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27th Howth Yacht Club Laser Frostbites

12th October 2009
27th Howth Yacht Club Laser Frostbites
Dust off that Laser parked in the corner of your front garden and get down to Howth Yacht Club for November 1st! Howth has the biggest and longest running Laser Winter sailing series in the country. Racing starts at 11am each Sunday and carries through from November 1st all the way to the famous Round the Island Race on 15th March, writes Dave Quinn.

Dinghy Supplies Sutton are generous sponsors again this year and if the amazing prizes from last year are anything to go by, competition for the top spots will be higher than ever. The series caters for all levels and all abilities. For the serious sailor, the No 1 and No 4 ranked Full Rig Laser sailors in the country will be there, making it very competitive at the front of the fleet and an ideal opportunity for regional event campaigners to stay sharp over the winter. However, the main attraction for most sailors is the camaraderie and fun of Winter Laser sailing with all ages from 15 to 65 racing every Sunday.

Dedictated committee boat starts used exclusively for the Laser class and proper championship courses outside the harbour make for fair and challenging racing, but with race lengths from 45–55 mins typically, it never gets too cold! Most entrants adjourn to the cosy environs of the HYC bar afterwards for a tipple to warm up anyway, which is a nice incentive to get out racing.

The entry fee covers racing and parking in Howth for the whole winter. For further information on the event contact Dave Quinn 086 283 5671, or the HYC office.

See you on the race course!

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Howth Yacht Club is the largest members sailing club in Ireland, with over 1,700 members. The club welcomes inquiries about membership - see top of this page for contact details.

Howth Yacht Club (HYC) is 125 years old. It operates from its award-winning building overlooking Howth Harbour that houses office, bar, dining, and changing facilities. Apart from the Clubhouse, HYC has a 250-berth marina, two cranes and a boat storage area. In addition. its moorings in the harbour are serviced by launch.

The Club employs up to 31 staff during the summer and is the largest employer in Howth village and has a turnover of €2.2m.

HYC normally provides an annual programme of club racing on a year-round basis as well as hosting a full calendar of International, National and Regional competitive events. It operates a fleet of two large committee boats, 9 RIBs, 5 J80 Sportboats, a J24 and a variety of sailing dinghies that are available for members and training. The Club is also growing its commercial activities afloat using its QUEST sail and power boat training operation while ashore it hosts a wide range of functions each year, including conferences, weddings, parties and the like.

Howth Yacht Club originated as Howth Sailing Club in 1895. In 1968 Howth Sailing Club combined with Howth Motor Yacht Club, which had operated from the West Pier since 1935, to form Howth Yacht Club. The new clubhouse was opened in 1987 with further extensions carried out and more planned for the future including dredging and expanded marina facilities.

HYC caters for sailors of all ages and run sailing courses throughout the year as part of being an Irish Sailing accredited training facility with its own sailing school.

The club has a fully serviced marina with berthing for 250 yachts and HYC is delighted to be able to welcome visitors to this famous and scenic area of Dublin.

New applications for membership are always welcome and can be accessed through its official website.

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