National Yacht Club


Courses/ Training

IS Race Event Management Course

This will be delivered over zoom Thursday 10th of March, 6-9pm
No charge for attendance
Who is this for?
This is a great introductory course to all disciplines of Race Officials. This course explains the different disciplines, what they do in the run up to an event, during and after. It is an introduction into the wonderful world of Race Officers, Mark Layers, Equipment Inspectors, Measurers, Results Managers, Event Safety, Judges and Umpires.
Minimum age 16yrs.
Any equipment necessary: Note taking materials

The presentation will be available post-session

For more details and to register to the Zoom Session, Please Click Here

Adult Winter Laser Coaching Sessions – Saturday Mornings

The NYC is staging Laser coaching for adults of all ability (from new or returning to Laser sailing to experienced sailors) on Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 13:00 for 6 weeks: From Saturday 30th October until Saturday 4th December

Register Here

Adult Winter Laser Coaching Sessions – Saturday Afternoons

We are delight to organise Laser Coaching sessions for adults for 4 weeks, details below.

€60.00 per person
Saturdays, 2 to 5 p.m.
Starts 1st Nov for 4 weeks (ends 21st November)
18 participants max. We will have 2 coaches if more than 10 participants

Main Coach: Sally Bell, Laser performance sailor

Register Here

Adult Single Handed Dinghies Race Training

The NYC is organising Race Coaching clinics for Adults on single handed boats (Lasers / RS Aeros) on Wednesday evenings, starting this week (10th June) for 4 weeks.

This scheme is not for beginners! There will be no rescue service provided and the sessions will be weather dependent – all participants are expected to be competent sailors able to right their own boat in case of a capsize.

Costs: €60 for the 4 weeks.

The Coach is NYC former Olympic Campaigner Tadgh Donnelly.

This scheme is limited to 10 participants. Please register here

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!!

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


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 ( 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