Menu
Allianz and Afloat - Supporting Irish Boating

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Howth Yacht Club topper 2

Howth Yacht Club, East Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin

01 8322141 - [email protected] - Visit Website

Howth Yacht Club (HYC) Sailing News
An ancient class in the best of health. The Howth Seventeens Oona (left, Peter Courtney, built 1910), Isobel (Conor & Brian Turvey, built 1988) and Orla) (Ian Malcolm, built 2017) racing towards Ireland’s Eye in their Annual Championship on Saturday. In addition to their five race “National” Championship, the class provides about 60 club and regatta races in the course of the season
The Massey family’s 1907-built Deilginis of Howth Yacht Club has retained the Howth Seventeen Annual Championship after a five–race series concluded on Saturday with a countback following a points tie with the 1910-built Oona (Peter Courtney) writes W M Nixon.…
The Howth 17 Oonagh leading her sister-ship Deilginis, which will be defending the class’s championship title this weekend. Oonagh is owned by Peter Courtney, whose family have been involved with the class since 1907
With the world’s newest One-Design Keelboat class, the Volvo 65, currently celebrating its hugely successful debut in the Fastnet Race 2017, it’s more than appropriate that the world’s oldest keelboat OD, the 1898-vintage Howth Seventeen, should be staging its Annual…
The new Howth 17 Orla bound for her first race on Tuesday August 1st
There is something almost sacred about the arts and crafts of the boat-builder writes W M Nixon. As the warm and enthusiastic response to our recent story on Afloat.ie about the veteran Wexford boat-builder Larry Duggan reaching his ninetieth birthday…
Howth Yacht Club in North Dublin
#HYC - A new sailing school for North Dublin Bay is part of plans to secure the future of Howth Yacht Club. Commodore Joe McPeake laid out the club’s intentions in a statement on the HYC website in mid July,…
The HYC team swapped their usual Corby 27 for the Mark Mills design DK46 Maserati Hydra in the Mediterranean's oldest offshore race
#HYC - With all the recent offshore success for Howth Yacht Club sailors — not least Conor Fogerty in the OSTAR — you’d be forgiven for missing out on the impressive performance by Darren Wright, Kieran Jameson and company at…
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 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…
Lambay Island off North Co Dublin
#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…
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
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…
Howth Autumn League Extends Sponsorship Deal With MSL Park Motors
#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…
All lined up and ready to go.....the ancient Howth 17s have safely made it on trailers to Rosslare, and hope to transit France from Cherbourg tomorrow. In the foreground are the 1898-vintage Aura (cream hull) and astern of her is Leila, also 1898
Ireland’s oldest keelboat class, the Howth 17s which were founded in 1898, saw six of their boats depart Rosslare at 1600hrs today writes W M Nixon. All six have safely covered the first road stage of their long haul from…
The HYC team are swapping their usual Corby 27 for the Mark Mills design DK46 Maserati Hydra in the Mediterranean's oldest offshore race next month
#HYC - Kieran Jameson’s Howth Yacht Club team aim to tick another one off their offshore ‘bucket list’ this summer as they charter a keelboat for the Giraglia Rolex Cup. The core group of Jameson, brothers Darren and Michael Wright,…
Brendan Foley's Running Wild was a class three competitor at the 2016 ICRA National Championships. Just ahead of this year's Championships, a cruiser–racer coaching weekend is being held at Howth Yacht Club with UK Sailmakers on May 20 and 21
Howth Yacht Club is stressing its two day coaching on the eve of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) National Championships, is not just for club members. In association with UK McWilliam Sailmakers and ICRA, the north Dublin club is running…
The view northward over Howth towards Ireland’s Eye with Lambay beyond
For the second Saturday running, the picturesque island of Ireland’s Eye has enabled Howth Yacht Club to have a Saturday sailing programme despite strong onshore winds which saw cancellations elsewhere writes W M Nixon. Last weekend, a rising sou’easter threatened…
Sails against the Qingdao skyline in the Mazarin Cup, the second stage of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series
#ExtremeSailing - ‘Marine Formula 1’ is how the high-performance vessels of the Extreme Sailing Series are being described in Qingdao, China, where the fleet has amassed this weekend for the Mazarin Cup. It marks the second stage of the 2017…
The magic island. Beautiful and unspoilt Lambay is only seven miles from Howth, and is fascinating to race round
Racing at least once a year round the beautiful and unspoilt island of Lambay seven miles north of Howth has been part of the Howth Yacht Club DNA for so long that nobody is 100% certain when this intriguing sporting…
Howth Locals Shane Murphy, Daragh Sheridan and John Phelan on Two Men & Their Monkey won the event with a race to spare
The 2017 Spring Warmer series sponsored by Key Capital Private came to a conclusion at Howth Yacht Club on Saturday. The final day of the season opener provided the sailors with some champagne sailing conditions with 15–knots of breeze and glorious…

Howth Yacht Club is the largest members sailing club in Ireland, with over 1,700 members. The club welcomes inquiries about membership - see top of this page for contact details.

Howth Yacht Club (HYC) is 125 years old. It operates from its award-winning building overlooking Howth Harbour that houses office, bar, dining, and changing facilities. Apart from the Clubhouse, HYC has a 250-berth marina, two cranes and a boat storage area. In addition. its moorings in the harbour are serviced by launch.

The Club employs up to 31 staff during the summer and is the largest employer in Howth village and has a turnover of €2.2m.

HYC normally provides an annual programme of club racing on a year-round basis as well as hosting a full calendar of International, National and Regional competitive events. It operates a fleet of two large committee boats, 9 RIBs, 5 J80 Sportboats, a J24 and a variety of sailing dinghies that are available for members and training. The Club is also growing its commercial activities afloat using its QUEST sail and power boat training operation while ashore it hosts a wide range of functions each year, including conferences, weddings, parties and the like.

Howth Yacht Club originated as Howth Sailing Club in 1895. In 1968 Howth Sailing Club combined with Howth Motor Yacht Club, which had operated from the West Pier since 1935, to form Howth Yacht Club. The new clubhouse was opened in 1987 with further extensions carried out and more planned for the future including dredging and expanded marina facilities.

HYC caters for sailors of all ages and run sailing courses throughout the year as part of being an Irish Sailing accredited training facility with its own sailing school.

The club has a fully serviced marina with berthing for 250 yachts and HYC is delighted to be able to welcome visitors to this famous and scenic area of Dublin.

New applications for membership are always welcome and can be accessed through its official website.

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Car Brands

subaru sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton dob
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events 2020

Wave button for Afloat new dates

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

quantum sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating