Junior Sailing News

NYC Sailor Loghlen Rickard is Youth Laser Radial North American Champion

NYC sailor Loghlen Rickard was the Youth Laser Radial North American Champion (6th overall). He competed at the Laser North American Laser North American Championships hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, June 21 – 25, 2017 in English Bay, Vancouver Canada. The racing was held over 4 days of varied light to medium winds. Loghlen started strong with a bullet in race one, and had 8 top 5 finishes in the 12 race event. Fort Lauderdale’s Sophia Reineke and Loghlen came off the water after 12 races tied on points in 1st and 2nd – but a controversial protest saw them both DSQ’d in race 12 and resulted in Vancouver Yacht Club’s own two-time Olympian taking the top step of the podium. Full results can be found here: 

Update on the TOPPER – World Championships : Loctudy, France

 The 2017 Topper World Championships were held at Loctudy, France 22-28th July. The location was excellent, based at the Centre Nautique in the middle of a broad sandy bay.

The weather conditions were good throughout, with all 5 days sailable, characterised as 3 days Force 3+; 2 days Force 2, which made for a great competition across the fleet of 211 competitors. The Toppers were divided into two world fleets : 156 entries in the 5.3 class and 55 in the 4.2 class

Pre-instructor / Pre-assessment Course 2017

The NYC is  running a  Pre –entry assessment on Saturday  26th August . Prior to this there will be three days training on 23/24/25/ August .

The course will  be using Laser Vagos . Prior to applying for the course can you please ensure that you meet the pre-requirements….read the full post for details and to register

Junior Summer Courses

Where has the summer gone?  We can’t believe how time has flown by as we get ready to enter our final junior summer course.  Each course has been jam-packed with fun and excitement, and plenty of new friendships made. 


Course 1: 6th June – 16th June
Course 2:  19th June – 30th June
Course 3: 10th July – 21st July
Course 4: 24th July – 4th August
Course 5: 8th August – 18th August

For full details and to register online, please visit

NYC Club RS Fevas and Toppers charter for RSGYC Junior Regatta

RS Fevas and Toppers are available to charter for the RSTGYC Junior Regatta this Wednesday 2nd August. Use the form here to book your boat

Optimist Main Fleet Group (OMG) Summer Training Programme

The programme is open to OMG Junior and Senior main fleet sailors who intend to participate in the Optimist regional events and the Nationals.
The training will be provided by both “8 Days a Week” ( and local coaches.
The programme started in May and runs through to August leading up to the Nationals and is split into two parts: