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Junior Sailing


Autumn Junior Clinics September / October for Opis, Toppers and Laser 4.7s

As we are not running the Junior September Series this year due to the Covid-19 situation, we have decided to run a small number of clinics for 4 weeks on Sundays from 13th September* to 4th October
(*Laser 4.7s will run on Saturday 12th, then Sundays)

Optimist and Topper Clinics will run half-days, mornings or afternoons, depending on levels and Laser 4.7s on ‘full’ days.

For details on dates, levels, morning / afternoon sessions and costs, please click here

TY Dublin Adventure Course Opening for Bookings on Monday 10th August

14th -16th SEPTEMBER
(Timings to be confirmed)

COST €150.00

On this 3 day course the students will meet other sailors whilst taking part in kayaking, wakeboarding, rowing and paddle boarding. 
The students will meet each day at a designated club where they will be informed of which activity they will be taking part in that day. 
All the activities will be off site to the clubs so they will have to bring their leap cards or money as they will be taking public transport to the activity locations. After the activities they will come back to 1 of the clubs to have a bbq or pizza, which is included. All students will take part in all of the activities just on different days.


Final set of summer clinics in the National Yacht Club – 10th August – 21st August

The Club is running the following final Clinics in August:

Start sailing – Optimist
Time 10-13:00

Basic Skills – Optimist
Time 10-13:00

Improving skills – Optimist
Time 14:00-17:00

Advanced Boat handling – Optimist
Time 14:00- 17:00

Kites and wires – Club wayfarers and RS Ventures
Time 10- 13:00

Clinics are priced at €320. However, We are now in a position to give a 20% reduction in our final 2 week August clinic to those who have already partaken in a previous clinic over this summer.

For the optimist clinics, one needs to be at least nine years old, you must understand the need for social distancing. you can only take part in a morning or afternoon clinic. There are still no changing rooms available.

With regards to the Kites and wires and Adventure clinic, one can enter both morning and afternoon clinics if one is mature enough social distance at lunch time. If it is your 1st clinic, the price is €320. If you have already registered to summer clinics the price is €250. If you and taking part in both morning and afternoon clinics, the afternoon clinic will be €160


Additional Junior Summer Clinics – 6th to 31st July

With the advent of the easing of government restrictions, we are adding 5 more clinics for the month of July:

The Extra clinics (all priced at €320) are:

6th July-17th July
Basic skills – optimist – 8 places
Time 10-13:00
6th-17th July
Start sailing  – optimist – 8 places
Time 14:00- 17:00

20th-31st July
basic skills – optimist – 8 places
Time 10-13:00

20th-31st July
Start sailing  – optimist – 8 places
Time 14:00 – 17:00

20th-31st July
Team racing clinic in Club Fireflies – 12 places
Time 14:00-17:00

For further details, terms and conditions and to register, PLEASE CLICK HERE

Transition Year 2020 / 2021 Programme – Expressions of interest

We have concocted a fantastic program for the 220/21 Transition Year (TY) students! It has been challenging to establish a TY programme whilst the current Covid Restrictions are in place as a result all dates, numbers and prices may be subject to change and cancellation depending on the  then current Covid Situation.
Please note that the TY Program can only run if supported by volunteer parents. We will be looking for your assistance throughout the year and you will also be asked to volunteer during individual course registration sign ups…

A summary of what we are planning to offer during the school year is PROVIDED HERE. Please study it carefully, then complete the Expression of Interest form by 10th July 2020 so we have an idea of our population.

Junior Summer Clinics Round 2 – 6th to 31st July

The NYC is continuing its Summer Junior training programme with 2 week long half day clinics for Optimists, Toppers and Lasers commencing Monday 6th July 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 or a Optimist (for Improving Skills levels only) for an additional €70 /course.

For details of this 2nd round of clinics, pre-requisites for participants, terms and conditions, Covid-19 policy and to register, PLEASE CLICK HERE