Junior Sailing

Junior Summer Clinics June / July 2020

The NYC is restarting its Summer Junior training programme with 2 week long half day clinics for Optimists, Toppers and Lasers commencing Monday 8th June 2020. 

These Clinics are for children of full and family members only.
They will be run by advanced instructors and are limited to 6 participants to ensure compliance with our national public health advice. The cost is €320 per Clinic (it is also possible to charter a Club Topper for an additional €70/course but not a Club Optimist)

For details of this first ‘batch’ of clinics, pre-requisites for participants, terms and conditions, Covid-19 policy and to register, PLEASE CLICK HERE

All sailing Cancelled

Covid 19 and Sailing based on Government request for bars and pubs to close and social distancing requirements.
All organised sailing activity should cease with immediate effect and will be reviewed on 29th March.

Assistant Instructor Positions 2020

The National Yacht Club is currently seeking to recruit a team of committed and enthusiastic assistant instructors for our Summer Courses 2020. This role is relevant to any individual 16 or over with relevant certification who has completed Transition Year and is interested in encouraging children to learn how to sail under the direct supervision of NYC instructors at all times.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn from qualified coaches and instructors on how to lead and deliver sessions on training courses.
Assistant Instructors looking to apply for positions should complete the online form before 4pm on Monday 23rd March 2020. Please apply here

Junior Summer Courses 2020 – Registrations now open!

The summer course dates for our two week IS sailing courses in 2020 are as follows:
Course 1:     Tues 2nd  – Fri 12th June
Course 2:     Mon 15th – Fri 26th June
Course 3:     Mon 29th June – Fri 10th July
Course 4:     Mon 13th July – Fri 24th July
Course 5:     Mon 27th July –Fri 7th Aug  

We will be running the full suite of IS levels over each two week course (Start Sailing, Basic Skills, Improving Skills, Racing, Advanced Boat handling, Adventure


No refunds will be given in the event of non- attendance

Schools Team Racing Training

Please note that there are 3 training events coming up for Team Racing.

RStGYC – Wed 4th March – Book Online –

Howth Yacht Club – March 7&8th to book email or call 01-8322141 

Malahide Yacht Club – March 14th&15th to book email or call 0861712443:


Unfortunately due to adverse weather the Shanahan Cup at INSS was cancelled. It is expected that this event will be rescheduled for September/October.

The Leinster Schools Team Racing Championships is scheduled for 11th March at RStGYC

The National Schools Team Racing Championships is scheduled for 25th & 26th April at RStGYC – Details to follow. Nb. We are hoping to host the ISSA AGM at this event. 

Topper Spring 2020 Coaching Programme – Sundays February / March

The NYC has an exciting Topper Spring Coaching Programme over 7 Sundays in February & March.

There will be 2 groups – advanced racers (who will have a full day: rigged for 09:30 for a 10:30 launch) and improvers (who will have ¾ day coaching – rigged for 13:30 for a 14:00 launch)

We have 7 session regular coaching programme until Easter on the folowing dates: 2nd February,  9th February, 16th February  (start of mid term week), 23rd February (end of mid term week), 1st March, 22nd March, 29th March.

The costs are:
€210 for the advanced racers group,
€140 for the improvers group

The programme is open to Toppers on the waterfront Clubs
NYC members can charter a Club Topper at a cost of €100 for the 7 sessions (via the registration form)

Please Register Here