Howth training update


420 training in Howth going ahead as planned this weekend.

Howth Training - Final Information for Participants


We are delighted that so many sailors have signed up for the coaching in Howth this weekend with Graeme Grant and are looking forward to a great weekend's sailing.  Final details as follows:

  • Saturday 25th - Rigged and ready for 1100
  • Sunday 26th - Rigged and ready for 1000
  • Sunday 26th - Training will be completed by 1600 to facilitate early departure home.

As some of you may have seen, the weather forecast for the weekend and in particular Saturday is poor.  Howth Yacht Club will review the forecast and confirm that the training is going ahead by 1800 tomorrow Friday.  The message will be posted on this site and on Facebook.

2016 French 420 Nationals


Although the Irish 420 Association is not officially supporting this year's French 420 Nationals, Tom Mapplebeck is proposing to put a team together to be run jointly with Neil Marsden from the UK.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Tom (086) 2475551 or tom [at] curradinghy [dot] com for further details.


Open Training in Howth - Reminder


You are reminded to complete your registration forms and transfer payment for the Open Training in Howth on 26th March. To go to the original article please click here.

420 World Championships 2016 - Estimate of Costs


The committee are now working on a program and draft budget for the 420 World Championships in Sanremo Italy in July and estimate that up to 8 boats may travel.  The program will include transportation of boats, accommodation and the payment of a second coach in addition to Ross Killian, ISA National Coach.

While the final program will be dependent on the number of crews who meet the qualification criteria and accept their places on the team, we currently estimate that the likely cost per sailor will be €1,500 together with the cost of entry flight and food which we estimate at €550.

We will further update sailors and their parents on the likely cost when team places are offered after the Irish Youth Nationals in early April and a final costing will be issued before payment balance on 1st July.

Bearing in mind the size of the team, we will need the assistance of parents in the transportation of the boats and in the supervision of sailors at the event for the trip to be a success.  If some parents have the time to assist can you please contact Jim Mc Mahon as soon as possible.  



Next Open Training Session in Howth on 26th - 27th March


Sailing is fun


To assist sailors in preparing for the 2016 ISA Youth Nationals, Howth Yacht Club will host the next Opening Training session on the weekend of the 26th - 27th of March.  Graeme Grant will be the lead coach for the session.

Open Training - Cork - 5th & 6th March - Final Details


We are delighted to have five boats training at the Open Training session in Cork this weekend.  The arrangements for the coaching are as follows:

  • The coaches for the session are Ross Killian, ISA National Coach, supported by David Whitaker Association Panel Coach on Saturday.
  • Sailors are asked to have their boats rigged and ready by 1130 on Saturday and by 1000 on Sunday.
  • Gold sailors will launch on Saturday with Ross once ready; silver sailors will complete a session on boat setup and launch shortly after lunch.  All sailors will launch together on Sunday morning.
  • We expect the session to be completed by 1600 on Sunday afternoon to facilitate an early departure.
  • Coaching fees will be collected by Mark Whitaker on Saturday.
  • If any travelling sailors need help with accomodation for Saturday night please contact Mark Whitaker as soon as possible.

We hope that everyone enjoys the session and get value from it.  If any sailors or parents have any concerns please contract Mark Whitaker 086-8138612.

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