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Interport 2018 Ruffian 23 Team Racing Challenge Ireland versus Hong Kong

The 6th Interport Ruffian 23 challenge between Ireland and Hong Kong took place in Dun Laoghaire last weekend.

The 12-strong team of Ruffian sailors from RHKYC arrived in Dun Laoghaire on Thursday evening and joined the Irish sailors for post-DBSC racing drinks in the RStGYC.

The 1st Interport Ruffian challenge took place in 1993 in Hong Kong with the Hong Kong Ruffian sailors coming to Dun Laoghaire the following year. The challenge was revitalised in 2009 when an Irish contingent travelled to Hong Kong.
Since then the event has occurred every 3 years with the Irish team travelling to Hong Kong again in
2015, and the Hong Kong team coming to Dun Laoghaire in 2012 and again this year.

Davy NYC Regatta – June 23rd. Entry now open

The National Yacht Club is holding its biennial Regatta on Saturday 23rd June 2018

With a great programme of entertainment ashore and guaranteed great racing on the water, the NYC Regatta is a date not to be missed!

We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to our Regatta main sponsor ‘Davy‘.

For NOR, SIs and Online Entry Form please click here
View the Regatta Entry List Here

Regatta results for the Water Wags: Click Here

Red Bull Flugtag 2018 Dun Laoghaire – Sunday 20th May

Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 6-metre high flight deck, in the hope of soaring into the wild blue yonder…or more often, to plunge into the waters below. Flugtag, which means “flying day” in German, pushes the envelope of human-powered flight but competitors need more than airtime to reach the podium. Teams are judged on three criteria: flight distance, creativity of the craft, and showmanship. These criteria have inspired flying tacos, prehistoric pterodactyls, and even Snoopy and the gang to grace the Flugtag flight decks!

In 2011, Dublin celebrated the momentous 100th anniversary of the Red Bull Flugtag series and we are bringing back the madness to the capital in May 2018. So mark your calendar and be ready for more flights, fun and foolery!

Clubhouse / Social Information:
Come and enjoy the spectacle from your Club’s best vantage point! The BBQ will be in full swing from 1pm to 5pm and live music and kids entertainment as well!! All members, family friends welcome but Security will be on the door and gates so make sure you have you membership card for speedy entry!!

Please note there will be no parking outside the clubhouse from 6pm on Saturday night.

For further details on the event, including road closures, parking and public transport, refer to the official Flug Tag Event Guide HERE

On the water:
There will be an exclusion zone in the Carlisle Basin with 2 patrol RIBs from the Club to help channel the traffic…please follow their instructions at all time. Also, please do not bring your boat alongside the pontoons as masts or high cabins will inevitably impede the view of the show!
The Club launch service is not affected by the Flug Tag…however, there will be no renting of Club boats this weekend as they will be off site in storage to make room for tables and chairs. 

For more information, please visit the event website here:

Royal Wedding Celebration on Saturday 19th May

To celebrate this special occasion the National Yacht Club are televising the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan with Tea/Croissants/Prosecco at 10.30 – 11.00 am and invite guests toast the Happy Couple and watch the ceremony at 12 o’clock, followed by lunch.

In true Royal fashion if you would like to wear your fascinator and dress up for the occasion, we would be delighted.

For more information you can contact Maureen Murphy at

Mitsubishi motors present Irish sailing club of the year to the national yacht club

Mitsubishi Motors Ireland last night presented the magnificent wheel trophy for the Irish Sailing Club of the Year 2018, to the National Yacht Club at an award ceremony in the Club, last night (8 May 2018)  The Trophy was made 40 years ago for the initial awarding of the “Irish Sailing Club of the Year” and over that last 21 years, Mitsubishi Motors Ireland have generously sponsored the coveted award.

New & Prospective Members Evening – Friday 27th April

Recent new members and their proposers along with prospective members, are cordially invited to a New Members Receptions in the Main Dining Room.  Friday 27th April 2018,  Time:  20:00 – 21:30 

It will be an opportunity to hear about the many activities in the club and meet the various function heads and explore exciting sailing and other opportunities.

New Members spouses, family and friends are also very welcome and the many sailing and non sailing opportunities across the wide range of club activities will be explained.

Club members are encouraged to attend with friends who may be potential members

Boat Skippers looking for crew for 2018 are encouraged to attend.

Drinks and Canapes will be served

RSVP to Carmen Mc Keever 01 280 5725 or email

Yours Sincerely,

Martin McCarthy

Vice Commodore