Howth Yacht Club in County Dublin has postponed it Club's Summer racing season, which was due to start on Tuesday, April 28th as a result of the Covid-19 emergency. The clubhouse, boat deck and marina are already closed until April 19 under Government restrictions and the club has already postponed its major summer WAVE Regatta in late May until September.
Howth plans to start its summer racing under in time for its second series. This would see the first club races held on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd June.
Secretary Caroline Gore-Grimes told members 'If it is possible to start earlier and run a shortened Series 1, at least two weeks notice will be provided to all Classes in advance of their first race'.
All Open Events scheduled for Howth YC during the period up to April 19th have already been cancelled or postponed. This includes the WAVE Regatta, incorporating the Lambay Races, which is now rescheduled for Sept 11 - 13th. The 125th Anniversary Cruise in Company to Scotland, scheduled for June, has unfortunately been cancelled.
In the light of the ongoing restrictions, the situation regarding Open Events scheduled for the period up to June 2nd is now as follows:
- Spring Warmers: April 25th / 26th - cancelled.
- Fingal Series Coastal Race: May 9th - postponed to a date that will be advised
- Laser Leinsters – May 9th/10th - postponed to a date to be agreed with Irish Laser Class Association, possibly in Autumn 2020.
- HYC Family Fun Day - June 1st – Postponed to later in 2020.