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Irish Sailing launches eSailing National Championship Ireland

Join Ireland’s eSailing National Championship 

Irish Sailing have teamed up with World Sailing and Virtual Regatta, the leading digital sailing platform, to launch the Irish eSailing National Championship.

Virtual Regatta Inshore” is a free-to-play game available online or as an app, and on Wednesday 8th April we launch the Irish eSailing National Championship.

You can register as an Irish sailor and can now aim for the top of a new Irish Leader Board. You can play against friends, fellow sailors and members of the Irish Sailing Team including Olympians Annalise Murphy, Ryan Seaton and Finn Lynch. All Irish registered players will be automatically put into the Ireland rankings, and entered into the Irish eSailing National Championship. The top 10 ranked Irish sailors on 1 September 2020 will automatically represent Ireland at the eSailing World Championship Finals Playoff.

For more information and to play, please visit here

Boredom Busters Video Series

A carefully curated selection of videos to enhance NYC Members collective expertise.
Do you know a Youtube video that could be added to this Series? Do you have other ideas for additional themes? Please email

To view the list of collections of videos, please click here

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.

Daniel Raymond of NYC is Afloat Sailor of the Month (Team Racing) for March

It may seem like another world now, but the energetically-organised Irish Inter-varsities team racers managed to get in their 2020 Championship early in March before the Covid-19 clampdown closed in.
The venue was University of Limerick’s watersports facility at Killaloe on Lough Derg, and in three decidedly hectic days of Firefly racing, University College Dublin Firsts emerged as overall winners.

Their Sailing Captain is Daniel Raymond (far right on the picture), of the National Yacht Club, so he got the nod as Afloat’s Team Racer of the Month, but it’s all about team effort, and the complete lineup was Jack Higgins, Daniel Raymond and Patrick Cahill as helms, while crews were Alanna Lyttle, Kathy Kelly and Lucy McCutcheon, with Lucy McCutcheon (winner in 2019) taking the Irish Universities Sailing Association “Crew of the Year” title

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