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Howth Yacht Club's Class One Start in the first race of the KBC sponsored Autumn League
Weather conditions for the first race of Howth Yacht Club's KBC Autumn League provided a gentle start for the 600 sailors competing in the eight classes on Saturday afternoon. Light winds and warm temperatures prevailed for much of the day,…
Rocco Wright, 2018’s best junior Optimist sailor, was also first in the junior fleet at the Munsters last weekend
#Optimist - Howth Yacht Club have congratulated youth members Luke Turvey and Rocco Wright for topping the senior and junior tables respectively in the final 2018 rankings in Ireland’s Optimist class. Turvey is in fine company in the senior fleet, ahead…
New Autumn League sponsors (left to right): Joe Peake, Commodore of HYC, Eddie Bourke, Chairman of the Autumn League and David Murphy of KBC
KBC Bank has announced its title sponsorship of Howth Yacht Club’s Autumn League. The Autumn League, which is now in its 39th year, is a large multi-class keelboat regatta and is one of the largest sailing events of its type in…
Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course At Howth Yacht Club
#HowToSail - Next month Howth Yacht Club will host a two-day course on essential navigation and seamanship for cruising in coastal waters. Run on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October, the course is touted as the ideal introduction to the…
Gold galore! New Olympic 49er U23 Gold Medallist Robert Dickson (left) with HYC Commodore Joe McPeake and fellow Medallist Sean Waddillove at Howth Yacht Club’s “Welcome Home” celebration last night.
Howth Yacht Club members have already logged some remarkable successes during the 2018 season, but the Gold Medals won by Robert Dickson (21, HYC) and Sean Waddilove (20, Skerries SC) in the Olympic 49er U23 Worlds last weekend at Marseilles…
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove holding the breeze in southern France last week
#HYC - This evening, Saturday 8 September, Howth Yacht Club will host a special reception for newly crowned 49er U23 World Champions Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove. All members are welcome to join the Prosecco toast for the youth skiff…
The volunteer lifeboat crew of Howth RNLI will be on TV screens Tuesday 4th September
The volunteer lifeboat crew of Howth RNLI will be on TV screens Tuesday 4th September as they feature in episode 4 of Series 3 of the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea, which showcases the lifesaving work of the…
Gold for Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove in Marseille
Dublin Skiff sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove have won the 49er Under–23 Junior World title in Marseille, France. In a final race climax, the Howth and Skerries pairing won the last race from a chasing pack in the 52-boat fleet. The…
2018 Half Ton Classics Cup winners David Cullen and the Checkmate XV team Darragh O'Connor, Nin O'Leary, Jonathan Sargent, Aidan Beggan, Niki Potterton and Franz Rothschild of the Howth Yacht Club
With a convincing win in the final spectacular race run in glorious sunshine and big seas off Nieuwpoort, Checkmate XV (1985 Humphreys) and her crew of owner David Cullen, Darragh O'Connor, Nin O'Leary, Jonathan Sargent, Aidan Beggan, Niki Potterton and…
Howth Yacht Club's Dave Cullen has clinched the overall lead of the Half Ton Classics Cup
Howth Yacht Club's Dave Cullen has clinched the overall lead of the Half Ton Classics Cup 2018 in Nieuwpoort, Belgium going into the final day of the competition. Day four's Long Inshore Race proved to be both an incredibly closely fought…
MGM Boats Supports Howth Yacht Club’s Dinghy Regatta This Sunday
#HYC - Howth Yacht Club’s annual Dinghy Regatta, sponsored by MGM Boats, takes place this Sunday 26 August. Three races will be held back-to-back for Optimists, Lasers, RS Fevas, 420s and IDRA 14s, as well as other classes on PY…
Jonny Swan's Harmony hit the front up the first beat of race four and then hung onto her lead all the way to win by forty-seven seconds on corrected time
Both Howth Yacht Club Half Tonners are in the top five overall of the Half Ton Classics Cup in Belgium after six races sailed. What a difference a day makes! After the grey skies and light winds of the first…
Howth Yacht Club's Checkmate XV, skippered by Dave Cullen, in light airs racing yesterday
Light airs continued to plague the Half Ton Classics Cup 2018 on day two of the regatta where, in spite of the often extremely fickle conditions, Race Officer Paul Charlier and his team did a superb job to achieve races…
Dave Cullen's Checkmate XV (blue hull second from left) from Howth Yacht Club emerges in clear air in the light-wind start of yesterday’s opening race in the Half Ton Classics in Belgium
Dave Cullen's Checkmate XV from Howth Yacht Club lies second after the opening day of the Half Ton Classics Cup in Nieuwpoort, Belgium brought overcast skies, fickle light winds and a big challenge for both the competitors and the Koninklijke…
Celtic Cup Champions –  “Storm”In IRC 1 “Storm” won overall at the Welsh Championships and takes the inaugural Celtic Cup with wins at Pwllheli Wales, the Scottish Series at Tarbert back in May, a second at the Bangor town regatta, and first at Kip Regatta
Howth Yacht Club's J109 Storm skippered by Pat Kelly has won the inaugural Celtic Cup in Wales after her overall win at the Welsh Championships. In a season-long achievement, the Kelly family lifted the inaugural Celtic Cup with wins at…
Howth’s Conor Fogerty & Simon Knowles in Bam!, are offshore beyond Valentia Island. See pre race video interview with Fogerty below.
The anticipated freshening sou’westers have been taking their toll as the Sevenstar fleet race along Ireland’s Atlantic seaboard writes W M Nixon. On-water leader Corum (Nicolas Troussel) – having been hitting speeds of 16 knots once she’d the Blaskets astern…

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