Junior Sailing News

NYC Annual Junior Awards Dinner – Saturday 30th November 2019

NYC Annual Junior Awards Dinner Saturday 30th November, 7pm.

This is the Highlight of the NYC Junior Social Calendar!

Junior Sailors: Dinner at 7pm in the dining room. Followed by Prize Giving and Junior Disco until 10.30pm 

Parents: We will be adopting a new format this year instead of a buffet in the JB room, you will have a two course meal with a glass of wine, with a choice of starter and main course, all for €25. Dinner at 7pm in the Bar,

Parents €25 and Juniors €15 to be paid on the night.

It is essential that you RSVP to Carmen at by Wednesday 20th November so we can be sure to accommodate everyone!

Safeguarding 1 – Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course – Monday 16th December


This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in sport. 

If you are a General or Junior Committee member, a  TY participant hoping to work as Assistant Sailing Instructors Summer 2020, a member of the Sailability group, a member of NYC staff or a Junior Section parent assisting with organisation and safety of junior programmes at NYC we encourage you to complete this course.

Cost = €15pp

Participants MUST BE OVER 16y. Terms and conditions apply. Read the full post to register

Topper fleet winter Club training


The NYC has an exciting Topper Winter 2019 Training Programme starting on Sunday 20th October and running for 6 Sundays with a break on the Bank Holiday weekend:

Dates are as follows:

20th October
3rd November
10th November
17th November
24th November
1st December

We will have 2 groups of sailors:

  • those who are newer to the Topper boat and sailing in general, who will do 12:30 to 16:30
  • those who are more advanced and have competed in Topper events, focused more on racing skills, who will do 09:30 to 16:30

Cost: €120 for newer sailors and €200 for racing group. Max numbers: 5 newer sailors and 8 racing sailors.

For further details and to register, please click here

Club optimist winter coaching

The NYC has an exciting Optimist Winter 2019 Training Programme starting on Sunday 20th October and running for 6 Sundays with a mid-term break:
Dates are as follows: 20th October, 3rd November, 10th November, 17th November, 24th November, 1st December.

Time for sailors 12:30-4:30pm. Cost €120

Please read here for terms and conditions and to register

Dun Laoghaire Youth Laser Coaching Programme: Autumn / Winter 2019

The next coaching is on November (3, 10, 17, 24) €120 

The Dun Laoghaire Youth Laser training program will be run as a collaboration between RSGYC and NYC and once again we are fortunate to have two excellent local coaches head up the program:  Conor O’Beirne will be running the 4.7’s and we have Nicole Hemeryck on the Radials.

We intend grouping sailors to maintain a coach-to-sailor ratio of around six and expect to have two to three 4.7 groups and one group of radials.  A group of up to 20 sailors will allow for “big fleet” coaching and also bring a social aspect to the program.  Click here to sign up online. 

Outstanding Result from NYC Juniors at the Helmsman’s Championships

The Junior Helmsman’s took place in Schull Co. Cork over the weekend of 28/29 September. 15 invited Helm’s and their crews all under 18 years old and national champions in their own class raced 9 races to determine the overall Irish “ champion of champion’s”. racing was staged in two-man TR 3.6 class boats which are similar to firefly dinghies.  Clare Gorman represented the Laser Radial class crewed by her brother Conor were second overall after winning the medal race. Clare was first girl overall. Rian Geraghty-McDonnell crewed by Nathan Van Steenberge representing the 29er class were third overall.