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Hull speed…..the Howth 17 Isobel (Conor & Brian Turvey) digs in and goes for it as she runs hard at Howth on Saturday
With six solid race results already on the leaderboard, the weekend’s seventh and final race of the Beshoff Motors Autumn League at Howth Yacht Club came through as a bonus with an often sunny though brisk and freshening southerly. But…
Reasonable conditions for a while on a volatile afternoon - HYC Vice Commodore Neil Murphy helmed the Puppeteer 22 Yellow Peril to a second after leading for much of the race in the Beshoff Motors Autumn League at Howth
The purple arrows were out in force on Day 3 of the Beshoff Motors Autumn League at Howth, though the heaviest of them passed to the north of the race area. The purple arrows are the ones that indicate squalls,…
Day One of the Puppeteer Nationals provided a last taste of summer with HoneyBadger (Garrett May) leading……
Howth is squaring up to its 40th Autumn League this weekend – sponsored by Beshoff Motors – so recent weeks have seen various classes completing their own programmes, and last weekend’s Puppeteer 22 Championship sponsored by Sutton Cross Pharmacy was…
Mixed action in the weekend's final race of the Howth Yacht Club Beshoff Motors Autumn League, with Kevin Darmody's X Class Viking crossing safely ahead of Stephen O'Flaherty's Spirit 54 Soufriere
When the Autumn League started as a regular part of the programme at Howth Yacht Club thirty-nine years ago after the Marina opened in July 1982 (making for two significant anniversaries coming up next year), it was thought fairly normal…
Doing the business. Trick or Treat (Alan Pearson & Alan Blay) shows the style which had her overnight leader after the first day's racing in the Puppeteer Nationals at Howth
It was considered good going in the brief season of 2020 when Paul and Laura McMahon's 1978-vintage prototype Puppeteer 22 Shiggi Shiggi (sail number #1) emerged fresh but untried from the restoration laboratories and took the national title. But in…
Mixed Howth fleet at the back of the island – classic Lambay Race boat variety on Lambay's north coast, with Stephen Harris's First 40.7 Tiger nearest camera
With official club racing only permissible since last Monday, June 7th, and many fit-out schedules delayed through May's atrocious weather, the realists had been hoping for a turnout of maybe around 40 boats for Howth YC's opening major event of…
Sarah Robertson with her new GN-1B genoa in her garden
A Happy New Year everyone from all of us here in North Sails Ireland! Fingers crossed that the next few months will see a brighter future for us all and our sport that we love. Here at North Sails we…
The Puppeteer Nationals at Howth find that summer has returned of their second day of racing at the weekend. The new champion Shiggy Shiggy (foreground) is the prototype of the class, designed and built by Chris Boyd in 1978, and completely restored during the past two years by Laser and SB20 ace Paul McMahon
Although the Puppeteer 22 first appeared from Chris Boyd of Killyleagh on Strangford Lough in 1978, it was 1983 by the time some keen-to-upsize Squib sailors in Howth saw the potential of this user-friendly little sloop, with her sparse but…
Puppeteer 22 National Champion 2019 Yellow Peril as seen from the season’s most consistent performer, Trick or Treat
One of the most publicity-shy classes in the entire country is also one of the most successful at club level writes W M Nixon. They’re the Puppeteer 22s at Howth. In all, the peninsular port has around 25 of these…
Colin Kavanagh's Blue Velvet leads at the Puppeteer National Championships off Howth
North Sails-powered "Pups" took 1st, 3rd and 4th overall at the Puppeteer 22 Irish Championships held in Howth Yacht Club on July 28/29. Long-time North Sails Ireland clients Colin and Kathy Kavanagh in "Blue Velvet" won the title for their…
Puppeteer keelboats racing for national honours at Howth Yacht Club
The Sutton Cross Pharmacy 2016 Puppeteer National Championships was won by Dave Clarke & Liam Egan and crew on “Harlequin” following two days of intense racing at Howth Yacht Club this weekend. They managed to beat 2014's winning boat -…
Puppeteers race for national honours in Howth next week
The Sutton Cross Pharmacy Puppeteer 22 National Championship 2016 takes place in Howth Yacht Club over the weekend of the 30th. and 31st. July. This class provides very close midweek racing in HYC, with 20 odd boats out on Tuesdays.…
Scorie Walls & Crew Win Puppeteer Nationals Off Howth
#puppeteers – The 2015 Puppeteer National Championships was won by Scorie Walls, Declan Brown and crew on 'Gold Dust' following 2 days of intense racing in Howth this weekend. They managed to stay ahead of last year's winning boat -…
Puppeteers Race for National Title At Howth Yacht Club
#pupeteers – Howth Yacht Club hosts the Puppeteer 22 National Championships this weekend sponsored by Sutton Cross Pharmacy. The first warning signal is at 10:30am both days and there will be three races each day.
Puppeteer National Title Goes to Harlequin of Howth
#puppeteer – Racing was tight, challenging, and even described as 'chaotic' in the weekend's Puppeteer National Championships off Howth, in County Dublin. Race officer Harry Gallagher got the best out of a range of trying conditions, and it was the…
Eclipse Wins Puppeteer Nationals at Howth
#puppeteers – Robin Hegarty sailing Eclipse won the Puppeteer National Championships at Howth Yacht Club yesterday but only by half a point margin with former IDRA 14 champion Terry Harvery second. The Sutton Cross Pharmacy event attracted 17 entries. Full…

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