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Junior Sailing


Optimist Pre Event Coaching for the Nationals

 Pre-Event Coaching for the Nationals – Thursday the 11th and Friday the 12th August.

For those main fleet sailors who will be taking part in the Nationals in Lough Derg from the 15th to the 19th August there are two days of pre event training scheduled for Thursday the 11th and Friday the 12th August, cost is €30 per session.

Any queries please contact Rebecca Hall and Clodagh O’ Connor.  Read the full post to register

Optimist Events Don’t forget to register for the Nationals

This Event is now open for registration.

All competitors are requested to download and complete the following forms and bring to Lough Derg Yacht Club at Registration.

Consent & Declaration Form

Measurement Form 2016

Medical Consent From

This Event is now open for registration on the IODAI website at


Junior Regatta 2016 – Report

A beautiful sunny morning on July 6th herald the start of the NYC 2016 Junior Regatta.  In total there were 138 junior sailors entered in the event.

There was a  BBQ after the race for competitors  in the National Yacht Club, followed by prize giving, and later on a Junior Disco.  All had a great day and were looking forward to next years event.

NYC Members heading to Optimist European Championships, Crotone, Italy

National Yacht Club members Leah Rickard, Fiona Ferguson, Conor Gorman and Hugh Turvey pictured yesterday 11th July at Dublin Airport on their way to Crotone, Southern Italy for the Optimist European Championships.

They are part of an 8 strong Irish Team. The event starts on Friday 15th July and will run for a week. Up to 250 sailors from around the world are expected to participate

NYC Nippers 2016

NYC Nippers 2016 – A fun way to dip your toe into sailing for children aged 6-8

This year’s NYC Nippers course welcomed the largest group of eager children than ever before to our club. Over six weeks in May and June, our adventurous 6-8 year olds bravely dipped their toe into sailing, many of them for the first time.

NYC Junior Regatta – Results

Thanks to all the participants in our Junior Regatta yesterday. We had a great number of entries (130 in total)

We hope that all had a great time and reached their individual goals!

Results for the two fleet are here:
results for NYC Junior Regatta 2016 – main fleet
results for NYC Junior Regatta 2016 – harbour fleet