Fiona Staunton of NYC talks Healthy Eating: Wednesday IS Winter Series

Although we’re all under Level 5 restrictions Irish Sailing is kicking off the Wednesday Winter Talk Series again with the aim of providing some fun and knowledgeable speakers to get you thinking about being active on the water (even though most of us can’t get back to the water yet).

The next talk is on Wednesday 13 January, 6-7pm and we’re turning our attention this time to healthy eating. Traditionally January is a time for planning, resolutions, and getting ready to be active on the water. And part of a day’s sailing is eating. We want to stay as fit and healthy as possible, but how do you do that when you’re on the water all day, or packing a lunchbox for someone else who is ? In this talk, Fiona Staunton, Ballymaloe trained chef and National Yacht Club sailor, will be taking us through what snacks to pack for an active day’s sailing, and how to make raw power bars. She’ll also be discussing how to boost your immune system by maintaining your gut health.

Join us by registering here:

Wednesday 13 January, 6-7pm

Health Eating with Fiona Staunton

NYC Christmas Eve Swim – in aid of Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital

This Christmas Eve, from 9.45am – 10.30am we will have our traditional Swim, but socially distanced and with brief social “light refreshments” afterwards.

John Corcoran and his team are fund raising for Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital and last year we raised over €10K, and would love to beat that this year.
Crumlin do incredible work and appreciate not just the funds but our display of support for their vital work.

You can make donations to Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital using the online form below the photo gallery of last year’s swim BY CLICKING HERE

National Yacht Club Commodore Thanks Dun Laoghaire Harbour Clubs for Support of Sesqucentnnial Race Day

National Yacht Club Commodore Martin McCarthy yesterday presented a special flag to each of four neighbouring Clubs as a mark of Solidarity and to thank them for helping his Club hold a Raceday to celebrate the Club’s 150th anniversary.

Commodore McCarthy said, before a socially distanced, outdoor, audience, led by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Cathaoirleach Cllr. Una Power: “We are marking the formal announcement of the National Yacht Club’s Sesquicentennial Raceday which is the sailing highlight of this historic year for our Club. In a typical year, we would have a four-day Regatta with lots of parties and fireworks. It would have been one of the four Regattas hosted here in Dun Laoghaire – one by each of the waterfront Clubs.

Last May, it became clear that with Covid 19, everything has changed in the world – and the Sailing world.

NYC House Committee Presentation

“ Our Club House Committee wished to acknowledge and thank our Manager Tim O’Brien for all the work and commitment that he has given to the Club over the last 10 years and especially his support to the House Committee.

The House Committee have achieved significant progress over the past few years with the major refurbishment of the Club premises .  In addition there has been an ongoing maintenance programme in continuous operation which necessitated some major projects  in replacing heating and plumbing systems.

The members of the House Committee also worked closely with Tim in arranging the very successful Social events for the Club.

We know that Tim will be greatly missed by both members and staff and we would like to wish Tim every success for the future. “

Larry Power


House Committee

NYC Staff Getting Ready for the Re-Opening of the Club

NYC staff in the club today for their back to training. Looking forward to seeing you all next week

See photos here 

Cormac’s Cookery Classes

Given the technical difficulties experienced in recent weeks, we have decided on a new format for Cormac’s cookery class!  From this week the demonstration will be filmed and a link sent out to members.  This way you can follow along and pause the video whenever the need arises.

All ingredients can purchased from Caviston’s in Glasthule and this weeks accompanying wine is Petit Paul – Languedoc

This weeks cooking demonstration will be………………………..