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Sailing Awards for 2009 Season

National Yacht Club Sailing Awards

The National Yacht Club has ten annual awards for outstanding sailing achievements by members of the Club. The awards were presented and the achievements of these members celebrated at the Sailing Awards Dinner in the Club on Saturday 27th February 2010.

Minister Mary Hanafin was the  guest of honour for the occasion and […]

ICRA Nationals

The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA), together with host club Royal St. George Yacht Club, are delighted to announce their new sponsor for the 2010 National Championships that will take place at Dun Laoghaire from May 21st to 23rd, 2010.

Liebherr Fridges and Freezers have announced their decision to come on board as Title Sponsor to […]

Cambell Sailer Propellor

Raphael G. Heron (“Zuben’ Ubi”) has written a very interesting technical article for the Nicholson 32 Association that was recently published in the “Annual Bulletin 2009” on the ‘Campbell Sailer’ propeller. It was written specifically for Nicholsons but may be of interest for cruising boats as this propeller is not generally known in Europe.

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Return of an “Old Friend”

We welcome the return of an old friend of the National Yacht Club, the Club’s barograph !

This fine instrument housed and a finely crafter walnut case with bevelled glass was manufactured by “Short & Mason” of London and presented to the what was then the Edward Yacht Club by the Officers of the H.M.S. “Melampus” […]

Steve White recalls his Vendee Globe 2008 – 2009 campaign

In one of the most inspiring talk ever delivered to a captivated NYC audience, Steve White, who finished 8th out of 30 entrants in the last edition of the Vendée Globe Round the World Solo Race, recapped on the highs and not so highs of his low budget “realisation of a dream”. 

Having set foot on […]

Volvo DL Regatta 30 Minute Documentary

Baily Films’ documentary about last year’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta is now available in its entirety online, courtesy of AFLOAT Magazine. The 30-minute documentary was produced during the event with the cooperation of the organising team. It was shown on Sky Sports. Click through to see both parts of the film on your desktop.

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