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Junior Sailing

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Optimist Connaught Championships Report

Lough Ree Yacht Club hosted the 2021 Connaught Championships on a hot sunny but not so breezy two-day event. Still conditions proved challenging for all competitors with only two races being run on Saturday and luckily a fresh afternoon breeze on Sunday allowed them to get a third race in and finish on five races. At the top of the leader board in Senior Fleet Ava Ennis repeated her performance from the Leinsters, taking third place on Saturday and a second-place finish on Sunday to finish fourth overall in a 49-boat fleet. Strong performances in senior fleet were also seen from Maria Butler and Theo Madigan who endured and finished the two-day event.  In Junior fleet three NYC Sailors performed well in the changing conditions, Jonathan Dempsey, Louise Hanley and James Gorman. Well done all sailors and next up the National Championships at Lough Derg Yacht Club.

Finally, many thanks to Lough Ree Yacht Club for hosting such a fantastic event and we hope to visit your fine facilities again soon.

Laser Connaught Championships Report

Wexford Harbour boat and tennis club hosted the 2021 Connaught laser Championships on two very hot and sunny days with light breezes proving challenging for sailors.

Forty-six boats raced in the 4.7 Laser division, the largest seen for many years and the club was represented by 4 sailors, Christian Ennis, Ella Dempsey, Michael Byrne and Caoimhe Seymour.
A strong finish on Sunday saw both Christian Ennis and Ella Dempsey finish in positions, 7th and 12th respectively. This event is the final racing opportunity and warm up before the 4.7 Worlds which is being hosted from the NYC and in conjunction with the RSGYC in Dunlaoghaire.

The Club will be represented by four of our 4.7 sailors, Christian, Ella, Dylan DeVreeze and Michael at the event and we wish them well.

Summer courses/clinics: registration are now open for Course 5

August Course 5 will be a 4 day clinic due to the Laser 4.7 Worlds that are being hosted in Dun Laoghaire from 7th-14th August

Dates – Tuesday 3rd August until Friday 6th August

Registrations are now open for Family, Full or Cadets members. It may be extended to other categories of members if there are places available afterwards. 

 

If a sailor has taken part in a clinic in June their will be a 10% reduction in cost of the Clinic.

 

We are also opening J80 Keelboats Clinics

 

Please read pre-requesites at the end of this document, prior to registering your child into a clinic.

 

We will have a waiting list system, so if you don’t get into your desired clinic, please make sure to put your name on the waiting list.

 

For all details and to book online, please read the full post

Summer courses/clinics registration are now open for Clinics 3 & 4

Registrations are now open for Family, Full or Cadets (Laser clinics) members. It may be extended to other categories of members if there are places available afterwards. 

If a sailor has taken part in a clinic in June their will be a 10% reduction in cost of the Clinic.

We are also opening 1 week long clinics for Nippers!! (aged 7 to 8 years old)

Please read pre-requesites at the end of this document, prior to registering your child into a clinic.

We will have a waiting list system, so if you don’t get into your desired clinic, please make sure to put your name on the waiting list.

For all details and to book online, please read the full post

Great NYC success at the Ulster Championship in Belfast Lough

The Ulster championships were hosted by County Antrim Yacht Club on the north shore of Belfast Lough. Competitors contended with strong tidal currents on a trapezoidal championship course with steady winds of 12-18 knots. 56 competitors took part overall The ICLA 4 (Laser 4.7) class was won by NYC’s Christian Ennis (pictured left) who has three bullets out of the 6 races. credit to our newest sailors Michael Byrne and Dylan de Vreeze who came in 9th place and 16th place. 

 

The Radial class (ICLA 6) had the most competitors and Hugh O’Connor (pictured below) achieved a superb 3rd place overall and 2nd Youth Sailor winning the middle race on both days. This was the first serious race for many of our sailors in over 2 years and it was great to see everyone in action again. Other super achievements from NYC sailors included Adam Irvin 10th and Rachel Garvey 25th.

We look forward to the next event, the Connaughts which is to be held in Wexford Sailing and Tennis Club on 17th and 18th July. Places are limited to 100 so get your entries in early. 

Topper Northerns 2021 – NYC Report

The Topper Northern Championships were held this year in Donaghadee Sailing Club on the north County Down coast. Having waited for the breeze to fill in the 37 competitors eventually set off for the first of three races on Saturday afternoon. The strong tide in the sound off Donaghadee created problems for the sailors resulting in several general recalls and black flag starts, but unlike Sunday when racing was abandoned due to a rolling fogbank, all three races were completed successfully.

Representing the NYC was Ella Fitzgerald who sailed consistently well, finishing at the top of the leader board in 2nd place overall and taking home the silverware as 1st Lady.