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Porsche On Howth’s Wave 2024 As Regatta Sponsors

30th March 2024
Gavin Hydes (CEO of Porsche Centre Dublin), Neil Murphy (Commodore Howth Yacht Club), and Dave Cullen (Race Director, Wave Regatta), with friends at the announcement of the Porsche sponsorship of Howth’s Wave Regatta 2024
Gavin Hydes (CEO of Porsche Centre Dublin), Neil Murphy (Commodore Howth Yacht Club), and Dave Cullen (Race Director, Wave Regatta), with friends at the announcement of the Porsche sponsorship of Howth’s Wave Regatta 2024

Porsche Centre Dublin, renowned for their commitment to excellence and luxury, will take centre stage as the headline sponsors for Howth Yacht Club’s Wave Regatta, scheduled from May 24th to 26th, 2024. Their support underscores the significance of this event in the sailing calendar, drawing enthusiasts from Ireland and beyond.

Gavin Hydes – CEO of Porsche Centre Dublin – commented at the launching: “I am thrilled to announce Porsche Centre Dublin’s partnership as the title sponsor of Wave Regatta 2024 at Howth Yacht Club. This prestigious event perfectly aligns with our commitment to excellence and innovation. We are excited to support the sailing community and showcase the thrilling synergy between precision engineering and exhilarating performance. Let's set sail for an unforgettable experience together."

WAVE REGATTA BUILDING ON SUCCESS

The biennial Wave Regatta has become a thrilling spectacle on Ireland’s East Coast. It invites sailors to compete in a showcase keelboat-racing event designed to ensure top quality racing and unrivalled après-sail for a range of keelboats, including the top-end high-performance ones, local one-designs - such as the record-setting Howth 17s – and the increasingly popular ‘White Sail’ fleet.

Putting the team together – Gavin Hydes (Porsche), Neil Murphy (HYC) and Dave Cullen (Wave Race Director)Putting the team together – Gavin Hydes (Porsche), Neil Murphy (HYC) and Dave Cullen (Wave Race Director)

The 2024 edition promises three days of exhilarating racing, camaraderie, and celebration. To be held this year on May 24th - 26th (a week earlier on the calendar than previous iterations), Wave Regatta is renowned as one of the highest quality keelboat racing events in Ireland, combining a spectacular racecourse area along Fingal’s beautiful coastline, Howth Yacht Club’s unrivalled race management teams afloat, and the Club’s award-winning facilities and staff that ensure an unsurpassed experience ashore.

COMMODORE’S WELCOME

Commodore Neil Murphy enthusiastically welcomed Porsche’s decision saying: “We are delighted to welcome Porsche Centre Dublin as our headline sponsors for Wave Regatta 2024. Their commitment to excellence and innovation aligns perfectly with our Club’s values. This partnership ensures that Wave 2024 will maintain the regatta’s established reputation as a top-class national event and we look forward to working with Porsche in delivering the regatta that the sailing community looks forward to getting the 2024 sailing season underway.”

It’s a deal! Gavin Hydes and Neil Murphy fronting the new poster which tellls of just some of the attractions at Wave 2024.It’s a deal! Gavin Hydes and Neil Murphy fronting the new poster which tellls of just some of the attractions at Wave 2024.

Online entry for the event is open and entries are building for both the 3-day event and the Saturday-only Lambay Races option, and discounted entry for participating keelboats has been extended to the 7th of April.

See here for full details of the racing, the weekend festival, and for online entry.

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Wave Regatta provides Howth Yacht Club and the community on the Howth peninsula in County Dublin with a biennial keelboat racing event that aims to be the most attractive sailing event in Ireland.

Maximising many of the local natural resources and involving allied Howth businesses and services, it attracted competitors, visitors and others on its first staging in 2018 with a weekend-long spectacle establishing Howth as a destination of choice for sailors, visitors and allied marine tourism.

Read Afloat's preview and review of the first staging of Wave Regatta.

At A Glance - Wave Regatta 2024

Howth Yacht Club's 2022 WAVE Regatta will be sailed from May 24th to 26th 2024

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