Friday Fun Sailing - not just for kids!

25 April 2018
Friday Fun Sailing - not just for kids!

HYC are introducing a new component to our suite of member services, and we are excited to tell you about it!  Starting the 11th May 2018 and running through to the 24th August 2018 our club will be offering Friday Family Fun evenings throughout the summer. Commencing at 6pm, there will be a broad range of activities for all ages and abilities to enjoy ranging from free supervised sailing to stand up paddle boarding, deep sea fishing and a treasure hunt on Ireland’s eye followed by ‘smores’ by a camp fire!

Alongside this there will be food and drinks specials in the bar, and children's menus. Members are also encouraged to bring a friend to introduce them to sailing. So each Friday count on enjoying some great water activities, and social opportunities for the whole family; all within the confines of our spectacular club. A full progamme is here on the HYC website with an online booking facility for anyone wishing to partake. The good news is that the activities are in the majority free to enter, however you must register your interest online by the Thursday evening before each Friday in order to partake.

Fun Friday sailing will provide the following:

  • A programme of fun activities to attract the junior section to enjoy the club facilities
  • Provide activities that are an attractive alternative to racing
  • An opportunity for parents to get involved and enjoy some social aspects of the programme
  • Attract new members to Howth yacht club as a fun place to be involved

Free sailing each Friday:

  • Free sailing evening – 6pm to 8.30
  • Sail with a friend, member or non member
  • Sail with confidence that rescue is on hand
  • Sail a laid course or just free sail as you desire

Learn about deep sea fishing:

  • Learn how to deep sea fish
  • How to find the best fish
  • Types of fish
  • Shark fishing

Rib driving for adults and teenagers:

Would you like to learn more about how to drive a rib, help out with rib support at events?  This is an introductory evening to give you a taste for rib driving and:

  • Understand how to safely operate a RIB
  • Leaving and returning to dock
  • Rules of the road
  • Perform a rescue

Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP):

  • Introduction to SUP and learn how to Kayak


  • Learn how to hit the big scores in basketball

Treasure Hunt on Ireland’s Eye:

  • Trip to Irelands Eye with the Sea Scouts
  • Treasure hunt
  • Pirate costumes
  • Smores by the campfire

Adult and Child race in Howth Harbour:

  • Race around Howth Harbour – Adults and kids

Introduction to J80 Sailing

  • Learn to sail a J80 or J24 with the K25 Team

Visit Howth Lifeboat

  • Visit Howth Lifeboat – inshore and offshore
  • Learn how the lifeboat saves lives at sea


Numbers are restricted so it will be on a first come first serve basis, so anyone interested please enter for free (each week) online before Thursday 10th May for the first Friday event! The page is highlighted on the homepage 'Fun Sailing' button and here: