Junior events

“NYC Fireflies in action

“NYC Fireflies in action during Instructors Assessment”
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Connaughts Optimist competition held last weekend in Athlone

Some of our NCY junior sailors are participating in the Connaughts 2019 Optimist regional competition this weekend.

They are being hosted by the welcoming Lough Ree Yacht Club. As well as competitive sailing there’s a great social aspect for the sailors and parents with BBQs and movies being shown.

In the photo are: Jennifer O’Brien, Noel Butler, Ronan Flood. 

Laser Nationals 2019 NYC winners

The 2019 Laser Nationals took place this year in Ballyholme from the 22 to the 25th of August in testing conditions. Three NYC members were amongst the prize winners. Conor Gorman was third in the laser 4.7 fleet. Ronan Wallace won the laser full rig national title and Clare Gorman won the Girls national title in the laser radial class.

September series 2019

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Download NOR: September Series NOR 2019
Download SIs: September Series SIs 2019

The dates for the upcoming DBSC September Junior Series are as follows:

Sunday Aug 25th
Sunday Sept 15th
Sunday Sept 22nd
Sunday Sept 29th. 

We are taking a break on 1st and 8th September due to the Flying Fifteen World’s

Update on the Irish Nationals Championships (Howth) 2019

NYC sailors brave Howth’s heavy winds and high seas at 2019 Irish Optimist National Championships

15 – 18 August 2019, 21 young NYC sailors headed to Howth to compete in the 2019 Irish open national championships. With a total of 144 main fleet sailors and 41 regatta sailors vying for the top spots, competition was tough, including visiting sailors from the USA, Portugal, Finland, the UK, Germany and the Virgin Islands. 

Crosbie Cup and Tralee Bay Sailing Club Regatta

This year the Crosbie Cup was opened to the Gold and Silver Fleet Sailors. 5 NYC Optimist Sailors made the trip to Fenit and competed in the fun event held by Tralee Bay Sailing Club. 
All 5 of the NYC sailors achieved top 10 positions with Sam Ledoux in 1st place overall.  Sam also won the TBSC Regatta.  Clementine Van Steenberge 3rd, Fiachra McDonnell 4th and Lauren O Callaghan 10th in the seniors.  Caoilinn McDonnell was 4th junior (14th overall). 
Next regatta for our Optimist Fleet is the Irish National Open Championships which are being held in HYC, 15th to 18th August.   We wish all of our NYC Optimist sailors the very best of luck.  Sail fast and have fun.