The NYC Junior Awards Ceremony took place at the National Yacht Club on Saturday 25th November. The awards night is the evening when our juniors traditionally take over the club. This is when the achievements of our juniors in summer courses and in National and...
With the growing interest in match racing on our 4 Eliotts and learning the skills necessary to sail successfully on our J80s, the club has recognised we need a few qualified keelboat instructors in order to introduce and develop sailors through the Irish Sailing small boat sailing scheme.
If interested in becoming a keelboat instructor, you must already hold a valid instructor certification and go through the process.
Doing this will also re-validate any existing SBSS instructor qualifications (including Senior Instructor) which might be useful for anyone coming near the end of their validity.:
- pre-entry assessment day
- 2 days conversion course
- we are also looking at an added day to obtain the advanced instructor certificate for suitable candidates.
If interested, please fill the form here
The 2023 Junior Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday November 25th from 6.30-10pm.
All of our junior sailors aged 6+ are invited to join. It will be a super evening and there will be prizes galore and lots of exciting spot prizes too with some fun and games to look forward to as well.
Please book and pay for your ticket in advance to help us estimate numbers. We are not able to accept payment on the night.
The price for the child meal is €16 for a three-course meal (Garlic Bread, Lasagne and Ice Cream). It also includes a raffle ticket for each child, so they are in with a chance to win some of the amazing prizes.
The price for the adult meal is €26 for a buffet main course (choice of two dishes) and includes a glass of wine.
The NYC Frostbite Series 2023 will take place in the National Yacht Club on 4 Saturdays for Flying Fifteens commencing on Saturday 21st October. There will be back-to-back races on each day of the series.
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Ann Kirwan, former Commodore of Dublin Bay Sailing Club and a longtime NYC enthusiastic Ruffian 23 sailor captures the flavour for us with her report of this remarkable event on the other side of the world:
HONG KONG HOSTS FINAL SAILING EVENT OF RUFFIAN 23 GOLDEN JUBILEE
A team of 20 Irish Ruffian sailors travelled to Hong Kong on Wednesday, October 18th, to compete in the Golden Jubilee Ruffian Inter-Port Regatta, the 7th Interport Challenge. The first two took place in the early ’90s before the event was revived in 2009, when the Irish Ruffians were invited to Hong Kong. Since then, the event has been held every three years in alternate locations, but the 2021 visit to Hong Kong was delayed by two years due to Covid. However, this turned out to be very fortuitous, as 2023 is the 50th anniversary year of the Ruffian fleet.
Irish solo sailor and NYC Member Tom Dolan is back in Ireland with his Figaro Beneteau 3 Smurfit Kappa Kingspan, aiming to set a Round Ireland speed sailing record, a bid sparking debate about the status of solo sailing in Irish waters and the records themselves, which Afloat concluded in May, was all a bit of a mess.
Tom wants to break the long-standing record of 4 days, 1 hour and 53 minutes and 29 seconds established by Michel Kleinjans aboard a Class40 in 2005, but, he says, the World Speed Sailing Record Council (WSSRC) do not accept singlehanded record attempts, so Dolan has lodged a double-handed speed record bid.
"I will be sailing around Ireland single-handed with an onboard reporter (OBR)", he explained to Afloat...