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Volvo D2D Race 2019 – Follow all the action!

We make it easy for all family, friends and supporters to follow the action as it unfolds!
* Track the boats live here
* Check the leaderboard class by class or overall here
* Keep up to date with all the latest news thanks to our media partner here

FINAL RESULTS: Results for Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle D2D Race 2019

The start from the D2D from the sky! Thanks to Trevor Bolger

Saturday July 17th New Zealand V Ireland

The Club will be open on Saturday Morning at 7.45am for the third and final test match between Ireland and the All Blacks. Come see the action on the big screen with Teas/Coffee and snacks available

Rules regarding Dogs in the Club

The decision has been taken to amend the rule regarding the presence of dogs in the Club. This is on a trial basis and will be effective immediately.

  • All dogs must be kept under effectual control when on the Club Premises
  • All dogs must be on a leash at all times
  • Dogs will not be permitted on the balcony or inside the Clubhouse, save Guide Dogs in service or in training

U25s: Who We are and What we do

The U25 programme was established in the National Yacht Club by a group of Ensign members in 2019 with the intention of getting young people in the club enjoying sailing again.

The programme is aimed at sailors between the ages 18 to 25 who have fallen out of sailing and are looking to get back in to the sport in a fun and competitive way, surrounded by their peers. We offer the following in our programme:

  • J80 Racing – following on from our success in the 2019 DBSC Tuesday night series, we have been very active in the DBSC summer series for the past 3 years. We have an active J80 that races every Tuesday evening in the summer. The re is fierce competition amongst all the waterfront clubs, and with a good fleet of J80s from all clubs, it is a great way to sink your teeth into some competitive keelboat racing!
  • Match Racing – run by Will Byrne, we have a very competitive match racing clinic that is run on Sunday mornings and afternoons. It is a great way to try a different kind of sailing, and to have some competitive fun with friends.
  • Events – there are many regattas and events around the country that we plan on entering, including the Women at the Helm regatta at the end of the summer.
  • Social – the U25s team is not just about fun and competitive sailing, it also has a vibrant social scene, especially during the summer months. Enjoy the weekly BBQ in the wet bar after a day of racing, or chicken wings up on the balcony. We are hoping to host a regular U25s night to mingle and have a good time with everyone!
  • Inter-club regattas – we hope to plan an inter-club regatta in the near future between all of the waterfront clubs, and hopefully extend it to involve other clubs outside of Dun Laoghaire, including Greystones Sailing Club & Howth Yacht Club. Watch this space!!

Women at the Helm is back! SIA Partners Irish Sailing Women at the Helm Regatta – 27th & 28th August 2022

The National Yacht Club is delighted to once again host the Women at the Helm Regatta and looks forward to a great weekend’s celebration of women’s sailing on Dublin Bay – and some great fun back on shore in the social programme.

Women at the Helm is an annual sailing regatta for dinghy and keelboat racing, where all boats are helmed (captained) by women. Now in its third year, the event will take place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August 2022 at the National Yacht Club.

Women at the Helm encourages women into positions of leadership, and to set an annual sailing goal – it may be a move from crew to helm, first time entry into a national event, or simply from a role ashore onto a boat.   The aim is for women sailors to step up, lead the way, or support others to take the helm and be the best they can be, on and off the water.

Read more about the event, download the NOR and Enter Here

Chris Moore Retires as DBSC Honorary Secretary – a message from DBSC Commodore Ann Kirwan

Dear Member,

On behalf of my fellow Flag Officers and the DBSC Committee, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Chris Moore who retired as DBSC Honorary Secretary of DBSC on Thursday June 30th.  
Chris served on the DBSC Committee for more than thirteen years since he was elected as Rear Commodore at the AGM in November 2009. Chris served three year terms as Rear Commodore, Vice Commodore, and Commodore, followed by a further three and a half years as Hon. Secretary.
Chris has given tirelessly to DBSC, and sailing in general, for all of these years and we thank him for all his time, effort and guidance throughout. Prior to joining the DBSC committee as Rear Commodore in 2009, Chris had served as Commodore of Bray Sailing Club and Commodore of the National Yacht Club. I have worked closely with Chris since I joined the DBSC committee in December 2012 when Chris was elected as Vice Commodore. Chris’ wealth of knowledge and experience has been invaluable to us at DBSC.
Chris always manages to achieve a good balance between embracing progress and innovation while not losing sight of the traditions of Dublin Bay Sailing Club which are an important part of our 138-year history. It was during Chris’ tenure as Commodore that the Green Fleet was introduced, and it now forms a key part of our Saturday Racing Programme.

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The Club has set up a WhatsApp group for skippers of National Yacht Club yachts looking for crew and for NYC members who are looking to race. Skippers can post message looking for crew for specific races or more generally and likewise NYC members looking to crew on an NYC yacht can post messages indicating their availability and experience. Anybody wishing to join the group can do so by clicking on the following link: