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National Yacht Club Sets Date For 2018 Winter Liftout
#NYC - Lift-out day on the National Yacht Club platform is scheduled for Saturday 13 October, weather permitting. Platform space is limited and applications for keelboats should be returned as soon as possible, with a cheque made payable to the…
Hugh O’Connor receiving the Topper Challenge Cup in Rush last weekend
#Topper - Hugh O’Connor of the National Yacht Club was presented with the Topper Challenge Cup for the series last weekend at Rush Sailing Club. Afloat.ie’s Junior Sailor of the Month for August amassed a string of impressive victories this…
National Yacht Club's Mark Lyttle scored two firsts in the Grand Master division to become overall leader after six races sailed
The third day of racing saw the National Yacht Club's Mark Lyttle break into the overall lead of the Standard Grand Master class after winning both races today at the Laser Masters World Championships at Dun Laoghaire. Conditions on Dublin…
Lasers face a general recall of a race start at the World Championships on Dublin Bay
1996 Olympian Mark Lyttle of the National Yacht Club had a promising start to the Laser Masters World Championships at Dun Laoghaire today. In the Grand Master event, Lyttle (55) finished seventh overall for the day. In the Master series, Nick…
 ISORA champions Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox in the J109 Mojito
With a clear lead of 27.1 points, defending ISORA champions Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox in the J109 Mojito look set to retain their title in tomorrow's final race of the season. Royal St. George's J122 Aurelia skippered by Chris Power–Smith can still topple them…
The Supreme Master – Bruce Kirby designed the hugely popular Laser 48 years ago.
Lasers Masters do not grow old as those who stay ashore or go into keelboats grow old. On the contrary, they’re Tir na nOg afloat. It’s the Land of the Ever-Young out on the sea. And the prospect of the…
Levante was a 31.7 winner in last night's NYC 'End of Summer Race' on Dublin Bay
37 yachts or various classes and types assembled at the start last night for the National Yacht Club members “End of Summer Race”. The fleet was allocated to four starts – from Moths to Cruiser Zero from the bandstand under…
Lasers at the Royal St. George slip ahead of Sunday's first race
A star-studded fleet of 301 competitors from 25 countries will begin competition on Dublin Bay tomorrow as the annual Laser Masters World Championships sponsored by DLR gets underway. Olympians, multiple world champions and local talent will contest the seven-day event…
Irish boats in the thick of it at Limassol last Friday
#Optimist - The provisional results are in from the last day of racing at the 2018 Optimist Worlds, and National Yacht Club youth Rian Geraghty-McDonnell places 16th in the final tally. Close behind is fellow Team Ireland member James Dwyer-Matthews…
NYC's Ian Mathews (left) and Keith Poole won race four of the Flying Fifteen Europeans on Lake Garda
The National Yacht Club's Ian Mathews and Keith Poole won race four of the Flying Fifteen European Championships on Lake Garda today. It moves the top Irish boat in the six–boat team to 11th overall in the 35-boat fleet.  British boats…
Racers round a mark on day 7 of the Optimist World Championships in Cyprus
#Optimist - Rian Geraghty-McDonnell is just outside the top 10 in the Gold fleet at Limassol as the 2018 Optimist Worlds draw to a close. It’s a big jump up the leaderboard for the National Yacht Club youth sailor and last…
The Irish Topper fleet in full cry at the Worlds at Ballyholme in 2016. Unfortunately the 2018 staging of the Worlds in China was frustrated by light winds, but Hugh O;Connor of the National YC still managed to place second overall
SAILOR OF THE MONTH (Junior): HUGH O’CONNOR (National YC). Young Hugh O’Connor (15) of Dun Laoghaire is currently No 1 in the International Topper Class in Ireland, and he fulfilled his role at the August 2018 Topper Worlds in China…
National Yacht Club’s End Of Summer Race This Thursday
#NYC - The National Yacht Club’s end of summer season fun race takes place this Thursday evening 6 September. The race is open to all yachts and dinghies owned or helmed by a member of the NYC. Entries are free…
James Dwyer-Matthews pictured in his home waters of Kinsale at the Irish Nationals last month
#Optimist - James Dwyer-Matthews was the best of the Irish after the qualifying stage of the Optimist Worlds drew to a close in Limassol on Friday (31 August). The Kinsale YC youth is 12th overall in the 260-boat fleet, thanks to strong…
Seán and Tadhg Donnelly from the National Yacht Club at Pamla in April 2017
#Tokyo2020 - National Yacht Club members Seán and Tadhg Donnelly’s Olympic 49er campaign for Tokyo 2020 owes much to the latter’s connections with the Hamptons boating community on New York’s Long Island, according to 27east.com. Tadhg, who is studying law at UCD,…
With great numbers turning out for DBSC club racing in recent months it is expected that there will be a large turnout at September’s Championships on the Bay
The Flying Fifteen class has confirmed Deloitte as a new sponsor of the Championships of Ireland 2018 to be sailed on Dublin Bay and to be hosted by the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire from 28th to 30th September. With great…

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