National Yacht Club


Junior Sailing

Instructor Development – Instructor Revalidation Workshop (CPD)

As part of our ongoing Commitment to Instructor Development the National Yacht Club is running a CPD Revalidation (SBSS) on 1st May 2022. (Best weather conditions will determine the date).

By attending and successfully completing this 1-day workshop will re-validate all your Instructor Certificates within the Small Boat Sailing Scheme up to and including Senior Instructor.

Instructor Re-validation Workshop (CPD)

Irish Sailing Instructor CPD Re-validation Workshop provides Irish Sailing Instructors with the opportunity to develop within the sport, the scheme and the Irish Sailing, and to review their own personal skills and develop their instructor / coaching skills and knowledge. The aim of the CPD Re-validation Workshop is to:

  • Maintain high standards of instruction;
    • Inform and brief instructors of development within the sport;
    • Review instructors own personal skills and knowledge.

This is done by:

  • Shorebased briefing and administration;
    • Review of shorebased knowledge and waterbased skills;
    • Instuctors delivering sessions with peer / Trainer review.

Each workshop has 6 places and is run by an Irish Sailing Instructor Trainer.

Please register here

Any queries please contact  Rebecca Hall via the office

NYC Optimist Development Programme – Pre-summer 2022

The Optimist Development programme is aimed at sailors who aim to compete in events and other competitions in 2022.  We believe there is demand for a performance group and a development group.  The performance group will consist of already experienced sailors who have competition experience, but did not meet the IODAI rankings in 2021 and qualify for the DOGS Winter training, and also the sailors moving from regatta fleet to main fleet in 2022 competitions.

While there is a focus on development and performance, our plan is based on the NYC’s core values of family, friendship and sporting excellence.  All sailors and parents MUST READ AND ADHERE TO the Club’s code of conduct to encourage good behaviour and camaraderie: Code-of-Behaviour

Dates: 1st May, 8th May, 15th May, 22th May, 5th June, 12th June
Price : €150
Charter Boats available at an additional €100

Read carefully the requirements for the various groups before enrolling your child using the form here

NYC Junior Sailing Calendar 2022 (Updated)

A Sailing Calendar for 2022 for all Fleets – Oppies, Toppers, Lasers, Fevas and 29ers, both nationally and locally.  It also shows club events for all classes – such as Junior Courses and local junior regattas and race series. With greater visibility and lead time families will be able to plan ahead, perhaps try different classes or events on the pathway wherever the family happens to beIt is a useful document for all stakeholders including club staff – so everyone is clear on what is on and when.  I will be updated as new events/courses are added. It can be downloaded here: Junior-Calendar-2022-120522V2.1

NYC Optimist Easter Camp – 19th to 22nd of april

The Optimist Development programme is offering a 4 days sailing camp at Easter from Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd of April.

Time:09:30 – 2:30
Price : €160

While there is a focus on development and performance for Regatta / Junior Main Fleet / Senior Main Fleet, our plan is based on the NYC’s core values of family, friendship and sporting excellence. 

Read more and register here

Junior Dinner & Annual Prizegiving Review and Roll of Honour

The NYC Junior Dinner was held on Friday 11th March at the club for the Summer of 2021, delayed by events.   The turnout was impressive with 80 Junior Sailors in the dining room, with a three course dinner, and 40 parents bunkering safely below in the JB room.

Later in the evening, parents joined the Junior Sailors upstairs, whereupon a huge number of prizes were awarded to great applause, celebration, flashlight and smiles. 
There was an impressive array of silverware, with notable club names winking from past etching.  There was also an array of prizes from the new Junior Merchandising – hoodies, jackets, hats, neck warmers – launched specially on the evening.

The prizes were broadened out at this event to celebrate both the pursuit of competition or excellence and also seamanship and improvement – all worthy goals and achievements.
It was a wonderful warm night, timed perfectly timed to focus younger and older minds on the season ahead.

To view the role of honour for all winners as well as our wonderful picture gallery of the night (courtesy of Michael Chester), please click here

Shore person / beach master position for summer courses 2022

The National Yacht Club is currently seeking to recruit a shore person for summer 2022.

The role is relevant to any individual 17 or over with the required certification as follows: First Aid Certificate, Safeguarding Certificate and Garda Clearance. 

Job description:
The shore person will welcome the children and direct them into their respective groups in the morning, help launch and recover the sailors, Supervise the children at lunch time and be on land at all times to receive a child that needs to come to land unexpectedly.


The dates for summer courses 2022 are as follows. The summer sailing courses will be full days.

  • Course 1: 7-17 June 2022
  • Course 2: 20 June – 1 July 2022
  • Course 3: 4 July – 15 July 2022
  • Course 4: 18 – 29 July 2022
  • Course 5: 2 – 12 August 2022

Please get applications in by 4th April at 6pm using the form here