Team Ireland shines in Scheveningen
NYC’s Leah Rickard, Nathan Vansteenberge, Sam Ledoux and Rocco Wright travelled as part of a seven-sailor team to represent Ireland at the 2018 Optimist European Championships in Scheveningen the Netherlands 25-29 June 2018. Along with Team Ireland sailors Johnny Flynn, Emily Riordan and Eimer McMoriarty, coach Thomas Chaix and Team Assistant Ciara Peelo, they delivered one of Ireland’s most successful outcomes at a European Optimist Championship!
Seven Flying Fifteens from the NYC traveled to Whiterock in Strangford Lough last week to compete in the 50 strong top class fleet. With consistent sailing and a bit of luck Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly came out best of the Irish with an impressive fourth place finish after three races of the scheduled eight were completed on Saturday. Read the post for the full report
The National Yacht Club Women on the Water team continues to grow in numbers with up to 30 lady sailors now sailing weeklyin DBSC Racing on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
This enthusiastic group entered two 1720 Sportsboats in last weekend's club regatta with an all ladies crew. It was a glorious day of sunshine with two windward/leeward races providing lots of challenging sailing.
The NYC awarded a Women's Boat prize in recognition of the many new and returning ladies to sailing in the club. This was jointly won by one of our 1720s helmed by Fiona Staunton and an SB20 sailed by Sarah Byrne from Greystones.
Entries are now open for the Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin Royal Irish Regatta 2018.
See NOR, Race Entry and full line up here: https://www.riyc.ie/Latest_News/RIYC_REGATTA_2018.aspx
Best of Luck to the IODAI European Team with NYC sailors Leah Rickard, Nathan van Steenberge, Rocco Wright and Sam Ledoux.
Team Ireland (Johnny, Leah, Eimer, Rocco, Sam, Emily and Nathan) and coach Thomas Chaix have arrived in The Hague for the 2018 Optimist European Championship’s.
The Europeans start on Monday June 25th and runs until June 30th. We wish them the very best of luck at the event. Go Team Ireland .
We have completed another year of nippers. 30 keen sailors aged 6-8 yrs old participated in this 6 week Cara Na Mara programme. We had up to 10 helpers per week, club members aged 10-12 who sat in Club Optimists with the sailors and we would like to thank them for their support.
On the last night, we organised a trip to the lifeboat station where our young sailors learnt all about the fabulous work the volunteers do. The parents and siblings met in the dining room for a meal to celebrate the end of the course.
Here are some photos from the last night, we look forward to seeing these junior sailors on the minor and full day summer courses in the coming months.
Thanks to Fiona Staunton & Neassa Dolan who organised this programme