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Junior Sailing News

2022/2023 TY Programme Expression of Interest Form

The TY Sailing Members Program has run for a number of years now, very successfully between the Dun Laoghaire clubs and has proved to be a great way to keep our teenagers involved in sailing, prepare them for instructing and build lifelong friendships so we really hope they get involved.

The main social parts are an Action and Adventure Course, 1720 sailing, Team Racing, Tall Ships, Heir Island Trip, B-Academy and Flossy & The Beach Cleaners.

The Certified Courses are the Powerboat Licence, Navigation, VHF Licence, Mark Laying, Child Safeguarding, First Aid and Disability Awareness.

For more information and to register your interest for the upcoming TY programme for your child, please click here

Instructor Support Administrator

We are currently seeking an Instructor administrator to support our summer courses.  

Enthusiasm, good communication skills, responsibility, safety, computer literacy, experience of Regatta management and an ability manage spreadsheets are the key attributes required. Valid Irish Sailing Garda vetting, Safeguarding one and First Aid are essential qualifications required. The position is for up to two weeks during the period of July 4-15. Expressions of interest to by 1700 on Fri June 24th. 

Sailability is back!

Following a long Covid-enforced absence, Dun Laoghaire Sailability makes a welcome return for Summer 2022, with continued NYC involvement through its volunteer team.  

Topper Southern’s report

The Topper Southern Championships were hosted by the NYC on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of June.

As this was a bank holiday weekend and just before the start of the state exams, numbers were lower than expected however we still managed to muster a fleet of 52 Toppers.
The weather didn’t exactly play ball and with easterly winds hitting 35knts in the bay on Saturday, the decision was made to race inside the harbour. With determination, Race Officer Ed Totterdell laid the course and 2 quick races were run off with Cork sailor Liam Duggan taking the honours before the sailors went ashore in anticipation of fairer weather to follow.

Sunday saw challenging conditions again with rain and a big swell but with the wind moderating slightly and the course was set in the bay. 3 great races were completed with Ballyholme sailor Bobby Driscoll taking the honours in all 3 races and the overall series with Liam Duggan taking 2nd and Ballyholme’s Daniel Palmer taking 3rd.
Emily McAfee took the overall female and 1st junior female while local NYC sailor Ella Fitzgerald took 1st youth female. Overall a really successful weekend and great to see so many NYC Topper sailors attending their first event. Well done to all our NYC sailors Ella Fitzgerald,  James and Lizzie Hall, James Gorman, Alex Byrne, Charlie and Nicholas O’Neill and Zara Whelan.

There is a great quality gallery of pictures (our thanks to Craig O’Neill) to look at here

Summer Course Registrations are opened


We have now gone through the numbers for the summer courses and considered the capacity, the Junior Committee have now agreed that children who are grandchildren of members and non-members can now apply for the following summer courses. 1,2,4,5 as there is capacity.

The Junior Committee is happy to announce that the Summer Courses 2022 registrations are now opened for Family (and Spouse), Full (and Spouse), Life, Senior, Cadet or Honorary members to register.
As previously advertised, we will be running the full suite of IS levels and are additionally offering some custom courses. Places will be allocated on a first-come/first-served basis. We intend to offer all courses published, but this will depend on demand and minimum numbers per course.
If you are unsure which course is right for your young sailor, you can check the ISA website for a description of the standard courses by clicking here: Dinghy, Keelboat & Catamaran Sailing   (List of courses under the Course Syllabi heading)

Second round of booking with all remaining spaces on courses 1,2,4 & 5 is open and will remain open until all spaces are filled. Course 3 is fully booked.


Coach the Coaches 11/12 June

As part of our ongoing commitment to Instructor Development the National Yacht  club is hosting a Coach the Coaches course over the weekend of the 11/12 June with Thomas Chaix of Dinghy Performance.

Thomas will  introduce and develop “the coaching approach”.

The idea is to review a base knowledge the Coaches can apply with the view to progressing Performance and how to adjust it to their group. He will deal with a number of areas to include, equipment updates, off the water communication, safety, nutrition, fitness 

The weekend will also include shadow coaching. The course is open to all NYC instructors, especially those with an interest in performance coaching.

There will also  be a waiting list and we plan to organise more courses for those who are unable to sign up to this course.

Max 15 participants

Price €120

Any queries please contact Rebecca Hall via

Please register here