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At Last! June 6th – A Clear Day For Howth's Lambay Yacht Race

28th April 2015
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At Last! June 6th – A Clear Day For Howth's Lambay Yacht Race

#hyc – The 2015 sailing of Howth Yacht Club's one-hundred-and-eleven-year-old annual Lambay Race will see a new major sponsor in the form of Davy Stockbrokers. And for the first time in many years, its date of Saturday 6th June has no fixtures clash with any other major event on the East Coast of Ireland, in the Irish Sea, or with the biennial Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, which doesn't start until Friday June 12th.

It is expected that last year's good turnout will be comfortably exceeded, and boat numbers will be further increased by the inclusion of enhanced classes for Old Gaffers and Classics. Like the famous jackyard-topsail-rigged 117-year-old Howth Seventeen Foot One Design Class, the Old Gaffers and the Classics will sail the traditional direct course with a pier start and leaving Lambay to port. But the racing classes will have committee boat starts and take in additional marks while still going round the lovely island which continues to have one of the most unspoilt coastlines in all Ireland.

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