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Evening Presentation ‘Top Tips for Sailors’ – Thursday 6th February @7.30pm in NYC

Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers is presenting his very popular talk on ‘Top Tips for Sailors’ in the National Yacht Club on Thursday 6th February from 7.30pm

The presentation will be in 2 parts:

Part A: Racing / Cruising boat optimisation
Part B: Learn to service your deck hardware (winches and cars, both manual or electric versions)

Attendance is FREE. Places are limited to 80 so RSVP here absolutely essential!!

DBSC Spring Chicken Series 2020

Sunday 2th February – Sunday 8th March 2020

A series of six races to be held on Sunday mornings from 2nd February to 8th March organised by Dublin Bay Sailing Club.

Entry fee is €60.00 – including temporary membership of D.B.S.C. and the National Y.C.  After sailing, food will be available to competitors in the National Y.C.

First gun 10.10 hrs

Download NOR: SPRING CHICKEN 2020 NOR
Download SIs: coming soon

Entry online at www.dbsc.ie

NYC 150th Anniversary Regatta – 10th to 14th June 2020 – NOR

In celebration of the of the National Yacht Club’s Sesquicentennial 1870-2020 Anniversary

3 evenings and a full day of racing in conjunction with Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) and the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA)

Please preview / download the Notice of Race for the ‘NYC-150th Sailing Extravaganza’

 

Change of Tutor & Postponement by a week for NYC’s ICC Course

BOOKED OUT!

The NYC is delighted to announce that Mr. Gearoid O’Riain, a long time member of the Club, has agreed to succeed Mr. Jim Gorman as our resident tutor for our ‘Enhanced International Certificate of Competency’ (I.C.C.) courses going forward.

Following the cancellation of our first course, the Club is delighted to be in a position to reschedule this valuable course (I.C.C.is now required by most Yacht Chartering Companies Worldwide) albeit starting at the later date of 20th January (previously advertised as starting on Monday 13th).

The course is limited to 12 participants on a first come first served basis!

Read more about Gearoid’s background and Register Here

 

Impressive Finish in RORC Transat for NYC Member Conor Totterdell

Conor has just completed his first transat race on a Lombard 46, Pata Negra. The race proved to be a test of competence in many different areas. A steady breeze off the stern quarter of between 15-30 knots provided tense and fast racing with Bouwe Bekking aboard Swedish VO65,Childhood 1, registering a 24-hour run of over 400nm and taking line honours. Pata Negra with a young crew aboard had to contend with a minefield of problems. A broken tooth on the first day was repaired by Conor with Dalkey Clinic dentist and NYC member, Dr Jill Marshall, giving advice via mobile phone as the boat hit 17knots with spinnaker flying! Worse was to come, with the boat’s water maker failing 28 hours into the race necessitating a pit stop into El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, to fill up with 400litres of water before heading down to the trade winds.

From then on it was a catch-up race. The team did not miss a gybe and calculated their course so precisely that despite travelling 3767nm, 200nm more than their symmetric-spinnaker’d opponents;snapping both masthead halyards;nearly blowing the mast fitting for the fractional and J3 halyard, Pata Negra not only caught up with the fleet but roared past them to finish 2nd overall, by any standards an amazing result!

Next on the agenda is to take the boat to Antigua and prep it for the Caribbean 600 which starts in February.

The National Dip Christmas Eve Swim

We hope that all members will support this and bring along some friends too. 
This Year’s Swim in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital and donation to Kings College Hospital Children’s ICU London, takes place at  10:45am Tuesday 24th December 2019