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Howth Yacht Club (HYC) Sailing News and Results
Paddy Gregory’s “Flashback” took first overall in the race to Greystones
ISORA
The ISORA / RAYC Irish Hospital Supplies Day race was the concluding race in the Viking Marine / RAYC Coastal Series and was also the feeder race to the Greystones Regatta writes Peter Ryan. It took place on Saturday 27th…
Silver sailor – Annalise Murphy launches Howth Yacht Club's long running Autumn league in partnership with MSL Park Motors Mercedes-Benz. The first race is on September 10th
Howth YC
Howth Yacht Club's Autumn league will run for six Saturdays and commences September 10th (with a break for one week on Oct 1st), this will be the 37th year of Howth's end-of-season premier keelboat racing event. The racing is expected…
Harmony is lying third in Falmouth
Racing
Swuzzlebubble consolidated her lead on the penultimate day of the Henri Lloyd Half Ton Classics Cup 2016 but Howth Yacht Club entry Harmony lies third, one of three Irish Half Tonners in the top six overall. The Jonny Swan skippered…
Irish Fireball National Champions Noel Butler and Stephen Oram lift the trophy at Howth Yacht Club
Fireball
Sunday’s forecast for the Irish Fireball Nationals was always less than encouraging and so it proved when the complete absence of wind brought the curtain down on the 2016 edition of the regatta writes Cormac Bradley. Race Officer Richard Kissane…
420 National Champions Douglas Elmes and Colin O'Sullivan (centre)
420
There was plenty of wind over the past three days as the 2016 420 Nationals took place at Howth Yacht Club. Steady wind on the first two days ensured that Race Officer Derek Bothwell was able to keep on schedule…
Dun Laoghaire Fireballers Frank Miller and Grattan Donnelly are third overall at the Fireball Nationals in Howth
Fireball
At 15:46 a well–worked Irish Fireball fleet is ashore at Howth Yacht Club after three very hard races where the Race Officer advised that the wind was consistently "on average" 20 knots writes Cormac Bradley. Three Olympic courses were sailed…
The three K25 teams representing Howth Yacht Club in the 2016 J/24 Western Championships
J24
#J24 - Team Ireland's Eye Kilcullen brought the J/24 Westerns title to Howth Yacht Club this weekend in the event's first running since 2014. Three Howth K25 teams took to the waters at Lough Ree on Saturday (6 August), where…
The Mermaid championship concluded in a blow in Howth Yacht Club at the weekend
Howth YC
The Howth Yacht Club hosted the Classic One-Design Regatta - incorporating the National Championships of the Dublin Bay Mermaid and Howth 17 Footer classes. Download Mermaid results below. Even before you could see them, the vapour of varnish bumbled over…
Blast from the past. It’s August 1980, and the magic Half Tonner Swuzzlebubble (Bruce Lyster, RStGYC) is trickling towards the finish of the ISORA Pwllheli-Howth race which she won overall to confirm her as ISORA Champion 1980. She also won ISORA Week 1980, and her class in Cowes Week 1980. Crew on board are (left to right) Bruce Lyster, Robert Dix on helm, Michael Rowan, Drewry Pearson (white hat), and Des Cummins
W M Nixon
With the confirmation that Kinsale Yacht Club will be hosting the Half Ton Classic Worlds from August 14th to 18th 2017, Irish interest will intensify further in a class which already attracts much favourable attention. W M Nixon tells us…
Puppeteer keelboats racing for national honours at Howth Yacht Club
Puppeteers
The Sutton Cross Pharmacy 2016 Puppeteer National Championships was won by Dave Clarke & Liam Egan and crew on “Harlequin” following two days of intense racing at Howth Yacht Club this weekend. They managed to beat 2014's winning boat -…
Silver medal winner Howth Yacht Club's Ewan McMahon is carried ashore at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire
Laser
In a dramatic conclusion to this week's three world–title Laser Radial dinghy event, Ireland's Ewan MacMahon took the boys silver medal challenging American Henry Marshall for gold in a cliffhanger final 11th race off Dun Laoghaire this afternoon. The decision…
Darragh O'Sullivan (IRL 200745) rounding the gybe mark of the seventh race in the Laser Radial Mens World Championships on Dublin Bay which is being jointly hosted by the Royal St George YC and Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company and runs until Saturday 30th July.
Laser
350 Laser Radial sailors from 48 nations got wind in their sails at the KBC World Championships off Dun Laoghaire yesterday as the massive regatta passed its half way stage. After three days of light winds at the Royal St.…
Jonathan O’Rourke’s top Mermaid class Tiller Girl from the National YC will be racing the Mermaid Nationals 2016 as part of the Howth Classic One Design Regatta from August 4th to 7th.
Historic Boats
For many years now the 1898-founded Howth 17s have spun quite an event out of their annual “National Championship” writes W M Nixon. It may only be a weekend series for a vintage one-design class at its home port, but…
Howth's Ewan McMahon won a qualifying race in the blue fleet at the KBC Laser Radial World Championships in Dun Laoghaire today
Laser
Shifting winds, general recalls, black flag penalties and one abandoned race led to a drama–filled opening day at the 48–nation KBC Laser Radial Youth and Men’s World Championship on Dublin Bay, this afternoon. Ireland, Croatia, USA and the Cayman Islands…
Paddy Gregory and Don Breen's First 34.7 'Flashback' took the IRC White Sail prize
Howth YC
Strong winds only added to the enjoymen in this year's Howth Yacht Club Gibney Classic on Saturday writes Brian Turvey. One of the largest cruiser–racer fleets in many years contested this always anticipated annual event, where the race itself is…
Light winds prevailed at Howth Yacht Club's ICRA National Championships in June
ICRA
Following its national championships at Howth Yacht Club in June, the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) is seeking feedback on the event via an online questionnaire. ICRA commodore Simon McGibney says the survey aims to get views on how the event…

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