Junior Sailing

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 April, 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 27th April and ends on Friday 22nd June.

Details and Registration here

Friday Night Junior Summer Racing Series 2018

Friday Night Junior Racing will be starting on 27th April until 22nd June – running for 9 Fridays. This is a great way to gain racing experience and have fun at the same time.

NOR / SIs and Online Entry are available HERE

Topper Clinic 5th & 6th May 2018

The National Yacht Club is organising a Topper coaching clinic on Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th May 2018.

The price is €40 per sailor for the 2 days for those who have already done the winter coaching  Please register below

Please register here

Update on Optimist Trials 2018

The Optimist Dinghy Irish team trials took place in The RSGYC last weekend as part of the Volvo Irish Sailing Youth Pathway National Championships 2018 which were being hosted jointly by the National Yacht Club and the Royal St George Yacht Club Dun Laoghaire.



Update of the Volvo Youth Sailing National Championships 2018

The answer was written in the weekend’s weather forecast: whoever could master the vagaries of Dublin Bay‘s light winds could count on victory at this year’s Irish Sailing Youth National Championships at Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

After three days of racing, only one of the early leaders from Thursday’s races in a near gale had held on to their overall lead by Sunday’s windless conclusion.

As reported earlier, 213 competitors from 26 clubs around Ireland competed in a series that, although it had breeze throughout the wind range, will be remembered as a light air test, and a severe one at that, with some serious wind shifts in the tentative south–easterlies.

NYC Nippers 2018 – Registration Open After Easter

Registration for our Nipper course will not be open until after Easter. 

Any enquiries to Carmen at