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All Organised Sailing Activity to Cease with Immediate Effect – Irish Sailing

Since the guidelines issued by An Taoiseach last Thursday, Irish Sailing has been in discussions with a number of stakeholders from both competitive and training backgrounds, and have concluded that social distancing is not only difficult to achieve onshore from an organisers’ perspective but also difficult to achieve at a personal level on the water.

For double handers and/or keelboats requiring two or more crew, it is not possible. Even for organised activities involving single-handers requiring safety cover (with two people in the safety boat), it is not achievable.

For this reason, Irish Sailing advises that all organised sailing activity should cease with immediate effect and will be reviewed on 29th March

NYC Members can still use their boats and go sailing in a private, non-group organised, capacity. However, the changing rooms are not to be used and we remind all our Members to keep observing the HSE guidelines on social distancing among themselves and with the Boathouse staff.

We will continue to monitor Government announcements and update the advice accordingly.

Thanking you for your cooperation.

Summer Platform Parking 2020 – Online Application Form

Application for platform parking this summer is now online. Please use the form here to apply and pay.

Please note that all dinghies currently on the platform must be removed by Sunday 5th April

Platform Parking reopens on Saturday 18th April 

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation

Change of date for keelboats lift-in now scheduled for Saturday 11th April

We have decided to reschedule the lift-in back to its ‘normal’ mid-April weekend (eg back by one week) to Saturday 11th April.

The lift-in had been brought forward by a week to Saturday 4th April as the 11th was during the Easter bank holiday weekend and we were anticipating that some boat owners might be away…

However:

  • The weather has been very poor since Christmas and we think the additional time to prepare for the sailing season will be welcomed by owners
  • We don’t think that many people will make travel arrangements over Easter or go on with previously made arrangements

If rescheduling the lift-in poses a problem to you, please contact sailing@nyc.ie 

Coronavirus and Irish Sailing – Communication from Harry Hermon, Chief Executive

Irish Sailing acknowledges that they are not in a position to give expert advice in respect of the Covid 19 threat and that as a minimum, the advice of the HSE should be followed.

The current advice issued today by An Taoiseach effective until 29th March, is for indoor mass gatherings of more than 100 people and outdoor mass gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled.

Consequently, Irish Sailing has agreed some precautionary measures for their own events to minimise the risk of infection of those involved in their activities: Read More Here

N.Y.C. Sailing Awards Presentation – Gallery

The National Yacht Club celebrated another year of great sailing by its members at our annual awards dinner last Saturday night.

The club, that celebrates its 150th birthday this year, has fourteen annual awards for outstanding sailing achievements by members awarded from nominations received from members of the Committee and Sailing Sub Committee. The awards reflected a great horizon of sailing activity and administration in 2019.

Commodore Martin McCarthy awarded the “Commodore’s Award” to Chris and Sandra Moore. The husband and wife team were rewarded for their dedicated and ongoing voluntary service in support of sailing both for the Club and for Dublin Bay Sailing club.

Click here to view the gallery

NYC to host the ICRA Nationals 2021

We are delighted to announce that the National Yacht Club was selected to host the ICRA Nationals 2021!

The NYC will host the three-day championships from May 28 to 30th 2021, just a week before the biennial offshore 2021 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race.

The announcement was made by ICRA Commodore Richard Colwell at last weekend’s annual conference that attracted a turnout of 50 despite the storm warnings.
A fleet of up to 100 boats in four divisions is expected for the championships that last sailed in Dublin Bay in 2019 when hosted by the Royal St. George Yacht Club.