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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

Irish Solo Sailior Tom Dolan

This July the 2017 Mini Transat Race, solo sailor Tom Dolan was in the National Yacht Club, to coach some friends out in the bay on an evening of fresh winds.

In June, Dolan got on the podium in the Mini-Fastnet Race despite being fouled by a fishing net. That same month, he was in second in the 500 Mini-en-Mai Race. In May, he finished second in the 500 Mini-en-Mai Race but was leading for a lot of it. And in a much needed development that month, Dolan also signed Smurfit Kappa as a sponsor

Keith Poole/Ian Mathews win the Facet Jewellers F15 Holiday Cup

Dublin Bay through everything in its armoury at our courageous OOD Brian Mathews of the National YC, in endeavouring to organise the racing, for a great fleet of 13 Flying Fifteen’s who challenged for the Facet Jewellers Holiday Cup , very kindly presented by Pat Shanahan.

Annual Harbour swim – Sunday 13 August 2017

The annual Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim will take place on Sunday 13th August and will place restrictions to accessing our inner pontoons from 13:30 to around 17:00

There will be no ‘Sunday Funday’ booking that day.

Please see relevant Notice to Mariners here: NtoM 8 of 2017 DLH annual harbour swim

Annalise Murphy in crew trials for Volvo Ocean Race Campaign

With the next Olympic Games in Japan still three years away, Annalise is being trialled as a crew-member in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race around the world that starts from Alicante in October.

Annalise has been sailing with British veteran yachtswoman Dee Caffari’s ‘Turn the Tide On Plastic’ team that is expected to be announced later this month following completion of crew trials.

Assuming Annalise successfully emerges from the trials, the round the world race ends at the end of June next year when she would then be released to concentrate on preparations for Tokyo 2020.

More on this story here: Irish Times 

 Meanwhile, we can all enjoy a beautiful video interview of our Champion Annalise…read the full post