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VHF Courses in April in the NYC

Due to popular demand, we are organising 2 VHF Courses at a special discounted rate to our members with Irish Offshore Sailing.

The details are as follows:

Course 1:

2-night VHF course on 12/13th April 1800-2130hrs with exam on evening of 13th at 20.30.

Course 2:

on April 23rd 0930-1800hrs

Course Provider: Ronan O Siochru/ Irish Offshore Sailing. Max: 12 participants per course


Costs: €200 for NYC members

Ronan will be running a RYA VHF course for €200 which includes exam fee. Should anyone require MMSI sign off, Ronan will sort this out free of charge. For all other purposes, the RYA cert is valid.

Please use the form here to sign up

SIA Partners Title sponsor of the Irish Sailing Women at the Helm Regatta

ia Partners announced as new title sponsor of the Irish Sailing Women at the Helm

To mark International Women’s Day, Irish Sailing is delighted to announce that Sia Partners, the global consultancy, are coming on board to sponsor the successful Women at the Helm regatta.

Women at the Helm is an annual sailing regatta for dinghy and keelboat racing, but all boats are helmed (captained) by women. Now in its third year, the event will take place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August 2022 at the National Yacht Club.

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Splash For Ukraine at Dun Laoghaire Harbour In aid of the Irish Red Cross

Calling all dinghy, stand up paddle (SUP), kayak, rowing and small powerboat owners to a ‘Splash For Ukraine’ in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this Saturday 12th March at 1 pm in aid of the Ukrainian humanitarian crisis. Meet on the water at 1 pm by the bandstand on the east pier and sail/motor/paddle counter-clockwise around the harbour. Dinghies and powerboats are invited to do two laps, while SUPs, kayaks and rowing boats can do one.

We would ask that attendees donate what they can to the Irish Red Cross Ukrainian Crisis Appeal via this link or via Revolut. We would also ask that everyone wear yellow and blue and if they have one, fly the Ukrainian flag from their craft or person.

Read more here

DMYC Announce ‘Pop Up’ Dinghy Race at Dun Laoghaire for March 18th

The Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club has announced a ‘Pop Up’ dinghy race for the Public Holiday on March 18th, in place of the weather-related, lost races in the club’s Viking Marine Frostbite Series since Christmas.

The races will not count in the series results, but DMYC race mugs will be presented to daily winners.

The “Snakes Alive” Open Event will be held in the Harbour and details can be found here.

The race is free to registered entrants, non-frostbite entrants are encouraged to make a donation to RNLI, prior to participation.

Lifejacket Clinic – Saturday 9th April 2022

Nearly time to put the boats back in (Lift-in on Saturday 9th April) and go sailing BUT…

Learn useful tips on how to choose, fit and maintain your lifejacket. Bring along your lifejacket to a free RNLI Lifejacket clinic

When: 9th April 2022 11am until 4pm
Where: The green outside Royal Irish Yacht Club

ICRA Annual Conference and AGM Saturday 5th March 10:00 to 13:00 in NYC – join in person or online

Headline speakers at the event include,

Thomas Kneen (Owner Sunrise) – we are delighted to have Thomas join us to talk about his very succesul and somewhat controversial 2021 sailing compaign in his yacht Sunrise, which won the Fastnet and just missed out on the Middle Sea race in controversial circustnaces.

Jason Smithwick (Director of Rating, RORC) – a presentation from the Director of Rating at RORC, where he will give us on update on IRC ratings, and answer all your questions!

As well as the main speakers, the event will include the sailors forum (where you have your chance to discuss and debate the big issues in our sport), updates from the major events planned in the year, an update of ICRA activities, and will be followed by the AGM.

Registration and full details here: