National Yacht Club


Junior events

Topper Southern Championships 2022 – NOR & Entry Form

The National Yacht Club is delighted to host the Topper Eastern Championships 2022 on June 4th and 5th.

Please download / view the Notice of Race here: Topper Southern Championships 2022 – NOR

Entries, limited to 60 on a first come first served basis, are now open using the online entry form here – please note entries must be made before May 30th!

Irish Sailing Youth National Championships 2022 – NYC Report & Gallery

The Irish Sailing Youth National Championships were hosted at the Ballyholme Yacht Club from 22nd  to the 24th April in sunny but very mixed sailing conditions, with the third day in particular being very challenging. This event is special as it gives the young sailors the opportunity to see the various pathways they may take after the Optimist Fleet. On day 2 the Optimist and ILCA6 classes launched at the same time in very challenging conditions with both classes literally sailing on crests of waves as they sailed out into Belfast Lough.

The National Yacht Club has a vibrant and high achieving youth element to the Club which was in full force at the event.

National Yacht Club sailors participated in the ILCA4, ILCA 6, 29er and Optimist fleets and showed great endurance in their performances in all classes.  

Read the full report here

NYC Junior Sailing Calendar 2022 (Updated)

A Sailing Calendar for 2022 for all Fleets – Oppies, Toppers, Lasers, Fevas and 29ers, both nationally and locally.  It also shows club events for all classes – such as Junior Courses and local junior regattas and race series. With greater visibility and lead time families will be able to plan ahead, perhaps try different classes or events on the pathway wherever the family happens to beIt is a useful document for all stakeholders including club staff – so everyone is clear on what is on and when.  I will be updated as new events/courses are added. It can be downloaded here: Junior-Calendar-2022-120522V2.1

Registration for the 2022 Irish Sailing Youth Nationals in Ballyholme, 21-24 April, is now open!

Registration for the Irish Sailing Youth Nationals in Ballyholme this April is NOW OPEN

Irish Sailing Youth Nationals- ILCA 6 / 420 / 29er / Optimist Trials EARLY BIRD is £130
21st April 2022 to 24th April 2022
Irish Sailing Youth Nationals- ILCA 4 / Topper 5.3 EARLY BIRD is £100

29er Europeans, Rive del Garda October 2021

Irish sailors shined at the 29er Zhik European Championships held at Riva del Garda, Italy at the end of October.

The event held at Fraglia Vela was limited to 200 boats, with representation from countries as far as Brazil and Canada. Ireland had 5 boats participating.

NYC sailors shined! In particular, Tim Norwood (RIYC) and Nathan van Steenberge (NYC) leading the leaderboard at one moment finished 11th overall and Clementine van Steenberge (NYC) and Chiara Carra (RSGYC) coming in 4th European girl (tied on points with 3rd girls) and 21st overall.

Strong results from Lauren O’Callaghan (NYC) and Fiona Ferguson (NYC) who finished 14th European girl and 69th overall. 


Report from Opi Munsters

Great performance from the National Yacht Club optimist sailors last weekend with 2 fleet winners (senior main fleet and regatta fleet) for the Munster Championships in Cork Harbour!

9 National Yacht Club sailors took part in the last optimist regional event of the season, was hosted by Monkstown Bay Sailing Club and launched from Paddy’s Point slipway in Ringaskiddy. 
The 126 sailors had great conditions with 15kts on Saturday and 16-22kts on Sunday and blue sky!

In the main fleet senior (35 boats), William Walsh NYC came 1st overall with a 9 point lead. Hannah Walsh, 3rd in silver fleet and 17th overall. 

In the main fleet junior (50 boats), Louise Hanley came 3rd in silver fleet, Félix Dion, 9th in silver and Lucas Browne, 13th silver.  

In the regatta fleet (41 boats), Basile Dion came 1st overall, Max Neary, 2nd bronze and 4th overall.  Our youngest NYC Sailor Aurèle Dion finished 4th the bronze fleet and 6th overall, and was the youngest saucer at the event too, and Louis Trikett finished 7th in the silver fleet.

Fantastic results, well done all!