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Ross Nolan (left) and Gordon Patterson (right) receive their Championship prize from Howth Yacht Club Commodore Ian Byrne
Howth Yacht Club hosted nineteen boats for the Squib Eastern Championships sponsored by Provident CRM last weekend writes Ronan MacDonell, HYC Squib Class Captain. The event was run alongside the J24 Easterns which made for a busy clubhouse. While the weather…
Vincent Delany (left) with HYC Commodore Ian Byrne (centre) and Noel Colclough finished third overall
This ever-popular Squib Championship hosted by Howth Yacht Club was supported by a somewhat unusual list of competitors, firstly Peter Wallace, current Irish Squib Champion’s Toy for the Boys broke free from it’s moorings and went up on the rocks at Belfast…
The popular Squib Class revelling in crisp sailing conditions on what is undoubtedly Lough Derg
The 19ft–Squib keelboat is quite often raced with ferocious competitiveness which is almost frightening for those of us who bought them many years ago as handy little boats which worked as an ideal family day-sailer while providing some club One-Design racing…
A Class One start at the 2017 Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay
With three months to go to the first gun off Dun Laoghaire’s famous harbour, 410 boats are already entered — and more than half the entries are visiting craft to Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2019. It is an early-season marine…
Headsail trim on the Nixon Squib in the good old days of forty years ago, with taut forestays and wide slots…
A long time ago when I brought the first very second-hand Squib to Howth Yacht Club in 1979, things were different writes WM Nixon. After all, it was forty years ago (there’s another local class anniversary for you), and I’d spent…
A Squib start on Lough Derg
At the recent Dublin Bay Squib fleet AGM which was well attended by active members, the following decisions were taken: Members of the Squib fleet will ensure that the turn out of Squibs at Dublin Bay Sailing Club Thursday and…
A Squib race start on Lough Derg at the Freshwater Regatta
Lough Derg Yacht Club's Freshwater Championships in Dromineer last weekend was all about the weather! On Thursday and Friday when the teams were arriving from every part of Ireland, they were told to expect 100km/hr winds. Fortunately, these winds did not…
Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Dave Sullivan (left), Regatta Director Ruth Ennis and Vice-Ccommodore Michael Walsh at the launch of #Squib2020Kinsale
The Squib fleet in Kinsale Yacht Club has announced that KYC has been chosen as the venue for the 2020 British National Squib Championship. It will take place from 21st to 26th June 2020. This event comes to Ireland every five…
The HYC Taste of Racing programme will also be activated to compete in the Squib Class for the Autumn League
With eight Squibs already entered for the Howth Yacht Club’s KBC Bank sponsored Autumn League that starts this weekend, the potential for additional visitors from Dun Laoghaire will be attractive and will make for great racing for the six-week-long keelboat…
Squib winners – 'Toy for the Boys' skippered by Peter Wallace and crewed by Martin Weatherstone of Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
The Squib Championships hosted this year by the Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire was won by Northern Ireland entry 'Toy for the Boys' skippered by Peter Wallace and crewed by Martin Weatherstone of Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club.…
The Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is hosting the Squib Championships
Toy for the Boys on five points leads the National Squib Irish Championship at the Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire after 4 races.  Winds on Saturday were shifting through 20 degrees in light winds sailed in Seapoint Bay.  There…
Eighteen entries have been received from far and wide for the RIYC event, including one from the UK
The Squib class Irish Championships takes place in the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay this weekend. Eighteen entries have been received from far and wide, including one from the UK. Based on the regional championship events…
Squib Easterns Champions Colm Dunne and Fiona Ward with Gary Cullen of Provident CRM and HYC Rear Commodore Paddy Judge
#Squib - Every kind of weather was experienced by the National Squib fleet in Howth at the 50th anniversary of the East Coast of Ireland Championships sponsored by Provident CRM. In Race One on Saturday 28 July, in a shifting…
Squib winners Colm Dunne (left) & Fiona Ward (far right) winners of the Squib Southern championships
Kinsale Yacht Club hosted the Squib Southern Championships this weekend. Six races were sailed over the two days with different wind and sea conditions each day. Saturday had a 12 – 15-knot breeze coming from due east so there was…
Squib keelboats
Many events have been organised this season to celebrate the 50th birthday of Oliver Lee’s National Squib two-man keelboat. One of those events was the open Welsh Championship raced at South Caernarfonshire Yacht Club, over the weekend of 15th to…
The Squib fleet racing at Lough Derg
The annual pilgrimage of the Squib Class to the Whiskey Still Pub Lough Derg Yacht Club in the picturesque village of Dromineer on Lough Derg was somewhat interrupted/disrupted this year by the passage of Storm Brian during the weekend of…

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