March for the Ocean (against plastic)

March for the Ocean (against plastic)

Flossie, An 11 year old girl, from Dun Laoghaire has been asked to organise a march against plastic on behalf of Ireland that is happening on the same day around the world, so London, Washington Rio De Janeiro etc.

The march will be happening at 2.30pm on Saturday 9th June, leaving from The Royal Marine Hotel, then marching towards the West pier where one of her Seabins are going in.

 Flossie has been cleaning the beaches weekly in this area since last July and has become quite famous for it. The Irish Times wrote about her last year as well as many other magazines and newspapers worldwide. 
They are hoping to get around 1000 people to the march  and to have lots of yachts (flotilla)sporting anti-plastic signs in the Harbour, that would be brilliant! 

Optimist Ulsters 2018 – Report and Results

Optimist Ulsters 2018 – Report and Results

The NYC had great success in the Optimist Ulsters which took place in Malahide Yacht Club last weekend.  Twenty four sailors from the NYC took part in this event across 3 fleets.

Sam Ledoux, Leah Rickard, Conor Gorman, Fiachra Mc Donnell, Rian Geraghty-Mc Donnell, Luke Turvey, Hugh Turvey, Nathan van Steenberge, Lauren O’Callaghan, Ella Dempsey and Rachel Flood, sailed in Senior Fleet.

Rocco Wright, Clementine Van Steenberge,Lucia Cullen, Edward Dempsey, Conor Staunton and Adelaide Jullo sailed in Junior Fleet.

Ava Ennis, Caoilinn Mc Donnell, James Hall, Lizzie Hall, Kate Flood, Grace Gavin and Ciara O’Sullivan sailed in the Regatta Fleet.

Irish Sailing Set–Up ‘Performance HQ’ at Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Irish Sailing Set–Up ‘Performance HQ’ at Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dun Laoghaire Harbour

The National Yacht Club has long been the Dublin's guest home of Irish Sailing Performance Squads (49ers, Lasers) to provide access to the water in the capital...

This is set to change with the announcement that for a new €300k 'Performance Headquarters', funded entirely by the Irish Sailing Foundation and located on the grounds of the Commissioners of Irish Lights in Dun Laoghaire.

Red Bull Flugtag 2018 Dun Laoghaire – Sunday 20th May

Red Bull Flugtag 2018 Dun Laoghaire – Sunday 20th May

Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 6-metre high flight deck, in the hope of soaring into the wild blue yonder…or more often, to plunge into the waters below. Flugtag, which means “flying day” in German, pushes the envelope of human-powered flight but competitors need more than airtime to reach the podium. Teams are judged on three criteria: flight distance, creativity of the craft, and showmanship. These criteria have inspired flying tacos, prehistoric pterodactyls, and even Snoopy and the gang to grace the Flugtag flight decks!

In 2011, Dublin celebrated the momentous 100th anniversary of the Red Bull Flugtag series and we are bringing back the madness to the capital in May 2018. So mark your calendar and be ready for more flights, fun and foolery!

Clubhouse / Social Information:
Come and enjoy the spectacle from your Club's best vantage point! The BBQ will be in full swing from 1pm to 5pm and live music and kids entertainment as well!! All members, family friends welcome but Security will be on the door and gates so make sure you have you membership card for speedy entry!!

Please note there will be no parking outside the clubhouse from 6pm on Saturday night.

For further details on the event, including road closures, parking and public transport, refer to the official Flug Tag Event Guide HERE

On the water:
There will be an exclusion zone in the Carlisle Basin with 2 patrol RIBs from the Club to help channel the traffic...please follow their instructions at all time. Also, please do not bring your boat alongside the pontoons as masts or high cabins will inevitably impede the view of the show!
The Club launch service is not affected by the Flug Tag...however, there will be no renting of Club boats this weekend as they will be off site in storage to make room for tables and chairs. 

For more information, please visit the event website here: https://flugtag.redbull.com/irl/en/?

Royal Wedding Celebration on Saturday 19th May

Royal Wedding Celebration on Saturday 19th May

To celebrate this special occasion the National Yacht Club are televising the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan with Tea/Croissants/Prosecco at 10.30 – 11.00 am and invite guests toast the Happy Couple and watch the ceremony at 12 o’clock, followed by lunch.

In true Royal fashion if you would like to wear your fascinator and dress up for the occasion, we would be delighted.

For more information you can contact Maureen Murphy at maureen@maureenmurphy.eu

Update on theTopper Southern Championship RCYC 12-13th May

Update on theTopper Southern Championship RCYC 12-13th May

This weekend saw superb racing in Cork with the National Yacht Club well represented by Hugh O'Connor, Natasha Hemeryck, Caoimhe Byrne and Caoimhe Seymour. Conditions were tough with strong tides and shifty winds. Hugh O'Connor finished the first day in the lead and managed to stave off stiff competition on day two winning the overall championship outright.

Caoimhe Seymour battled it out for 4th Place in the 4.2 Rig and Natasha Hemeryck and Caoimhe Byrne gained respectable places in the top half of the fleet. Congratulations to all our sailors.

Annalise quits Laser Radial & launches 49er FX campaign for Tokyo

Annalise quits Laser Radial & launches 49er FX campaign for Tokyo

Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise has quit the Laser Radial dinghy and launched a two–year campaign for the Tokyo Olympics in the 49er FX skiff dinghy.

The news is revealed in this morning's Irish Times Sailing Column here and it follows Annalise's two year hiatus from the class since Rio that had left everyone wondering, including team management, what the former European Radial Champion, would do next.

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