is an open clinic and not exclusively for club members.  

So, if your sailor has a friend who has sailed elsewhere and is keen to learn team racing, then they are very welcome!  If your school is entering any of the upcoming inter schools team racing competitions,  this would be of particular interest to them and is a perfect way for them to get vital time on the water, learning from qualified instructors!

Please follow the link below to book your place:


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