#hyc – Howth Yacht Club has announced MSL Park Motors Mercedes-Benz are once again to be event partners and principal sponsors of this year's Autumn League.
Running for six consecutive Saturdays and commencing September 12th, this will be the 36th year of Howth's end-of-season premier keelboat racing event. The racing is expected to cater for nine classes of yachts, varying in size from the 6-metre long and two-person crewed 'Squib' to the much larger 15-metre cruiser-racing yachts, each crewed by more than a dozen sailors. Over 120 yachts are expected to take part in the event.
Commenting on the partnership Dean Fullston, Branch Manager at MSL Park Motors said that he and his team were 'looking forward to the event immensely and that as part of our three-year sponsorship arrangement with Howth Yacht Club, this was a great opportunity for our Navan Road dealership to showcase the progressive Mercedes- Benz brand and link in with the club's recent successes and world class sailing events facilities.'
Anticipating another successful Autumn League, Commodore Brian Turvey said 'We hope that this event will be the culmination of a record-breaking year in terms of the success of Howth sailors on the national and international circuit. Our partnership with MSL Park Motors and their Mercedes Benz brand reflects our ambition to provide the very best facilities, service and opportunities for our members and visitors.'
Following its cancellation due to the weather conditions back in June and in a change to the usual format, this year's racing schedule will include the 'Lambay Race' for five of the cruiser-racer classes on the third Saturday of the series.
Visiting boats taking part in the event will also qualify for a special 'winter berthing' deal in Howth Yacht Club's marina.