Irish Sailing Youth National Championships 2022 – NYC Report & Gallery

Irish Sailing Youth National Championships 2022 – NYC Report & Gallery

The Irish Sailing Youth National Championships were hosted at the Ballyholme Yacht Club from 22nd  to the 24th April in sunny but very mixed sailing conditions, with the third day in particular being very challenging. This event is special as it gives the young sailors the opportunity to see the various pathways they may take after the Optimist Fleet. On day 2 the Optimist and ILCA6 classes launched at the same time in very challenging conditions with both classes literally sailing on crests of waves as they sailed out into Belfast Lough.

The National Yacht Club has a vibrant and high achieving youth element to the Club which was in full force at the event.

National Yacht Club sailors participated in the ILCA4, ILCA 6, 29er and Optimist fleets and showed great endurance in their performances in all classes.  

Read the full report here

NYC Junior Sailing Calendar 2022 (Updated)

NYC Junior Sailing Calendar 2022 (Updated)

A Sailing Calendar for 2022 for all Fleets - Oppies, Toppers, Lasers, Fevas and 29ers, both nationally and locally.  It also shows club events for all classes - such as Junior Courses and local junior regattas and race series. With greater visibility and lead time families will be able to plan ahead, perhaps try different classes or events on the pathway wherever the family happens to beIt is a useful document for all stakeholders including club staff - so everyone is clear on what is on and when.  I will be updated as new events/courses are added. It can be downloaded here: Junior-Calendar-2022-120522V2.1

Registration for the 2022 Irish Sailing Youth Nationals in Ballyholme, 21-24 April, is now open!

Registration for the 2022 Irish Sailing Youth Nationals in Ballyholme, 21-24 April, is now open!

Registration for the Irish Sailing Youth Nationals in Ballyholme this April is NOW OPEN

Irish Sailing Youth Nationals- ILCA 6 / 420 / 29er / Optimist Trials EARLY BIRD is £130
21st April 2022 to 24th April 2022
Irish Sailing Youth Nationals- ILCA 4 / Topper 5.3 EARLY BIRD is £100
www.sailing.ie/YouthNationals

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

Entries NOW OPEN: CLICK HERE TO ENTER
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.

sarahagorman@gmail.com

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.

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