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Junior sailor Rocco Wright was one of the stars of the evening, receiving the Seaward Bell Trophy for excelling in events both at home and abroad.
On the same note, the GM Award for the sailor or sailors who best represent and enhance the spirit of junior sailing went to the Scott girls Hannah, Sarah and Lucy for their enthusiasm — which included the daunting task of saving on Ian Malcolm’s Howth 17.
The Howth 17 class itself took the Cliona Murphy Memorial Trophy that encapsulates the spirit of the club as a whole, dedicating time and effort to a specific goal in which the club can take pride.
In other awards, Diarmuid Brodie was named Instructor of the Year for his outstanding service to HYC members over the previous 12 months, while Sarah Robertson was rewarded for her efforts with the Volunteer of the Year gong.
And the Silver Fox Trophy for excellence in racing, cruising or organisation went to the junior 49er world champion pair of Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove, winning out over Colin Kavanagh and the most recent Irish Sailor of the Year Conor Fogerty.
The J/24 Association of Ireland has announced the calendar for its regional and national championships in 2019.
Lough Ree Yacht Club will host the class for its Westerns in the first big event of the year on the weekend of 13-14 April — the week before Easter.
The following month the fleet moves to Tralee Bay Sailimg Club for the Southerns on 25-26 May.
HYC will be one of many clubs across Ireland holding open days to show off what they do as part of Join A Club Week with the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1.
The clubhouse at Howth Harbour’s Middle Pier will be open to all from 10am on Monday, and HYC looks forward to seeing you there.
The association added that it is still in the process of finalising dates and venues for the rest of the 2019 calendar but will make announcements as soon as possible on the IODAI website and Facebook page.
The venue is also available for Christmas parties this upcoming festive season — with room to host up to 150 guests for a tailored three-course dinner or a more casual alternative.
For details contact the clubhouse at 01 832 2141 or email [email protected]
#Optimist - Howth Yacht Club have congratulated youth members Luke Turvey and Rocco Wright for topping the senior and junior tables respectively in the final 2018 rankings in Ireland’s Optimist class.
Turvey is in fine company in the senior fleet, ahead of Justin Lucas; James Dwyer-Matthews; Rian Geraghty-McDonnell, Ireland’s top performer at last week’s Oppy Worlds in Cyprus; and Sam Ledoux, who beat him on count back to win the senior Gold fleet at the IODAI Munster Championships last weekend.
Fellow Howth and NYC youth Wright, meanwhile, sailed a solid event with five bullets at Tralee Bay Sailing Club in Fenit, which saw a tough weekend of shifty conditions.
And in another win for Howth, the Fair Sailing Award went to Johnny Flynn.
2018 IODAI Munster Championships Results
Junior Fleet Gold
- 1st Rocco Wright HYC
- 2nd Jessica Riordan RStGYC
- 3rd Ben O’Shaughnessy RCYC
- 4th Billy Doyle TBSC
- 5th Peter Williams RStGYC
Junior Fleet Girls
- 1st Jessica Riordan RStGYC
- 2nd Alana Twomey RCYC/CHSC
- 3rd Clementine van Steenberge NYC
Junior Fleet Silver
- 1st Sorcha Gannon O’Connor HYC
- 2nd William Walsh TBSC
- 3rd Conall Mac Thrinfhir TBSC
- 4th Harry Moynan RCYC
- 5th Hugo Crawford HYC
Top Local Sailor – Junior Fleet
- Billy Doyle TBSC
Senior Fleet Gold
- 1st Sam Ledoux NYC
- 2nd Luke Turvey HYC
- 3rd James Dwyer Matthews RCYC
- 4th Fiachra McDonnell NYC
- 5th Trevor Bolger RStGYC
Senior Fleet Girls
- 1st Eimer McMorrow-Moriarty TBSC
- 2nd Lauren O’Callaghan NYC
- 3rd Grace Fahy RStGYC/LDYC
Senior Fleet Silver
- 1st Liam Duggan RCYC
- 2nd Fleet Ciara Paul MYC
- 3rd Clodagh Malone NYC
Top Local Sailor – Senior Fleet
- Eimer McMorrow-Moriarty TBSC
Run on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October, the course is touted as the ideal introduction to the essential knowledge required to plan and safely undertake short cruising passages in coastal waters.
The course will include:
- Charts and chart work
- Navigation buoys and lights
- ‘Rules of the Road’
- Passage planning and pilotage
- Modern methods of electronic navigation
Presented by David Jerrard of Sea-Craft, the course runs from 9.30am to 5.30pm each day in HYC. The course fee is €120 which includes the full course pack and documentation.
The course is open to both club members and non-members so feel free to bring along a friend or colleague.
For more details and booking information, contact [email protected] or phone Sea-Craft at 01 286 3362 anytime.
Racing in the KBC Autumn League 2018 begins on Saturday 15 September for the six-week series, which includes a special family day on Saturday 22 September, and a gala dinner and prize-giving on the final night, Saturday 20 October.
#HYC - Ahead of the eagerly awaited Wave Regatta, Howth Yacht Club is getting ready to host the Sportsboat Cup 2018 this coming weekend — but it’s a contingent from Cork who are looking to retain the top prize for the Rebel County.
Defending champion T-Bone, the Durcan/O’Shea boat helmed by All Ireland Helmsman Champion Alex Barry, returns to the European Championship 1720 fleet where they will no doubt face a strong challenge from Antix — which has Fionn Lyden taking the place of Anthony O’Leary as skipper for this event.
Boats from Dun Laoghaire, Cork, Baltimore, Galway and Wales are set to converge on the Howth Peninsula for the 1720 title alongside a mixed fleet of Half and Quarter Tonners, among them Conor Fogerty’s vintage Silver Shamrock. (Download the sailing instructions below.)
As previously reported on Afloat.ie, this year’s Sportsboat Cup also incorporates the inaugural J/80 Irish National Championships, with Pat O’Neill’s Mojo having the jump on a small but experienced fleet with past Olympians, national champions and sailmakers involved.
The event runs back-to-back with Howth Yacht Club’s Wave Regatta on the weekend of 1-3 June, and its hoped many of the Sportsboat Cup competitors from the UK will stay on to race with the Irish fleet.
Andrew Algeo’s Juggernaut leads the J109’s into division one but faces stiff competition under IRC, as reported earlier today on Afloat.ie.