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Junior Sailing


Update on the Topper Traveller Rush

Topper Traveller Number 5 Rush Sailing Club

The National Yacht Club was represented by Adam Irvin, Eoghan Turner, Deirdre Turner, Caoimhe Seymour, Mathew O’Brien Holohan and Hugh O’Connor at the Topper Traveller in Rush on Sunday 9th September . Conditions were challenging, windy and gusty. Sixty two competitors signed up for the event which was a fantastic number for the final Topper Traveller in the series. 

Topper Winter Training Programme Meeting

Dear Junior Parents

We plan on having a parents meeting at 7.30pm next Wednesday for Topper Parents to inform them of the Winter programme. We would like to invite all topper Parents and potential Topper Parents to this night.  

Kind Regards

Clodagh Nolan 
Topper Class Captain 

NYC Optimist Programme – 2018 – 2019

We are delighted to offer Main Fleet sailors instruction catered to their needs.  Areas of focus will include:

  •  Introduction to main fleet regattas
  •  Confidence building
  •  Improving boat handling skills
  •  Developing tactics       
  •  Perfecting racing skills 
  •  Focusing on physical, technical, tactical and mental training
  •  Preparing for regattas and qualifiers

For further details please contact

NYC Optimist Program

NYC Rian Geraghty McDonnell Achieves 16th place in Gold Fleet in The World Optimist Championships

Rian Geraghty McDonnell of the NYC Dunlaoighre, Dublin along with 4 other talented sailors (James Dwyer Matthews, Justin Lucas, Harry Twoomey and Michael Crosbie all from Cork represented Ireland at the World Optimist Championships in Cyprus.  Rian came away in 16th place in Gold Fleet and top Irish Sailor at the event.  

This weekend Rian will move into his next challenge “ the 29er “ and he hopes to continue to learn and improve on his Sailing skills in this class.  

He has had a wonderful 9 years of Sailing and competing internationally in his opti and he is very grateful to the class and all his coaches throughout this wonderful journey.  


Optimist Events Optimist Worlds

Optimist Worlds

We wish the best of luck  NYC sailor Rian Geraghty Mc Donnell who is a member of the Irish Optimist Worlds team competing in the Optimist Worlds which start today in Famagusta Nautical Club in Cyprus until the 6 th of September.

Best of luck to all the team.

Go team Ireland!


NYC’s Charlie Cullen wins the Laser 4.7 National Championships

Warmest congratulations to NYC junior Charlie Cullen who has won the Laser 4.7 National Championships last week-end at the Lough Derg Yacht Club. Pictured left is Charlie, RO for the event Con Murphy with LDYC commodore John Leech. 

Final results can be viewed here: