Welcome to Wave Regatta 2024 at Howth Yacht Club!

22 May 2024
Welcome to Wave Regatta 2024 at Howth Yacht Club!

We are thrilled to welcome all competitors and supporters to Howth Yacht Club for Wave Regatta 2024. Expect three days of fantastic racing and amazing shoreside entertainment.

This post is designed to be your guide to help you get the most out of the event. Here is a breakdown of the main information you are likely to need... Keep coming back here to stay up to date with everything #WaveRegatta


All competitors need to register at the Race Office at one of the following times:

  • Thursday 23th May 19:00 – 21:00
  • Friday 24th May 08:00 – 10:00
  • Saturday 25th May 08:00 – 09:30 (Lambay Races)

Be sure to collect your complementary race packs which include essential information and some goodies to enhance your experience.

Race Documents

All race documents, including the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, and any amendments, can be found on https://www.waveregatta.com/racing.

Any competitor wishing to use a secondary IRC cert should email [email protected] before Thursday 6pm and inform the team at registration.

Event Briefing

The event briefing took place at 21:00 on Thursday, May 23rd. Here is a link to the recording.

Notices to Competitors

Notices to competitors will be posted on the Official Notice Board located in the archway beside the Marina Office and may be communicated through the Wave Regatta WhatsApp Group.

We encourage all Sailors to join the WhatsApp group

Race Results

The Race Results for all classes will be available as soon as possible after racing on the results page of the HYC website

Running Repairs

We are delighted to have North Sails and the Rope Dock onsite for the event to take care of any damage to sails or running rigging.

Wave Event Schedule

We have an action-packed schedule lined up for the three days. Here is a direct link to the Programme of Events.

Event Photos

Howth Yacht Club are delighted to engage the talent of photographer Annraoi Blaney who will be on the water for all three days of the event.  If you see a photo that you would like to purchase you can contact Annraoi directly on [email protected]


On the Water - SUPing and Kiteboarding

Even if you are not racing, there are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water.

Discover SUP

  • Junior Paddle Crew (8-17 yrs): Daily 10:30 - 12:00 - While you're racing, let your kids master the art of stand-up paddle boarding in a fun and supportive environment.
  • Adult SUP Sessions (18+ yrs): Daily 12:30 - 14:00 - Not racing? Glide effortlessly over calm waters with our 'Level 0 - Entry' SUP sessions, and enjoy a whole new perspective of the beautiful surroundings.

Special Offer: Enjoy a 10% discount on our Wave Regatta SUP activities! If the weather permits, we’ll embark on an Ireland's Eye Adventure and demo SUP Polo.

More info at Discover SUP.

Pure Magic

  • WINGS @WAVE: Advanced wing foilers will attempt to reach Lambay Island from Howth on Saturday, May 25th.
  • Pure Magic will also host gear tests, demos, and introductions to foiling. Don't miss the Magic in the Eye SUP Social Paddle to Ireland's Eye.

Follow Pure Magic for updates.

Shoreside Entertainment

Get ready for an unforgettable shoreside experience with DJ Covell setting the vibe all weekend and the incredible Vogue Williams taking the stage on Friday night!

Here's a sneak peek at the entertainment lineup:

Friday, May 24th

  • 16:00: Festival Village opens - DJ Covell
  • 18:00: Crew Class rowing competition
  • 19:00: DJ Covell
  • 21:00: DJ Vogue Williams

Saturday, May 25th

  • 13:00: Festival Village opens
  • 14:45: Champions Cup Final live on the big screen
  • 17:00: Piano Player Dublin
  • 19:00: DJ Covell
  • 20:00: Live music with Riff Shop
  • 22:00: DJ Covell till late

Sunday, May 26th

  • 13:00: Festival Village opens
  • 16:30: DJ Covell
  • 18:00: Final Prize Giving
  • 19:00: DJ Covell closing out

Rugby Championship Cup Final

There has been an update to the Notice of Race in that we have adjusted the schedule to ensure everyone can join us ashore to enjoy the Champions Rugby Cup Final on the giant outdoor screen on Saturday afternoon, May 25th. This promises to be another fantastic sporting event, and we have folded it into our schedule because we don’t want you to miss it.

Shoreside Access for Sailors

Sailors will need their HYC membership card or Wrist band (issued to non member sailors at registration) to get you through security when entering and leaving the club.

Visitor Tickets

If you have family and friends that need access to shoreside entertainment, they will need to register on our online event portal and they can get free tickets for each of the three days.

Who’s Hungry?

With all the on-water and shoreside entertainment, you’ll need to fuel up! We've got you covered with plenty of delicious food options.

Food & Dining

  • Festival Village Breakfast - Fri to Sun 08:00 - 11:00
  • Clubhouse Lunch - Fri 12:30 - 15:30
  • Festival Village Après-sail Hunger Busters
    • Fri 16:00 - 21:30
    • Sat 13:00 - 21:30
    • Sun 13:00 - 20:00

You can also quench your thirst at one of our festival bar areas.

Frank and his bar team will be onsite all weekend to look after our sailors and guests and the main bars will be open:

  • Fri 16:00 - 23:00
  • Sat 13:00 - 23:00
  • Sun 13:00 - 20:00

Social Media Wall

Everyday we will be giving away some AMAZING prizes from our sponsors for the best #waveregatta Photo posted . You can enter as often as you like - We want to see action on the water, on the marina or just plain having fun in the bar.

Join the action by simply posting a photo on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #waveregatta and @mention Howth Yacht Club.

Here is a link to our Social Media Wall so you can see what you and other people are posting.




Enjoy #waveregatta 2024

We wish all our competitors the very best of luck in the regatta and hope you enjoy three great days of racing. The final word goes to our title sponsor Porsche and all our sponsors below for their fantastic support which made this event possible.