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Howth Yacht Club (HYC) Sailing News and Results
70 Dragons from 19 nations, including an Irish Dragon from Dublin, are contesting the World Championships in Cascais
Dragon
Dublin sailors Laura Dillon from Howth Yacht Club and Dun Laoghaire sailor Jonathan Bourke lie 18th after the first race of the  2017 Dragon World Championship in Cascais, Portugal yesterday. The sole Irish entry 'Cloud' is also crewed by Rita Gonçalves and Antonio…
Winner on the day – Robert and Rose Michael’s veteran Sun Fizz 40 Mystique of Malahide was declared overall winner on the day at Howth’s annual Lambay Race last weekend
Howth YC
Howth Yacht Club’s annual Lambay Race in recent decades was always traditionally held in the second weekend of June writes W M Nixon. But pressure from other major events meant that Howth simply had to go for the June Bank…
The victorious Storm crew from Rush Sailing Club celebrate on the Clyde includes Pat Kelly, David Kelly, Ronan Kelly, Paul Kelly, Paddy Kelly, Mark Ferguson, Sean Murphy, Marty O'Leary Alan Ruigrok and Kevin Sheridan
Sailor of the Month
Anyone who has ever raced against the J/109 Storm, campaigned by Pat Kelly and his close-knit family from Rush Sailing Club, quickly realises that they are up against something special in sailing. This is evident both with the Storm team…
One of Howth YC’s club-owned J/80s coming through the sound inside Ireland’s Eye. The HYC-owned flotilla is well booked for the current season, and five fully-crewed Howth club-owned J/80s will be taking part in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta in July. Photo: Emmet Dalton
W M Nixon
Sailing is a vehicle sport. No matter how well we may succeed in spreading the cost of buying and running a boat through group ownership and other schemes, inevitably it has an inbuilt level of expenditure which other sports that…
Tim Goodbody's White Mischief is one of four Dublin J109s competing at the ICRA Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club
ICRA
Class bands released for next week's ICRA National Championship (see below) reveal a smaller than usual fleet for the Royal Cork Yacht Club Championships but with three events in three weeks all trying to attract boats out of Dublin where…
Howth's Conor Fogerty prepares to start OSTAR 2017 on Monday from Plymouth. The Royal Naval Supply Vessel, 'Wave Ruler' seen here in the background acted as Race Committee Boat
Solo Sailing
Following the OSTAR skipper's Briefing on Saturday 27th, thoughts turned to weather routing and decisions on which of the main routes to take writes John Forde who is supporting solo Irish entry Conor Fogerty in the Jeanneau Sunfast 3600. It…
Pat Kelly's J109 class RC35 winner, Storm. The Rush Sailing Club yacht from County Dublin was using an innovative symmetric spinnaker as opposed to the standard asymmetric typically used by the J109 class
Racing
North Dublin boats from Rush Sailing Club and Howth Yacht Club have won class titles at Scotland's biggest sailing event that concluded on Loch Fyne this evening. Pat Kelly's J109 Storm from Rush in North Dublin (who also sails at Howth)…
Lambay Island off North Co Dublin
Howth YC
#HYC - Howth Yacht Club has posted the Notice of Race and sailing instructions for the Lambay Race and Howth Regatta taking place this Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, this year’s Lambay Race will…
Conor Fogerty racing across the Atlantic
Solo Sailing
The OSTAR transatlantic race start in Plymouth Sound today at 12:00 BST with Howth's solo sailor Conor Fogerty in the Sun Fast 3600 the sole Irish representative in the international 15–boat line–up. As Afloat.ie reported at the weekend, Forgety arrived safely in Plymouth…
Silvers Marine Scottish Series racing yesterday at Tarbert
Racing
Four Irish boats are in the top six of the RC35 Class as the Scottish Series at Tarbert concludes today. Pat Kelly's J109 Stom from Rush Sailing Club is four points off the lead while Irish sisterships Chimaera (Andrew Craig) of…
Howth skipper Conor Fogerty off Lands End and on his way to the Plymouth start line of the OSTAR race across the Atlantic that begins on Monday
Howth YC
Solo sailor Conor Fogerty of Howth Yacht Club attended this morning's OSTAR skippers race briefing. John Forde, in Plymouth with Ireland's Team BAM!, updates on preparations for Monday's Transatlantic race start.  Bam arrived safely in Plymouth to take her place…
ISORA Competitor Rockabill VI, a JPK 10.80, skippered by Paul O'Higgins, was the winner of the third race from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire
ISORA
Once the ISORA fleet completes its fourth race to Arklow on Saturday, organisers have cooked up a novel and unique race five in the Averycrest sponsored series. Originally, it had been intended that ISORA would join with Howth Yacht Club…
The size and variety of the Morbihan Festival fleet continued to amaze at todays picnic, but the style of the boats wasn’t quite matched by the style of the crews on the beach
Historic Boats
When you’ve an inland sea well filled with islands, the tides running between them are bound to be quite strong from time to time writes W M Nixon. After the second day of the Morbihan Festival of Sail, the veteran…
Howth Autumn League Extends Sponsorship Deal With MSL Park Motors
Howth YC
#AutumnLeague - Howth Yacht Club has extended its three-year partnership with MSL Park Motors Mercedes-Benz to sponsor the club’s Autumn League for a fourth season in 2017. “We are absolutely thrilled with this announcement and are very thankful to Dean…
“Don’t look now, but I think we’re being followed.......” The Howth 17 Aura of 1898 vintage in company with a French sail training ship of a much more ancient design, but probably much newer vintage
Historic Boats
When you’ve 1400 sailing boats gently milling about, all in seemingly amiable confusion but with lots of warm sunshine, it’s an achievement to avoid a collision, and it’s a real breakthrough when you can recognise another participant writes W M…
Up, up and away....Roddy Cooper’s Carrickfergus-built Howth 17 Leila of 1898 vintage takes to the skies at the Morbihan
Historic Boats
Howth 17 sailors are nothing if not optimists writes W M Nixon. They need to be, sailing a fleet in which the five oldest boats date back to 1898. Yet as reported on Saturday, everything was going fine with all…

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