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Howth Yacht Club Sailing School Launches ‘Quest’ For New Blood

23rd March 2018
Howth Yacht Club Sailing School Launches ‘Quest’ For New Blood

#HYC - Howth Yacht Club is preparing to roll out its new sailing school initiative in the coming weeks as the spring season catches the breeze.

Quest Sailing has been devised with the intention of bringing “new blood into the club”, according to Commodore Joe McPeake, who notes that the scheme will already involve participation at the corporate level as well as a number of language schools.

“This will create a much greater activity in the water, and hopefully will bring in new members and reinvigorate the sailing platform,” he says.

Volunteers are also wanted to help the club in various ways, with an evening scheduled for next Thursday 29 March to connect with members who wish to contribute beyond the usual activities afloat.

Elsewhere in his message for Spring 2018, McPeake hails the season-opening Icebreaker open dinghy event, which runs for five weeks from Sunday 15 April and promises fun on the water for Optimists, Lasers, Fevas, 420s and Toppers alike ahead of the junior racing season proper. The programme launch takes place at the clubhouse tomorrow Saturday 24 March at 4pm.

The beginning of summer will see another open event in the Wave Regatta over the June Bank Holiday, which will showcase facilities currently being spruced up after escaping the ravages of Storm Emma relatively unscathed.

Howth Yacht Club has much more from the commodore’s spring statement HERE.

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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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