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Impressive Finish in RORC Transat for NYC Member Conor Totterdell

Conor has just completed his first transat race on a Lombard 46, Pata Negra. The race proved to be a test of competence in many different areas. A steady breeze off the stern quarter of between 15-30 knots provided tense and fast racing with Bouwe Bekking aboard Swedish VO65,Childhood 1, registering a 24-hour run of over 400nm and taking line honours. Pata Negra with a young crew aboard had to contend with a minefield of problems. A broken tooth on the first day was repaired by Conor with Dalkey Clinic dentist and NYC member, Dr Jill Marshall, giving advice via mobile phone as the boat hit 17knots with spinnaker flying! Worse was to come, with the boat’s water maker failing 28 hours into the race necessitating a pit stop into El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, to fill up with 400litres of water before heading down to the trade winds.

From then on it was a catch-up race. The team did not miss a gybe and calculated their course so precisely that despite travelling 3767nm, 200nm more than their symmetric-spinnaker’d opponents;snapping both masthead halyards;nearly blowing the mast fitting for the fractional and J3 halyard, Pata Negra not only caught up with the fleet but roared past them to finish 2nd overall, by any standards an amazing result!

Next on the agenda is to take the boat to Antigua and prep it for the Caribbean 600 which starts in February.

The National Dip Christmas Eve Swim

We hope that all members will support this and bring along some friends too. 
This Year’s Swim in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital and donation to Kings College Hospital Children’s ICU London, takes place at  10:45am Tuesday 24th December 2019


Seven NYC Members are putting in a stunning performance in their first ever ARC Atlantic crossing – having passed the half way mark and coming close to the home stretch.

The seven, including Post Commodore Paul Barrington and former Hon. Treasurer Barry O’Sullivan are less than 1000 Nautical Miles from the finish and all lying in a brilliant 6th place, overall.

The full team (L to R) in photos below is Paul Fagan, Paul Barrington, Brian Uniack, Dave O’Reilly, Alan Daly, Barry O’Sullivan and Teddy Murphy – all NYC Members.

They are sailing the majestic Swan 80, Umiko, which is proudly flying the NYC Burgee, all the way across the ocean.

The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many sailors, and attracts over 200 boats and 1200 people every year to sail 2700 NM across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia.

Nominations sought for NYC Sailing Awards!

We have extend the deadline for nominations to Next Friday 29th November 2019, as we have just revived a revived a beautiful new Trophy which is being presented to the NYC Awards by John McDonnell (for the female club member who has contributed most to the advancement of women in sailing)

The Sailing Committee is looking for nomination for the 2019 sailing awards.  Nominations should made using the form below by close of business on Friday 29th November 2019.

To view the list of perpetual trophies, what they are awarded for, how many nominations have been received and to nominate a fellow Club member for any Award, please click here

NYC members collect 28 overall series wins and trophies at DBSC annual Prizegiving

The National Yacht Club would like to congratulate all its members who raced with distinction in the Dublin Bay Sailing Club various classes and series, from the Junior September Series to the Thursday and Saturday series across all classes.

The DBSC AGM takes place on Monday the 26th November  in the National Yacht Club at 8pm. You can view / download the DBSC Notice of AGM here

HERE is a recap of our members’ achievements and a gallery of the annual prize-giving evening held on Friday 15th November.

Have your say on Foreshore Planning

On 12th November 2019, the Government launched their Consultation Draft of the National Marine Planning Framework (NMPF). Lead by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG), the draft document aims to create a “co-ordinated and coherent approach to decision-making and governance” in respect to marine planning. It includes planning for development proposals by sports, recreation and tourism bodies, which in turn covers the all-important Foreshore Licence.

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