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Adult Spring Laser Coaching Sessions – Saturday Mornings

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 5th February until Saturday 12th March

€120 for the 6 weeks sailing or €20 per individual session. Each Session is limited to 14 participants on a 1st come 1st served basis. The coach is James Delaney

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

Register Here

ISORA Celebrates 50 years anniversary

This year ISORA will be celebrating 50 years of Racing in the Irish Sea

Following the 2021 AGM on Saturday 4th December a new schedule of Races has been agreed and can be downloaded here

The web-site is now being updated with to reflect the 2022 Musto ISORA series of races, a balance of Offshore Races and Coastal Races.

The schedule includes a qualifyer for Round Ireland, the Kingstown to Queenstown race and Round Ireland Race.

There is also  Coastal Series in Ireland and also in the UK.

NYC Sunfast 3600s Enjoy Early Double-Handed Training Session on Dublin Bay

Wednesday morning saw some early 2022 season double-handed two boat tuning for a pair of Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 keelboats on Dublin Bay.

ISORA campaigners Searcher (Pete Smyth) and John O’Gorman’s Hot Cookie enjoyed 10-15 knots north-westerlies for a fast reach from Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Searcher and Hot Cookie, both from the National Yacht Club, cut quite a dash crossing a deserted bay at speed under pink and red spinnakers.

The pair returned to the harbour after a two-hour session with Searcher sporting a ripped kite in conditions that had strengthened to over 20 knots in gusts.

Notice of Race for 2022 DBSC Spring Chicken Series

Dublin Bay Sailing Club has published the Notice of Race for its 2022 Spring Chicken series.

SPRING CHICKEN 2022 NORLOGO

Six races will be held on Sunday mornings from 6 February to 13 March (first gun 1010 hrs), using a progressive handicap on a time-to-time basis.

Cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not normally race are “very welcome”, DBSC adds. And after the sailing, prize draws, food and more will be kindly hosted by the National Yacht Club.

The entry fee is €60 which includes temporary membership of DBSC and the NYC. Entries can be made online here

Anyone experiencing issues with their entries is invited to contact Chris Moore, Hon Sec at 087 7626976 or Fintan Cairns at 087 2439208.

Sailing instructions will be available on Sunday 6 February and will be emailed to entrants beforehand.

DBSC advises that the last date for entries is Wednesday 2 February, and warns that handicaps of late entries will be adjusted accordingly.

National Yacht Club Spring Match Racing Series 2021 – Expression of Interest

If you are interested in sailing in the NYC Spring Match Racing series on the Club fleet of Elliott 6ms, please see details below and fill out this expression of interest formThis does not confirm you an entry as entries will be managed based on demand.

The National Yacht Club Spring Match Racing Series 2021 will run for 6 weeks, every Saturday, from the 19th Feb. We have space for 6 teams and each day will consist of one round robin of races in the clubs Elliot 6’s. Each day will run from 1000-1400.

The cost for the series will remain the same as the last series at €315 per team (€105pp if not a full team) + Damage Deposit. This includes the use of all equipment needed as well as a free training weekend before the series starts.

Dáil Bill Proposes New ‘Dublin Bay Authority’

A new bill proposes establishing a dedicated statutory authority for the conservation of Dublin Bay, as the Dublin People reports.

The bill has been introduced to the Dáil by Dublin Bay South TD Ivana Bacik, who said: “We need to act now to ensure that the environmental protection of Dublin Bay is a priority, not an afterthought.”

It’s intended that the Dublin Bay Authority would draw its membership “from elected members of the Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly and others with a special expertise or interest in the future protection of Dublin Bay”.

Read more here