National Yacht Club


Junior Sailing

Optimist Performance Clinics – National Yacht Club June 7th – 10 and 13th – 16th

Performance Coaching for sailors who are racing competitively with coach Thomas Chaix

Mornings – 9.00 – 12.30

2 Clinics – Limited numbers– early booking advised

NYC members €150   Non-members €195

To book contact Aileen Dempsey or Flore Dion

NYC Junior Section Pre-loved sailing clothes & gear sale in aid of RNLI and the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal – Sunday 15th May 11am-12.30pm.

Are your Sailors in need of sailing gear? Need to replace that missing boot or glove? Has your sailor shot up over the winter and grown out of their clothes? Want to empty your house of spares and unwanted sailing clothes or gear? 

Join us at on Sunday 15th at 11-12.30am to sell and/or buy any second hand sailing clothes or gear. 

Only items in clean, good and usable condition please. If you have items to donate but won’t be there on the day, please contact Henrietta by email to arrange drop off in advance ( 

All moneys raised will be donated to the RLNI and Red Cross. Refreshments will be provided for young sailors & parents. 

IODAI’s Under 12’s team and Development squad trained during a lovely week end in Lough Ree

7 of our NYC Oppi sailors are part of theses teams: Lucas and Jacob Browne, Félix and Basile Dion, Louise Hanley, James Gorman and Jonathan Dempsey.

Coaching was led by Andrew Mannion and Cathal O’Regan. There was a number of support coaches as well as guest appearances former Oppi Champions not too long ago, willing to pass on their knowledge and experience to this group.

Senior Coach Dylan Reidy was in attendance with the u12 Team and has given a short Rules talk to the Development Squad which will benefit them when they take to the water in RCYC a couple of weeks later.

Topper Southern Championships 2022 – NOR & Entry Form

The National Yacht Club is delighted to host the Topper Eastern Championships 2022 on June 4th and 5th.

Please download / view the Notice of Race here: Topper Southern Championships 2022 – NOR

Entries, limited to 60 on a first come first served basis, are now open using the online entry form here – please note entries must be made before May 30th!

NYC Junior Dinghy Open Morning – Sunday 15th May 11am-12.30pm.

The Junior Committee invite you to meet Fleet Captains and other families, chat about sailing and look at boats!  All five of our Dinghy fleets will be on display on the forecourt – Optimist, Topper, Laser, Feva, 29er.

Fleet Captains will be there, with Junior Sailors too, to talk about the boats and the pathways between them, toward a life long love of sailing.

We will also host a pre-loved clothes & gear sale at this time. Refreshments will be provided for young sailors & parents. Bring your family, Junior Sailors, friends and families, if you wish.

Information Evening – Sailing Pathway for NYC Opi Sailors – May 11th from 7pm

The Optimist fleet captains are hosting an information evening for Junior Sailors and their parents on Wednesday May 11th at 7pm in the JB Room.

There will be information on coaching, racing, national and International events, summer courses and the pathway options for junior sailors.

A number of recent optimist sailors and championship winners will share their experiences, and IODAI president Alex Walsh will talk about Optimist pathways.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Please register your attendance using the RSVP form here