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Roy Dickson 1932-2020

21st February 2020
The late Roy Dickson of Howth at the National YC after winning the 1984 Irish Half Ton Championship The late Roy Dickson of Howth at the National YC after winning the 1984 Irish Half Ton Championship

We regret to announce the death a the age of 87 of Roy Dickson of Howth and Sutton, a former Commodore of both Sutton DC and Kilbarrack SC, and a renowned dinghy racer and offshore sailor who was a pioneer of the International Fireball Class and went on to major offshore success in several boats of the calibre of Imp, Cracklin’ Rosie and Rosie.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends and shipmates at this time. A full appreciation is here.

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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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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