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National Yacht Club Christmas Eve Dip in Aid of Dublin Homeless

24th December 2017
Santa makes a splash for Simon – National Yacht Club members – including Santa – take the plunge for Simon, the homeless charity Santa makes a splash for Simon – National Yacht Club members – including Santa – take the plunge for Simon, the homeless charity Photo: Michael Chester

National Yacht Club members braved the chilly waters of Dublin Bay this morning in aid of Simon, the charity that prevents and addresses homelessness.

The Christmas Eve dip that raised over €2,000 was organised by the NYC's John Corcoran who was first into the 7.7 degree Dun Laoghaire Harbour waters. Corcoran was soon joined by Santa Claus and a host of NYC members, young and not so young, the Monkstown CBC Senior Cup Rugby Team plus a few dogs!

The club's festivities continue this afternoon with a packed clubhouse for its Christmas Eve lunch with club Commodore Ronan Beirne.

National yacht club Christmas swimSwim for Simon – National Yacht Club members take the plunge for Simon, the homeless charity

NYC swim 0148Monkstown CBC Senior Cup Rugby Team joined in the NYC Swim. Photo: Michael Chester

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