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Junior Sailing

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Update on the Optimist Trials 2017 Ballyholme

The Optimist Dinghy Irish team trials took place in Ballyholme Northern Ireland over Easter. Sixty two pre-qualified sailors from all over Ireland took part with the ambition of achieving a place on an IODAI (International Optimist Association of Ireland) supported Irish sailing team. 12 sailors from the National Yacht club participated. They were: Conor Gorman, Luke Turvey,  Leah Rickard, Hugh Turvey, Nathan van Steenberge, Charlie Cullen, Hugh O’Connor, Sam Ledoux, Eoghan Turner, Louis-Marie Jullo, Clementine van Steenberge and  Zoe Hall. They all trained very hard over the winter in Dun Laoghaire and some travelled to the UK, Holland and Spain in preparation for this important event.

Friday Night Junior Summer Racing Series 2017

Friday Night Junior Racing will be starting on 28th April until 23rd 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

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 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 28 April and ends on Friday 23 June.

 

Details and Registration here

 

ISA Youth Pathway National Championships

The link below has an Optimists film from the ISA Youth Pathway National Championships

http://sixnineone.co/isa/

National Nippers 2017

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL

Come and try some fun sailing, no boat needed.  Starting on Wednesday 24th of May for 6 weeks (until 28th June) and running from 1730 to 1930.

The course is available to children of family and full members only.

IF spaces are available, we will open it to potential members at the beginning of May as their one course to try (once per family). There will be an additional charge for these courses.

We are following the Cara na Mara programme with their colourful work books.  There will be two groups, Otters for new beginners and Seals (only if Otters has been obtained).  We have a maximum of 30 places.

 

 

REGISTER HERE

 

 

ISA Youth Nationals Ballyholme 2017

Topper Report

The Isa Youth Nationals took place in Ballyholme last weekend.The Event was hosted from Thursday the 20th April to Sunday the 23rd April.

Each evening there was a talk by one of Ireland’s leading sailors/coaches – on Wednesday – Bill O’Hara, Thursday – Annalise Murphy, Friday – Olympian Matt McGovern d Saturday – Ross Killian and Russel McGovern.

Four NYC sailors competed in the Topper event. Natasha Hemeryck, Jack Hall, Deirdre Turner and Caoimhe Byrne.

There were 32 competitors and 7 races in total.