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#TALL SHIPS - Howth Yacht Club has announced that its vessels and race management teams have been asked to provide the official send-off for the Tall Ships Races fleet, which will take place in the centre of Dublin Bay at 6pm this Sunday.

HYC's members will be making a beeline for the bay after the completion of this weekend's Puppeteer National Championships in Howth - not to mention the spectcle of the Parade of Sail which kicks off at 1pm. HYC suggests the Howth Head cliff path between the summit and Redrock as a prime spot to watch the tall ships depart.

The club also urges members who wish to sail to the Liffey to see the Tall Ships Races fleet tomorrow to observe Dublin Port's notice to mariners for the festival.

Sightseeing craft will only be allowed past the Eastlink bridge for no more than 30 minutes at 10am, 12pm, 3pm and 7pm and may only navigate the Liffey as far as the Samuel Beckett Bridge. Extra toll bridge opening times may be added as demand dictates.

Dedicated escorting craft will be on hand to ensure a smooth procession. Sightseeing craft will not be allowed to go alongside the berths or vessels in the Tall Ships fleet, and no personal water craft such as Jet Skis or kayaks will be permitted.

Full details are included in the Dublin Port Company Notice to Mariners No 16 of 2012.

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#RS SAILING - Howth Yacht Club hosted 54 boats in three classes for the RS400, RS200 and RS Feva National Championships over the weekend (click HERE for photos).

The Irish version of the 'RS Games' proved a big hit with all competitors. The race management team, headed by PRO David Lovegrove, did a fantastic job to get 10 races in for all three classes in spite of some shifty conditions.

This was all the more impressive as each course change required the moving of up to 10 marks. No mean feat, but the Howth Yacht Club team took it in their stride.

In the RS400 class, bothers Emmet and James Ryan from the Royal St George Yacht Club took the top spot. They didn’t make things easy by using up a discard on the first race of the event and only snatched the win on the last run of the last race having rounded the final weather mark in fourth place.

Greystones class stalwarts Simon Herriott and Tom Moran took second place, while in third place, and the top youth RS400 team, was a very impressive display by Andy Verso and Oisin Baugh, also from Greystones.

In the RS200 class it was another family affair and another Royal St George win with father-and-son pair Sean and Stephen Craig taking first place. It was extremely tight at the top of the 200 fleet with only three points separating the top four boats in the end.

Teams from Greystones filled the next two podium places with Frank and Kevin O’Rourke taking second and last year’s champions Roy Van Maanen and Glen Reid taking third place.

In the Feva class, GB sailors filled the top three slots with Elliott Wells and Jake Todd taking the title on count back from fellow Hayling Island sailors Tom Darling and Will Dolin. Chay and Stirling Taylor took third place.

In the battle for local/Irish bragging rights, Eoin Lyden and Brian Stokes from Cork got one over the Dublin rivals to claim top Irish Feva spot.

Full results can be found at the Howth Yacht Club website at www.hyc.ie, while photos of the event are available HERE.

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#rs – Greytones sailors occupy the top three places of the RS200 national championships fleet after three races sailed in Howth today. Roy Van Maanen and Glen Reid lead from clubmates Graeme Noonan and Brian McCarthy. Full results here. In the 24 boat Feva class UK travellers Elliot Wells and Jake Tood from Haylng Island SC are the leaders after three races.  There are no results currently posted in the RS400 class also competing in Howth.  Scroll down for photos by Gareth Craig.

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#halftonner – Howth half tonner King One finished Ramsgate Week on the East Coast of England  last Saturday with five firsts and discarded a second to be top scoring boat of the regatta. The Royal Temple Yacht Club in Ramsgate provided a huge welcome for their first ever Irish entrant which proved hugely popular with competitors and organisers alike.

Skipper Dave Cullen with his crew of Aidan Beggan (main), Andy George (Trim), Grainne Beggan (Pit), Rob Kerley (Bow) and James Hynes (Trim/Tactics) enjoyed a tiring week that had this sociable crew in bed by 11:00pm on some evenings!

The regatta which was sailed in 20-25 knots was split into two, the first being the three day Ramsgate Coastal Series where one long race was sailed each day. In a varied class, King One won two races with one day lost to lack of wind.

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 Irish visitors – (L-R) Andy George, Rob Kerley, David Cullen, Deirdre Cullen, Grainne Beggan, Aidan Beggan

The second series was the Ramsgate Week Regatta Series and the fleet was enlarged to include the heavy artillery of the Belgian half ton fleet joining in. The series kicked off with the famous Round the Goodwins

offshore race. Sailed in 20-32 knots of breeze, King One won this race with a corrected margin of over half an hour ad enjoyed a fantastic sleigh ride with speeds hitting 15 knots at times. There followed a day with two shorter races and again King One excelled to win both with ease. With the regatta won with a day to spare, the final day became a fantastic match race with hot shot half tonner, General Tapioca from Belgium and the lead changing six times, again with King One taking victory. Whilst this match race was on, Belgian Half Tonner A+ caught up to take first on corrected leaving King One second.

King One was rewarded with a huge haul of trophies, cups and prizes and skipper David Cullen made the competitors' thank you speech at the prize giving presenting Commodore Mike Brand with a HYC burgee to add to their collection.

Next year it is Boulogne for King One for the Half Ton Cup!

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#420dinghy – Ireland's ISAF Youth Worlds competitors from July Patrick Crosbie and Grattan Roberts are the top of the 420 National championships fleet as the regatta enters the final stages off Howth today. The Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) pairing are five points clear from Royal St. George pair Adam Hyland and Bill Staunton. Third is Galway Bay Sailing Club's Cian Walsh and Fiachra McHugh are next on neet points but some 12 points adrift.

Racing continues at Howth Yacht Club this afternoon in the 16-boat fleet.

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#HOWTH YACHT CLUB - Children's charity Variety Ireland celebrated the return of its 'Boat for Hope' event at Howth Yacht Club at the weekend.

Almost 60 vessels of all shapes and sizes were used to bring special needs children and their families and carers from HYC out to Balscadden Bay for a pirate adventure on the high seas.

Dressed as pirates, the youngsters teamed up with Captain Rocket and his buccaneer crew aboard Mick Hunt's 'Pirate Ship', helping to offload his treasure - with a little help from the Howth Yacht Club RIB team - while coastguard and lifeboat vessels attacked with water cannon fire!

After all that excitement, the kids were treated to a tour of the fishing harbour where the resident seals demonstrated their swimming skills, followed by some proper clowning around and a BBQ lunch in the marquee on the green.

Organisers described it as a "very special day for the children and their families" and thanked the hundreds of supporters and volunteers who made it all happen.

Howth Yacht Club also thanked the sponsors and services that provided support, including the Dublin Fire Brigade, the Red Cross Ambulance Service, Howth Coastguard and Howth RNLI, as well as guests such as Fingal Mayor Cian O'Callaghan, Harbourmaster Capt Raja Maitra, Terrance Flanagan TD and co-ordinators from the Variety Club of Ireland.

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#hyc – HOWTH YACHT CLUB. WEDNESDAY SERIES 2 (RACE) 13/06/2012 Class 1 IRC: 1, Storm P Kelly; 2, Crazy Horse Chambers/Reilly; 3, Trinculo M Fleming; Class 1 HPH: 1, Crazy Horse Chambers/Reilly; 2, Storm P Kelly; 3, Trinculo M Fleming; Class 2 IRC: 1, MiniMumm Cobbe/McDonald; 2, Sunburn I Byrne; 3, Toughnut D Skehan; Class 2 HPH: 1, MiniMumm Cobbe/McDonald; 2, Maximus P Kyne; 3, Toughnut D Skehan; Class 3 IRC: 1, Jibberish Wormald/Others; 2, Kilcullen Euro Car Parks HYC K25 Team; 3, Alliance 11 V Gaffney; Class 3 HPH: 1, Midnight Sun Bolger/Howard; 2, Alliance 11 V Gaffney; 3, Toy Yot Mullaney/Pitcher; White Sails HPH: 1, Force Five R & J McAllister; 2, Tantrum 3 Klimche/O'Leary; 3, On the Rox C & J Boyle; White Sails IRC: 1, On the Rox C & J Boyle; 2, Bite the Bullet C Bermingham; 3, Force Five R & J McAllister

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#hyc – Howth Yacht Club will be hosting the Laser Leinster Championships this weekend (16th-17th June), with Principal Race Officer David Lovegrove planning on three races a day.

Registration will be open from 0900hrs on Saturday morning and late entries will be accepted then. Competitors' briefing will be at 1030hrs.

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HOWTH YACHT CLUB. TUE + SAT SERIES 2 (RACE) 12/06/2012 17 Footer SCRATCH: 1, Oona P Courtney; 2, Rita Curley/Lynch; 3, Deilginis Deilginis Group; 17 Footer HCAP: 1, Rosemary Curley/Jones; 2, Oona P Courtney; 3, Rita Curley/Lynch TUESDAY SERIES 2 (RACE) 12/06/2012 Puppeteer SCRATCH: 1, Harlequin Clarke/Egan; 2, Ghosty Ned D Harkin; 3, Nefertari Morgan/Murray; Squib SCRATCH: 1, Kerfuffle Craig/Ruane; 2, Chatterbox J Kay; 3, Fantome R McDonell; Etchells SCRATCH: 1, Northside Dragon J Bourke; 2, Kootamundra D O'Grady; 3, Jabberwocky S Knowles; Puppeteer HPH: 1, Ghosty Ned D Harkin; 2, Harlequin Clarke/Egan; 3, Nefertari Morgan/Murray; Squib HPH: 1, Kerfuffle Craig/Ruane; 2, Chatterbox J Kay; 3, Fantome R McDonell

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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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