The Junior Committee is happy to announce that the Summer Courses 2024 are now open for booking for all NYC members.

The booking will remain open until midnight on Monday 22 May 2024.

As previously advertised, we will be running the full suite of IS levels and are additionally offering some custom courses. Places will be allocated on a first-come/first-served basis. We intend to offer all courses published, but this will depend on demand and minimum numbers per course.

If you are unsure which course is right for your young sailor, you can check the ISA website for a description of the standard courses by clicking here: Dinghy, Keelboat & Catamaran Sailing   (List of courses under the Course Syllabi heading)

Feedback from parents has told us that demand for specific courses is hard to predict running into the summer. For this reason, we have decided that we will not cap the number of places per course at the point of booking. This will allow us to respond more flexibly to your needs and scale-up to meet demand where possible.

What this means for you is: If there has not been sufficient interest in a course you have booked or if a course has been oversubscribed, we will be in touch before 15 May 2024 (within 1 week of booking closing) to offer you an alternative course or a full refund.


29er & 49er East Coast Championships 2024

29er & 49er East Coast Championships 2024

The National Yacht Club is delighted to host the combined 29er & 49er East Coast Championships on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2024.

Please download the Notice of Race here: Easterns 29er 49er NOR final

Sailing Instructions: Combined 29er & 49er SIs


Please enter the event here

NYC Nippers Programme 2024

NYC Nippers Programme 2024

The Junior Committee is delighted to offer our very popular Nippers course in May and June 2024, starting on Wednesday 8 May.

 The Nippers course is based on the ISA’s Cara na Mara programme. The programme designed for young children aged 6-10 who have not yet had any, or little, experience sailing. The programme is focused on building confidence on the water and teaching the basics of water safety. The emphasis is on fun and safety! 

 The NYC will run 6 sessions on Wednesdays (Dates May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 12). The session starts with registration at 5.30 and finishes at 7.30pm.

For more information and to register your Child, Please visit this page

Adult Pre-Summer 2024 Laser & RS Aero Coaching Sessions – Sunday Mornings

Adult Pre-Summer 2024 Laser & RS Aero Coaching Sessions – Sunday Mornings

Welcome back to the NYC summer platform! Following demand in a growing group of sailors and to launch the summer racing season, the first coaching series is proposed. The coaching is open to all ILCA rigs and all Aero rigs. It is aiming at sailors wishing to progress their skills in a race environment (speed, rules, starts, mark rounding, tactical decisions...). The sessions are usually but not exclusively sailed inside the harbour on short and intense drills allowing a large variability of experience to enjoy the training. These sessions can be complemented by one on one training. Contact Thomas at for details.

It will be delivered by experienced coaches starting this Sunday with Ellie Cunnane (former Academy laser sailors).  The programme is open to all Waterfront club sailors and sessions will start at 9.30 and are expected to be finished by 12.30 with a short debrief before enjoying the traditional club lunch (and enjoying the lunch whilst discussing the outcomes of the morning afloat).

28-04 - coach Ellie Cunnane
12-05 - coach TBA
19-05 - coach Thomas Chaix
02-06 - coach Thomas Chaix

Cost of the programme: 100EUR/sailor - A "by session" option is possible at 30EUR/sailor

Register Here

Flying Fifteen High Performance Training Course – May 2024

Flying Fifteen High Performance Training Course – May 2024

Following the success of 2023 series, the National YC will once more offer an open series of coached training sessions on Mondays. As per last year we will offer 2 time slots of 3 hours (with an objective of 2 hours afloat). The series will be delivered by Head Coach Thomas Chaix. Learning from last year experience the maximum number of boats per time slot is 12.

Monday 20 May, Monday 27 May, Monday 3 June, Monday 10 June (reserve Monday 24 June in case of a cancellation decided at least 48 hours before a scheduled session due to weather)

Time slot 1: 14.00-17.00
Time slot 2: 18.00-21.00

Price for the full series: €70 / boat for afternoon sessions and €80 / boat for evening sessions

Each session will have specific objective which may be reassessed depending on weather conditions on the day.

  1. Setting up the boat, speed and discussing the 3 essentials (trim, steering, balance)
  2. Nailing the boat handling (accelerations, tacks, hoists, jibes, drops)
  3. Introduction to effective starting (the box, the runway, timings)
  4. Putting it together with practice races.

Click Here to Register

Pre-Racing NYC Club Optimists Pre-Summer Training 2024

Pre-Racing NYC Club Optimists Pre-Summer Training 2024

NOTE: we will also be offering coaching during Friday Night Series (for racers and non racers).

The pre-Summer Optimist programme is offering a 4 Sundays afternoon sailing clinic:
- Sunday 21st of April
- Sunday 28th of April
- Sunday 19th of May
- Sunday 26th of May

Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Price : €100

For further details and to register, please click here

Ladies Lunch

Ladies Lunch

Join us for our final Ladies Lunch of the season

Tuesday May 7th @ 1.00pm

Guest speaker

Dun Laoghaire Tourism - discussing: places of interest and all dun laoghaire has to offer over the summer

Bookings contact: Catering (01) 2805725 or email


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