Junior Sailing News

Junior Summer Courses Dates 2022

The National Yacht Club are making preparations to run clinics for our junior members from June until August 2022. Last year we learnt how to deal with Covid 19 and provided successful clinics for all of our young members.

We plan to offer clinics in start sailing, basic skills, improving skills, advanced boat handling, start racing, kites and wires (using club wayfarers and ventures), team racing (using our club fireflies), feva clinics and adventure clinics. We also plan to run optimist and laser racing clinics with our advanced racing coaches throughout the summer. 
We will have optimists, toppers and FEVAs to charter for members who want to try out a different boat over the summer. 

We will keep you updated, but please be reassured that we are planning a wonderful summer for you all at the National Yacht Club.

Provisional dates for Summer clinics in the NYC.

Course 1 – 7th June – 17th June (9 days)
Course 2 – 20th June – 1st July (10 days)
Course 3 – 4th July – 15th July (10 days)
Course 4 – 18th July – 29th July (10 days)
Course 5 – 2nd August – 12th August (9 days)

Instructors Wanted for Summer 2022

The National Yacht Club is currently seeking to recruit a team of committed sailing instructors and assistant instructors to run our popular summer courses in 2022.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to teach and develop our club’s young sailors whilst gaining experience, developing your skills and having lots of fun on and off the water.

The dates for summer courses 2022 are as follows. The summer sailing courses will be full days.

  • Course 1: 7-17 June 2022
  • Course 2: 20 June – 1 July 2022
  • Course 3: 4 July – 15 July 2022
  • Course 4: 18 – 29 July 2022
  • Course 5: 2 – 12 August 2022

We are looking for Dinghy Instructors, Advanced Instructors and an Assistant Senior Instructor, as well as Assistant Instructors. Please note that places are in high demand. In previous years it was not always possible to offer a job to all applicants.

For a description of each role, minimum requirements , dates for applications and to apply for positions currently open, PLEASE CLICK HERE

TRI Sailing Clubs TY 2021/22 Christmas Update

It’s been a busy 3 months since we kicked off our Tri Club Transition Year presentation on the 8th September.
We’ve been very fortunate in the current climate to have been able to accomplish so much in such a short time. This is a testament to your dedication and the determination of the TY students to make things happen.

For the key achievements in 2021 and our next areas of focus in 2022, Please Click Here

Senior Instructor Wanted for Summer 2022

The National Yacht Club is currently seeking to recruit a Senior Instructor for Summer 2022.

He / She will lead the team of committed sailing instructors and coaches for our Summer courses or clinics in 2022. 
Our Instructors are of the highest quality in terms of professionalism, attitude, technical ability and passion for sailing. Instructors will be responsible for the development of the clubs youngest members, a role that is taken extremely seriously by the club.

Closing date Monday 10th January


29er Europeans, Rive del Garda October 2021

Irish sailors shined at the 29er Zhik European Championships held at Riva del Garda, Italy at the end of October.

The event held at Fraglia Vela was limited to 200 boats, with representation from countries as far as Brazil and Canada. Ireland had 5 boats participating.

NYC sailors shined! In particular, Tim Norwood (RIYC) and Nathan van Steenberge (NYC) leading the leaderboard at one moment finished 11th overall and Clementine van Steenberge (NYC) and Chiara Carra (RSGYC) coming in 4th European girl (tied on points with 3rd girls) and 21st overall.

Strong results from Lauren O’Callaghan (NYC) and Fiona Ferguson (NYC) who finished 14th European girl and 69th overall. 


NYC’s Sam Ledoux takes first place in the ILCA 4 fleet at the ISA Youth Nationals

The Irish Sailing Youth National Championships were hosted at the Royal Cork Yacht Club from October 28th – 30th in ideal sailing conditions, with the exception of the final day when sailing was cancelled with weather gusting up to 40 knots.  

National Yacht Club sailors participating in the Topper, ILCA 4, ILCA 6 and 29er fleets delivered strong performances in all classes.  

Sam Ledoux whose first event it was in the ILCA 4 class (formerly Laser 4.7) won first place, having performed consistently over his races with three 3rd place finishes, a 2nd and a 1st place finish.

Ella Dempsey performed consistently and was the 3rd girl in the fleet, finishing in 10th place overall.  Ava Ennis, who has just moved from the Optimist fleet, held her own over the 2 days of ILCA 4 racing, as did Dylan de Vreeze. 

Christian Ennis and Conor Galligan who participated in the ILCA 6 fleet (formerly Laser Radial ) had 3 days of racing, in what is a very competitive fleet.  Eva Spain and Annabel Greenwood competed in the Topper fleet with 38 competitors from across the Island.

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