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#hyc –Two J109s were top of class one in yesterday's annual Lambay race from Howth Yacht Club. Pat Kelly's J109 Storm was the IRC class one winner,  second in class one was the Mills 30 Raptor and third was ISORA and Dublin Bay performer Joker skippered by John Maybury,

The smiles on the faces of those who completed the 2012 ITC Lambay Race said it all. Fresh westerlies (backing to south-westerly later), flat seas, close racing in most classes, with sunshine as the crews returned to the marina and you have most of the ingredients for a great regatta. The fact that most completed the course in less than 3 hours - one of the fastest Lambay Races in years - was an added bonus.

This year's Lambay Race - the 116th time it has been staged - was generously sponsored by Independent Trustee Company, one of Ireland's largest providers of self-administered pension structures.

From the Offshore Course flagship, Class 1 got proceedings going and after just two and half hours of racing, HYC's Storm (Pat Kelly) held off the challenge of two RIYC visitors to win on IRC from Raptor and Joker 2. Raptor took the ECHO honours from Howard McMullen's Another Adventure.

Dermot Skehan's Toughnut won Class 2 on the double, winning IRC from Ian Byrne's Sunburn and ECHO from Paddy Kyne's Maximus.

Class 3 saw Vincent Gaffney's new Alliance II perform particularly well on close reaches and enjoying the last leg to the finish to stretch out a lead and beat Brian McDowell's J/24 Scandal from Malahide who in turn beat another J/24 Jibberish (O'Kelly et al) by 4 seconds on the line. Hellyhunter (Lional McMurtry, HYC) headed the biggest fleet of the day on ECHO, ahead of RIYC visitor Saki.

In the First 31.7, Bluefin Two (Bernie Bryson & Mia Delaney) from NYC won both Scratch & ECHO and also were awarded the Lambay Lady.

Robert & Rose Michael's Mystique of Malahide topped the White Sails A division on IRC ahead of Bite the Bullet and Changeling, while Rebellion (Hughes & others) and Cogar (K&C Halpin) won oin ECHO and HPH respectively.

In the White Sails B fleet, Terry Giles' Xebec led the fleet home and won on IRC by a comfortable margin, while runner-up Sandpiper of Howth (Andy Knowles) won on ECHO and also finished second on HPH behind Cu na Mara (Clifford Brown of HYC).

The Shipman and Ruffian fleets both came from outside Howth - all bar two were from Dun Laoghaire - and it was Henry Robinson's Whiterock which headed the Shipman class while the Ruffians were led home by Ruffles (M.Cutliffe of DMYC).

The Squibs was a match race between Kerfuffle (Craif/Ruane) and Fantome (R.MacDonnell), with the former winning by 2.5 minutes, while the Etchells it was virtually the same, with Fetching (Quinn/O'Flaherty) having about 30 seconds to spare over Glance (O'Reilly/Dix).

The Puppeteers had a new name on the trophy this year with Colin and Kathy Kavanagh in Blue Velvet putting their gear damage problems of last season behind them to beat the pre-race favourite Harlequin (Clarke/Egan) by a minute, with Neil Murphy's Yellow Peril in 3rd. On handicap, the honours went to Shiggy (G.Kennedy) ahead of Gannet (T.Chillingworth).

A small Seventeens' fleet was headed up by Rita (Curley/Lynch) with Ian Malcolm's Aura 2nd and Peter Courtney's Oona 3rd while on handicap, it was Pauline (O'Doherty/Ryan) which took the honours.

Full results below.

HOWTH YACHT CLUB. LAMBAY REGATTA (RACE) 09/06/2012 Class 1 IRC: 1, Storm P Kelly HYC; 2, Raptor Bradley/Others RIYC; 3, Joker 2 J Maybury RIYC; Class 1 ECHO: 1, Raptor Bradley/Others RIYC; 2, Another Adventure H McMullen HYC; 3, Axiom M O'Neill RIYC; Class 2 IRC: 1, Toughnut D Skehan HYC; 2, Sunburn I Byrne HYC; 3, King One D Cullen HYC; Class 2 ECHO: 1, Toughnut D Skehan HYC; 2, Maximus P Kyne HYC; 3, Makutu Doyle/Others HYC; Class 3 IRC: 1, Alliance 11 V Gaffney HYC; 2, Scandal McDowell Family MYC; 3, Jibberish O'Kelly/Others HYC; Class 3 ECHO: 1, Hellyhunter L McMurtry HYC; 2, Saki Ryan/McCormack RIYC; 3, Sunchaser M Marr HYC; First 31.7 SCRATCH: 1, Bluefin Two M & B Bryson NYC; 2, Magic O'Sullivan/Espey RIYC; 3, C'est la Vie Flannelly/Others HYC; First 31.7 ECHO: 1, Bluefin Two M & B Bryson NYC; 2, Magic O'Sullivan/Espey RIYC; 3, C'est la Vie Flannelly/Others HYC; Puppeteer SCRATCH: 1, Blue Velvet C & K Kavanagh HYC; 2, Harlequin Clarke/Egan HYC; 3, Yellow Peril N Murphy HYC; Puppeteer HPH: 1, Schiggy G Kennedy HYC; 2, Gannet T Chillingworth HYC; 3, Arcturus C McAuliffe HYC; Squib SCRATCH: 1, Kerfuffle Craig/Ruane HYC; 2, Fantome R MacDonell HYC; Squib HPH: 1, Kerfuffle Craig/Ruane HYC; 2, Fantome R MacDonell HYC; 17 Footer SCRATCH: 1, Rita Curley/Lynch HYC; 2, Aura I Malcolm HYC; 3, Oona P Courtney HYC; 17 Footer HPH: 1, Pauline O'Doherty/Ryan HYC; 2, Rita Curley/Lynch HYC; 3, Aura I Malcolm HYC; Etchells SCRATCH: 1, Fetching Quinn/O'Flaherty HYC; 2, Glance O'Reilly/Dix HYC; Shipman SCRATCH: 1, Whiterock H Robinson RIYC; 2, Jo Slim J Clarke RStGYC; 3, Just Good Friends M Carroll DMYC; Ruffian 23 SCRATCH: 1, Ruffles M Cutliffe DMYC; 2, Paramour R Sastre NYC; 3, Crescendo L Balfe NYC; White Sail A IRC: 1, Mystique of Malahide R & R Michael HYC; 2, Bite the Bullet C Bermingham HYC; 3, Changeling K Jameson HYC; White Sail A ECHO: 1, Rebellion Hughes/Others HYC; 2, Cogar K & C Halpin HYC; 3, White Lotus P Tully DLM; White Sail B IRC: 1, Xebec T Giles HYC; 2, Sandpiper of Howth A Knowles HYC; 3, Brazen Hussy Barry/Stirling HYC; White Sail B HPH: 1, Cu na Mara C Brown HS&BC; 2, Sandpiper of Howth A Knowles HYC; 3, Xebec T Giles HYC; White Sail B ECHO: 1, Sandpiper of Howth A Knowles HYC; 2, Xebec T Giles HYC; 3, Brazen Hussy Barry/Stirling HYC; White Sail A HPH: 1, Cogar K & C Halpin HYC; 2, Bite the Bullet C Bermingham HYC; 3, On the Rox C & J Boyle HYC

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#Lambayrace – Short-handed sailing is a feature of this weekend's Lambay race with a fleet of eight J80s racing travelling from Dun Laoghaire for the Howth event sailing with only two crew apiece.

Over 100 boats in 12 classes are expected on the Howth Yacht Club line for the 116th staging of the race, a 14 mile circuit.

An Offshore Committee Boat will start the races for Classes 1, 2, 3, White Sail Cruisers (A and B fleets) and Shipman.

On the Inshore Course, the one-design classes racing are Etchells, Puppeteers, Ruffian 23s, E-Boats, Squibs and Howth 17 Footers.

As is tradition, the 'Lambay Lady Trophy' will be awarded to the class winner with the largest time differential over the runner-up.

"We are delighted," said James Markey, "to have the support of Independent Trustee Company in running this year's event, as the costs associated with running such events continue to rise year-on-year."

The J80's are being raced from Dun Laoghaire as 'an informal affair', with the crews listed below sailing double handed.

The likely J80 course is -

· 10:00 - Start from Dun Laoghaire

· Leave Ireland's Eye to Port

· Leave Lambay to Starboard

· Leave Ireland's Eye to Starboard

· Finish in Howth Sound

The J80 doublehanders:

Ali Kissane + Ed Butler

Jake Mealy + Ronan Murphy

David White + Colm Core

Graeme Grant + Jenny Andreason

Conor Kinsella + Jamie Conlon

Ben Scallon + Dave Fitzgerald

Tomas Duke + Eoghan Duke

Michael Harrington + Donal Murphy

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#HYC – HOWTH YACHT CLUB. WEDNESDAY SERIES 1 (RACE) 30/05/2012 Class 1 IRC: 1, Crazy Horse Chambers/Reilly; 2, Trinculo M Fleming; Class 1 HPH: 1, Trinculo M Fleming; 2, Crazy Horse Chambers/Reilly; Class 2 IRC: 1, Sunburn I Byrne; 2, Toughnut D Skehan; 3, MiniMumm Cobbe/McDonald; Class 2 HPH: 1, Toughnut D Skehan; 2, MiniMumm Cobbe/McDonald; 3, Sunburn I Byrne; Class 3 IRC: 1, Alliance 11 V Gaffney; 2, Toy Yot Mullaney/Pitcher; 3, Starlet Bourke/Others; Class 3 HPH: 1, Alliance 11 V Gaffney; 2, Starlet Bourke/Others; 3, Turtle R Hogg; White Sails HPH: 1, On the Rox C & J Boyle; 2, Force Five R & J McAllister; 3, Sojourn Blandford/Lacy; White Sails IRC: 1, On the Rox C & J Boyle; 2, Force Five R & J McAllister; 3, Jokers Wild G Knaggs

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#HOWTH YACHT CLUB – In light winds the Squib one design class was won last night by Chatterbox (J Kay). Second was Too Dee (D Sheahan) and third Kerfuffle (Craig/Ruane). On scratch handicap in the Puppeteer class Harlequin (Clarke/Egan) were winners but there was a tie for second between Gold Dust (Walls/Browne) and Eclipse (A & R Hegarty). Full results below: TUESDAY SERIES 1 (RACE) 22/05/2012 Puppeteer SCRATCH: 1, Harlequin Clarke/Egan; 2=, Gold Dust Walls/Browne; 2=, Eclipse A & R Hegarty; Puppeteer HPH: 1, Arcturus C McAuliffe; 2, Schiggy G Kennedy; 3, Mr Punch NiBhraonain/Wilson; Squib SCRATCH: 1, Chatterbox J Kay; 2, Too Dee D Sheahan; 3, Kerfuffle Craig/Ruane; Squib HPH: 1, Chatterbox J Kay; 2, Kerfuffle Craig/Ruane; 3, Too Dee D Sheahan; Etchells SCRATCH: 1, Jabberwocky S Knowles; 2, Fetching Quinn/O'Flaherty; 3, Kootamundra D O'Grady

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#HOWTH YACHT CLUB – The Hegarty's Eclipse was the winner of the Puppeteer Howth Yacht Club race today with Schiggy (G. Kennedy) second. In the White sails Xebec (T. Giles) took the honours. The full Howth Yacht Club results are below:

HOWTH YACHT CLUB. SATURDAY SERIES 1 (RACE) 19/05/2012 Puppeteer SCRATCH: 1, Eclipse A & R Hegarty; 2, Schiggy G Kennedy; 3, Cloud 9 C Feeley; Puppeteer HPH: 1, Schiggy G Kennedy; 2, Eclipse A & R Hegarty; 3, Arcturus C McAuliffe SAT WHITE SAIL White Sails IRC: 1, Xebec T Giles; 2=, Toughnut D Skehan; 2=, Bite the Bullet C Bermingham; White Sails HPH: 1, Xebec T Giles; 2, Bite the Bullet C Bermingham; 3, Starlet Bourke/Others TUE + SAT SERIES 1 17 Footer SCRATCH: 1, Oona P Courtney; 2, Deilginis Deilginis Group; 3, Anita Cassidy/Faherty; 17 Footer HCAP: 1, Anita Cassidy/Faherty; 2=, Deilginis Deilginis Group; 2=, Oona P Courtney

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#J24 – With a third place in the opening race being his worst result in the six-race series, JP McCaldin in Jamais Encore from Lough Erne YC was an impressive winner of the Mediagasmic-sponsored J/24 Eastern Championships at Howth YC over the weekend writes Graham Smith.

Even National Champion Flor O'Driscoll on Hard on Port couldn't match the level of consistency that the northern visitors demonstrated while another feature of the weekend was the steadily-improving performance of the HYC K25 Team on Kilcullen Euro Car Parks who finished 5th overall.

Discarding an 11th in the first race, the crew - led by John Blake and with Cillian Dickson on the helm - clearly learned a lot as the days went on, culminating in top notch 2nd and 3rd finishes on the second day.

The Championship started on Saturday with four races in fresh north-easterlies and first blood was drawn by Howth's Jibberrish (Fergus O'Kelly & others) whose gamble of a left-side long tack paid off handsomely for a sweet victory ahead of O'Driscoll and McCaldin.

Race two, three and four saw Nyah (Hyde & Deasy, RCYC/RStGYC) and Jamais Encore take turns to head the fleet, with Nyah winning two to head the fleet overnight. The fourth race highlighted just how competitive the fleet was, with 12 boats finishing within five minutes.

Fortunes were reversed on Sunday when Nyah had a disastrous 9th in the opening race and then a 4th while major rival McCaldin by comparison, had a dream day on the water. The fifth race in the series saw the Lough Erne crew win by a massive margin and while they only had to sail safely in the last race, second behind Hard on Port was more than enough to secure the Eastern Championship trophy with a margin of four points.

The Mediagasmic-sponsored event attracted visiting boats from Malahide, Lough Erne, Lough Ree, Lough Swilly, Royal Cork and Carrickfergus and was considered an outstanding success by the 13 crews, with much praise heaped on PRO David Lovegrove and his team for the quality of the racing.

The top 5 Overall 

1 Jamais Encore JP Caldin LEYC 8.00

2 Hard on Port F O'Driscoll HYC 12.00

3 Nyah Deasy/Hyde RCYC/RStGYC 14.00

4 Crazyhorse M Shanahan HYC 24.00

5 Kilcullen Euro Car Parks HYC K25 HYC 26.00

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#HOWTH YACHT CLUB TUESDAY SERIES 1 01/05/2012 Puppeteer SCRATCH: 1, Harlequin Clarke/Egan; 2, Trick or Treat A Pearson; 3, Eclipse A & R Hegarty; Puppeteer HPH: 1, Mr Punch NiBhraonain/Wilson; 2, Eclipse A & R Hegarty; 3, Trick or Treat A Pearson TUE + SAT SERIES 1 17 Footer SCRATCH: 1, Deilginis Deilginis Group; 2, Aura I Malcolm; 3, Leila R cooper; 17 Footer HCAP: 1, Deilginis Deilginis Group; 2, Leila R cooper; 3, Anita Cassidy/Faherty

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Howth Yacht Club will launch its programme of open sailing events for 2011 at the club house tomorrow evening.
In addition to running club sailing throughout the year, and both junior and adult sailing courses to get more involved in the sport, HYC will also be hosting more than 20 open events this year.
These are set to include local, provincial, national and international championships, which are hopes to attract visitors from all over Ireland and beyond.
For more details visit the Howth Yacht Club website at www.hyc.ie.

Howth Yacht Club will launch its programme of open sailing events for 2011 at the club house tomorrow evening (Thursday 31 March).

In addition to running club sailing throughout the year, and both junior and adult sailing courses to get more involved in the sport, HYC will also be hosting more than 20 open events this year. 

These are set to include local, provincial, national and international championships, which are hopes to attract visitors from all over Ireland and beyond.

For more details visit the Howth Yacht Club website at www.hyc.ie.

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Frostbite Interclub Masters Challenge / Howth Round the Island Race - March 12th

All Laser sailors are invited to join the Howth Winter Laser fleet for our End of Season race and party. The event is intended to be a friendly end of season get together for the Masters sailors in the three main frostbite fleets - Dun Laoghaire, Ballyholme and Howth. Other clubs are also welcome, and we have extended invites to Skerries and Rush who have new frostbite fleets this year.

- First Gun at 10:55 on Saturday 12th March
- 3 Races planned - 2 Windward Leeward races (40 mins. in length) and the traditional Howth Round the Island Race (usually takes about 35-40mins)
- Enter on the day with €10 entry fee, and additional €20 to join us for our end of season prizegiving lunch (3 courses). Lunch is planned for 3pm, with the Rugby international at 5pm on big screens in the club.
- Prizes for the following:

- Overall prize for the best Club Masters team. The results over all 3 races of the best 3 Masters (Over 35) are counted from each club with no discards, with overall prize and bragging rights going to best club.
- Round the Island Race Trophy, as a standalone race
- Excellent spot prizes provided by Dinghy Supplies

The event is focused around the Masters sailors interclub challenge, but all Laser sailors are welcome on the day. Please confirm interest to David Quinn by Friday 4th March for lunch numbers in particular. Notice of race will be published on the Howth website shortly.

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14th July 2009

Howth Yacht Club

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For all the latest Howth Yacht Club news click here. Founded in 1895 in the thriving fishing port of Howth in north county Dublin, Howth Yacht Club is one of the country's largest and most successful clubs, with a major expansion of the Clubhouse in 2001 adding greatly to the facilities.

Located in Howth Harbour, the club organises Cruiser, Keelboat and Dinghy racing for twelve months of the year. There is also an active cruising group. The club operates a 300 berth marina, 70 swinging moorings, a large dinghy park, and modern clubhouse with full facilities.

HYC offers Dinghy courses Up to Improving Skills, Advanced Boat Handling, Racing 1, and Adventure 1; and Powerboat courses 1, 2, and Safety Boat

 
Howth Yacht Club, Rupert Jeffares, Harbour Road, Howth, Co. Dublin. Tel: 01 832 2141, fax: 01 839 2430, email: [email protected]

Have we got your club details? Click here to get involved

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The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Information

The creation of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) began in a very low key way in the autumn of 2002 with an exploratory meeting between Denis Kiely, Jim Donegan and Fintan Cairns in the Granville Hotel in Waterford, and the first conference was held in February 2003 in Kilkenny.

While numbers of cruiser-racers were large, their specific locations were widespread, but there was simply no denying the numerical strength and majority power of the Cork-Dublin axis. To get what was then a very novel concept up and running, this strength of numbers had to be acknowledged, and the first National Championship in 2003 reflected this, as it was staged in Howth.

ICRA was run by a dedicated group of volunteers each of whom brought their special talents to the organisation. Jim Donegan, the elder statesman, was so much more interested in the wellbeing of the new organisation than in personal advancement that he insisted on Fintan Cairns being the first Commodore, while the distinguished Cork sailor was more than content to be Vice Commodore.

ICRA National Championships

Initially, the highlight of the ICRA season was the National Championship, which is essentially self-limiting, as it is restricted to boats which have or would be eligible for an IRC Rating. Boats not actually rated but eligible were catered for by ICRA’s ace number-cruncher Denis Kiely, who took Ireland’s long-established native rating system ECHO to new heights, thereby providing for extra entries which brought fleet numbers at most annual national championships to comfortably above the hundred mark, particularly at the height of the boom years. 

ICRA Boat of the Year (Winners 2004-2019)

 

ICRA Nationals 2021

The date for the 2021 edition of the ICRA National Championships is 3-5 September at the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay.

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