Some TY Course coming up on our website over the next few months, places are limit so we advice to book early
Registration Opens 31st January
Laser/Feva - Wednesday Afternoons
Feb 21st - Apr 11th / 2pm - 5pm
€TBA maximum (20)
Registration Opens 1st February
First Aid Course - Sunday 25th February
9am - 5pm maximum (12) €70
Registration Opens 22nd March
Rib Course - Sat & Sun April / 9am -4.30pm
€195 maximum (12)
The Awards take place on Friday 9 February at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Come and join us to celebrate the sailing year with awards for Training Centre of the Year, Senior Instructor of the Year, Youth Sailor, and Sailor of the Year, where many NYC members are nominated!!!
The National Yacht Club of Dun Laoghaire – founded in 1870 – has long been one of Ireland’s leading sailing clubs in sporting competition inshore and offshore, while at the same time retaining a friendly, hospitable and “can-do” attitude to other sailors, and to the broader community with which it interacts ashore writes W M Nixon.
Yet even by its own high standards, the Club is currently on a wave of success, building on member Annalise Murphy’s Olympic Silver Medal of 2016 such that in 2017, under the engaging leadership of Commodore Ronan Beirne, the National has progressed through a golden year.
The deadline for availing of the early-bird discounted entry for Baltimore Spring Training Week has been extended to 10pm Friday the 12th January.
This year sees the beginning of a revamping of the Baltimore Spring Camp with the goal of making it the premier Optimist training event in the Irish sailing calendar. A feature of this plan sees IODAI investing in enhancing the quality of the training at all levels. More structured training programmes will ensure that a higher level of skills will be acquired by all sailors. Performance sailors will benefit from more focused coaching, while an increased number of senior coaches will ensure that all sailors benefit from the expertise they bring. Main features include:
Don’t miss out and make sure to sign up today.
We are delighted to congratulate Finn Lynch on winning Afloat.ie ‘Optimist Sailor of the Month’ for December
Finn Lynch (21) of the National Yacht Club is the Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” (Olympic) on the strength of his Silver in the Lasers in the Gran Canaria Olympic Week in mid-December, sailing nine races in light to medium conditions. In a major event which was promoting Gran Canaria’s ambitions to become known as European Sport Island, Lynch successfully availed of the opportunity to up his game after intense training.
The Boathouse will be open until Wednesday 20th December inclusive (until 1700) It will then be closed until Wednesday 3rd January.
The boathouse staff would like to wish all the Club’s members, their friends and family, a Very Happy Christmas and all the very best for the 2018 sailing season!
All the staff at the National Yacht Club, would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Clubs hours over the festive season are:
Business as usual: until December 23rd,
Open until 4pm: December 24th,
Clubhouse Closed: December 25th, 26th, & 1st January
Clubhouse open 2pm – 10pm December 27th (Dining Room Closed)
Bar food served from 5pm – 9pm December 27th
Open From Business as usual: 28th, 29, 30th December
Open until 4pm: December 31st
Business as usual: 2nd January