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Junior Sailing

Payment for coach support during Nationals for Oppie main fleet sailors

 The NYC provided coaching support 17 – 20 August for main fleet optimists who registered their interest and took part in the Irish National Open Championships. The amount due is €130 per sailor. Please follow this link to complete payment for this on-the-water support.

If you have any queries please contact Keith Staunton or Cristina Ledoux.

REMINDER the Merrion Private IODAI Leinster Optimist Championships 2017 are Open for Entries!

Leinsters deal for first time IODAI Members!

The Merrion Private IODAI Leinster Optimist Championships will take place over the weekend of September 9th and 10th in The National Yacht Club Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

You can enter now via the www.iodai.comevents page.

New to IODAI events?
The Leinsters are the last International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) regional event of 2017. We have had a lot of queries from parents with sailors who would like to do the Leinsters but have never done a regional event before.Participation in regional events requires sailors to be members of IODAI. Membership is normally €60 but as a once off offer for sailors wishing to participate in the Leinsters this will be reduced to €20 as this is the last event of the year.

Also an early entry discount of €60 for the Leinsters applies if you enter by 10pm on Friday August 25th.

 

Irish U-12 squad shines at UK Optimist Nationals in Weymouth

Ten Irish U-12 sailors were selected by IODAI to travel to Portland Weymouth to take part in the UK Junior National Championships 29 July – 04 August.  Over 400 international sailors across three fleets  gathered in windy weather to compete at the impressive Olympic venue. Although high winds prevented two days of sailing, races were squeezed into the remaining days and a  total of nine races were completed with one discard for both Junior Gold and Silver fleets. NYC sailors had a super event. Sam Ledoux and Clementine Vansteenberge both qualified for Junior Gold fleet with Sam coming in 9th overall and 1st Irish U-12 team and Clementine, only 11 years old, coming in 35th and 1st Irish girl. Silver fleet sailor Ella Dempsey came in 9th position overall with a well-deserved 3rd place in the final race.

Optimist Starter & Improver Coaching with DLH Junior September Series

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL

The NYC is running Optimists Starters Coaching (4 Sundays starting 27th August) and Improvers Coaching (4 Sundays starting 27th August). For details and online registration in either scheme, please read the full post.

TY Heir Island trip

Dear Parents and TY Sailors,

 

We are finalising plans for the trip down to Heir Island, and just wanted to give you an outline of the details of the trip.

Dates is Sunday September 24th (leaving Dun Laoghaire at approx. 11.30am) returning Friday 29th, and should arrive back in Dun Laoghaire approx. 9.30pm.  Cost: €450 

As places are limited to 24, they will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. The registration and booking form will go live on the RSGYC website at 3pm Friday 1st September. 

Update on the Optimist Nationals

NYC sailors take titles at Optimist National Championships

In one of the most exciting Irish National championships, NYC sailors did the club proud demonstrating great talent and skill over the 4-day event at the RIYC in Dun-Laoghaire, 17 – 20 August.

Mixed conditions and particularly windy weather tested all sailors to the full. The excellent results reflect the hard work carried out over the winter and past months.