Sailing News

Members End of Season Race

NYC Members’ End-of-Summer Charity Race, Thursday 9th September

We have a busy weekend coming up for the club hosting the ICRA National Championships this week from Friday to Sunday, with visiting boats arriving to our pontoon on Thursday. 

Preparations are underway with Race Officer Larry Power to hold our annual End-of-Summer Season Charity Race next week on Thursday 9th September. The start will at the DBSC Hut on the West Pier, and signals will commence at 18:00 to allow for the shorter evening. Further details will be posted later.

It will be a welcome return for this event after missing out last year due to the Covid-related late start to the 2020 racing season. That in turn lead to the DBSC midweek series running until September 10th, and then there was an abrupt end to racing the following week when Covid-restrictions were re-imposed by the government.


Top 10 finishes for NYC Sailors in the National Laser Championships.

This year’s Irish Laser National Championships was hosted by Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven, Cork from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd of August. The 88 competitors across the 3 fleets battled in challenging conditions from very strong winds of 35 knots+ which almost flattened the fleet on Friday and racing was abandoned to no wind at all where racing had to be cancelled on the final day. The fleet managed 8 races in total which gave sailors one discard.


Laser 4.7 Worlds wrap up

Latvian and Italian sailors were crowned ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships at Dún Laoghaire Harbour on Saturday following a week-long competition on Dublin Bay.
More than 230 competitors representing 31 countries competed in the largest international sporting event taking place in Ireland this year.

Adult Summer Laser Coaching Sessions – Saturday Mornings August / September

The NYC is staging Laser coaching for adults of all ability (from new or returning to Laser sailing to experienced sailors) on Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 13:00 for 6 weeks: From Saturday 21st August until Saturday 25th September

The cost is €120pp
The coach is James Delaney

Note: You must have your own boat and be a member of the National Yacht Club to register!

Maximum 12 participants on a first come first served basis!!!


Laser 4.7 World Championships – Call for Volunteers!

The NYC is jointly hosting (with the RSGYC) the ILCA Laser 4.7 World Championships from Saturday 7th August to Saturday 14th August 2021

After much uncertainty due to a fast changing pandemic situation, it is now confirmed that the event will go ahead unless further travel restrictions are in place…but for now, over 220 entries from 31 countries are expected!

We are looking for volunteers both ashore (logistics pre-event / measurement / launching and retrieving during racing days) and afloat (mark laying / rescue) to ensure that the event can be run in a safe and smooth way.

So no matter if you can commit for the full event or just for one day, EVERY VOLUNTEER COUNTS!!

Please use the form here to view roles and requirements and to make yourself available…

For further information about the event, visit the official event website here:
For a list of entries, please visit ILCA’s website here:

Thanking you in advance

Laser 4.7 Worlds Organising Committee

Dublin Bay 21s back to the National Yacht Club and Dublin Bay

We are delighted to announce that the first 3 magnificently restored Dublin Bay 21s will be welcome back to the Club and to Dublin Bay on Friday 30th July!

Stay tuned for upcoming details of celebrations, in the meantime, there is an excellent article about the history of the Class and the restoration of the boats by Winkie Nixon here: 

Left: Naneen now
Below: Naneen before her restoration