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Subaru to be NYC’s official “Vehicle Partner” for 2018/2019 including the Flying Fifteen Worlds in September 2019

The National Yacht Club is pleased to announce that Subaru have come on board as official “Vehicle Partner” for 2018/2019 and to include the Flying Fifteen Worlds in September 2019.

This partnership will run alongside our existing partners Davy.

At a recent launch of the partnership Commodore Ronan Beirne commented:
“The National Yacht Club is delighted to partner with Subaru as the club’s “Vehicle partner” and for the Flying Fifteen World Championships to take place in September 2019. Subaru is a quality brand and to endorse the National Yacht Club as “Vehicle partner” and for the Flying Fifteen world championship hosted by the Club allows us to share the Subaru brand definition of  “confidence in motion” as our members enjoy sailing and as we prepare for the only World sailing Championships to take place in Irish waters in 2019″

View the photo gallery of the announcement here

Winter Dinghy Platform Parking – Online Application Form

Application for platform parking for dinghies this winter is now online. Please use the form here to apply and pay.

Dinghies taking part in either the junior training sessions or the DMYC Frostbite racing series must complete this form prior to bringing their boats back on the platform.

Please note that platform parking DOES NOT REOPEN before Saturday 20th October as the boathouse still has to lift many keelboats on trailers and position them on the platform post our main lift-out on Saturday 13th October.

Thanking you in advance for your understanding

National Yacht Club gets Sea Bin thanks to Flossie Donnelly

National Yacht Club is Ireland’s first Club with a Sea Bin – thanks to Flossie Donnelly

Twelve-year-old environmental campaigner Flossie Donnelly has presented the National Yacht Club with one of her Sea Bin devises to help clean up the environs of the Club – and especially catch waste plastics which come in our direction when the Northerly winds blow.

The Sandycove campaigner and blogger already has a Sea Bin in operation in the main Dun Laoghaire harbour area and our one will be the second in the country. 

Flossie presented Sea Bin to Vice Commodore Martin McCarthy who accepted on behalf of the club and with the support of Annalise Murphy – who is dedicated to the “Turn the Tide on Plastic” campaign, and whose boat she campaigned in the recent Volvo Ocean Race.

NYC Women On Water Winter Racing Registrations Open

Ladies sailing doesn’t stop in the winter!

Dust off your thermals and lets get out on the water. We are entering the two 1720s in the DBSC Turkey Shoot – one with a coach (€150pp) and one without (€100pp) for more experienced sailors

Starts the 4th Nov for 7 Sundays – be in club for 9.15am. 

There is also the option of sailing Wayfarers in the DMYC Frostbites (€100pp) which run on same dates but in the afternoon – be in the club for 1pm.
We are running a coaching session for this group on Sat 3rd to familiarise you with these boats – details to follow when we know numbers.  Look forward to seeing you all then!

Register Here

Citroen South Side Turkey Shoot 2018

A series of SEVEN races, starting 4th November, to be held on Sunday mornings and one Sunday afternoon – organised by Dublin Bay Sailing Club.  Racing under modified ECHO.  Cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not normally race are very welcome.

First gun 10.10 hrs. ( Sunday 11th November – 14.10 hrs.)
Entry fee €70.00 – includes temporary membership of Dublin Bay S.C. and Royal Irish Y.C.

Download: TURKEY SHOOT 2018 NOR
Download: TURKEY SHOOT ENTRY FORM 2018  (entries also online at www.dbsc.org)

National Yacht Clubs David Gorman reaches All Ireland Helmsman’s Championship Final.

Representing the Flying Fifteen class at the Helmsmans Championships in Lough Ree at the weekend David Gorman, with Chris Doorly crewing, reached the final and finished a credible 7th overall in an extremely competitive fleet.

There were two flights of 8 boats on Saturday each with three races and the top three in each qualified for the final automatically. David had two thirds and an unfortunate retiral which meant he had to do the repechage qualifier on Sunday where there were two places in the final up for grabs. This he did by winning the race in very windy conditions.

The final was to be four short races but with the weather deteriorating only two were sailed. David got two fifths in the close racing but as the scores from Saturday were carried through he finished 7th overall. A great achievement in a top class fleet of Olympians and national champions in a boat he was unfamiliar with.

Many thanks to the SB20 class for lending their boats.