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Junior Sailing


2018 Optimist British National and Open Championship

We have 10 junior sailors from NYC competing in this event, see if you can spot them in these great short video updates.

Day 1
The start of the qualifiers for the huge international Optimist fleet in Pwllheli, Wales. It turned out to be a long day on the water, six hours, with just a start, beat and downwind leg before abandonment. Hardy sailors these Oppies!

Day 2
Day Two of the UK Optimist Nationals 2018 hosted by Plas Heli in North Wales. “Choppy and light winds” – classic for the region if it’s not blowing old boots! Three races completed and many smiles or frowns with plenty of stories to tell the coaches and support crews (parents).

Day 3

Meet the Regatta Fleet – the very young guns competing at the 2018 Optimist British Nationals. On water coaching, having fun with their friends makes for a great introduction to big fleet racing.

Pre Instructor Assessment & preparation


The NYC is  running a  Pre –entry assessment course on Sunday  19th August. Prior to this there will be two days training on 16/17 August. The exam has 2 separate parts – a theory/shore based paper and an on the water practical exam. 
The cost of the course to include the two days training is 150 Euros.

For legibility criteria and to register for this course, please click here

Sunday Optimist Training (Minors, Pre-racing & Start Racing levels) with DLH Junior September Series


The NYC Junior Section is delighted to be able to offer coaching for Optimist Sailors for four Sunday afternoons (26th August, 2nd September,16th September and 23rd September ). We are offering coaching for three groups of sailors,depending on your child’s experience. Please read the descriptions carefully to ensure you book in for the right level.

Dates: The course runs for  4 weeks on Sunday afternoons to coincide with the DLH September Series. The course starts on Sunday 26th August and ends on 23rd September with no racing on the 9th September.
 We are offering coaching for children at three distinct levels. Please read the descriptions in the full post to ensure you are booking your child in at the correct level.

Further details and online booking here

Optimist Events/Crosby Cup

The Crosby cup took place in Sutton Dingy Club last weekend.

This is an event for Silver Fleet sailors only and 5 junior sailors from the National Yacht Club competed in the event.

Full results are on

Laser Leinster’s Update

The Leinster Laser championships took place in Howth Yacht Club over the weekend of the 21st /22nd July.

4 Junior sailors from the National Yacht Club were among the 95 entries.

Full results can be found on

RSGYC Junior Regatta – Wednesday 1st August

Entries are now open for the RSGYC Junior Regatta
For details and to enter online, please visit