Aqua Double Handed 2018
Following the successful growth of this event over the past two years, Howth Yacht club will be running the annual Aqua Double-handed race on Saturday July 21, 2018 for both Spinnaker cruiser classes and white sail cruiser classes.
The course may use the Kish Lighthouse, Rockabill lighthouse and Lambay and will start and finish at Howth’s East Pier. The race will be between 20 and 40 miles long weather dependent with a start time of 10am and hopeful finish time of mid-afternoon.
This is an excellent opportunity for racing skippers and crew to test and demonstrate their sailing skills in an event that challenges planning, tactics, strategy, coastal navigation, sail trim and all-round boat handling skills. Not just for the established and experienced race teams, but all sailors competing in the Aqua Double Handed Challenge discover that it is also a great way to learn about their boat and the value of being able to manage and race a keelboat ‘short-handed’.
The prizes are generously sponsored by Aqua Restaurant and the organising team plan to present them to the various winners at a prizegiving on the balcony in late afternoon. So sign-up your skipper/crew today and get your entry in, cost is just €25. Online entry, Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are posted on hyc.ie