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Women Take the Helm at the National Yacht Club

 Gail MacAllister, Irish Sailing’s Regional Development Officer and Co-ordinator for the Women on the Water Ireland (WOWI) programme talks to Helen Cooney about how the programme is run at the National Yacht Club.

“Women sailing together as a group create great friendships and are naturally supportive of each other. Learning to sail in an all women’s environment means having fun and takes the intimidation out of starting racing on a busy race course like DBSC…”

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NYC member Alan Green in Flying Fifteen champion team

Congratulations to National YC sailor Alan Green, who has added to his many past successes by winning the Flying Fifteen Championship of Ireland at County Antrim Yacht Club at the weekend.  Alan was crewing with FF World Champion Steve Goacher, of Royal Windermere YC, and the pair won five out six races at the event. 
If you couldn’t make it to Antrim, relive the action here:

Irish Moth Nationals 2017

The NYC is delighted to host the 2017 Irish International Moth Class National Championship from Thursday 28th September to Sunday 1st October.


Irish and UK Moths as well as a small number of Waszps are expected to take part in this 5th edition of the Irish National Championships and will provide a great show to look at from the East Pier.

Double World Champion Nathan Outteridge is coming to take part and will be a great draw to attract competitors from abroad!

Flying Fifteen Open Evening with NYC Adult Training and Tuesday Ladies

A fun and successful evening was had out on the DBSC race course by all as the Flying Fifteen class held an open evening for those who attended the NYC Adult Training courses during the summer. The idea devised by Committee members Helen Cooney and Chris Doorly was to give those who attended the course another opportunity to sail and keep the interest going after the course had finished.  Read more including to view our picture gallery

Irish Ruffian 23 National Championships – Update

The National Yacht Club was delighted to host the Irish Ruffian 23 National Championships on 18th to 20th August 2017.

Please see all the photo

NYC Young talents shine at Irish Laser Nationals

 Congratulations to NYC Cadet Finn Lynch, the 2017 Irish Laser Full Rig National Champion, Ella Hemeryck, 2nd in the Ladies Radial Class and to Claire Gorman, 1st 4.7 Lady and 4th Overall in the 4.7 Class.

For a full report, please visit