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Experience a High!

What memorable weather! The trade-off for seemingly endless weeks of sun was less wind than normal. Sales of diesel rocketed. Those who cruised the Irish coast, in August especially, found themselves in Cote de Glandore or Porta Kilmore – it was wonderful!

Wives, partners and bank managers were confronted by brazen, bronzed, bewitched skippers confidently justifying […]

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 […]