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    County Dublin, Ireland

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

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NYC Sailing Awards Zoom Ceremony – Join us tonight, Friday 26th at 20:00!

“And the winner is…”

To find out, join our online Sailing Awards 2020 Ceremony at 20:00 this Friday night!

The Zoom link was emailed to all members in the Commodore’s message sent last Tuesday…

The NYC Table Quiz is back for an EXTRA 3 WEEKS!!

Get set, get your team together and book your Wednesday evenings for a bit of Table Quiz Fun!!

The famous NYC Table Quiz is starting again this Wednesday (24th March) for an extra 3 weeks.

So time to register your team below if you haven’t done so yet!!

After registering, you will receive an email from Quiz Organiser Larry Power, containing information about joining the Quiz using the Zoom Webinar platform.

For anyone new to Zoom, you may need to download and install the Zoom app from the Zoom website (PC / Mac / Laptop) or your App Store (mobile / tablet). Click here for more info.


The grand finale of season 1 of the NYC Speaker Series

The grand finale of season 1 of the NYC Speaker Series is tomorrow evening 7.30pm! ? We will be joined by YouTube sensations SV Delos!

With 700k subscribers on YouTube we are extremely lucky to have Captain Brian join us for an hour of stories and insights. From quitting a desk job and sailing around the world, to reaching YouTube fame, we will hear all!

Zoom Link:

Indecon Public Consultation on the Harbour and Town – Have your say!

Dear Members,

As you may be aware, DLRCC has employed consultants to complete separate studies on the future of a) the Harbour and b) the Town.  As part of this process, the consultants have already surveyed the Harbour users including the NYC, and have now opened, albeit without much fanfare, the process to the public.  This process has only recently come to our notice via the Save Our Seafront folks and the last date for submissions is Sunday February 28th, so not much time!

The link to the surveys is below, so please click the link and submit your views. The survey will take just 5-10 minutes to complete.

As noted above, the NYC, via the Development Committee and supported by the General Committee, has already completed a similar survey, and it would be really useful if, along with your own personal views, your submissions reinforced the Club’s views.  To this end below are the highlights of the Club’s submission.

  • The old “Commercial Mandate” imposed on the Harbour Company by the Harbours Act needs to be abandoned and instead the DLRCC should look on the Harbour as a public asset, and should treat it much as it does Marley or Kilbogget Parks, i.e. public assets that are not required to “make a return”.
  • Any commercial activity promoted by the Council for the Harbour should support the cultural, leisure and historic aspects of the Harbour and it use for industrial applications, such as windfarm construction/service, is not appropriate.
  • Public access to the water needs to be improved, and the provision of a National Watersports/Events Centre, with appropriate facilities, would go some way towards achieving this goal.
  • The Harbour makes Dun Laoghaire a unique location for the hosting of large international watersport events, and there is the expertise available to attract these events, if the proper infrastructure was available.
  • The integration between the Town and Harbour needs to be improved, and developing the Harbour as a leisure facility is the best way to achieve this.
  • The reduction/removal of the swinging moorings from the East Bight has taken away from the visual impact of the Harbour to the public and these should be reinstated.

Many thanks for your help with this and please do not forget to submit our views by next Sunday.

Paul Barrington


NYC Development Committee

NYC online Pilates for All with Sally Bell – Starts Monday 1st March for 5 weeks

Shake the gloom and the festive season excesses off! Get your mat and sign up for some much welcome and much needed online Pilates classes with Pilates teacher and sailing coach Sally Bell!

No experience or fitness level necessary! No shame in a classroom group session, do it from the comfort of your bedroom or living room! Just sign-up below and join the movement!!

The Zoom sessions are limited to a maximum of 16 participants and are scheduled for 6 weeks, starting Monday 1st March from 19:30 to 20:30.

Costs are €46 for the 5 weeks. You will receive an email with the Zoom sessions link upon registration (check in your spam folder if you don’t see it in your inbox)


Irish Sailing Awards – from Harry Hermon, CEO Irish Sailing

Dear All

As you know, the 2020 Irish Sailing Awards are taking place online, but this year with a much more vibrant format . And while we may not be able to get together in person, there’s still much to celebrate and I’d like to encourage you and your members to register and join us next Thursday 11 February at 7.00pm.

MC Justin Cullen of Skerries Sailing Club will steer us through the night, with interviews and chats with nominees and winners. We’ll have the usual categories like Senior Instructor of the Year, along with Training Centre of the Year, and Sailor of the Year. We’ll also be giving the Sustainability Award for those making a difference to the environment, the all-important Inclusion Award to someone pushing innovation and access, and the Youth Sailor Award for the fantastic young sailors who represent Ireland on the international stage. But we’ll also have a new Leadership Award for someone with a long-term vision, and the re-introduced Volunteer of the Year which received dozens of nominations from everyone around the country.

It’s important that this year the Awards focus on the good news that came out of 2020. It was a difficult year for so many, but we want to shine a light on the remarkable stories of people who made a difference – people who achieved extraordinary things despite setbacks, created communities in a time of loneliness, made sure that the more vulnerable in our society were looked after, and those who went the extra mile to make sure many of us got out on the water safely. As they say, not all superheroes wear capes.

The awards present the perfect opportunity to show that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, we were able to return to the water in a variety of different ways, and we hope to mark the end of a strange and difficult year with an optimistic eye on the future.

Register for your tickets here: