Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

'Storm' Seek J109 Championship Hat Trick at Howth Yacht Club

2nd October 2018
1738 Views
11 J109s are entered for Howth Yacht Club's hosted national championships 11 J109s are entered for Howth Yacht Club's hosted national championships Photo: Afloat.ie

The Kelly family's 'Storm' has won the J109 one design Irish Nationals for the last two years and this weekend the north Dublin crew hope to retain overall honours on home waters as Howth Yacht Club hosts the 2018 championships off Lambay Island.

"We are obviously going for three in a row but we are expecting the competition to try and upset us on our home patch", Ronan Kelly told Afloat.ie

There is a current entry of 11 J109s (two from Howth and nine travelling from Dun Laoghaire). Entries so far for the six-race event are here.

The class has secured great support from sponsors: Capitalflow, North Sails Ireland, Bushmills, Porterhouse Brewing Company and UK Sailmakers Ireland; to have a daily prize giving and race winners, in addition to the overall prizes on Sunday.

On Saturday evening after racing, HYC has organised a free BBQ for all competitors (compliments to Capitalflow sponsor) and a short de-brief on the racing from North Sails.

Published in J109
Afloat.ie Team

About The Author

Afloat.ie Team

Email The Author

Afloat.ie is Ireland's only full-time marine journalism team.

Have you got a story for our reporters? Email us here.

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

DBSC
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club

Featured Brokers

mgm sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

corkweek sidebutton
tokyo sidebutton
roundireland sidebutton
wave regatta
sovscup sidebutton
vdlr sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating