Optimist Development Squad

This team is open to all Howth Yacht Club optimist sailors that have completed a start sailing course.

The aim of the training is to allow sailors to keep enjoying their sailing outside of the summer months, while working on improving their five essentials - sail setting, dagger board, balance, trim and course made good.

This very successful squad has a growing membership of keen young sailors that are always welcoming of new team members.

The development squad captain Kieran Jameson has laid out a training schedule for the squad:

Autumn Training {booking form - Optimist Training}

6 Friday afternoons 3pm 6pm starting 7th Sept Euro Symbol90

All of the training will be run under the auspices HYC training and will use a range of experienced and qualified coaches. Places for the squad will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

 
   420 Winter Training 2012

To encourage and promote the growth of the 420 class at HYC, we are working with the 420 class association and other clubs in the Leinister region.

The aim of the training is to allow sailors to keep enjoying their sailing outside of the summer months, while working on improving their boat handling skills and racing technique.

The training is open to all 420 sailors and there are a few boats that are made available for sailors that would like to try the class The 420 class captain Des Flood in conjunction with Brian McDowell of MYC have laid out a training schedule:

Venue: Howth Yacht Club

Dinghy parking is free for the duration of the training.
Racing is available to members of the training group Saturday Afternoon 8th September - 6th October 13th October for HYC member's end of season regatta
1 Charter boat is available for the duration of the training

Training: Sunday Afternoons 2.00pm - 6.00pm.

Lead coach Graeme Grant will be joined by experienced 420 coaches and sailors.
Delivering a program that will suit the range of experience expected.

Block 1: 7th Oct, 21st Oct, 11th Nov Euro Symbol45per person (Euro Symbol5 discount HYC members) {booking form}

Block 2: 18th Nov, 25th Nov, 2nd Dec Euro Symbol45 per person (Euro Symbol5 discount HYC members) {booking form}

420 Class Training Camp: 13th, 14th October Euro Symbol50 per person {booking form}

420 class association training camp with the national coach Ross Killian.
There may be additional charter boats available

Mid Term Training Camp 28th Oct, 29th Oct, 30th Oct Euro Symbol75 per person (Euro Symbol10 discount HYC members) {booking form}

3 days of training with Graeme Grant and other top coaches

Contact:
Graeme GrantDes FloodBrian Mc Dowel
Training Manager HYC420 Class Captain HYC420 Class Leinster
Coaching@hyc.ie
01 832 2141086 384 4088087 232 7745