Junior Training

Topper Clinics at National Yacht Club

As part of our Spring Training Programme, Head Coach, Hugh Perrette, and his team, have organized two Clinics, both of which will be run over two days. 

The Clinics are open to all sailors.
Cost: €120 for the 2 clinics or €65 per clinic

Clinic 1: 16th and 17th February (before the Topper Winter Regatta in the NYC)
Clinic 2: 6th and 7th April

Click here to register

Topper Spring 2019 Coaching Programme

We have a comprehensive and exciting training programme for both confirmed and novice Topper sailors organised this spring!

There will be 2 performance clinics, a Topper Winter Regatta and of course our Club Sunday training (8 Sundays)

For dates, Club boats charter, costs and registration please click here

Dun Laoghaire Youth Laser Squad – Spring Coaching Programme 2019

Following the successful formula of our autumn 2018 program, the RSGYC and NYC will again be collaborating to provide coaching for youth laser sailors in Dun Laoghaire.
VENUE:  Sailors will launch from either the NYC or the RSGYC.  Briefing will be in the RSGYC

CLASSES:  both 4.7 and radial Lasers.

February: 3rd, 10th
March: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
April: 7th, 14th

9 Sessions Cost: €250

NYC Optimist Spring Coaching 2019

The NYC has an exciting Optimist Spring 2019 Training Programme starting on Sunday 10th February and running for 6 Sundays with a breaks allowing for the mid-term/Baltimore Opi series and St. Patricks Day.

Dates: Sundays: 10th February, 3rd March, 10th March, 24th March, 31st March, 7th April. Time:12:30-16:30 / Price : €120.

To register (and to optionally charter a Club boat), please click here

Instructors wanted for 2019

Closing dates for applications is January 15th 2019

The National Yacht Club is currently seeking to recruit a team of committed sailing instructors and coaches for our Summer courses. Our Instructors are of the highest quality in terms of professionalism, attitude, technical ability and passion for sailing.

Instructors will be responsible for the development of the clubs youngest members, a role that is taken extremely seriously by the club. All instructors must have current and valid instructorship qualifications for the position to which they are applying and be available for  interview early in the new year.

Read the full post to more details and to apply for a position

Baltimore Spring Training Week 2019 – Registration Now Open!

The Baltimore Spring Training Week 2019 takes place from Sunday 17th February to Friday 22nd February 2019, in the beautiful West Cork Village of Baltimore.

Registration for this top International Optimist Sailing Clinic is now open.  To avail of the early entry discount enter today!

Entry Fee & Closing dates

      • Entry fee is €275.10 per child 
      • A €75 discount will be applied to entries made before 10pm, 30thNovember 2018
      • Entries will close at 10pm, 15thDecember and no further entries will be accommodated
      • Family discount of 50% will apply to third and subsequent children in each family

You must be an IODAI member to enter. The IODAI membership fee of €60.01 can now also be paid on