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Volvo D2D Race 2019 – Follow all the action!

We make it easy for all family, friends and supporters to follow the action as it unfolds!
* Track the boats live here
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FINAL RESULTS: Results for Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle D2D Race 2019

The start from the D2D from the sky! Thanks to Trevor Bolger

Dublin Bay Sailing Club Postpone Start of Summer Season

The opening of Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s summer season scheduled for the last week in April has been postponed due to Government Covid-19 measures. The revised start date is so far unknown.
The first races for a combined fleet of up to 250 boats were scheduled to get underway on Tuesday, April 25.

It was inevitable, however, when waterfront clubs lift-ins were postponed at the weekend that it would impact on DBSC arrangements.

“Even before the latest measures were introduced it was almost inconceivable that our sailing season would start on time. As such DBSC is following the waterfront clubs and postponing the start of the season until the current situation improves, ” DBSC Commodore Jonathan Nicholson said in a statement on the club website.

Significantly, however, Nicholson, also added: “DBSC is still working on the premise that there will be racing this year and are preparing accordingly”.

Jack & Rosemary Roy are Afloat “Sailors of the Month” for March

When Jack retired from the Presidency of Irish Sailing on March 21st, it marked the conclusion of a hugely successful three years in the top post in Irish sailing. They were three remarkable if extremely busy years in which the active and enthusiastic President was always quietly but very effectively supported by his wife Rosemary as they involved themselves in all aspects of the sport in every part of the country.

The commitment of “Team Roy” ranged from Race Officering up to Olympic level at one end, all the way to hospitable cruising with their ubiquitous Hallberg Rassy 48 Tangaroa at the other, with just about everything possible – including continuing as regular Race Officer and Timekeeper for Dublin Bay SC on the big-fixture Thursday evening programme – frequently and competently dealt with in between.

Since his election as President in 2017, Jack and Rosemary Roy have become the very personification of all that is best in Irish sailing, and we are delighted that Afloat made them Sailors of the Month for March 2020.

Irish Sailing Lockdown Sailing Rules Quiz – Challenge 1

Keep your racing skills sharp during lockdown by taking part in the Irish Sailing Lockdown Sailing Rules Quiz!

Take part as an individual, as a class team or a club team. Scenarios will be sent every two weeks, Irish Sailing will keep a leader board and there will be a prize for the best individual and team (Club or class). Please feel free to share with your club or class or team and just submit one answer per team.

Download the first challenge and find out how to take part here

Covid 19 Update

Dear Members

Following the Government’s announcement of mandatory measures, the boathouse was closed with immediate effect last Friday evening and services are suspended for the foreseeable future.

Lift-in is postponed pending confirmation of a new date. We would also ask that you refrain from working on your boats or using your dinghies at this time until further notice.

The Clubhouse remains closed but security is maintained, including on the platform, day and night.

The following NYC staff are available via email to take your queries as follows:

Membership/General enquiries / Accounts:
Sailing and Boathouse Services:

We wish you and your families well and that you stay safe.

NYC wins Irish Sailing Sustainability Award 2019

Our Club won the accolade of Irish Sailing last Saturday in recognition of its efforts in promoting sustainability and clean seas throughout its activities and events.

For memory:

  • The National Yacht Club was Ireland’s first Club with a Sea Bin – thanks to Twelve-year-old environmental campaigner Flossie Donnelly (see here and here)
  • In July, the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (and all its stakeholder Clubs) was awarded Gold Level Clean Regatta Certification
  • In August, the inaugural Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm Regatta hosted by the NYC was, as a first for any Club in Ireland, award Platinum level
  • In September, the Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships Regatta was also award Gold Certification

We would like to thank all involved in achieving these milestones, and especially Grainne Ryan for spearheading the Sustainability efforts in the Club.

NYC contenders for tomorrow night’s Sailing Ireland Awards ceremony

Sailing Ireland have had to cancel their Annual Conference scheduled for tomorrow         (March 21st) due to Covid 19, but by innovative use of new technology they will proceed with their Annual Awards ceremony – the last to be hosted by outgoing Sailing Ireland President, our own Jack Roy.

It will be a wholly on line event, accessible on the Sailing Ireland Facebook Page at 18.30 (

The National YC has three nominees for the Sailor of the Year and the Club itself is a contender for the 2019 Sustainability Awards and the 2019 Inclusion Award. Read More Here