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Sailing Rules FOR Racing Tactics – A pre-season brush up!!

How familiar are you with The Racing Rules of Sailing? Do you plan your approach to the mark? How are your tactics?

Ann Kirwan. Commodore of DBSC will give a talk about these points and more ………

JB room 7.30pm
Wednesday April 6th

If you were involved in any ‘situations’ rounding a mark and would like some answers, send me a few words and a drawing of your side of the story to and Ann will pick three of them for discussion on the night!!

Be ready for the Sailing Season. Know the rules, Avoid Collision, Safe Fun Sailing. ??

All NYC members welcome.

Platform Clearance

Dear Winter Platform Parking users.

The Winter Platform Parking Season is coming to an end and we need a total platform clearance of all the dinghies and other types currently on the deck and / or on racks to make room for the lift-in which is scheduled for Saturday 9th April.

If your boat is not in use in one of the Club organised training anymore please make sure to come and collect it as soon as possible as the skeleton boathouse staff needs to reconfigure the platform well in advance of the lift-in and to reposition, or partially dismantle the racks used by the Opis, Toppers, Lasers and RS Aeros.

ALL dinghies must be removed by Sunday 2nd April 18:00 at the very latest.

Please note that we do not have room to store any boat even temporarily on the Carlisle Pier until the platform reopens for the Summer parking season and cannot facilitate any such request.

The Committee is currently reviewing the UNPRECEDENTED HIGH DEMAND for platform space from the various user groups this summer (junior dinghy sailors / adult dinghy sailors / single handed / 2 handed boats / keelboat dry sailing) and will have to limit the various classes of boats to strict numbers.

The Boathouse will allocate Parking Spaces on the Platform based on historic demand and any current assumptions that may impact that. This means that the number of parking spaces for each type of craft will pre-determined and that a number of rounds of allocations based on priority rules soon to be published will take place successively.

An online summer platform parking application form reflecting the fact that demand will outstrip supply will be issued shortly.

Moorings 2022 – Applications now open

The mooring application forms for the upcoming season are available for download here: Mooring-Application-Form-2022

Please make sure to return them together with the appropriate payment (including launch fee) by April 1st.

Lift-in will take place on Saturday 9th April 2022 weather permitting

National Powerboat Certificate Course – April 2022

Due to popular demand!

The National Yacht Club is organising a ‘National Powerboat Certificate’ course open to all over 17s.

The course is held over 2 evenings and a full day:

Wednesday and Thursday 20th & 21st April from 6pm until 9.30 AND Saturday 23rd April 9.30-4pm

NYC Members Special Pricing: €190.00 (plus payment processing fees)

Maximum 12 participants on a first come first served basis
(Please be aware that we need to have a ratio of 1 instructor for 3 candidates and that the pricing is only covering costs so we need groups of 3,6,9 or 12 candidates)

Please register here


The NYC is delighted to introduce a new format of Day Match Racing Clinics for all members on its fleet of Elliotts 6m!

Will Byrne will be coaching any member (over 16y!) interested in discovering the boats AND the format of Match Racing provided that they are competent helms (or crews) with some keelboat (or 2-handed dinghy) and spinnaker experience (please note that Elliotts have a symmetrical spinnaker)

You can register either as an individual or, better still, as a pre-constituted team of 3 (or 4 ladies or smaller individuals)

We offer our first revamped format Clinic on Saturday 2nd April

Places are limited to the capacity of the 4 x Elliotts so make sure to register quickly here!!

NYC ‘Get Involved’ Sailwave Results Software Course – Saturday 16th April

Due to popular demand!

Following the ‘get involved’ information evening last week, we are delighted to stage a Sailwave Results Software course on Saturday 16th April (morning or afternoon session) for all our future events volunteers!

Being involved on the results side of our events is a great way to be part of the action without ever getting wet or seasick!

Dara Totterdell, member of the Irish Sailing Results steering group and ‘Sailwave Guru’ will be heading the sessions…

Please register here