A great year of community spirit: HYC celebrates club volunteers at the annual Wash-Up Supper

26 February 2024
A great year of community spirit: HYC celebrates club volunteers at the annual Wash-Up Supper
A night of camaraderie and celebrations of 2023 successes was the theme of the annual Washup Supper, which took place on Friday 23rd February at HYC.
The Wash-Up Supper is hosted by the General Committee to show appreciation for the invaluable contribution of many members who volunteer throughout the year to make events and activities happen smoothly and memorably.
As Howth Yacht Club Commodore, Neil Murphy, acknowledged in his thank you speech to an audience of more than 60 volunteers who attended the dinner “We simply would not be in a position to take on such extensive activities without the support of our volunteers.”
At Friday's event, our Commodore spoke about the 2024 season including our signature WAVE event and how HYC plans to host several national championships such as the Aero, Squib, Mermaid, Optimist and Melges 15  Nationals.  These events are a great opportunity for members to get involved and support the club.
The Commodore also announced a pre-season briefing that will take place in the club on Thursday, 14th March. The meeting will be the occasion to update members on various aspects of Howth Yacht Club operations during the upcoming season and all members are invited to attend.
A supper to remember...
Celebrations started at 7 pm with a wine reception where everyone immediately mingled, showing that community spirit is alive and well in Howth Yacht Club. 
HYC Chef Marcel and the restaurant crew looked after everyone really well with amazing food and service, while Frank and the bar team kept the wine flowing with some great conversations around the tables.
Planning for a new season of volunteering and success ahead: you are welcome to join!
As we embark on a fresh new year, there is no better time to dive into the heart of our club's activities by becoming a volunteer at Howth Yacht Club. 
Whether you are a seasoned sailor or new to the nautical world, volunteering with us is a fantastic way to engage with the community, learn new skills, and contribute to the vibrant life of HYC. 
From assisting on our Committee Boats to helping with race results, and from supporting our events to joining the exciting world of race officiating, there is a role for everyone.
With volunteer activities requiring as little as 1-2 hours per month to a few hours weekly or even on an ad-hoc basis, you can find the perfect fit for your schedule. 
Imagine the thrill of being up close to top-class racing, the satisfaction of helping young sailors, or the joy of ensuring our club events run smoothly. 
To become a volunteer at Howth Yacht Club in 2024, drop by the HYC Office on your next visit to the club, or reach out to [email protected].
Let's make 2024 a year of community, camaraderie, and sailing success!