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Western SB20 champion Ger Dempsey and crew will be racing for national honours on Dublin Bay this weekend
SB20
Tomorrow evening's DBSC race will serve as the unofficial practice race for the SB20 fleet that will race for National title honours on Dublin Bay on Friday in a three day event from the National Yacht Club. 18 entries have…
Blast from the past. It’s August 1980, and the magic Half Tonner Swuzzlebubble (Bruce Lyster, RStGYC) is trickling towards the finish of the ISORA Pwllheli-Howth race which she won overall to confirm her as ISORA Champion 1980. She also won ISORA Week 1980, and her class in Cowes Week 1980. Crew on board are (left to right) Bruce Lyster, Robert Dix on helm, Michael Rowan, Drewry Pearson (white hat), and Des Cummins
W M Nixon
With the confirmation that Kinsale Yacht Club will be hosting the Half Ton Classic Worlds from August 14th to 18th 2017, Irish interest will intensify further in a class which already attracts much favourable attention. W M Nixon tells us…
Dubliner's David Gorman & Chris Doorly retained the Flying Fifteen Title at Cushendall
Flying Fifteen
The National Yacht Club's David Gorman & Chris Doorly successfuly defended their Irish Flying Fifteen Title after three days of competition at Cushendall SC in County Antrim. Three race wins from six sailed gave the Dun Laoghaire pair a clear…
SB20 racing at the Royal St. George YC Regatta
SB20
The SB20 Irish National Championships takes place at the National YC in Dun Laoghaire in a fortnight (5-7 August) and local DBSC competition at the host venue on Dublin Bay has been full–on. Last weekend Sin Bin (Michael O'Connor, Emmet Ryan…
Royal Cork's Johnny Durcan is presented with his Laser Leinster Radial prize by Susan Spain of the National Yacht Club. Prizegiving gallery by Joe Fallon below
Laser
Yesterday's Laser Leinster Championships at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire has started a two week period of Laser dinghy racing action on Dublin Bay in advance of next week's KBC Laser Radial World Championships. Yesterday's prizegiving saluted winners…
NYC nippers – adventurous 6-8 year olds went afloat at Dun Laoghaire
Youth Sailing
This year’s National Yacht Club Nippers course at the East Pier at Dun Laoghaire welcomed the largest group of eager children than ever before to the club. Over six weeks in May and June, adventurous 6-8 year olds dipped their…
1720 NYC Team comprised skipper: Fiona Staunton, Helen Cooney, Susan Spain, Cecile Van Steenberge, Charlotte O Kelly, Rebecca Hall, Niamh O'Regan
National YC
The National Yacht Club's new initiative to encourage more ladies sailing showed the level of its success with its all female crew entry in the 1720 Europeans held recently on Dublin Bay. The team consisted of a group of mums…
Ken Dumpleton sailing Koolijug competed in the Flying fifteen class of the National Yacht Club Regatta. Scroll down for prizegiving photos by Joe Fallon. Download results below
National YC
Last weekend's National Yacht Club regatta on Dublin Bay provided racing for cruisers, keelboats and dinghies across 27 classes. Full results in each class are downloadable below class by class. Check out our photo gallery slideshow by Joe Fallon below too!…
The National Yacht Club Regatta will be held on June 18
National YC
Running on the same day as the Round Ireland Race from Wicklow, June 18th's National Yacht Club regatta at Dun Laoghaire Harbour incorporates an appropriate Bloomsday theme for its day long festivities. Featuring two races back to back, 22 classes will…
The National Yacht Club's John and Brian Hall sailing Something Else won IRC Class 2 in an incredibly tight class
Racing
Irish boats took a class win and a second in class at this year's Silvers Marine Scottish Series that ended yesterday. The National Yacht Club's John and Brian Hall won IRC Class 2 in an incredibly tight class across the whole weekend. It…
Nick Walsh (centre) with the Laser Masters Trophy at the National Yacht Club. Race officer Con Murphy is left with NYC Commodore Larry Power right.
Laser
Royal Cork's Nick Walsh was the winner of the Irish Laser Master Championships at the National Yacht Club at the weekend. The Crosshaven man beat local Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Dan O'Connell on the tie break rule after both sailors…
Finn Lynch is greeted by his mother and a guard of honour at the National Yacht Club
Olympic
Solo sailor Finn Lynch (20), returned home from the Laser World Championships in Mexico last night to the National Yacht Club and a hero's welcome. The Dun Laoghaire clubhouse was packed to cheer the ground breaking achievemements that saw the U21…
Finn Lynch and the NYC's Carmel Winkelmann. 'She made my season possible. Ms Winkelmann has helped me bounds with sponsorship and funding. She's a true legend!' Lynch said before his departure for Mexico
Olympic
Laser sailor Finn Lynch will be given a hero's welcome when he arrives back to the National Yacht Club (NYC) this evening. The Dun Laoghaire club gave its full support to the teen's campaign that ended with Olympic nomination success…
Laser sailor Finn Lynch has been awarded the National Yacht Club's Commodore's Prize for his progress to win the Laser Rio nomination. The final trial of the series is this month in Mexico. Scroll down the page for a slide–show of all the winners by photographer Joe Fallon
National YC
Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club gathered on Saturday to salute top club achievements from 2015. Ten annual awards for outstanding sailing were presented ranging from cruising endeavours to Olympic campaigns. In cruising, The Township Cup went to Michael and Ann…
Former ISORA sailors at the National Yacht Club were: Barry O’Donovan (Avanti), Peter Cullen (Eliminator), Liam Shanahan Snr (Lightening), Michael Horgan (Emircedes), Vincent Farrell (Humphrey Go Kart)
ISORA
Last Friday, the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire saw a gathering of NYC members who raced in ISORA in the 1980’s. The dinner was attended by over 40 members and guests, representing the skippers and crew of six boats.Represented…
19–year–old Finn Lynch made the gold fleet in Spain
Olympic
Finn Lynch’s European Championships 28th overall result in Gran Canaria earlier this month means he will be eligible for International Carding and direct state funding of €12,000 next January 2017.  Finn was the only Irish Laser senior sailor to qualify…

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