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Thomas Chaix

Thomas Chaix

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Thomas Chaix is Head Coach at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. He currently sails the 49er dinghy (for fun) but raced the Laser for 25 years and has been a member of French and Irish teams


There has been a recent resurgence of the RS Feva class at the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay
It was another great Autumn weekend for National Yacht Club sailors at Dun Laoghaire Harbour and further afield. Travelling Fireball aces Noel Butler and Stephen Oram added another line to their already long list of wins in Killaloe, winning the…
Paris 2024 Olympic campaigner Finn Lynch was on home waters winning all the ILCA 7 races for the National Yacht Club in September's Royal St. George end of season Laser regatta on Dublin Bay
Head Coach Thomas Chaix updates on a happening weekend for National Yacht Club sailors both at home and abroad At home, the final two races of the junior September series were completed. Close to 50 NYC juniors had entered the series…
Johnny Flynn and James Dwyer-Mathews racing upwind
The waters of Rungsted, Denmark were the theatre of last week’s 29er European Championships where four Irish partnerships competed in the 165-boat fleet, writes Thomas Chaix. A full series of 17 races was delivered by the Royal Danish Yacht Club…
Tralee Bay Sailing Club is staging the first-ever Open
Tralee Bay Sailing Club in County Kerry is gearing up for a weekend of sailing on the west coast over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The weekend will start with the club's yearly "Spring Regatta". Four races are scheduled on…
29er skiff youth sailing on Lough Ree at the inaugural Skiff Weekend
Lough Ree was the perfect arena for the first "skiffs weekend". 13 hardy sailors launched and sailed in 29ers, 49ers, Int14 and RS700. The concept was to try out fast boats and enjoy the thrills of high-speed sailing.  29er: The…
Rian Geraghty McDonnell and Nathan Van Steenberge win race 3 in Strangford Lough
The 29er Northerns was raced in Strangford Lough Yacht Club last weekend as part of the 30th RYA NI Youth Sailing Championships as Afloat reported earlier. It was the final event of the '29er triple crowns'. Nine teams competed: 3…
Team Ireland: (from left to right) - Justin Lucas, Fiachra McDonnell-Geraghty, Archie Daly, Johnny Flynn, Jessica Riordan, Alanna Twomey, Clementine Van Steenberge
Seven young sailors were selected at the Optimist trials last April to represent Ireland at the Optimist Europeans in Crozon, Brittany writes Coach Thomas Chaix. The 2019 regatta had about 300 entries from 50 countries making it virtually a 'B Worlds'.…
Rian Geraghty-McDonnell and crew Nathan Van Steenberge were top U17 team in the 29er
The RYA were issuing invitations to visiting sailors for the 2019 event in Weymouth so it gave the opportunity for a few Irish boats to compete at the premier British Youth Sailing event of the year writes Thomas Chaix The…

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