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Howth Yacht Club's Autumn League Invites Visiting Boats For September Start

23rd August 2016
Silver sailor – Annalise Murphy launches Howth Yacht Club's long running Autumn league in partnership with MSL Park Motors Mercedes-Benz. The first race is on September 10th Silver sailor – Annalise Murphy launches Howth Yacht Club's long running Autumn league in partnership with MSL Park Motors Mercedes-Benz. The first race is on September 10th

Howth Yacht Club's Autumn league will run for six Saturdays and commences September 10th (with a break for one week on Oct 1st), this will be the 37th year of Howth's end-of-season premier keelboat racing event. The racing is expected to cater for ten classes of yachts, varying in size from the 6-metre 'Squibs' to 'Class 1' cruiser-racing yachts may of which are more than 12 metres in length.

In advance of taking entries, event chairman Feargal Kinsella explained: 'It is expected that this year's event will attract more than 100 keelboats, the majority from North Dublin clubs and marinas and some welcome additional entries from south of the Liffey'.

MSL Park Motors Mercedes-Benz are once again to be event partners and principal sponsors of this year's Autumn League, the same sponsor as Olympic silver medal winner Annalise Murphy. 

Commenting on the event partnership Dean Fullston, Brand Manager at MSL Park Motors said that he and his team were 'looking forward to the event immensely and that as part of our multi-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 event facilities.'

Anticipating another successful Autumn League, Commodore Berchmans Gannon said 'we hope that this event will be the culmination of another 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 excel at the highest level and to provide the very best facilities, service and opportunities for our members and visitors.'

This year's format provides for the inclusion of a 'Taste of Racing' class, designed to help develop Howth Yacht Club's adult sail training programme and utilising the ISA Sailfleet J80s.

Visiting boats taking part in the event will also qualify for a special 'winter berthing' deal in Howth Yacht Club's marina. See here for race documents and online entry. 

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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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