Junior Training

NYC Nippers 2017

This year’s NYC Nippers course welcomed the largest group of eager children than ever before to our club. Over six weeks in May and June, our adventurous 6-8 year olds bravely dipped their toe into sailing, many of them for the first time.

Teenage sailing course

Do you have a teenager who would like to try sailing but doesn’t want to be in a group of 7-8 year olds? We have the perfect course for you!

We have a course for teenagers this summer C1 6th- 16th June and C3 10th – 21st July. No boat required and no previous sailing experience necessary.

You will be sailing with other beginner sailors of a similar age and using the club boats so 3-4 people in each boat. It is a great introduction to the sailing course in a fun and social environment and will help build confidence to helm and crew in boats.

Course 3 is available to full and family members only but C1 is open to potential members also so bring a friend!. Here is the link to book;

Transition Year Programme 2017/2018

Once again we are planning the TY programme for 2017/2018. The Programme will include a trip to Heir Island, Laser/feva coaching on Wednesday afternoons, rib and first aid courses etc. At this point we are preparing a database of potential participants for each block / activity, so if your son or daughter is interested in the Programme can you please email Elva O’Sullivan


Friday Night Optimist Training (Minors, Pre-racing & Start Racing levels)

The NYC Junior Section is delighted to be able to offer coaching for Optimist Sailors on Friday evenings during May and June.

We are offering coaching for three groups of sailors, depending on your child’s experience. Please read the descriptors carefully to ensure you book in for the right level.

Dates: The course runs for 9 weeks on Friday evenings from 17.00-19.30 to coincide with the Friday race training. The course starts on Friday 28 April and ends on Friday 23 June.


Details and Registration here


National Nippers 2017


Come and try some fun sailing, no boat needed.  Starting on Wednesday 24th of May for 6 weeks (until 28th June) and running from 1730 to 1930.

The course is available to children of family and full members only.

IF spaces are available, we will open it to potential members at the beginning of May as their one course to try (once per family). There will be an additional charge for these courses.

We are following the Cara na Mara programme with their colourful work books.  There will be two groups, Otters for new beginners and Seals (only if Otters has been obtained).  We have a maximum of 30 places.






Baltimore 2017 Update

Baltimore Training Week 2017  

The IODAI Baltimore training week took place during the mid-term week with 15 families from the NYC attending.

Out of over 133 sailors aged between 7 and 14 there were twenty five sailors from the NYC. The NYC group was the largest participating club with sailors in all fleets.

The sailors had 5 days of sailing with mixed conditions at times very windy with storm Doris lending her force on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. International and Irish coaches provided a full range of training, from first time Regatta fleet level through to Transition and to Main Fleets both Junior and Senior with a Regatta on the last day.