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Howth Yacht Club (HYC) Sailing News and Results
HYC outgoing Commodore Berchmans Gannon (left) presents the office holder’s burgee to incoming Commodore Joe McPeake
Howth YC
The 121-year-old Howth Yacht Club, which has one of the largest yacht or sailing club memberships in the country, saw Joe McPeake succeed Berchmans Gannon unopposed as Commodore at a very well-attended Annual General Meeting in the club on Thursday…
Online Entry Opens for Irish Cruiser Nationals 2017 at Royal Cork Yacht Club
ICRA
Both the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) and the Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) have just launched their respective websites for the ICRA National Championships which will take place at the Crosshaven club from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June.…
Howth Yacht Club's Kissane Lying 15th Overall in Women's Match Racing  After Busan Cup
Match Racing
Howth Yacht Club's Diana Kissane, Jane Butler, Clara Hynes, Tara Flood and Jennifer Andreasson were tenth overall at the Busan Cup Women's International Match Race at the weekend. As Afloat.ie reported previously it means the sole Irish competitors in the Womens International…
HYC's Diana Kissane and her crew competing in Busan, Korea this week
Match Racing
There was no place, unfortunately, for Howth Yacht Club's Diana Kissane in the quarter finals of the 2016 Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race Championships in Korea this week. The Dublin crew won  two but lost nine in a highly…
The restored Dublin Bay 24 Periwinkle, currently based in southern Brittany, would be a star turn in the Classic Yachts section in next year’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta if she could be persuaded to return for the celebration of the Bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour in 2017.
W M Nixon
It could be argued that Dun Laoghaire Harbour has never been completely finished writes W M Nixon. To varying degrees, it has always been Work in Progress. Construction started in 1817, yet it was maybe all of twenty or even…
Howth 17 sailing at Howth Yacht Club's Autumn League. The series finished in superb weather yesterday
Howth YC
In an event and at a time of the year that always promises to challenge the skills of keelboat sailors, the 37th consecutive year of Howth Yacht Club’s Autumn League didn’t disappoint the hundreds of competitors who entered and completed…
After a light wind start Howth's BAM is now reaching towards Stromboli with the A2 up doing 10 knots
Offshore
Howth Yacht Club crew man Anthony Doyle reports from Conor Fogerty's Jeanneau 3600 BAM! on the second day of the Middle Sea Race Race. 'We're just through the straits of Messina at approx 1530, we have what you can only…
The complete package. DBSC Commodore Chris Moore racing his J/109 Powder Monkey in Calves Week at Schull. Despite her undistorted hull shape and comfortable accommodation, the J/109 frequently beats all comers in open IRC racing, while also now offering the possibility of viable One Design racing in Dublin Bay
W M Nixon
The J/109 has proven herself to be well suited for sailing in Irish waters for several years, achieving major successes in the main offshore races and championships allied to starring roles in top regattas. Yet it is only now that…
Conor Fogerty's BAM, a Sunfast 3600, from Howth, pictured here during Jun'es Round Ireland Race, races in division IRC six in Malta tomorrow
Offshore
One Irish boat and a good selection of Irish sailors are among 112 twelve boats, from twenty five nations and six starts in tomorrow's Middle Sea Race. A light wind forecast means that it may suit smaller boats rather than…
Having now completed four races, a discard now applies at Howth Yacht Club's Autumn League
Howth YC
Following the cancellation of two days racing in mid-series due to adverse weather, this year's MSL Park Motors Mercedes-Benz Autumn League competitors enjoyed two races this Saturday, affording the competing teams a real opportunity to challenge the leaders in all…
Hollywood comes to Howth Yacht Club (L-R) Maura Farrell, Anne-Marie O'Daly, Brendan Gleeson, Gerardine MacLoughlin and Maeve Derham
RNLI Lifeboats
North Dublin actor Brendan Gleeson was at Howth Yacht Club last Thursday (6 Oct 2016) for the annual RNLI Ladies Lunch in aid of Howth RNLI. The sold-out charity event was attended by 150 local ladies and raised over €8,000.…
 Sailing should be fun….49er President Marcus Spillane and ISA Coach Rory Fitzpatrick showing what a 49er can do
W M Nixon
Is it a bird, is it a plane? The International 49er Skiff is twenty years old in 2016, and it has been part of the Olympics since 2000. Yet for most sailors it is still as modern and bewildering as…
 DBSC Class Captain James Gorman steps down after a successful two year term on Friday
SB20
Following its lively Southern championships at the weekend, the SB20 Ireland AGM takes this Friday October 7th 2016 at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. The meeting will be boosted by an influx of new blood into the class as it…
Seymour Cresswell names the new lifeboat at a ceremony in Howth yesterday
RNLI Lifeboats
Lifeboat crew, station management, fundraisers and supporters of Howth RNLI were joined by members of the public yesterday (Sunday 2 October) to officially name the North Dublin lifeboat station’s newest lifeboat Aideen Cresswell, in memory of the incredible woman who…
Second in the 14–entry event was Howth Yacht Club's Two Men and Their Monkey sailed by Darragh Sheridan, Shane Murphy and John Phelan
SB20
Dave Barry, Dan O'Connell and Jimmy Dowling sailing Lia are the SB20 2016 Southern Champions following four wins from six races at the National Yacht Club at the weekend. Second in the 14–entry event was Howth Yacht Club's Two Men…
Tim Corcoran's surprise farewell party at Sligo Yacht Club
GP14
GP14 Sailors rolled up to a blustery Rosses Point in Sligo for the GP14 Autumn Open with the possibility of getting little sailing done as strong winds were forecasted for the weekend reports Colman Grimes. With the youth championship been…

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