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Photographer Ingrid Abery who covered last week's Etchell's World Championships in Howth has uploaded images to the Afloat gallery HERE.


John Bertrand picks  up the World Trophy in Howth. Photo: Ingrid Abery

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Howth got a makeover for last week's Etchells World Championships and the video clips below show the fruit of all the hard work after a successful championship there.

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America's Cup legend John Bertrand is among 42 entries received for the Etchells World Championships coming to Howth Yacht Club later this month. A quarter of the fleet are Irish but entries are also coming from Australia, Bermuda, USA and Sweden. Bertrand and his crew are coming from Victoria in Australia. Bertrand skippered Australia II to victory in the 1983 America's Cup, ending 132 years of American supremacy. Bertrand won the bronze medal in the Finn competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. He is a member of Royal Brighton Yacht Club in Melbourne Australia, and currently competes in the Etchells class boats. The Howth entry list as at July 30th can be downloaded below.

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HOWTH YACHT CLUB. TUESDAY SERIES 2 (RACE) 06/07/2010 Puppeteer SCRATCH: 1, Trick or Treat A Pearson; 2, Eclipse A & R Hegarty; 3, Harlequin Clarke/Egan; Etchells SCRATCH: 1, Fetching Quinn/O'Flaherty; Puppeteer HPH: 1, Schiggy G Kennedy; 2, Ile Molene Byrne/Stanley; 3, Eclipse A & R Hegarty

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Results from Howth Yacht Club Racing show Fetching sailed by Quinn/O'Flaherty as winners of tonight's race. Second was S Knowles in Jabberwocky and third Kootamundra Wattle sailed by O'Grady/Reilly. Full results here:

HOWTH YACHT CLUB. TUE + SAT SERIES 2 (RACE) 29/06/2010 17 Footer SCRATCH: 1, Pauline O'Doherty/Ryan; 2, Aura I Malcolm; 3, Rita Lynch/Curley; 17 Footer HCAP: 1, Pauline O'Doherty/Ryan; 2, Aura I Malcolm; 3, Rita Lynch/CurleyTUESDAY SERIES 2 (RACE) 29/06/2010 Puppeteer SCRATCH: 1, Trick or Treat A Pearson; 2, Blue Velvet C & K Kavanagh; 3, Gold Dust Walls/Browne; Squib SCRATCH: 1, Puffin E Harte; 2, Shadowfax P Merry; 3, Arctic Fox G Barry; Etchells SCRATCH: 1, Fetching Quinn/O'Flaherty; 2, Jabberwocky S Knowles; 3, Kootamundra Wattle O'Grady/Reilly; SB3 SCRATCH: 1, Dinghy Supplies S Murphy; 2, Investwise D Quinn; 3, Shockwave E Quinlan; Puppeteer HPH: 1, Apollo M & D Patton; 2, Arcturus C McAuliffe; 3, Nefertari Morgan/Murray; Squib HPH: 1, Puffin E Harte; 2, Shadowfax P Merry; 3, Arctic Fox G Barry

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Gareth May was top of the Puppeteer's in Howth Yacht Club last night. Second was Trick or Treat (A.Pearson) and third the Clarke/Egan partnership sailing Harlequin. Dan O'Grady won the Etchells class. More results here:

TUESDAY SERIES 2 (RACE) 22/06/2010   Puppeteer  SCRATCH: 1, Ibis G May;  2, Trick or Treat A Pearson;  3, Harlequin Clarke/Egan;  Squib SCRATCH:  1, Whipper Snapper M Cantwell;  2, Astrix M McGaughey;  3, Roxanne J Flynn;  Etchells  SCRATCH:  1, Kootamundra Wattle O'Grady/Reilly;  2, Fetching Quinn/O'Flaherty;  3, Jabberwocky S Knowles;  SB3  SCRATCH:  1, Einstein's Nightmare J Wenski;  2, Dinghy Supplies S Murphy;  3, Lia D Barry;  Puppeteer HPH:  1, Mr. Punch NiBhraonain/Wilson;  2, Apollo M & D Patton;  3, Sanderling D & B Jennings;  Squib  HPH:  1, Astrix M McGaughey;  2, Whipper Snapper M Cantwell;  3, Puffin E Harte TUE + SAT SERIES 2 (RACE) 22/06/2010  17 Footer  SCRATCH:  1, Deilginis Deilginis Group;  2, Rita Lynch/Curley;  3, Rosemary Curley/Jones;  17 Footer  HCAP:  1, Rosemary Curley/Jones;  2, Anita Cassidy/Young;  3, Deilginis Deilginis Group


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A fleet of around 50 boats, including some of the world’s top sailors and Olympic medallists, are expected for the Etchells World Championships, it was announced at a Reception in Howth Yacht Club attended by the Minister for Tourism, Sport & Culture Mary Hanafin TD and the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Ciaran Byrne.

Among those competing will be sailing legend John Bertrand from Melbourne, Australia, the man who wrested the famous America’s Cup from the USA in 1983 and who continues to race Etchells successfully (3rd at 2009 Worlds). Other notable entries include defending champion Jason Muir, two former champions Jud Smith (2006) and Peter McNeill (2004) and last year’s runner-up Damien King. Also racing is Irish-born Noel Drennan who has extensive big boat experience on boats such as BMW Oracle.

The most prestigious international sailing event in Ireland this year, the Etchells Worlds has received welcome support from Fingal County Council, the Irish Sports Council (ISA) and Dublin Tourism.

Twelve Irish crews have qualified for the event, with Dan O’Grady and his crew from the host club completing the trials series in top spot. Ahead of them and the visiting boats is a tough six-day racing programme from August 23rd to 28th on courses set by International Race Officer David Lovegrove.

“We have been planning the event for three years now,” said Organising Committee Chairman Berchmans Gannon, “and we are happy that we have put in place a championship that will be remembered for top class competition on the water and the best Irish hospitality ashore.”


Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Ciaran Byrne, HYC Commodore Peter McKenna, Sports Minister Mary Hanafin and Fingal County Manager David O'Connor pictured at the Etchells Worlds launch reception

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As the class Easterns sailing kicked off across the bay in Dun Laoghaire, Howth Yacht Club's Spring Warmer series ended and Sonic Zoom (Ryan/White) were announced overall winners after a finale off Lambay island today. Results from the event are published over the fold. In the Etchells division, Kootamundra Wattle skippered by Dan O'Grady won through. After browsing the results take a look at Dave Quinn's video (below) from the Club's 2010 Laser dinghy series. 

HOWTH YACHT CLUB. SPRING WARMER SERIES (O'ALL) 24/04/2010   Etchells:  1, Kootamundra Wattle O'Grady/Reilly HYC (10.00);  2, Fetching Quinn/O'Flaherty HYC (19.00);  3, Lambay Rules Quinn/Dillon HYC (24.00);  SB3:  1, Sonic Zoom Ryan/White HYC (11.00);  2, Sharkbait Duncan/Moran HYC (12.00);  3, Splash Gorden G Patherson HYC (12.00);  Squib:  1, Kerfuffle J & H Craig HYC (3.00);  2, Toy for the Boys P Wallace RNIYC (7.00);  3, Pot Black I & R McMurtry HYC (9.00);  J 24:  1, Hard on Port F O'Driscoll RStGYC (5.00);  2, Scandal B McDowell MYC (9.00);  3, Yorvik Gallagher/Rut LEYC (17.00)

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