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Laser 4.7 World Championships update

Clare Gorman has finished 16th in the laser 4.7 worlds which were held in Belgium over the past week. A great result for the 16 year old in her first international Laser event.   Clare sailed in the Gold fleet and counted a number of top ten results in the fleet of 115 Girls.

Paralympic Development Program Performance clinic

Congratulations  to Patrick Hassett our new cadet member who was selected to attend  the Paralympic Development Program Performance clinic in Gdansk Poland  along with Gina Chapman from Cork .( see both  members of the Irish team  in their green shirts .)Patrick has only recently started sailing the 2.4mR boat  earlier this year   and  won the inaugural  2.4mR Nationals at the end of June  in Dublin before travelling to Poland .

Team Racing Event – NYC – Thursday 27th July

The National Yacht Club is hosting the RSFeva Team Racing Open Championships on Thursday 27th July.
Entry by email only and will close at 17.00 hrs on Tuesday 25th July 2017; late entries may be accepted subject to the approval of the organisers.

Registration will take place on Thursday 27th July 08:30 – 9:30 at the NYC Race Office.
Competitors briefing 09:30 on July 27th
Launching for both fleets is scheduled to commence at 10:00hrs with racing to begin at 11:00 hrs.

There will be a free for competitors chicken nuggets & chips starting at 15:30 in the National Yacht Club, followed by prize giving.

Download: Team Racing NORs 2017 & Entry Form

To ENTER, please return entry form to Meg Tyrrell at 

Optimist Connachts 2017 update

13 sailors from NYC headed down to Waterford 15-16 July to compete in the Optimist Connacht Championships. Many thanks to Waterford sailing Club for their warm welcome, especially the amazing weather and wonderful BBQs. Thanks also to coaches Cian Mollen, Adam Hyland, Daan from 8-days a week and Doug Elmes who travelled to Waterford to work with the sailors from the three Dun Laoghaire clubs. For full results see 

Biggest racing trimaran ever built on its way to Round Ireland Record Attempt!


 The legendary maxi trimaran Spindrift 2, the largest racing trimaran ever built (ex Banque Populaire V; LOA: 131ft, Beam: 75 ft, Mast: 137ft, Disp: 20.5T) is on its way from its Brittany base ‘La Trinite sur Mer’ to attempt to break the Round Ireland Speed Record currently held by MOD70 ‘Phaedo 3’ in  36 hours and 52 minutes, approximately 1h 45mns faster than the previous record.

The weather conditions are lining up nicely in the next 24h to 72h with a low pressure system centered on Ireland generating a perfect anti-clockwise system to beat the record.

You can track Sprindrift 2’s progress here

NYC Cadet Clare Gorman in Top Ten at Laser 4.7 Worlds

Clare is off to a great start having posted a ten and a four to be tenth overall in the Ladies division of the Laser 4.7 team sailing in the World Championships which began yesterday in Nieuwpoort, Belgium.

The week–long event will consist of 12–races with 350 sailors from around the world.

We wish her all the best for the reminder of the event!