Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

Howth Yacht Club’s Sheridan Takes UK Masters RS Aero Title

29th May 2024
Howth's Daragh Sheridan on a fast downwind at the UK Masters RS Aero at Felpham Sailing Club with Noel Butler (4539) of the National Yacht Club in pursuit
Howth's Daragh Sheridan on a fast downwind at the UK Masters RS Aero at Felpham Sailing Club with Noel Butler (4539) of the National Yacht Club in pursuit

Howth Yacht Club’s Daragh Sheridan won the UK RS Aero 6 Masters Nationals event at a blustery Felpham Sailing Club on the South coast of England last weekend. Sheridan and Noel Butler of the National Yacht Club travelled to the event to compete against sailors from across the UK.

Felpham Sailing Club hosted forty-three Aero 6 and twenty Aero 9 rigs. Both Irish boats finished in the top ten overall with Sheridan in 7th and Butler in 9th. The event was won by Noah Rees, and the runner-up was Jack Miller, who have been welcome visitors to Irish events in the past.

After a gentle start on Friday with light breezes, the wind kicked in for the next two days to over twenty knots, with some gusts into the high twenties. This provided for exhilarating sailing and epic surfing conditions for the downwind legs. 

One aspect of the event that was not for the faint-hearted was coming ashore on a beach with a strong onshore breeze and large breakers. The Felpham volunteers got everybody back ashore safely after having to close the beach for a period of time following racing on Saturday.

As Afloat previously reported, the Aeros return to Howth Yacht Club for their Irish Nationals in a little over two weeks on the 15th & 16th of June 2024, with coach Thomas Chaix providing a training session on Friday afternoon before the event.

A week later Irish sailors will then travel to Carnac in France for the Europeans and then make a return to the South coast of England and Hayling Island for their World Championships at the end of August.

Race Results

You may need to scroll vertically and horizontally within the box to view the full results

Published in RS Aero, Howth YC Team

About The Author Team

Email The Author is Ireland's dedicated marine journalism team.

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

We've got a favour to ask

More people are reading than ever thanks to the power of the internet but we're in stormy seas because advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news sites, we haven't put up a paywall because we want to keep our marine journalism open. is Ireland's only full-time marine journalism team and it takes time, money and hard work to produce our content.

So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

If everyone chipped in, we can enhance our coverage and our future would be more secure. You can help us through a small donation. Thank you.

Direct Donation to Afloat button

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
isora sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton
watson sidebutton

Featured Blogs

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

Please show your support for Afloat by donating