Training & Dinghies News

October Mid-term break and November courses for 'Transition Sailors'

HYC are running a series of sailing days for ‘Transition Sailors’ during the late Autumn and the full details and how to sign-up are included below. Please complete the necessary forms and return them to the club as soon as possible to help schedule the groups and to avoid disappointment.


October Mid Term Dates:

Monday 26th October – Thursday 29th October

Monday 26th October 1-5pm                  Rigged at 1pm

Tuesday 27th October 1-5pm                 Rigged at 1pm

Wednesday 28th October 9-1pm            Rigged at 9am

Thursday 29th October 9-1pm               Rigged at 9am


November Dates:

Weekend of 14th & 15th November and 28 & 29th November                

Saturday 14th November 9-1pm      Rigged at 9am

Sunday 15th November 1-5pm         Rigged at 1pm

Saturday 28th November 1-5pm       Rigged at 1pm

Sunday 29th November 9-1pm          Rigged at 9am


The forms for this course are available here. (And also under ‘Training and Dinghies’,  ‘All Booking Forms’, and then ‘Junior Training Course Forms’.)

When completing the ‘Booking Form’ please use the following references highlighted in red on the form:

Course Code :  Transition October  & November Training

Start Date & End Date:  26th October – 29th November

Course Fee : €120   (Non Members €160)


Autumn Coaching for Topper sailors

There will be six Sunday training sessions for our Topper sailors commencing with Sunday morning sessions on 11th and 18th October. Rigged and ready by 930 this will give sailors an opportunity to learn new skills and perhaps put them into practice in the Claremont series in the afternoons! Four consecutive Sunday afternoons will run in November (8th,15th,22nd and 29th). Numbers will be limited with preference given to HYC members until 22/09/15 after which it will be open to non members. Forms can be downloaded from website and retuned to or drop it into the office.

Start and end dates: 11th October -29th November. Course fee: €90 members/ €120 non members

Course code: Topper Autumn Coaching. Further information or queries please email

Sunday afternoon sailing for Regatta and Transition sailors from September 13th

From the 13th September the club will be providing 6 consecutive Sunday sailing courses for our junior 'Regatta' and 'Transition' sailors. This is an ideal opportunity for those junior sailors who have completed and passed the 'Basic Skills' sailing course to practice all that was learnt over the summer courses and to add hours of sailing experience for the ‘Log Book’. The classes will run in the afternoons and sailors are to be rigged and ready at 13:00, launching at 13:30 and back ashore and in the changing rooms by 16:30.

The forms for this course are available here. When completing the ‘Booking Form’ please use the following references highlighted in red on the form:

Course Code :  Sunday Afternoon Sailing

Start & End Date: 13th September – 18th October

Course Fee : €90

There is limited availability on these courses, so it's important to book early to avoid disappointment.

Laser and Optimist Autumn coaching with Michal Gryglewski

Following the successful coaching program with our Optimist sailors last winter, performance coach Michal Gryglewski will once again be running a series of coaching days this Autumn. Michal is a Bachelors Degree graduate from the University of Szczecin, Poland and he has competed at the highest international level in the Optimist and Laser classes. He is now working as a full-time sailing coach working with the Laser Youth Sailing Squad in Restronget and Cornwall, Black Rock Yacht Club in Connecticut and with Howth Yacht Club.

Training takes place on the weekends of 3rd & 26th October and 13th & 28th November. The cost will be €200 (non-members €250)

Enquires should be made to Niamh Hopkins (Laser Class) - or to William Lacy (Optimist Class) -

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