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Enhanced International Certificate of Competency (I.C.C.) Courses in 2017-2018

Thinking of chartering a boat abroad?
Thinking of refreshing your navigation and chart work skills?
Do you remember what lights vessels towing at night should show?
Are you looking for something to do on wintery Monday nights?

There are many reasons why you should consider enrolling in one of our Enhanced ICC Course in 2017-2018…

Theory courses for the International Certificate of Competency (ICC) will be held in the National Yacht Club during the coming winter months.

Each Theory Course will consist of 5 Monday evenings tuition and one evening written tests

The course times will be from 1915 hrs to 2145 hrs each Monday.

Course 1: 30th October to 4th December
Course 2: 8th January to 12th February

A minimum of 4 students are required for course to go ahead with a maximum of 12 students per course to insure quality of tuition.

For more information and to book a place, please click here

Annalise to join Dee Caffari’s crew on ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ Volvo Ocean Race boat

Mirpuri Foundation “Turn the Tide on Plastic” boat have announced two more female sailors for their Volvo Ocean Race campaign – Irish Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy and New Zealand’s Bianca Cook. Both under 30, the pair join skipper Dee Caffari’s mixed and youth-focused campaign after successful trials, and take the total number of confirmed sailors in their squad to 10 with just 44 days to go until the start of the race.

“Annalise and Bianca both add strength to the squad and are developing quickly,” said Caffari. “Coming from an Olympic background, Annalise’s strength and racing skills are obvious, but she is still learning about life offshore…She added: “The Volvo Ocean Race will certainly offer a challenge, but it’s one that they’re certainly up for. It’s a pleasure to see them loving every day on the boat.”

“The jump from Olympic inshore sailing to professional offshore sailing is a big one,” said Annalise. “I am expecting this race to be the toughest thing I have ever done both mentally and physically but I also can’t wait for it to start.” 

Read more here

DMYC Kish Race – Sunday 24th September

Entries are now open for the DMYC Kish Race taking place on Sunday 24th September.
Download: Kish-2017-NOR
Download: Kish 2017 SI’s

To enter online, please visit: http://www.dmyc.ie/2017/kish-race-2017/ 

Women Take the Helm at the National Yacht Club

 Gail MacAllister, Irish Sailing’s Regional Development Officer and Co-ordinator for the Women on the Water Ireland (WOWI) programme talks to Helen Cooney about how the programme is run at the National Yacht Club.

“Women sailing together as a group create great friendships and are naturally supportive of each other. Learning to sail in an all women’s environment means having fun and takes the intimidation out of starting racing on a busy race course like DBSC…”

Read the full article / interview on Afloat.ie

NYC member Alan Green in Flying Fifteen champion team

Congratulations to National YC sailor Alan Green, who has added to his many past successes by winning the Flying Fifteen Championship of Ireland at County Antrim Yacht Club at the weekend.  Alan was crewing with FF World Champion Steve Goacher, of Royal Windermere YC, and the pair won five out six races at the event. 
If you couldn’t make it to Antrim, relive the action here: