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Weather workshop

Our recent speaker supper with Willemien van Hoeve was very successful. As a topic for a speaker supper weather was rather technical and notwithstanding a deliberate policy of “lightening it up” the risk of the topic becoming disconnected from the audience remained. This was a tricky task well delivered by Willemien. – Our thanks to […]

“Irish Independent”

At 01.31 hours Sunday morning the 30th November 2002, the National Yacht Club Commodore Chris Moore, and Rear Commodore Ronan Beirne were proud to witness from the bridge of the Dun Laoghaire Life boat, “Irish Independent Challenger” cross the finish line at the Kish Lighthouse after it’s successful breaking of the Cork Dry Gin Monohull […]

Cruising Association of Ireland

Representative of the Cruising Groups of NYC, RIYC, RStG, DYMC, HYC and Galway Bay SC met in the NYC on Saturday 23rd March to finalise preparations for the launch of the Cruising Association of Ireland. The ISA was also represented at the meeting.

The Association is to be launched by the Minister for Sport Frank Fahey […]

Diesel Engine Maintenance Workshop Thanks Dermot …

The workshop on Saturday 9th February run by Dermot Hicks for the NYC Cruising Group was a great success. After an overview of diesel engine principles Dermot took us through the fuel system, lube, cooling, filtration and peripherals. A stripped down engine was available indoors for closer examination and a working launch engine was also […]


Lakota’s crew and the Cork Dry Gin round Ireland recordTrophy they were presented with in the NYC – Nov 1993. L to R Con Murphy, Cathy Mac Aleavey, Steve Fossett, David Scully and Brian Thompson

In Early Sept 1993, the 60ft. trimaran ‘Lakota’ shattered the previous record for the fastest circumnavigation of Ireland by almost […]


Sunday 4th – Wednesday 7th May June 1986

Skipper:-Sir Robin Knox-Johnson

Report by John Leahy in the National YC newsletter ‘Up Helm’, June 1986

The recent successful attempt on the Round Ireland record, previously set by Moonduster in ’84, certainly captured the imagination of many Irish yachtsmen. Robin Knox-Johnston, sailing the 60′ catamaran – British Airways 1, knocked’ […]