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Wave Regatta 2022 at Howth Yacht Club
“Which way would you lordship like the castle to face this year?” Over the centuries, Howth Castle (left) has faced in different directions
You need to be several different people at once in order to thrive in Howth sailing. A classic case in point is former HYC Commodore Brian Turvey. His current highest-profile role - ahead of other deeply committed personal involvements -…
Mark laying with Howth Yacht Club
If you’re looking for a different way to get involved with this summer’s Wave Regatta, Howth Yacht Club’s rescue and mark-laying team may have a spot for you. The team will be active across the various courses, laying marks and…
One rudder or two....? The Mark Mills-designed 1996-vintage Dun Laoghaire
veteran Raptor (ex-Aztec) has aged very well, and will be challenging
all craft in Howth's Lambay Race on Saturday 4th June as part of the
Wave Regatta
The recent Sailing on Saturday for April 16th discussed how the new-to-Ireland Mark Mills Cape 31 design will be making its Irish debut with four boats at Howth's Wave Regata, which is built around thelong-established Lambay Race, scheduled in 2022…
The start of a stellar career. Peter Beamish (RStGYC) racing his new Mills 31 Aztec to success in the 1996 Lambay Race at Howth
With at least four Mark Mills-designed Cape 31s making their Irish class debut at the Wave Regatta in Howth from June 3rd to 5th, we will see one very important wheel come full circle. For it was a 31ft Mark…
Big boats are coming to WAVE regatta
With less than two months to go before the first races in this year‘s Wave Regatta in Howth, entry levels across all classes reflect the pent-up demand for top class sailing events and anticipation of a return to near-normality from…
Peter Dunlop and Victoria Cox’s champion J/109 Mojito is entered into June's Wave Regatta at Howth
Peter Dunlop and Victoria Cox’s champion J/109 ‘Mojito’ is the first UK entry for this year's Wave Regatta in Howth Yacht Club in June. The Pwllheli Sailing Club boat from North Wales is a regular and prominent force on the…
The anticipated arrival and inclusion of the new Mills designed ’Cape 31s’ will draw a lot of national and international attention to Wave Regatta at Howth
Wave Regatta will return to Howth on June 3-5 this year with a determination to inspire the returning tide of major event sailing in Ireland following two years of pandemic and embracing the inevitable pent-up demand. Last run in 2018,…
Wave Regatta and the 2020 ICRA National Championships at Howth have been cancelled
September's Wave Regatta at Howth Yacht Club has been cancelled due to COVID19. It brings the axe down too on the ICRA cruiser-racer national Championships that were rescheduled to be sailed as part of the three-day Dublin regatta. In a…
WAVE Regatta 2020 is launched: ICRA Commodore Richard Colwell, Fingal Mayor David Healy and HYC Commodore Ian Byrne
A reception at Howth Yacht Club tonight (Wednesday) was told of the special challenges faced in running the re-shaped season’s major sailing fixture in September, which will see the ICRA National Championship absorbed into Howth YC’s biennial block-buster event, the…
The format for Wave Regatta has been further modified to provide an additional ‘round-the-cans‘ race for cruiser-racers on the Saturday morning before Howth Yacht Club’s famous Lambay Race
The effective full return to sailing announced last week is good timing for Howth’s Wave Regatta team who continue to work towards what is now likely to be the key sailing regatta of this very short sailing season. Wave Regatta…
The J80 class will join Wave Regatta this September for its national championships in the latest details just announced by Howth Yacht Club. Given the seismic shake-up to the sailing calendar this year, Wave Regatta will certainly be a focal…
Howth Half Tonner Harmony will be on the water for Howth's Wave Regatta in September for the Half Ton Cup
It would appear that the decision to reschedule Wave Regatta to the second weekend in September is strengthening the event and the inclusion of the ICRA National Championships within the regatta in Howth will certainly focus the plans of many…
The ICRA Nationals will sail at WAVE Regatta off Howth this September
Following the cancellation of Cork Week 300, ICRA has decided to combine the National Championships with this year’s WAVE regatta which will take place at Howth Yacht Club from September 11-13th. The decision was taken by unanimous vote by all…
Racing in yesterday's Lambay Race as part of Wave Regatta
Howth Yacht Club has decided to move its WAVE Regatta from the end of May to 11-13th September. The decision comes today as the Government moved to stem the spread of the coronavirus. WAVE Regatta is the first of the Summer's big…
Wave Regatta Party at Howth
Heralded as a ‘regatta wrapped inside a three-day party’, Wave Regatta takes place in Howth on the 29th-31st May (the June Bank Holiday Weekend) and the organising team at Howth Yacht Club would appear to have accumulated all the ingredients…
Flying Fifteen under spinnaker on Dublin Bay
The buoyant Flying Fifteens are looking forward to competing in Howth Yacht Club's Wave Regatta in May for the first time as part of the 2020 Irish fixtures calendar announced by Class President Chris Doorly today.  After the excitement and the full programme leading…

Wave Regatta provides Howth Yacht Club and the community on the Howth peninsula in County Dublin with a biennial keelboat racing event that aims to be the most attractive sailing event in Ireland.

Maximising many of the local natural resources and involving allied Howth businesses and services, it attracted competitors, visitors and others on its first staging in 2018 with a weekend-long spectacle establishing Howth as a destination of choice for sailors, visitors and allied marine tourism.

Read Afloat's preview and review of the first staging of Wave Regatta.

At A Glance - Wave Regatta 2022

Howth Yacht Club's 2022 WAVE Regatta will be sailed from 3rd-5th June

At A Glance - National Yacht Club 2022 Events

  • ILCA/Laser Ireland Master Championships 2022 - May 28th & 29th
  • Topper Southern Championships 2022 - June 4th and 5th
  • National Yacht Club Regatta - June 18th
  • Irish Sailing Women at the Helm Regatta - August 27th & 28th
  • FFAI Flying Fifteen National Championships - September 2nd, 3rd & 4th
  • Irish J109 National Championships - September 23rd, 24th & 25th

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