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    County Dublin, Ireland

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

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6 NYC Members nominated for Irish Sailing Volunteer of the Year Award!

The National Yacht Club has no less than four members nominated for the Irish Sailing Volunteer of the Year Award 2020: Rosemary Cadogan, Mal Nowlan, Mairead Ni Cheallachain, Jack Roy, Peter Ryan and Dara Totterdell. The winner will be announced at the 2020 Virtual Irish Sailing Awards taking place on Thursday 11 February at 7pm.

Irish Sailing is proud to host the 2020 Virtual Irish Sailing Awards which bring together (online) members and supporters of sailing to celebrate and pay tribute to some of the outstanding contributors to our sports throughout the year. Like last year, IS is having a virtual celebration to ensure they keep everyone as healthy and safe as possible.

It would be great if you could join the Awards on Thursday 11 February at 7pm, and wish Rosemary, Mal, Dara, Jack, Peter and Mairead well on the night. You can register here:

As well as Volunteer of the Year, categories will include Training Centre of the Year, Sailor of the Year, Senior Instructor of the Year, Inclusion, Sustainability, Youth Sailor of the Year, and Leadership.
You can read more about the nominees here:

Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2021 – NOR and Entry Form

We are delighted to announce that the Notice of Race for the Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2021 is now published!

The next edition of this National Yacht Club’s biennial offshore race will start on Wednesday 9th, June 2021 at 14:00

?The 2021 280-mile race will start, as usual, from the National Yacht Club and the race – now part of the Royal Ocean Racing Club calendar – will be limited to a 50 boat fleet following the success of the 2019 edition that attracted a record 43, including the biggest ever entrant, Windfall that set a new course record.

Entries are now open and we would advise to enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!!!

Further details are on and below are the direct links to the NOR and the Entry Form


Online Entry:

Hoping to see many of you lining up on the start line once again in the next edition

Congratulations to Dublin Bay Sailing Club who are Mitsubishi Motors ‘Sailing Club of the Year’ 2021

Congratulations are in order as DBSC has been awarded the Mitsubishi Motors “Irish Sailing Club of the Year” 2021 on the strength of achieving a remarkably full programme in 2020 when Pandemic Regulations permitted is well merited.

The National Yacht Club is thrilled with announcement as Commodore Martin McCarthy explained: “DBSC did a fantastic job in difficult circumstances in 2020 to get our members out sailing for most of the summer. The NYC is delighted that our member Ann Kirwan has taken on the role of Commodore of DBSC this year, with Club stalwart Chris Moore being Hon Sec, and other NYC members also heavily involved on other fronts.

Congratulation also to 2020 Commodore Jonathan Nicholson on his fine stewardship of the club”

DBSC was founded in 1884 and has been organizing and supporting racing in the Bay since that time

Christmas Staff Fund & Noah’s Ark Fund

Dear Members,

As this unprecedented year draws to a close and we reflect on a very different time in NYC history, we take comfort in the many sailing activities we successfully ran, and the outlet the Club provided as a place to relax and unwind from a difficult year.   

While our doors are currently closed, we will be open again and the Staff and I look forward to welcoming you back to your Club.  Our priority is to give you, our Members, a safe environment for you and your families and while we have to change some of our traditions we will hope to see some new ones.

Speaking of Club traditions, this brings me to our annual staff fund where members express their appreciation by way of a contribution which is divided amongst staff, and I would like to encourage you to donateand thank you in advance for supporting your Club staff.


With kind regards,

John O’Grady
Club Manager

Clubhouse reopens for indoor dining from Friday December 4th!

We are delighted to be able to open the Clubhouse once again for indoor dining from Friday December 4th. Please see the schedule for opening below where we will be waiting to welcome you back to the Clubhouse. Demand for bookings has been high and reservations are a must. Due to the high demand we will operate the bar and JB room areas as an extension of the restaurant to ensure social distancing between tables and tables will seat a maximum of six diners.

As regards the snooker room, the government guidelines do not provide just yet for the reopening of this facility.

Clubhouse Opening Schedule

Open Friday 4th – Sunday 6th      

Closed Monday 7th –

Open Tuesday 8th – December 24th  

Closed December 25th and 26th 

Open December 27th – December 31st

Closed January 1st

NYC Take away Menu

NYC Take-Away Menu now available!

We are delighted to offer you a take away menu from Saturday 19th September.  Our times of operation for take away are Tuesday to Sunday 12:30 to 7pm and Sunday’s 12:30 to 2.30pm