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Newcastle Yacht Club
NYC is as much about family, friendship and fun as it is about racing. Members often maintain lifelong links with the club and we have had up to four generations of the same family learn to sail and race with us.
NYC members play a major role in helping run events and many other activities. Everyone between the ages of 18 and 69 is asked to contribute at least a couple of days a year to help run the club’s sailing and social activities. The day-to-day management of the club is in the hands of club Directors, however it is the members that truly shape the future of NYC and that is what makes it such a special club.
The club is open on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons for racing. There are other activities throughout the year including social activities, talks, training, swimming and more.
Dinghy parks & indoor winter boat storage
Grounds for BBQs
Club Room with large screen TV – available for club and personal functions
2 high speed rescue RIBS and 1 training powerboat
10 club sailing dinghies for daily or seasonal hire
Spectacular views of Mourne Mountains & Dundrum bay
NYC sits in a stunning position at the foot of the Mourne Mountains with access to the water at all states of the tide. With a modern clubhouse, NYC has wide and welcoming balconies with panoramic views of Dundrum Bay, Murlough Beach and Newcastle town.
The club actively welcomes new members across all ages, sailing abilities and class of dinghy or cruiser. The club offers some excellent sailing and social facilities and supports a wide range of sailing-related activities, including dinghy racing and yacht cruising, sailing training, youth sailing, Swimming and life guard training.
The activities on offer at NYC embrace all ages. There are fun and engaging water- based events for teenagers through to adults, a special Women on Water initiative as well as an exciting and competitive dinghy racing.
The club has an extensive hire boat fleet of over 10 boats to make access to the water as easy and hassle-free as possible; everything from children’s boats to family picnic boats and racing dinghies are available to rent for the day.
There is always something going on at the club, from technical talks in the winter to summer BBQs. Check out the ‘What’s on’ tab on the website for all the latest information.