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Junior Sailing

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Best of Luck to the IODAI European Team with NYC sailors

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Best of Luck to the IODAI European Team with NYC sailors Leah Rickard, Nathan van Steenberge, Rocco Wright and Sam Ledoux.

Team Ireland (Johnny, Leah, Eimer, Rocco, Sam, Emily and Nathan) and coach Thomas Chaix have arrived in The Hague for the 2018 Optimist European Championship’s.
The Europeans start on Monday June 25th and runs until June 30th. We wish them the very best of luck at the event. Go Team Ireland .

Nippers 2018 – Update

We have completed another year of nippers.  30 keen sailors aged 6-8 yrs old participated in this 6 week Cara Na Mara programme.  We had up to 10 helpers per week, club members aged 10-12 who sat in Club Optimists with the sailors and we would like to thank them for their support.

On the last night, we organised a trip to the lifeboat station where our young sailors learnt all about the fabulous work the volunteers do.  The parents and siblings met in the dining room for a meal to celebrate the end of the course.

Here are some photos from the last night, we look forward to seeing these junior sailors on the minor and full day summer courses in the coming months.

Thanks to Fiona Staunton & Neassa Dolan who organised this programme

Entries open for Connachts and 2018 Irish Nationals

Early Entry Fee for Connachts Closes 10pm 22nd June.

Irish Optimist Nationals and Open Championship 2018

Entries for the 2018 Irish Nationals taking place in Kinsale Yacht Club, in the South of Ireland are now open. This event will take place on August 16/17/18/19 and is open to Regatta Fleet/ Snr Fleet/ Jnr Fleet.

  • Entry for the Nationals is €160:06 and the early entry fee closes at 10pm (sharp) on August 1st. From August 1st the fee goes up to €260:06
  • Final closing date is August 6th, at 10pm sharp

https://iodai.com/  

 

Junior Summer Courses 2018 – Registrations now open!

Some of the levels on these courses are booking up fast and our club charters are booking out too.  If you want to secure a place & charter please registered today. 

The summer course dates for our two week IS sailing courses in 2018 are below:

Course 1: Tues 5th June – Fri 15th June

Course 2: Mon 18th June – Fri 29th June

Course 3: Mon 2nd July – Fri 13th July

Course 4: Mon 16th July – Fri 27th July

Course 5: Mon 30th July – Fri 10th Aug

NEW We plan to introduce extra levels this year, e.g. Junior Adventure, Advanced Boat Handling for Kites & Wires and will continue with the hugely successful Teenage sailing courses.

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, LEVELS AVAILABLE IN EACH COURSE, AND TO REGISTER
PLEASE CLICK HERE

Optimist Leinsters 2018

The NYC featured strongly in the Optimist Leinsters which took place in Howth Yacht Club last weekend.

Twenty six sailors from the NYC took part in this event across 3 fleets.

Topper Northern Championship 16-17th June 2018 Update

Last weekend saw 4 of our National Topper Sailors competing at the Northern Championship in Cushendall Sailing Club Natasha Hemeryck, Hugh O’Connor, Eoghan Turner and Caoimhe Seymour. The club gave us a warm welcome and a superb two day event. Conditions were tricky with shifting winds, rain and strong tides. Our sailors did us proud with Natasha Hemeryck leading the pack, coming 5th after the first days sailing and moving up to Second place to take the Under 17’s Trophy on day two. Hugh O’Connor had a steady race coming 8th overall as did Eoghan Turner who finished 10th overall. Caoimhe Seymour was placed 3rd after day one in the 4.2 Rig and maintained this position to win the 3rd place trophy in the 4.2rig. 

A huge congratulations to all our sailors and to Natasha and Caoimhe our trophy winners. 

The next event is the Topper Nationals on the 6-8th July in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club.