The National Yacht Club is proud to be a signatory of the 20×20 initiative to encourage more women and girls to get involved in sport.
Increasing the visibility of women in sport is key. Over 600 clubs across Ireland have signed up and the NYC is thrilled to celebrate the longstanding achievements of its women members and to encourage more women to get involved in sailing at all levels. The vibrant junior section keeps a keen eye on ensuring that girls get involved at an early stage. The Women on the Water network has been encouraging beginners and rusty sailors back into dinghy and keelboat sailing for over six years, generating a vibrant and supportive community across the club. Across all levels and ages, women members are valued boat owners, helms and crew members, and are involved in leadership roles in sailing including race management in the club and in DBSC. Many more taking part in the D2D and ISORA racing. Highlights of NYC’s involvement in running the Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm regatta in 2019 and being selected to run it a second time in 2020. Strength, fitness, inclusion, respect, leadership: these are key values of 20×20. What better role models than NYC members, Olympic Silver medal winner Annalise Murphy and Tokyo 2021 competitor. Commodore of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Anne Kirwin.
The National Yacht Club is right behind 20×20.