Junior Training

Dun Laoghaire Laser Youth Squad: Mid Term Coaching Clinic

This coaching clinic will be jointly hosted by RSCYC and NYC.
NYC sailors should sign up using the NYC link; All other sailors should sign up using the RSGYC link

Is this program for you?
The coaching is designed for sailors who wish to improve their racing skills for competition in Regional and National events. Our group are typically 14 to 17 years of age and weigh upward of around 53kg. New entrants who previously competed in Optimists or Toppers are welcome. If sailors are unsure, we are happy to have them join the group on a trial basis to “try out”. Less confident sailors can opt out of the heavy wind sessions. With the 4.7 worlds scheduled for Dun Laoghaire in summer 2021, this is an ideal opportunity for aspiring sailors to gain international experience.

Our panel includes local coaches; Jack Fahy, Toby Hudson Fowler, and Henry Higgins who have a wealth of international experience and connect well with this age group.

Midterm Clinic:
• Wed, 28 Oct
• Thu, 29 Oct
• Fri, 30 Oct

Timing: Afternoons
• 12:30 – Arrive in Sailing gear
• 13:00 – Launch
• 16:00 – Return to shore
• 16:30 – Depart
Cost: €35/day

Click here to register

Club Optimists and Toppers Winter Coaching Programme – end October to end November

Registrations are now open for our Club Optimists and Toppers Winter Coaching Programmes, running for 5 weeks.

There will be 2 groups in each class to match the children’s abilities. To avoid congestion on the platform and help maintain Covid-19 social distancing guidelines, it was decided that the Optimists will train on Saturdays and the Toppers on Sundays.

The costs per child is €125. It is possible to charter a Club Optimist or a Club Topper for an additional €50 for the 5 weeks.

To view course details and places availability, please complete the registration form here

NYC Junior Laser (4.7 & Radial) Winter Coaching Programme

Dates: Sundays 11th,18th October, 8th,15th,22nd,29th November and 6th December

Costs: €180pp

Times: 13:30 to 16:30

Limited to 16 participants on a first come first served basis

Please register here

Autumn Junior Clinics September / October for Opis, Toppers and Laser 4.7s

As we are not running the Junior September Series this year due to the Covid-19 situation, we have decided to run a small number of clinics for 4 weeks on Sundays from 13th September* to 4th October
(*Laser 4.7s will run on Saturday 12th, then Sundays)

Optimist and Topper Clinics will run half-days, mornings or afternoons, depending on levels and Laser 4.7s on ‘full’ days.

For details on dates, levels, morning / afternoon sessions and costs, please click here

Final set of summer clinics in the National Yacht Club – 10th August – 21st August

The Club is running the following final Clinics in August:

Start sailing – Optimist
Time 10-13:00

Basic Skills – Optimist
Time 10-13:00

Improving skills – Optimist
Time 14:00-17:00

Advanced Boat handling – Optimist
Time 14:00- 17:00

Kites and wires – Club wayfarers and RS Ventures
Time 10- 13:00

Clinics are priced at €320. However, We are now in a position to give a 20% reduction in our final 2 week August clinic to those who have already partaken in a previous clinic over this summer.

For the optimist clinics, one needs to be at least nine years old, you must understand the need for social distancing. you can only take part in a morning or afternoon clinic. There are still no changing rooms available.

With regards to the Kites and wires and Adventure clinic, one can enter both morning and afternoon clinics if one is mature enough social distance at lunch time. If it is your 1st clinic, the price is €320. If you have already registered to summer clinics the price is €250. If you and taking part in both morning and afternoon clinics, the afternoon clinic will be €160


Additional Junior Summer Clinics – 6th to 31st July

With the advent of the easing of government restrictions, we are adding 5 more clinics for the month of July:

The Extra clinics (all priced at €320) are:

6th July-17th July
Basic skills – optimist – 8 places
Time 10-13:00
6th-17th July
Start sailing  – optimist – 8 places
Time 14:00- 17:00

20th-31st July
basic skills – optimist – 8 places
Time 10-13:00

20th-31st July
Start sailing  – optimist – 8 places
Time 14:00 – 17:00

20th-31st July
Team racing clinic in Club Fireflies – 12 places
Time 14:00-17:00

For further details, terms and conditions and to register, PLEASE CLICK HERE