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#RNLI - Howth RNLI lifeboat station held an open day last Sunday 11 August, welcoming a great number of locals and visitors who came to see the station, explore the lifeboats and meet the crew.

The children in particular enjoyed meeting Stormy Stan and taking part in fun competitions.

Everyone got the opportunity to get aboard the lifeboats and find out more about the lifesaving work carried out by the volunteer crew members.

The Sea Safety Team was also on hand to give advice about lifejackets and safety precautions at sea. 

Howth RNLI depends on the generous support of the local community to help save lives at sea.

The same weekend as the open day, the volunteer lifeboat crew was involved in three rescues in a single 24-hour period, bringing 11 people to safety. 

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#Coastguard - RTÉ presenter Mary Kingston recently paid a visit to Howth Coast Guard for Radio 1's The Mooney Show as they patrolled Dublin Bay.

Among the people they met along the way were a couple who sprang into action after seeing a man face down in the water off the seafront at Clontarf in North Dublin.

The RTÉ website has the segment from 30 July's Mooney Show available to listen HERE.

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#puppeteer – Racing was tight, challenging, and even described as 'chaotic' in the weekend's Puppeteer National Championships off Howth, in County Dublin.

Race officer Harry Gallagher got the best out of a range of trying conditions, and it was the 2011 winner Harlequin (Dave Clarke) who adapted best to the wide ranging conditions to take the national title from defending champion Robin Hegarty in Eclipse.

The Irish Puppeteer fleet is based exclusively at Howth Yacht Club with up to 20 boats racing regularly in club racing.

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#rnli – Howth RNLI have had four call outs over the course of Sunday and Monday this week. Three of the calls were to incidents at Malahide with the fourth being local to Balscadden Bay in Howth.

At 0820 on Sunday morning Howth RNLI's Inshore Lifeboat were tasked along with Rescue 116 when three males in there late 20s were attempting to swim from the Donabate side of Malahide harbour back to the marina. One male got into difficulty and his friend managed to get him to a nearby dinghy, they were brought to safety by two men heading out fishing. They raised the alarm and Howth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat picked up the third male from the beach while rescue 116 brought the male swimmer who had suffered an epileptic fit hospital.

At 1343 on Sunday afternoon Howth RNLI's Inshore Lifeboat were tasked to Malahide again with reports of a rowing boat with six persons onboard in the channel were struggling to make way in the strong current. Once on scene it appeared that the rowing boat had their own rescue boat with them and were safely back in their berth.

Later that afternoon at 1654 Howth RNLI's All Weather Lifeboat were tasked to two yachts aground in the channel at Malahide. Howth Coast Guards water unit were on scene when the All Weather Lifeboat arrived, they had already tried to free the casualties but to no avail. The XP Boat was deployed from the Trent class lifeboat, which is able to access shallower water, with two crew members on board. This managed to push one of the yachts off which then made its way up to Malahide marina. The second yacht was then towed off and out to sea by XP boat and continued on its way unassisted.

On Monday afternoon at 1346 Howth Inshore Lifeboat were tasked to Balscadden beach in Howth when a member of the public spotted a 19ft day sailor in difficulty with an onshore breeze. On arriving on scene a tow was established and the vessel with two persons on board were brought back to the safety of Howth harbour and returned to its mooring.

Lifeboat Operations Manager Rupert Jeffares said 'We would ask that all people taking to sea in any sort of vessel to please check tide times and weather conditions as well as being prepared with the suitable clothing and life jackets.'

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#Rescue - reports that 15 members of the Irish Coast Guard's Cliff Rescue Unit were involved in the rescue of a 16-year-old boy trapped on a cliff edge on Howth Head in North Dublin on Saturday evening (6 July).

According to Howth Coast Guard, the teen had tried to climb up from the beach at Whitewater Brook but became stranded halfway up the cliff face.

Coastguard staff received the emergency call around 9.40pm and the rescue unit was on scene within 10 minutes. The teen was quickly recovered to the cliff top with no reported injuries.

Whitewater Brook was recently the scene of a joint cliff rescue training exercise involving the Howth Coast Guard and the Irish Red Cross.

Published in Rescue

17 scr
,Deilginis,Deilginis Group
2,Oona,P Courtney
3,Leila,R Cooper
17 Hcap
1,Deilginis,Deilginis Group
2,Leila,R Cooper
3,Oona,P Courtney
Puppeteer Scr
2,Trick or Treat,A Pearson
3,Gold Dust,Walls/Browne
Puppeteer Hcap
1,Trick or Treat,A Pearson
2,Gannet,T Chillingworth
Squib Scr
1,Selik,F O'Kelly
2,Puffin,Emer Harte
3,Fantome,R MacDonell
Squib HPH
1,Puffin,Emer Harte
2,Selik,F O'Kelly
3,Fantome,R MacDonell

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Class 3 IRC
1,Hard on Port,F O'Driscoll
2,Kilcullen Euro Car Parks,HYC K25 Team
Class 3 HPH
2,Stage Fright,Wormald/Walsh
3,Helly Hunter,L McMurtry
White Sail IRC
1,Bite the Bullet,C Bermingham
2,Jokers Wild,G Knaggs
3,Brazen Hussy,Barry/Stirling
White Sail HPH
1,Jokers Wild,G Knaggs
2,Brazen Hussy,Barry/Stirling
3,Bite the Bullet,C Bermingham

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#rnli – Howth RNLI rescued a dog after he fell 200 feet from a cliff in north county Dublin yesterday.

The alarm was raised at approximately 4.30pm by a member of the public who was walking along the cliff path at Howth Head and noticed the dog's distressed owners.

The lifeboat helmed by Dave Howard and with fellow volunteer crew members Lorcan Dignam and Darryl Reamsbottom on board, was launched within minutes and went to the scene where the crew observed that Luca, a Pointer had fallen from the highest point of the cliff at the nose of Howth.

In what was a challenging rescue lasting about 30 minutes, two of the lifeboat crew with the guidance of Luca's owners at the top of the cliff, climbed over rocks and made their way to the frightened animal.

Having successfully recovered Luca, the crew then had to carefully work their way back to the lifeboat through the rocky boulders.

While returning to the lifeboat station, the inshore lifeboat crew came across a broken down jet-ski. The lifeboat towed the vessel and its owner safely back to a slipway at Howth Harbour.

Speaking following the call out, Howth RNLI Helm Dave Howard said: 'This was one very lucky dog. It was a 200ft drop and we didn't expect to have such a happy outcome to this rescue. Needless to say the owners were delighted to have Luca who was frightened and shivering but without harm, safely returned to them'.

This was the first of two call outs for Howth RNLI yesterday. The second came at 5.40pm when the lifeboat was requested to launch again following a report that a man who had been swimming across the channel to Malahide had got into difficulty.

The inshore lifeboat helmed this time by Lorcan Dignam and with crew members Tim McDonnell and Joss Walsh on board made its way to the scene where the swimmers having being dragged to shore by two friends who had raised the alarm, was located on the south eastern tip of Donabate Strand.

The lifeboat crew assessed the man and administered first aid on the scene before he was airlifted to hospital by the Irish Coast Guard

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#lambayrace – Rarely have Lambay race competitors at Howth Yacht Club crossed the start and finish lines wearing shorts! The 2013 Lambay Races were bathed from start to finish in glorious sunshine and a light north-easterly breeze. Over 120 boats competed and boat of the day was "Hard on Port", a J24 which showed a clean pair of heels to some other Class 3 yachts winning by 3:20 minutes.

Scroll down for Lambay Race Results below

In his report on the event, HYC's Emmet Dalton says winning skipper Flor O'Driscoll put his success down to skirting closely along the southern shore off Lambay and getting into some slack tidal patches.

Regular Howth Yacht Club competitors were joined by sailors from other clubs, swelling the numbers to over 120 boats. 

The Howth Seventeens, the class that kicked off the Lambay Races over a century ago, were lead home by Ian Malcolm's "Aura". Suitably, that class was awarded its prizes first.

A "GoPro" camera, ideal for recording the good and bad parts of any sailing venture, was raffled and won by Squib sailor, Serena Blacoe. The full proceeds of the raffle, over €400 go to Howth Lifeboat

Howth Yacht Club Results for Lambay Races Saturday 8th June

Class 1 IRC
1,Crazy Horse,Chambers/Reilly,HYC
2,Storm,P Kelly,HYC
Class 1 ECHO
1,Crazy Horse,Chambers/Reilly,HYC
2,Storm,P Kelly,HYC
Class 2 IRC
1,Dux,A Gore-Grimes,HYC
2,King One,D Cullen,HYC
Class 2 ECHO
1,Dux,A Gore-Grimes,HYC
2,Rosie,R Dickson,MYC
Class 3 IRC
1,Hard on Port,F O'Driscoll,HYC
2,CriCri,P Colton,RIYC
3,Jebus,E Dalton,HYC
Class 3 ECHO
1,CriCri,P Colton,RIYC
2,Buster,P Higginbotham,MYC
3,Hard on Port,F O'Driscoll,HYC
White Sails A - IRC
1,Bite the Bullet,C Bermingham,HYC
3,White Lotus,P Tully,DLM
White Sails A - ECHO
1,Cogar,K & C Halpin,HYC
2,White Lotus,P Tully,DLM
3,Changeling,K Jameson,HYC
White Sails A - HPH
1,Cogar,K & C Halpin,HYC
2,Bite the Bullet,C Bermingham,HYC
3,Indulgence,D Sargent,HYC
White Sails B - IRC
2,Jokers Wild,G Knaggs,HYC
3,Out & About,McCoy/Cregan,HYC
White Sails B - ECHO
2,Jokers Wild,G Knaggs,HYC
3,Lolly Folly,C & L Phelan,HYC
White Sails B - HPH
1,Lolly Folly,C & L Phelan,HYC
3,Wayfinder,J Reynolds,HYC
Shipman Scratch
1,The Den,S Miller,RStGYC
2,White Rock,H Robinson,RIYC
3,Macro One,J Murray,RIYC
Ruffian 23 Scratch
1,Paramour,Larry Power,NYC
2,Ruffles,M Cutliffe,DMYC
3,Diane 2,A Claffey,RStGYC
Puppeteer Scratch
1,Eclipse,A & R Hegarty,
3,Cloud 9,C Feeley,
Puppeteer Hcap
1,Cloud 9,C Feeley,
2,Eclipse,A&R Hegarty,
3,Ghosty Ned,Donal Harkin,
Squib Scratch
1,Seabiscuit,G Blacoe,
2,Black Amour,Sean O'Reilly,
Squib Hcap
1,Seabiscuit,G Blacoe,
2,Black Amour,Sean O'Reilly,
17 Footer Scratch
1,Aura,I Malcolm,
3,Oona,Peter Courtney,
17 Footer Hcap
1,Aura,I Malcolm,
3,Echo,B & H Lynch,
J80 Scratch
1,Jamie Carton
2,P Watson
3,Laura Dillon

More on the Howth Yacht Club site here

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#etchells – There's not much interest in recruiting women into the Etchell's class as it prepares for the world championships in Rosignano Solvay, Italy this week if the response to an Irish 'bio break' query is anything to go by.

There was a howl of resistance – mainly Australian in origin –  against any special provision for women when Irish skipper Richard Burrows from Howth asked about mother ship facilities for his female crew at this weekend's pre-world Italian championship.

Burrows is sailing with son David and daughter Samantha at this week's Italian championships and next week's worlds at the same venue.

"Bucket and chuck it" appears to be the mantra. Easy for some!

There will be no facility in high temperature and long days on the water.  Is this the way forward at an international world championships or should regatta organisers make such a provision?

Or is it a wider issue where it appears class traditionalists would probably prefer if women were not taken as crew in the class?

A glance at the entry list so far shows the Howth trio is one of only two mixed crews in the entire line up.

The regatta site proudly boasts this Italian venue is the 'first Etchells Worlds to be held in a non–Anglo Saxon country'. 

It's great to see the venerable class charting new waters but perhaps a more considerate approach to the fairer sex might also help in the drive to boost numbers?

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