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    County Dublin, Ireland

    Latitude       53° 17.635’ N
    Longitude   06° 07.770’ W

NYC Junior Section Golden Jubilee 2017

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailjunior-section-60sTo mark the Golden Jubilee of the NYC Junior Section which was founded in May 1967, the NYC will host a weekend of celebrations on Saturday May 20th & Sunday May 21st 2017. The Festivities will kick off with a reunion dinner for those who were members of the Junior Section between 1967 and 1972 on Saturday, dinner is at 7.30pm and the cost is €35pp. On Sunday there will be a family fun day with a number of sailing races held in front of the clubhouse featuring past and present junior parents, members, and organisers. As well as sailing there will be a BBQ and plenty of fun activities ashore – a day for all NYC members and families to enjoy. If you were a member of the Junior Section during these years, please send us your contact details, email / postal address to NYC Secretary  ( – we’d love you to attend the festivities which promise to be a happy trip down memory lane. golden-jubilee-poster And how about taking part in our fun race?…a word from Paddy Boyd, race organiser: “Do you remember the Optimist Derbies of the late 60s and early 70s? Where parents of the Junior Section kids folded themselves into an Optimist and provided great amusement for their kids. Well, what goes around comes around and it is now time for history to repeat itself. This year is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the NYC Junior Section and it is being commemorated with a dinner on Saturday 20th May and the re-creation of the Optimist Derby on Sunday 21st. We expect every original member of the JS to sail and encourage them to bring their kids and grandkids along to see the humiliation! First gun is 12:30, six boats per race, plenty of fun activities for everyone, especially the kids. BBQ to follow. Oh and by the way there will be a special prize for the participant who dresses in the closest likeness of 60s Junior Section sailing gear!” To take part, please enter your details below. Sailing Instructions will be available on the day.