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    County Dublin, Ireland

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    Latitude       53° 17.635’ N
    Longitude   06° 07.770’ W

NYC Sesquicentennial Celebrations Commence

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The first of the new year Wine suppers, held on Wednesday January 15th, kicked off the Club’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

This follows the launching at Christmas of the splendid Sesquicentennial Anniversary Gin and Wines, which have been hugely popular with fellow members.

Post Commodore Ronan Beirne chairs the Sesquicentennial Organizing Committee and its remit covers House, Sailing, Building and Legacy aspects.

There are very exciting plans for major House events during the year – with the highlights below.

On the Water, the Sesquicentennial Regatta, supported by Davy, will be a major 5 day gathering, the Notice of Race for which has been put together by Race Director Con Murphy and his team.

The NOR is available online now.

We are working with Royal Cork Yacht Club and Cove Sailing Club to pull together a Kingstown to Queenstown race which would celebrate RCYC 300th anniversary and our 150th, in a combined nautical endeavour, with a vintage flavour.

A 150-year history of the National Yacht Club is underway, written by DBSC stalwart Donal O’Sullivan and contributors.  It is in the final stages of preparation and any members with significant memorabilia, stories and photographs might send them to commodore@nyc.ie, for consideration.

If funds allow, we will have a Legacy Capital Project which will involve beautifying the Front of the Club – façade, railings, front garden area – being mindful that the Clubhouse is a protected structure.

Join us to celebrate our 150th Anniversary throughout 2020

Saturday, February 29th                                                               Sailing Awards Dinner

Saturday, March 28th                                                                    Sesquicentennial Black Tie Gala Dinner

Saturday, April 18th                                                                       Street Food Festival and Musical Celebration

Saturday, May 23rd                                                                        Spanish Tapas Evening

Wednesday June 10th to                                                              Sesquicentennial Regatta Extravaganza

Sunday June 14th                                                               150th Anniversary Regatta Extravaganza

Saturday, July 4th                                                                           American themed cook -out, BBQ and Entertainment

Saturday, September 19th                                                           Street Food Festival evening

Saturday, October 31st                                                                 Fancy Dress themed Gala Dinner

Saturday, November 14th                                                            Italian Opera Dinner

Thursday, December 31st                                                            New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner