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Dun Laoghaire Junior September Series 2018

The very popular Combined Dun Laoghaire Junior September Series will be starting on Sunday 26th August and racing will be held until 23rd September, skipping 9th September (Laser Masters Worlds)

Online registration now open. Read the full post for NOR / SIs / Online Entry Form.

NYC Winter Optimist training 2018

NYC Optimist Intermediate Programme 
NYC junior section will be running winter sailing lessons to develop intermediate group of optimist sailors from September 2018 to April 2019. The aim is to support committed sailors throughout the winter months to improve and develop racing skills. Places will be limited to six sailors per group and lessons will take place during half of the day at NYC on both Saturday and Sunday.  First weekend session will start 1st and 2nd of September.  Weekend session (2 half days) will roughly cost €35 per sailor.For further details on dates times availability and registration please contact and

NYC Optimist Performance Programme
NYC junior section will be running performance winter sailing sessions aimed uniquely to perfect racing skills for a select group of top optimist sailors from September 2018 to April 2019. The goal is to uniquely focus on experienced event racing skills throughout the winter months. Places will be limited to six highly ranked Irish sailors.  Lessons will take place at NYC on both Saturday and Sunday and require commitment of full day on the water on both days. If there is a dilemma regarding the eligibility of a sailor to take part in this group, the final decision will be made by the professional coach. First weekend session will start 1st and 2nd of September.  For further details on dates, times, availability and registration please contact

Hugh O’Connor wins second place at Topper Worlds in China

Hugh O’Connor wins 2nd Place at the Topper World Championships in Shenzhen China
The Topper Worlds had the largest entry ever this year in Shenzhen China. Conditions were light and wet with lots of humidity.  Despite the difficult sailing conditions Hugh O’Connor came second overall.and first for his country.  Now the holiday can begin as the group continue their tour of China. 

Update on the 420 Worlds 2018

420 Worlds 2018 – Newport, Rhode Island
Nicola and Fiona Ferguson from the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, competed in the 420 World Championships in Newport, Rhode Island, from 10th-15th August. 167 boats from 18 countries competed in this event. Sailors travelled from all parts of the USA, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the US Virgin Islands. 

Enhanced International Certificate of Competency (I.C.C.) Courses in 2018-2019

Thinking of chartering a boat abroad?
Thinking of refreshing your navigation and chart work skills?
Do you remember what lights vessels towing at night should show?
Are you looking for something to do on wintery Monday nights?

There are many reasons why you should consider enrolling in one of our Enhanced ICC Course in 2018/2019…

Roads within Dun Laoghaire Closed Saturday 18th & Sunday19th August

Rathdown County Council will temporarily close the roads listed below on Saturday 18th Sunday 19th August, 2018 to facilitate an Ironman Event.

IRONMAN® 70.3 Dun Laoghaire is coming to your neighbourhood!
Pedestrian movement remains unrestricted and therefore, pedestrians may access and cross the bike course
whenever it is safe to do so and under the guidance of event stewards when appropriate. However, the
following restrictions apply to all vehicles. The detailed information below will allow you to plan your route on
race day and avoid any unnecessary delays.