Junior Training

Instructors wanted for 2020

Closing dates for applications is January 15th 2020

The National Yacht Club is currently seeking to recruit a team of committed sailing instructors and coaches for our Summer courses. Our Instructors are of the highest quality in terms of professionalism, attitude, technical ability and passion for sailing.

Instructors will be responsible for the development of the clubs youngest members, a role that is taken extremely seriously by the club. All instructors must have current and valid instructorship qualifications for the position to which they are applying and be available for  interview early in the new year.

Read the full post to more details and to apply for a position

Safeguarding 1 – Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course – Monday 16th December


This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in sport. 

If you are a General or Junior Committee member, a  TY participant hoping to work as Assistant Sailing Instructors Summer 2020, a member of the Sailability group, a member of NYC staff or a Junior Section parent assisting with organisation and safety of junior programmes at NYC we encourage you to complete this course.

Cost = €15pp

Participants MUST BE OVER 16y. Terms and conditions apply. Read the full post to register

Club optimist winter coaching

The NYC has an exciting Optimist Winter 2019 Training Programme starting on Sunday 20th October and running for 6 Sundays with a mid-term break:
Dates are as follows: 20th October, 3rd November, 10th November, 17th November, 24th November, 1st December.

Time for sailors 12:30-4:30pm. Cost €120

Please read here for terms and conditions and to register

Junior Summer Courses 2019 – Registrations now open!

Still some places left on course (5) 

The summer course dates for our two week IS sailing courses in 2019 are below:

Course 1: Tues 4th June – Fri 14th June

Course 2: Mon 17th June – Fri 28th June

Course 3: Mon 1st July – Fri 5th July (1 week due to the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta from 11th to 14th July)

Course 4: Mon 15th July – Fri 26th July  BOOKED OUT!

Course 5: Mon 29th July – Fri 9th Aug    BOOKED OUT!

NEW We plan to carry on extra levels this year, e.g. Junior Adventure, Advanced Boat Handling for Kites & Wires and will continue with the hugely successful Teenage sailing courses.
We will also be introducing a new course the ‘Teen Team’ 


Optimist Munster’s (Dunmore East) – Main fleet Coach support

The club will be providing coach support for the event, for Main Fleet Sailors

  • Cost €50 for the 2 days
  • Limited to 8 sailors
  • Please register by Monday 1st July
  • This program is not open to sailors in the ‘Regatta Fleet’, as they receive coaching from IODAI.

Any queries, please contact

Register here

Optimist Munster’s (Dunmore East) – NYC Pre-Event Main fleet coaching.

The club intends to provide a weekend of pre-event coaching ahead of the Optimist Leinster’s, run from the club, for Main Fleet sailors.

  • Saturday 6th July and Sunday 7th July
  • Cost – €60
  • Times 9:30am-4:30pm
  • Max number 8
  • Please register by Monday 1st July
  • This program is not open to sailors in the ‘Regatta Fleet’, as they receive coaching from IODAI.

Any queries, please contact

Register Here