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Paul O’Higgins's Rockabill VI is an early entry in the inaugural Wave Regatta
Howth YC
The Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race Winner, a top Dublin Bay J109 as well as a leading overseas entry hve sign up for Howth Yacht Club's June Bank Holiday Wave Regatta.  As entries for the inaugural event continue to build,…
Aoife Hopkins at the announcement of her partnership with Mercedes-Benz, with chief executive Stephen Byrne and commercial vehicles sales manager Fergus Conheady
Tokyo 2020
#Tokyo2020 - Mercedes-Benz has extended its involvement in sailing with its support of Howth Yacht Club’s Aoife Hopkins as she prepares her challenge to qualify for Ireland’s team at the forthcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The arrangement sees Mercedes-Benz…
Role reversal. A year ago, when Olympic Medallist Annalise Murphy became Volvo Sailor of the Year 2016, monthly award winner Conor Fogerty got together with her for a quick snap. Now, she is on the high seas, racing the Hong Kong to New Zealand leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. And Conor Fogerty is now Volvo Sailor of the Year 2017
W M Nixon
As he commented at last night’s annual Volvo Sailing Awards ceremony, our Sailing on Saturday columnist reckons that anyone who thinks they really understand every aspect of the Irish sailing and boating scene obviously isn’t a part of it. It’s…
Howth Yacht Club Commodore Joe McPeake (left) with Derek McCauley of Carroll McCauley Campervans making plans for the accommodation village that will be on site for the duration of the Wave Regatta 2018 over the June Bank-Holiday weekend
Howth YC
With just under four months to go before the inaugural Wave Regatta at Howth Yacht Club, organisers have announced details of the facilities available to visiting sailors and their friends over the June Bank-Holiday weekend. For the most dedicated crews…
So what else would you be doing in France on a winter’s day but launching a boat? The new 12ft cat ready to go after being built by Skol ar Mor
Historic Boats
On America’s East Coast around Cape Cod, there’s plenty of sea. But as the locals say, it tends to be thin – sometimes very thin - in the places where you might want to go sailing writes W M Nixon.…
Luke Turvey (left) in action in Torrevieja last weekend
Optimist
#Optimist - Howth YC/National YC sailor Luke Turvey secured third place in the Under 13s fleet in Spain’s Torrevieja Trophy last weekend (26-28 January). Turvey, who travelled as part of Irish Sailing’s 16-strong Optimist squad, topped the Irish contingent by…
Pata Negra, a Marc Lombard-designed IRC 46. This interesting boat has been chartered by Howth’s Michael Wright for the RORC Caribbean 600 in two weeks’ time
W M Nixon
The annual RORC Caribbean 600 in late February is now a pillar event of the international offshore racing programme, despite the fact that it was only first sailed – and on a rather experimental basis at that – as recently…
Finn Lynch at speed downwind in the Laser Class in Miami
Tokyo 2020
Florida's Biscayne Bay proved a tough but valuable testing ground for both of Ireland's Laser sailors on the road to Tokyo 2020 at the Miami Sailing World Cup this week. Once the breeze was on in day two, the National Yacht…
Laser Radial sailor Aoife Hopkins will be in action in Miami, Florida this week
Tokyo 2020
Two Irish Olympic sailing hopefuls for Tokyo 2020 are among 540 sailors have gathered in Regatta Park, Miami, USA, for the second round of the 2018 World Cup Series, running from 21-28 January 2018. Howth Yacht Club's Aoife Hopkins and…
Action from yesterday’s Laser Frostbites races off Howth
Laser
#HYC - Conditions for Howth Yacht Club's  Laser Frostbites yesterday (Sunday 14 January) contrasted those of the opening weekend — with the sun shining and a southerly breeze rising from 12 to 19 knots over the course of the day’s…
Howth Yacht Club's Cillian Dickson (left) accepts his prize as leading youth boat at the SB20 Worlds in Hobart
SB20
Today the fleet at the SB20 World Championship got the hop on the kids of Ireland by going back to school a day early writes Irish crewman Ted Laverty in Hobart. Trickier than a game of poker at a wizard’s…
180 degree wind shifts are quite common in Hobart
SB20
After a blustery pre-world SB20 championships, in which one of three Irish boats made the top ten, Dublin Bay crew man Ted Laverty previews tomorrow's first race of the World Championships in Hobart.  “The visitors I’ve spoken to have been a…
The fleet’s in port, and then some. Howth Fishery Harbour on New Year’s Eve was like a regatta gathering
Howth YC
Howth has long been a popular gathering port for the fishing fleet from near and far as they berth their craft securely for the Christmas-New Year break, as it has all facilities ashore, and full protection in the fish dock…
ISORA racers, including the INSS sailing school entry J109 Jedi (centre), at the start of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, part of last year's ISORA calendar
ISORA
2017 was the best season for Irish Sea offshore racing (ISORA) in many years with 68 boats taking part in the 15-race series writes ISORA Chairman Peter Ryan. In 2016, 54 boats took part. To put these numbers in context, in…
The Flying Fifeens are invited to Howth Yacht Club next May for 'Ireland's Premier Sportsboat Regatta'
Howth YC
15 boats are expected to enter the inaugural J80 National Championships when it features as part of the line-up of Howth Yacht Club's Sportsboat Cup next May. The event will run over three days at the end of May, Friday the…
Gerry and Barbara Sargent aboard Aldebaran during the evaluation test when it was agreed that this was the boat which Pat and Olivia Murphy should buy for their proposed global circumnavigation
Howth YC

Barbara Sargent 1945-2017

12th December 2017
The death of Barbara Sargent of Howth after a short illness has taken from among us a much-loved and vivacious personality, whose warm family life was a heartening example of how the sea and sailing can be comfortably intertwined with…

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