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Howth Yacht Club Launches 2015 Autumn League

27th August 2015
MSL Park Motors Mercedes Benz Brand Manager Dean Fullston with some of this year’s HYC trophy winners and MSL Park Motors Managing Director Brendan Grace
Howth Yacht Club Launches 2015 Autumn League

#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.

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Howth Yacht Club is the largest members sailing club in Ireland, with almost 2,000 members. The club welcomes inquiries about membership - see top of this page for contact details.

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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