Junior Training

Dun Laoghaire Youth Laser Coaching Programme; Autumn/Winter 2018

The Dun Laoghaire Youth Laser training program will be run as a collaboration between RSGYC and NYC.

Mid-Term Laser Clinic 29th October – 2nd November                                               

To Register, Please Click Here

We are fortunate to have two excellent local coaches head up the program: Conor O’Beirne will be running the 4.7’s and we have Nicole Hemeryck on the Radials. We intend grouping sailors to maintain a coach:sailor ratio of around 6 and expect to have around 3 groups in the 4.7’s and potentially 2 in the radials.

The program is designed for sailors who, at minimum, have competed in regional events (in any boat) and intend to participate in the regional laser circuit in 2019. The program will be managed by our coaches and they will be the first point of contact. The overall philosophy of the group is that it is sailor driven and not parent driven.

The program is open to all full and cadet members of either RIYC, RSGYC or NYC with boat parking paid.

For details on the training modules and to Register, Please Click Here 

Topper winter coaching and clinics

Welcome to our Topper Coaching series.
This year we are delighted to announce Hugh Perrette as our Head Coach. We have an exciting programme lined up between now and Christmas.  Sailors can choose one of two Options for Sunday Coaching

Option 1:  Full-day Sunday coaching which is suitable for those who have competed in regional or national events either in a Topper or Optimist. Costs are €244 for 9  days of coaching.
Option 2: Three quarter day Sunday coaching which is suitable for those who have not competed at regional or national events or who are new to the Topper class not having competed in other competitions such as Optimists.
Costs are €180 for 9 days 3/4 day coaching sessions.

Dates for the Sunday coaching options above are: Sep 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9

Clinics: Along with you Sunday coaching options you can also choose to participate in our two Clinics which will be run over two days and is facilitated by our International Coach Oliver Spensley-Corfield. The Clinics are open to all sailors.  €160 for the 2 Clinics or €80 per clinic

Dates for Clinics are:
20th – 21st October
17th – 18th November

Please Register Here

Club optimist winter coaching

This Course is now Booked Out!

The NYC has an exciting Optimist Winter 2018 Training Programme starting on Sunday 21st October and running for 6 Sundays with a mid-term break:
Dates are as follows: 21st October, 4th November, 11th November, 18th November, 25th November, 2nd December.

Time for sailors 12:30-4:30pm. Cost €120

There will be specific training for 2 groups: Regatta fleet (Max 6 Sailors) and Junior Main fleet (Max 8 sailors)

Please read here for terms and conditions and to register

3 day Open 420 midterm clinic in the National Yacht Club.

This Course is now Booked Out!

On Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Monday 29th October.
Graeme Grant will be the lead coach.
This programme is limited to 10 boats only.
Costs are €90 per sailor (€180 per boat)

Please register here

NYC Optimist Programme – 2018 – 2019

We are delighted to offer Main Fleet sailors instruction catered to their needs.  Areas of focus will include:

  •  Introduction to main fleet regattas
  •  Confidence building
  •  Improving boat handling skills
  •  Developing tactics       
  •  Perfecting racing skills 
  •  Focusing on physical, technical, tactical and mental training
  •  Preparing for regattas and qualifiers

For further details please contact

NYC Optimist Program

NYC Winter Optimist training 2018

NYC Optimist Intermediate Programme 
NYC junior section will be running winter sailing lessons to develop intermediate group of optimist sailors from September 2018 to April 2019. The aim is to support committed sailors throughout the winter months to improve and develop racing skills. Places will be limited to six sailors per group and lessons will take place during half of the day at NYC on both Saturday and Sunday.  First weekend session will start 1st and 2nd of September.  Weekend session (2 half days) will roughly cost €35 per sailor.For further details on dates times availability and registration please contact and

NYC Optimist Performance Programme
NYC junior section will be running performance winter sailing sessions aimed uniquely to perfect racing skills for a select group of top optimist sailors from September 2018 to April 2019. The goal is to uniquely focus on experienced event racing skills throughout the winter months. Places will be limited to six highly ranked Irish sailors.  Lessons will take place at NYC on both Saturday and Sunday and require commitment of full day on the water on both days. If there is a dilemma regarding the eligibility of a sailor to take part in this group, the final decision will be made by the professional coach. First weekend session will start 1st and 2nd of September.  For further details on dates, times, availability and registration please contact