Junior Sailing News

Junior Summer Courses 2019 – Registrations now open!

The summer course dates for our two week IS sailing courses in 2019 are below:

Course 1: Tues 4th June – Fri 14th June

Course 2: Mon 17th June – Fri 28th June

Course 3: Mon 1st July – Fri 5th July (1 week due to the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta from 11th to 14th July)

Course 4: Mon 15th July – Fri 26th July

Course 5: Mon 29th July – Fri 9th Aug

NEW We plan to carry on extra levels this year, e.g. Junior Adventure, Advanced Boat Handling for Kites & Wires and will continue with the hugely successful Teenage sailing courses.
We will also be introducing a new course the ‘Teen Team’ 


Midweek Nippers 2019 – Registration now open!

We have just opened the nipper’s course to potential members introduced to the NYC by an existing member as their one course to try (once per family). The course cost €100, but there will be an additional charge for this courses of €50. 

In May and June every year the Club runs coaching sessions one evening a week for Minors from 6 to 8 years old.

This is very popular and is a great way, particularly for children and parents to make new friends.
The sailing is done in Optimists and no boat is required..
Starting on Wednesday 22nd of May for 6 weeks (until 26th June) and running from 1730 to 1930. The cost is 
€100 per child. Registrations are currently only open to Full and Family members.CHILDREN MUST BE AGED BETWEEN 6y AND 8y at the start of the Nippers programme!


Optimist Ulster’s (Skerries) – Main fleet Coach support

The club will be providing coach support for the event, for Main Fleet Sailors

  • Cost €50 for the 2 days
  • Limited to 8 sailors
  • Please register by Friday 17th May
  • This program is not open to sailors in the ‘Regatta Fleet’, as they receive coaching from IODAI.

Any queries, please contact
Register Here

Pre-Nationals 420 clinic lead by Graeme Grant

Dates : 9th, 10th, 11th  July.
Times 9:30 – 5pm

Cost: €100 per sailor.

This clinic is limited to 10 boats only. Please register here

Please register here

Success for the NYC Topper Fleet in Cork – next stop, Blessington

A hardy bunch of Topper sailors went down to Cork as part of the overall NYC fleet attending the ISA Youth Nationals event in RCYC, and acquitted themselves very well despite the challenging conditions – a distinct excess of wind on Friday and Saturday, followed by the wind almost disappearing on Sunday!

Congratulations in particular to […]

Optimist Ulster’s (Skerries) – NYC Pre-Event Main fleet coaching

The club intends to provide a weekend of pre-event coaching ahead of the Optimist Ulsters, run from the club, for Main Fleet sailors.

  • Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May.
  • Cost – €60
  • Times 9:30am-4:40pm
  • Max number 8
  • Please register by Monday 13th May
  • This program is not open to sailors in the ‘Regatta Fleet’, as they receive coaching from IODAI.

Any queries, please contact
Register Here