Dinghy Regatta competitors enjoy superb weather and great racing

30 August 2014

HYC hosted its annual Dinghy Regatta on Sunday which was sponsored by Key Capital Private. There were nearly 80 entries and the beautiful sunshine and moderate breeze made it a very enjoyable day for both the competitors and their parents. The Regatta was well supported by other clubs but in particular by Malahide Yacht Club who reciprocated for Howth’s large turnout at their dinghy regatta the previous weekend. There were 37 participants in the optimist regatta fleet, with many of them taking part in racing for the 1st time. Congratulations to all who took part. A further 24 Optimists raced in the main fleet. Toppers continue to grow in numbers with 5 boats racing . There was also an excellent turnout of eight 420’s with our own Lara Jameson and David Johnston finishing 2nd to HYC's high performance team of Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove.

Many thanks to Sara Lacy and her team who ran an excellent event.

See all the results HERE

Jack McDowell recieves his Regatta Fleet 3rd place prize from Rear Commodore Richard Kissane


Luke Turvey - 2nd Regatta Fleet


Regatta Fleet 1st - Johnny Flynn


Optimist Main Fleet - 3rd place Dylan O'Grady


Optimist Main Fleet - 2nd Malahide Yacht Club's Gemma McDowell


Rear Commodore Richard Kissane presents Jamie McMahon with his prize for 1st place in the Optimist Main Fleet


420s - 3rd place went to Malahide Yacht Club's Katie Natin and Ciara McDowell


David Johnston and Lara Jameson collect 2nd prize in the 420s


420 winners Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are presented their trophy by Rear Commodore Richard Kissane


2nd place in the Topper Class - Jack McMahon


1st place in the Topper Class - Shane O'Brien


Laser - full rig and Radials - 1st place Calum Maher from Sutton Dinghy Club


Laser 4.7s - 1st place Oisin O'Connor fro Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club