Junior Training

Coaching for Optimist sailors during the September series

The National Yacht Club will be providing coaching for Optimist Sailors for four Sunday afternoons 13:00 – 16:00

Sunday Aug 29th
Sunday Sept 12th
Sunday Sept 19th
Sunday Sept 26th

There is no September Series or coaching on September 5th due to an Optimist Competition at RStGYC

Please read the descriptions carefully to ensure you book in for the right level – CLICK HERE

Summer courses/clinics registration are now open for Clinics 3 & 4

Registrations are now open for Family, Full or Cadets (Laser clinics) members. It may be extended to other categories of members if there are places available afterwards. 

If a sailor has taken part in a clinic in June their will be a 10% reduction in cost of the Clinic.

We are also opening 1 week long clinics for Nippers!! (aged 7 to 8 years old)

Please read pre-requesites at the end of this document, prior to registering your child into a clinic.

We will have a waiting list system, so if you don’t get into your desired clinic, please make sure to put your name on the waiting list.

For all details and to book online, please read the full post

Juniors J80 training clinic – Monday 5th to Friday 9th July

J80 training clinic. Sessions are aimed at sailors who want to learn a new skill or sail in the company of their friends. This clinic is aimed at sailors 13 years and upwards. Experienced Senior and Advanced Instructor onboard at all times so no prior experience in keelboats is necessary!

Monday 5th to Friday 9th July

2pm-5pm – 5 places, 150euro.

Register Here

2 Handed Feva Sailing @ NYC – Expressions of interest

Due to popular demand the NYC Junior team are running both Learning and Racing Feva Clinics in Summer Courses.

The RS Feva is an exciting two person, 3 sail, asymmetric, robust, and colourful boat – suited for the more social, team oriented sailor aged between 11 and 15, boys and girls.

Learning’ will be designed to move on from oppies and toppers, ‘Racing’ could be the two handed pathway into RS200s or 29er or any racing boat – see boat info:

There are 30+ boats in the harbour and plenty of interclub activity in addition to regional events. Numbers are limited but the club have two Fevas for charter.

Courses 1 and 2 are full or nearly full, Course 3, Course 4 and Course 5 will be arranged if there is demand.

If these options might suit your kids or you are interested in Course 3, 4 or 5 please fill up the expression of interest form here

Junior Summer Courses 1 & 2 (7th June – 2nd July) – REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

Summer courses/clinics registration are now open for Summer Courses 1 and 2.

We will have a waiting list system, so if you don’t get into your desired clinic, please make sure to put your name on the waiting list.

Registration for courses 3, 4 and 5 will go live in a few weeks. We are not posting all courses at this time due to the changing conditions with the pandemic and the question on whether racing events will or will not be taking place.

Course 1 – 7th June – 18th June  //   Course 2 – 21st June – 2nd July

There are 10 clinics in each course, 5 in the morning and 5 in the afternoon – For details of the Clinics (Boat type / levels) and to enroll your child / children please read the full post

Tuesday nights Nippers now open for registrations!

Due to popular demand, we are opening a second group of Nippers on Tuesday evenings!!!

6 evenings 18th May until 22nd June.
Price – €150.
We provide boats, kayaks, knot board etc.
You bring your sailors in wetsuit, cag, booties and life jacket. Make sure to bring a towel and change of clothes in case they get wet or go swimming.