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Women On the Water – National Yacht Club April 2021

On behalf of the team Rosemary, Marie and Aisling, we would like to welcome all the Laser and Aero sailors to the National YC, both men and women of all abilities. We have a WhatsApp Group so if you are interested in sailing at the moment just have your name added to the group. There are regular posts on who is planning to sail, when and at what time we are launching! It is very casual at present as under the Covid-19 guidelines we can only sail separately but it has been a lot of fun and great to be on the water. When things open up we hope to arrange a back to Laser sailing, improving your Laser sailing skills including Aero’s coaching event’s so please keep an eye out for this and sign up when you see or get a notice from us.

In the meantime, please drop down to the Club and ask for any of the above if you have questions or want to join us for a sail.

To contact any of the team please write to

Moorings 2021 – Applications now open

The mooring application forms for the upcoming season are available for download here: Mooring-Application-Form-2021

Please make sure to return them together with the appropriate payment (including launch fee) by March 26th. Lift-in will take place on Saturday 10th April 2021 weather permitting

NYC U25 J80 Squad – Expression of Interest Form

We are looking for members to form the U25 J80 squad. This form is to express interest and to confirm availability. Expressions of interest are open to ALL members between the ages of 16 and 25, regardless of experience or what boat you sail.

Once details have been confirmed with the club we will organize a Zoom with further details of the proposed squad and invite people to apply, after which selection will occur.

There will be 5 team members (plus 1 or 2 subs)

Read more about the plan here and complete the form if interested to join the U25 Team!

ICRA National Conference and AGM – Register Now – Online 6th March 2021

ICRA is delighted to welcome Evelyn Cusak (Head of Forecasting, Met Eireann) to speak at the 2021 ICRA National Conference.

Given the COVID restrictions currently in place, ICRA will hold its annual Conference and AGM online on Saturday 6th March from 10:30 to 13:00.

The event will naturally be shorter this year due to being online, however we are delighted that the Conference will have a number of experts offering advice on all aspects of racing and yacht preparation, and will be followed by the AGM.

The 2020 Annual Conference will feature:
• Evelyn Cusack (Head of Forecasting, Met Eireann) – we are delighted to have Evelyn Cusack kick-off the conference covering the topic of “Weather Forecasting”, a critical element of all sailing activities and competitions. Following the bad weather meaning she was unable to attend last year!
• Latest Yacht Design – a presentation from leading Irish Yacht designer Mark Mills.
• Major Event Reps – giving you the low down on what to expect at the major cruiser racing coastal and offshore sailing events planned for 2021, and plans for coping with the Covid 19 situation.
• Sailors Forum – giving members a chance to ask questions of the event organisers to help them plan for the season ahead.
• ICRA Updates – on the Under 25 Programme, the Central results database, ECHO rules, plans for the ICRA Nationals in 2021.
The full agenda can be found here.

The conference will start in the morning at 10:30am, followed by the AGM and will close at 13:00pm.

Please register here to get zoom link for the conference.

Racing Rules of Sailing Quiz Challenge…brush up on your knowledge while we all wait for restrictions to be lifted!

Ready to take on the Racing Rules Quiz Challenge?
The challenge consist of 25 questions in increasing order of difficulty.
After you complete the challenge, you will be able to see the Leaderboard and will receive an email with your score and a link to download all the answers for you to study in your own time.

As this is a challenge with a leaderboard, it would obviously be unfair to complete it more than once…so there is a built in IT mechanism to check for unique submission but we do ask all competitors to be fair and take part only once.

Ready to take on the Challenge?

ICC Refresher Course for NYC Members with Wild West Sailing

Wild West Sailing, who is currently running a Small Boat Coastal Navigation Course to our NYC Members organised by Women on the Water, has agreed to run an ICC refresher Online Course for all NYC Members.
Please note: This ICC Navigation Refresher course is only suitable for anyone who has previously attended a formal navigation course.

Assessments can be organised in Dun Laoghaire or in Sligo.
Anyone else intending on being assessed for their ICC, need to do a formal navigation course at least to the level of Day Skipper.
The course runs over 4 Wednesday evenings, 1800 – 2130,  starting Wednesday 17th February and will cover:

1. Buoyage & Pilotage
2. IRPCS (Col. Regs)
3. Chartwork, Position Fixing & Tidal Streams
4. Mock exam

Costs to NYC Members is €150pp. If interested, please sign up online here: Wild West Sailing — 05 // ICC Navigation Refresher // via ZOOM Feb 2021 (