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Join Irish Sailing and David Lovegrove (International Race Officer) on 2021’s first Race Event Management Course on Zoom for FREE.

Introduction to the wonderful world of race management covering the 7 recognised disciplines in Irish Sailing

About this Event

Race Event Management Course

Date: Thursday 21st of January 2020

Time: 18:00 to 21:00 hours

Deliverers: International Race Officer, David Lovegrove

Venue: Online course

Who: Open to anybody interested in becoming a race officials or interested in finding out what each type of race official does. This course is a feeder that gives you insight into the 7 Irish Sailing recognised disciplines of Race Official: Race Officer, Judge, Umpire, Results Manager, Event Safety, Measurer and Mark Layer.

Maximum number of 100 places available.

Any equipment necessary: Note taking materials, presentation will be shared post-course

No fee

All bookings to be made directly through Irish Sailing

Register here: 

Congratulations to Dublin Bay Sailing Club who are Mitsubishi Motors ‘Sailing Club of the Year’ 2021

Congratulations are in order as DBSC has been awarded the Mitsubishi Motors “Irish Sailing Club of the Year” 2021 on the strength of achieving a remarkably full programme in 2020 when Pandemic Regulations permitted is well merited.

The National Yacht Club is thrilled with announcement as Commodore Martin McCarthy explained: “DBSC did a fantastic job in difficult circumstances in 2020 to get our members out sailing for most of the summer. The NYC is delighted that our member Ann Kirwan has taken on the role of Commodore of DBSC this year, with Club stalwart Chris Moore being Hon Sec, and other NYC members also heavily involved on other fronts.

Congratulation also to 2020 Commodore Jonathan Nicholson on his fine stewardship of the club”

DBSC was founded in 1884 and has been organizing and supporting racing in the Bay since that time

Congratulations to Peter Ryan on being Awarded “Sailor Of The Month”.

2021 started with the announcement on Friday that Peter Ryan has been awarded “Sailor of the Month” by – the voice of all things nautical and marine in Ireland.

Peter and his in laws, the Horgans, have given decades of service to the National Yacht Club but this award was made to acknowledge his great […]

Nominations sought for NYC Sailing Awards!

Despite the extra-ordinary circumstances we have experienced during the 2020 sailing season, there are still achievements worth highlighting and celebrating!!

The Sailing Committee is looking for nomination for the 2020 sailing awards.  Nominations should made using the form below by close of business on Friday 15th January 2021.

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

RS Aero Training – January 2021

The NYC is organising RS Aero training sessions on Sunday afternoons in January
Dates: Sundays – 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th January 2021
Time: 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Costs: €95
Coach: Nicole Hemeryck


Register Here

2021 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta – NOR and Online Entry Form

The Notice of Race (NOR) for next July’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta has just been published.

In order to facilitate social distancing and be Covid-19 compliant a new regatta format will comprise a One Design Championship (2nd – 4th July 2021) specifically tailored for sailors in the one-design keelboat and dinghy classes.

This to be followed by an Open Cruiser Championship (8th – 11th July 2021) catering for the full range of Cruiser Handicap classes.

Sailors have been quick to get on board with the new format with a number of classes already signed up.

Nine of the expected 22 racing classes have already declared regional or national championships to be held as part of the biennial sailing festival.

Download the Notice of Race here: VDLR_NOR_2021

Online Entry has opened with Early Bird discounted entry available until 31 March 2021.

All fully paid entries received by 31 December 2020 will be automatically entered into our monthly draw to win a VDLR Hospitality Voucher to the value of €100, which may be spent on food and drink at your base club during VDLR 2021!

Visit for further details.