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Flying Fifteen Northern Championships – 3 NYC boats on the podium!

The Flying Fifteen Northern Championships was hosted by Portaferry Sailing Club at the weekend and was won by former World Champion and guest UK helm Charles Apthorp with Alan Green (NYC) crewing. Ian Mathews & Keith Poole were second with Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly (NYC) a close third.

For a full report of the event, please visit

Royal Cork’s Nick Walsh Crowned Laser Master Champion at the NYC

Royal Cork’s Nick Walsh was the winner of the Irish Laser Master Championships at the Club at the weekend. The Crosshaven man beat local Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s Dan O’Connell on the tie break rule after both sailors finished on the same net points of 14 after six races sailed.

Full story on – Read the full post for a picture gallery

NYC Rory Fitzpatrick wins HYC “Moth Flutter” event

Rory, sailing Little Drinkie, was the clear winner of the Howth Yacht Club 10–boat Moth flutter beating Alistair Kissane sailing Enzo by 5 points.  Full results here: 2016_Moth_Flutter_scoresheet and a beautiful video of foiling  Moths in the full post!

Finn Lynch, Youngest Ever Irish Olympic Helmsman, Saluted by National Yacht Club

Finn Lynch (20), returned home from theLaser World Championships in Mexico last Friday to what he thought was a imple family dinner in the National Yacht Club…and got a hero’s welcome. The  clubhouse was packed to cheer the ground breaking achievemements that saw the U21 Laser world champion claim the single Rio berth ahead of London 2012’s James Espey of Belfast.

Finn Lynch youngest ever Irish sailing helmsman to qualify for the Olympic Games

At the Laser class world championships in Mexico last night, 20–year–old Finn Lynch’s Olympic dream came true when he won his place at the Rio games. The young NYC  sailor becomes the youngest ever Irish sailing helmsman to qualify for the Olympic Games!

“This is a particularly welcome result for Finn who has been on a promising trajectory since he first won silver for Ireland at Topper Worlds seven years ago,” commented James O’Callaghan, ISA Performance Director. “Winning the place for Rio is massive and the experience should serve to propel his career even further” The result moves Lynch overnight from ISA Development sailor to full senior Providence Team Ireland status.

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Cathy MacAleavy makes the cover of influential French Mag Chasse Maree

Leading French maritime heritage publication Chasse–Marée features NYC  Water Wag sailor and builder Cathy MacAleavey on its lastest front cover.