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Annalise Murphy to Headline Fundraiser for Sailors of the Year Dickson & Waddilove

6th March 2019
Annalise Murphy to Headline Fundraiser for Sailors of the Year Dickson & Waddilove

On Tuesday 19th March Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy will be doing a very special talk about her Olympic success when she headlines a fundraising event for Olympic campaigners and 49er sailing hopefuls Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove.

The fundraiser takes place just ten days before the pair go into action at the Princess Sofia Palma Regatta in Spain from 30th March.

The Northside sailors recently won the Irish ‘Sailors of the Year’ title and are sailing full-time as part of their training and event regime in an effort to secure a qualification place for Tokyo in 2020.

The event will be hosted by the Marine Hotel in Sutton and sees Howth Yacht Club and Sutton Dinghy Club combining to promote the fundraiser for the local sailors.

All are welcome to attend and tickets (€10 for adults, €5 for students) will be available at the door and the event begins at 8 pm.

The 2019/20 racing calendar for the Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove campaign is a packed one: 

Princess Sofia Palma Spain 30th March - 6th April 2019
Sailing World Series Genoa Italy 22nd April - 28th April 2019
Europeans Weymouth UK 13th May - 19th May 2019
Kiel Week Kiel Germany 26th - 30th June 2019
Junior Worlds Risor Norway 4th - 7th July 2019
Sailing World Series Enoshima Japan 25th August-1st September 2019
Worlds Auckland New Zealand 29th November-8th December 2019
Sail Melbourne Melbourne Australia 17th-21st January 2020
Sailing World Series Miami USA 26th January - 2nd February 2020
Oceania Championship Geelong Australia 30th January - 3rd February 2020
Worlds Geelong Australia 9th-15th February 2020
Princess Sofia Palma Spain 28th March-4th April 2020
Sailing World Series Genoa Italy 19th-26th April 2020
Hyeres France 25th April-2nd May 2020
Medemblik Netherlands 26th-30th May 2020
Kiel Week Kiel Germany 22nd-28th June 2020, Kiel
Enoshima Japan Olympic Venue Opens 14th July 2020
Tokyo Olympics Japan 26th July - 6th August 2020
Junior Worlds Lake Como Italy 18th - 24th August 2020 Team

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Howth Yacht Club (HYC) is 125 years old. It operates from its award-winning building overlooking Howth Harbour that houses office, bar, dining, and changing facilities. Apart from the Clubhouse, HYC has a 250-berth marina, two cranes and a boat storage area. In addition. its moorings in the harbour are serviced by launch.

The Club employs up to 31 staff during the summer and is the largest employer in Howth village and has a turnover of €2.2m.

HYC normally provides an annual programme of club racing on a year-round basis as well as hosting a full calendar of International, National and Regional competitive events. It operates a fleet of two large committee boats, 9 RIBs, 5 J80 Sportboats, a J24 and a variety of sailing dinghies that are available for members and training. The Club is also growing its commercial activities afloat using its QUEST sail and power boat training operation while ashore it hosts a wide range of functions each year, including conferences, weddings, parties and the like.

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.

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New applications for membership are always welcome and can be accessed through its official website.

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