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
We will be running our Dun Laoghaire Optimist Group (DOG's) training programme over the winter in conjunction with the RStGYC and RIYC.
Dates are: October - 1st, 8th, 14th, 15th, 22nd, November - 11th, 12th, 19th, 26th, December - 2nd, 3rd, 10th
This programme is open to Optimist sailors who have qualified for the Irish Selection Trials in April. The coaching will be provided by a mix of Irish and 8 Days a Week coaches and there is a total of 28 sessions running through to the Trials event.
The cost of the programme is €1,395 and is payable in 3 instalments of €465, the second of which can be paid using this link
The sailing sub committee under Rear Commodore Susan Spain and Sailing Manager Olivier Prouveur are congratulated on achieving a Sports Capital Grant to assist with developing our "Youth Training" and "Women on the Water" training schemes in the club.
The award is an acknowledgement of the clubs commitment to training and developing our sport of sailing.
The following are the dates of the DBSC 2018 programme:
First Tuesday race: 24th April 2018
First Thursday race: 26th April 2018
First Saturday race: 28th April 2018
Last Tuesday race 2018 : 28th August 2018
Last Thursday race 2018: 30th August 2018
Last Saturday race 2018: 29th September 2018
Last Saturday evening the junior section gathered together for the annual dinner and prize giving which was a great success, with well over 200 attending. Cormac / Louise and their teams did a fantastic job running the event. As did the sailing instructors. See all the photos below.