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Howth Yacht Club (HYC) Sailing News
Howth's Sportsboat Cup Has 1720s, J24s & J80s Racing Over Two Courses
#hyc – With only a week to go anticipation is building for the inaugural HYC Sportsboat Cup at Howth in County Dublin writes Ross McDonald.Three fleets will be battling it out over two racecourses in what is promising to be…
Howth Yacht Club Double-Handed Yacht Race Challenge to Feature Kish, Rockabill & Lambay
#hyc – Howth Yacht Club will run an open double-handed race on Saturday, August 23, 2014 for both spinnaker cruiser classes and white sail cruiser classes. The course will use the Kish Lighthouse, Rockabill lighthouse and Lambay and will start…
Lambay Race Win for 'Bite the Bullet' off Howth
#lambay – Howth Yacht Club's 2014 Lambay Races were supported by a keen fleet of almost 120 boats, from the modern day stripped-out racers to equally spartan machines of 1898 writes Emmet Dalton. The Howth 17 Footer and Old Gaffer…
Lambay Sailing Races To Include Traditional Course from Howth Yacht Club This Weekend
#hyc – This weekend, Saturday June 7th, Howth Yacht Club once again hosts one of Ireland's longest established events, the Lambay Races. The event has been part of Howth's sailing calender for well over 110 years, the first trophy dates…
Howth Stage Irish Quarter Ton Cup as Part of Cruiser 2 & 3 East Coast Championship
#quarterton – Hot on the heels of its Sportsboat Cup announcement for June, busy Howth Yacht Club in North Dublin has today announced that its Class 2 and 3 East Coast Championships scheduled for August will incorporate the Irish Quarter…
Howth Yacht Club Launches Sportsboat Cup for 1720s, SB20s, Quarter Tonners, RS Elites, Dragons & J Boat Classes
#hyc – A Sportsboat Cup for Irish keelboat classes to be held around Midsummers day and tailored especially for 1720s, SB20s, Quarter Tonners, J24s, RS Elites, Dragons, J80s and J70s, is to be staged for the first time at Howth…
Healthy Turnout For Howth YC's Round Island Race
#HYC - Howth Yacht Club has a round-up of all the action from the Round Island Race on Saturday 15 March, with the wind's turbulence making for a tough day's sailing around Ireland's Eye. But in spite of the poor…
Cull Beats Craig for Laser Howth Honours
#hyc – Sailors were greeted with a stiff 12 to 15 knot Southerly, as the sun slowly but surely managed to break through the clouds in what proved an eventful last day of Howth Yacht Club's laser series on Sunday.…
Howth Yacht Club Laser Sailors Get the Better of Sunday's Storms
#hyc –  Although the general forecast was for meteorological mayhem throughout Ireland on Sunday, Howth Yacht Club's Laser Frostbite Race Officer Liam Dineen reckoned that an expected but brief mid-morning patch of softer winds, coupled with the fact that it…
Howth's Sailing Story to Finance Fiddles
#hyc – By popular demand, Afloat.ie blogger W. M. "Winkie" Nixon's light-hearted take on "The Story of Howth Sailing" is having a new performance with an enhanced version which now includes historic sailing film material. It's scheduled for next Wednesday,…
Strong Winds Make Irish Moth Sailors Fly at Howth Yacht Club
#moth – Maybe it's the fun factor, maybe its the fear factor – Graeme Grant braved the strong winds off Howth today to sail his Moth foiling dinghy on the first day of the inaugural Moth Irish Championships. Capable of…
Howth Yacht Club Racing Results, Tuesday, August 13
Tuesday 13/08  -  17 Footer Scratch   Rank sailno boat name owner name Finish Elapsed Points 1 3 Leila R Cooper 200911 1:04:11 1.0 2 7 Aura I Malcolm 201238 1:07:38 2.0 3 4 Zaida T Houlihan 201257 1:07:57 3.0   Tuesday 13/08  -  17…
Multiple Champions Sign Up for Howth's BMW J/24 Worlds
#hyc – The current World Champion Mauricio Santa Cruz of Brazil, 2011 European Champion Ian Southworth of Britain and the top two finishers in this year's North American Championship are among the leading names already entered for the BMW J/24…
Howth Yacht Club (HYC) Race Results for Tuesday, 25th June
17 scr,Deilginis,Deilginis Group2,Oona,P Courtney3,Leila,R Cooper17 Hcap1,Deilginis,Deilginis Group2,Leila,R Cooper3,Oona,P CourtneyPuppeteer Scr1,Harlequin,Clarke/Egan2,Trick or Treat,A Pearson3,Gold Dust,Walls/BrownePuppeteer Hcap1,Trick or Treat,A Pearson2,Gannet,T Chillingworth3,Harlequin,Clarke/EganSquib Scr1,Selik,F O'Kelly2,Puffin,Emer Harte3,Fantome,R MacDonellSquib HPH1,Puffin,Emer Harte2,Selik,F O'Kelly3,Fantome,R MacDonell
Howth Yacht Club (HYC) Results for Wed, June 19th
HYC results 19th June 2013   Class 2 IRC       MiniMumm Cobbe/McDonald 2 Toughnut D Skehan 3 Impetuous Noonan/Chambers Class 2 HPH     1 MiniMumm Cobbe/McDonald 2 Toughnut D Skehan 3 Maximus P Kyne Class 3 IRC  …
Howth Yacht Club (HYC) Racing Results for 18th June
17 Scr1,Echo,B & H Lynch2,Isobel,B & C Turvey3,Aura,I Malcolm17 Hcap,Echo,B & H Lynch2,Isobel,B & C Turvey3,Aura,I MalcolmSquib Scr1,Kerfuffle,J Craig & H Ruane2,Selik,F O'Kelly3,Chatterbox,J KaySquib Hcap,Kerfuffle,J Craig & H Ruane2,Selik,F O'Kelly3,Chatterbox,J Kay

Howth Yacht Club information

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

Howth Yacht Club FAQs

Howth Yacht Club is one of the most storied in Ireland — celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2020 — and has an active club sailing and racing scene to rival those of the Dun Laoghaire Waterfront Clubs on the other side of Dublin Bay.

Howth Yacht Club is based at the harbour of Howth, a suburban coastal village in north Co Dublin on the northern side of the Howth Head peninsula. The village is around 13km east-north-east of Dublin city centre and has a population of some 8,200.

Howth Yacht Club was founded as Howth Sailing Club in 1895. Howth Sailing Club later combined with Howth Motor Yacht Club, which had operated from the village’s West Pier since 1935, to form Howth Yacht Club.

The club organises and runs sailing events and courses for members and visitors all throughout the year and has very active keelboat and dinghy racing fleets. In addition, Howth Yacht Club prides itself as being a world-class international sailing event venue and hosts many National, European and World Championships as part of its busy annual sailing schedule.

As of November 2020, the Commodore of the Royal St George Yacht Club is Ian Byrne, with Paddy Judge as Vice-Commodore (Clubhouse and Administration). The club has two Rear-Commodores, Neil Murphy for Sailing and Sara Lacy for Junior Sailing, Training & Development.

Howth Yacht Club says it has one of the largest sailing memberships in Ireland and the UK; an exact number could not be confirmed as of November 2020.

Howth Yacht Club’s burgee is a vertical-banded pennant of red, white and red with a red anchor at its centre. The club’s ensign has a blue-grey field with the Irish tricolour in its top left corner and red anchor towards the bottom right corner.

The club organises and runs sailing events and courses for members and visitors all throughout the year and has very active keelboat and dinghy racing fleets. In addition, Howth Yacht Club prides itself as being a world-class international sailing event venue and hosts many National, European and World Championships as part of its busy annual sailing schedule.

Yes, Howth Yacht Club has an active junior section.

Yes, Howth Yacht Club hosts sailing and powerboat training for adults, juniors and corporate sailing under the Quest Howth brand.

Among its active keelboat and dinghy fleets, Howth Yacht Club is famous for being the home of the world’s oldest one-design racing keelboat class, the Howth Seventeen Footer. This still-thriving class of boat was designed by Walter Herbert Boyd in 1897 to be sailed in the local waters off Howth. The original five ‘gaff-rigged topsail’ boats that came to the harbour in the spring of 1898 are still raced hard from April until November every year along with the other 13 historical boats of this class.

Yes, Howth Yacht Club has a fleet of five J80 keelboats for charter by members for training, racing, organised events and day sailing.

The current modern clubhouse was the product of a design competition that was run in conjunction with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland in 1983. The winning design by architects Vincent Fitzgerald and Reg Chandler was built and completed in March 1987. Further extensions have since been made to the building, grounds and its own secure 250-berth marina.

Yes, the Howth Yacht Club clubhouse offers a full bar and lounge, snug bar and coffee bar as well as a 180-seat dining room. Currently, the bar is closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. Catering remains available on weekends, take-home and delivery menus for Saturday night tapas and Sunday lunch.

The Howth Yacht Club office is open weekdays from 9am to 5pm. Contact the club for current restaurant opening hours at [email protected] or phone 01 832 0606.

Yes — when hosting sailing events, club racing, coaching and sailing courses, entertaining guests and running evening entertainment, tuition and talks, the club caters for all sorts of corporate, family and social occasions with a wide range of meeting, event and function rooms. For enquiries contact [email protected] or phone 01 832 2141.

Howth Yacht Club has various categories of membership, each affording the opportunity to avail of all the facilities at one of Ireland’s finest sailing clubs.

No — members can join active crews taking part in club keelboat and open sailing events, not to mention Pay & Sail J80 racing, charter sailing and more.

Fees range from €190 to €885 for ordinary members.
Memberships are renewed annually.

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