Junior Sailing

A successful return to racing for 29er National Championships 2021

After almost one year off the race course, NYC’s 29er sailors travelled to Crosshaven with great determination to take part in the 2021 AIB 29er national Championships 3-4 July.

The two-day event was a success: sailing conditions were better than forecast with little rain and most of the ten-race series was held in 12-15 knots on the Curlane Bank, Cork Harbour. Winds were shifty though, and with six races back-to-back covering over 60km of distance on Saturday and four races on Sunday, the sailors’ fitness and stamina were truly tested. The fifteen-boat 29er fleet is growing steadily and NYC’s representatives did their club proud.

Read more here

Leinster Optimist Championships 2021 – NYC Report

The Provident CRM Optimist Leinsters were held this year at Howth Yacht Club in a fresh breeze with over 60 + competitors.
Representing the club were several sailors and best placed was Ava Ennis (pictured) in senior fleet.
Ava finished strong on both days achieving a 3rd place finish on Saturday and improving again on Sunday, taking a 2nd place to finally finish at the top of the leader board in 5th place overall and 2nd placed girl.

Six races were run during the event over the two-day period and winds stayed fresh throughout.

All NYC Sailors finished with strong placings, Kate Flood, Grace Gavin and Marie Butler. A special mention must go to James Gorman who at only eleven years of age finished in 32nd place overall and within the top 10 Juniors, fantastic result James, very well done.

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

NYC Junior Theo Madigan – 2021 Optimist European Championships

Theo Madigan, is one of three sailors representing Ireland at the 2021 Optimist European Championships.  This event was being held in Cadiz, Spain from 20th – 27th June.  Theo has been sailing Optimist dinghys for the last five years.  The European Championship had over 270 young sailors (age 12 – 15 years) from all over the world participating in this event.

Theo is a member of the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire and is delighted to be representing his club and his country. 

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