Sailing News

John Lavery and Alan Green Defend Their Irish Flying Fifteen Title

John Lavery and Alan Green of the National Yacht Club successfully defended their Irish Flying Fifteen title in a light air contest at Strangford Lough Yacht Club.

John & Alan, sailing Phoenix, retained their 2020 title by a huge margin of some 16 points overall in the 22-boat fleet at Strangford Lough.

There was a three-way point tie for second place overall, […]

Sell your Sailing Gear

Dear members, we are hosting a ‘sell your sailing gear’ event on Sunday the 26th September from 2pm to 3pm under the balcony at the National Yacht Club.  The idea is to come along with the sailing items you no longer use or you have grown out of with a price attached and sell it to other members.  There will be tables and some hanging rails to display your items. If you want to donate clothes etc to the RNLI there will be a clothes bucket for these items.   We are looking forward to seeing you all then.

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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!!!