NYC Women On the Water racing team finish 2016 on a colourful note

13 spirited ladies took part in the racing series in an ever growing class of sportboats and brought many admiring glances from the rest of the competitors…for lots of obvious reasons!

Lead on and off the water by ‘Captain Lady Fiona’ who also organises the Pilates classes (and enrolls her crew by gentle force to make sure they develop their ‘core’ for hiking out!) our WOW Team (Women On the Water) is going from strength to strength and wishes to welcome all willing NYC ladies, whatever their sailing ability, to join them for fun on the race course as well as ashore! Read the full to register your interest if you want to join WOW in 2017!

Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017 – Super Early Bird Entry Reminder


All fully paid entries received by 31st December 2016 will be automatically entered into a draw and 10% of these lucky people will have their Entry Fee refunded!!

Click   HERE  for the current list of entries received across the 31 Classes for 2017

Notice of Race and Online Entry 

CLICK HERE to Enter Online now into the SUPER EARLY BIRD DRAW by 31st December 2016  

Rory Fitz hangs on to 3rd overall after Day 2 in Moth Fest Bermuda

A windy day 2 (20 knts winds) was not as kind to Rory who still scored very credible results (13th and 8th) in race 3 and 4 of the MS Amlin International Moth Regatta in Bermuda.

The event provides a great test to both Rory (3rd overall) and Annalise (24th) in a fleet of 49 entries…Full list of results here:

An, as always, greatly entertaining video below recaps day 2 where a “Moth Walk” technique was displayed by one of the competitors on the finish line approach…hard to know if it was voluntary or not!! Watch the video here

Leading Irish youth sailors head south to New Zealand in search of medals

Ireland’s leading youth Laser Radial sailors Nicole Hemeryck and Johnny Durcan, both NYC members, yesterday upped anchor to fly south to compete in the the ISAF Youth Worlds Sailing Championship in Auckland, New Zealand from 14 – 20 December 2016. This extremely competitive event features the best of the world’s youth talent and is open to sailors aged 19, this is where the stars of the future are born.

The highly contested honour to represent Ireland was earned following their success at the Laser Radial Youth World Championship in Dublin in July, where they finished seventh in their respective fleets, and when they both won the Laser Radial National Championship at GBSC. Nicole and Johnny, who is also an RCYC member, have considerable experience competing in Wold and European Championships and for both a place on the podium is the aim.

We wish them their dream. Follow them on

NYC Member Rory Fitzpatrick leads Bermuda Moth Fest after day 1

NYC Member Rory Fitzpatrick holds the early lead at the 2nd annual MS Amlin International Moth Regatta, hosted by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

Rory finished 1st and 2nd in yesterday’s two races and leads second-placed Rob Greenhalgh of Great Britain by 1 point. Italy’s Stefano Rizzi is third with 9 points after placing 4th and 5th.

To read more and catch glimpses of Rory (white hull moth) and Annalise (pink trampolines) in action during a much windier practice day, please read the full post.

Annalise brings home her medal winning Laser

After a whirlwind 24-hour round trip by ferry and road to Britain this week,  Annalise has returned to Ireland with the boat she sailed to a silver medal at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio.

The idea of taking ownership of the historic Laser Radial dinghy was first mooted in Afloat by WM Nixon back in August (an excellent article to reminisce on her great achievement)

… but maybe she has her own ideas?!? Lets keep an eye for an ad. I drafted one below:

“For Sale – nearly new Laser. One Lady owner only. Very little use on the water (never in more than 25 knts winds) but with extensive road and air travel history. Class compliant but lacks sail numbers. Contact you know who…” 🙂