Irish Sailing Youth National Championships 2023

Howth Yacht Club
13-16 April 2023

Details to follow soon

Official Notice Board



  • 2022 Youth Nationals REGISTER .,. HERE
  • 2022 Youth Nationals NOR ... HERE
  • 2022 Youth Nationals SIs ... HERE
  • Support Boat Registration (1/4/22) ... HERE
  • Support boat info ... HERE
  • Talks and Meals ... HERE
  • Accommodation and Things to do in the area ... HERE
  • Protest Information ... HERE
  • Jury information to competitors ... HERE
    • Hearing request direct link ... HERE
    • Scoring enquiry direct link ... HERE
  • Denial Letter ... HERE
  • Event Site Layout ... HERE
  • Event What's App Groups ... 
    • 2022 Youth Nationals Optimist WhatsApp group HERE
    • 2022 Youth Nationals Topper/ILCA 4 WhatsApp group HERE
    • 2022 Youth Nationals ILCA6/29er/420 WhatsApp group HERE
Talks & Meals


Ballyholme Yacht Club have a free talk each evening and on Friday and Saturday evenings we have food trucks on site so you don’t have to worry about cooking.

Thursday 21st April @ 5.00PM

Why We Need to Look After Our Coast, join us for talks on Our Living Seas and Sustainable Fish Cities.

A ballot ticket will be given to everyone who attend with Rooster Sailing Ballot prizes from Brian Spence Sailing.

No food available on site on Thursday but you are welcome to order takeaway and eat at the club.

Friday 22nd April @ 6.00PM

Health, Fitness and Hiking Technique

Sean Evans, Irish Sailing and Andrew Baker, RYA NI will be leading this session, lots of great advice, hiking technique and a few spot prizes for hiking – we may even have a parent/guardian session. Rooster Sailing prizes again from Brian Spence Sailing.

FOOD – we have two local food trucks serving from 5.00 -9.00 PM or later if required.

The Box and Hound Pizza – Serving authentic wood fired pizzas from their vintage horsebox. A delicious San Marzano Tomato sauce with a range of locally sourced toppings.

The Hatch – award winning food truck from Newcastle, will be serving burgers, loaded fries and crispy squid.

Saturday 23rd April @ 6.00PM

BYC’s own Liam Glynn, Topper World Champion 2013 will be doing a debrief on the days racing and answering questions.

Followed by live music from local singer Justin in the marquee

FOOD - This will be followed by our ticketed food event and some live music, a great way to end the week. Food truck, The Hatch, will be on site again serving their award winning fully loaded beef or cajun chicken burgers, both served with fries and a chocolate brownie dessert or for younger children a kids meal, sausages with fries and the brownie dessert.

Click on the link below to book tickets ...

Youth Nationals Saturday Night Talk with Liam Glynn, Food Truck ‘The Hatch’ and Live Music | Ballyholme Yacht Club



  • Event Site Layout ... HERE
  • Support Boat Registration (1/4/22) ..HERE
  • Support boat info ... HERE
  • Accommodation and Things to do in the area ... HERE



The Ballyholme Yacht Club Green Team is working hard to reduce their environmental impact.

BYC is partnering with Clean Coasts to promote their 2 minute beach clean initiative and help protect our local waters.

To kick start the initiative they are holding a competition for the duration of the Irish Sailing Youth Nationals with a range of prizes available. FIND OUT MORE HERE.

This is a "Clean Regattas" event registered with Sailors for the Sea. We achieved the highest standard in 2021 and gained a Platinum Award, lets do it again.
The event has a set of environmental standards to follow throughout the event, to help reduce our impact on the environment and keep our sea a cleaner place to sail.

NB: Rule 47 Environment will be active.

"47 TRASH DISPOSAL Competitors and support persons shall not intentionally put trash in the water. This rule applies at all times while afloat. The penalty for a breach of this rule may be less than disqualification."

We ask you ..

  • No Single Use Plastics - bring your bottle and use the refill station
  • Use reusable lunch bags please
  • No plastic straws 
  • Avail of the composting and recycling bins

As a venue and event management team we will also do all we can to reduce our impact on the environment during the event, with ...

  • Plastic-Free Dinnerware 
  • Encourage use of Reusable Bags
  • Responsibly sourced trophies
  • Publicising your sustainability efforts
  • Providing educational awareness of the eco system within the harbour
  • Inviting you to a 2 Minute Beach Clean Competition
  • Personal environmental messaging
  • Providing responsibily sourced meals
  • Vegetarian availability
  • A "Green Team" on site
  • Choice of waste bins
  • Food waste management
  • Paperless event management
  • Access to local bus, foot paths and bike paths
  • Eco-Smart Race Management
  • Blue Flag Marina standard toxins management
  • Encouraging "green boating" practices 

If you would like more ideas on how you can #makeadifference and help to keep our waters blue head over to

Looking Back


Event Meals

Meal options to be published.

Past Results