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Fireball World Championships 2020 at Howth Yacht Club in Dublin - Ireland

Main event 9th - 14th August 

 

Howth YC

The 2020 Fireball World Championships have been awarded to Howth Yacht Club in Dublin, Ireland. The club, established in 1895, is one of the largest yacht clubs in both Ireland and the UK offering exceptional facilities for dinghy and keelboat sailors.  The race area is exceptional with a large expanse of open water, free from tidal anomalies and with flat water from the prevailing westerly winds crossing a low flat plain to the west.

The main event takes place from 9th -14th August 2020 with a short warm-up event expected in advance.

The venue is located on a peninsula some 18km from Dublin city centre in a high amenity area of exceptional natural beauty and is the second most popular tourist location in the Dublin area. The clubhouse is only 20mins drive from Dublin’s international airport, adjacent to the coastal DART suburban train line to Dublin City and 30 mins from the ferry terminals at Dublin Port.

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Howth Yacht Club has the depth of experience required to provide consistently high standards of race management at club, national and international level. The club has a resident national and international race management team along with dedicated committee boats and a professionally maintained racing infrastructure. The race area is exceptional with a large expanse of open water, free from tidal anomalies and with flat water from the prevailing westerly winds crossing a low flat plain to the west. For the Fireball Worlds a highly experienced regatta team has been assembled led by event chairperson Judith Malcolm and Principal Race Officer David Lovegrove, one of Ireland’s most experienced International Race Officers and a former Fireball sailor himself.

 

Howth Yacht Club (HYC) is based at The Middle Pier, Howth Harbour, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Email : office@hyc.ie and marina@hyc.ie Web: www.hyc.ie Phone: +353 (1) 8322141

Event contact : Judith Malcolm Cell Phone : +353879526825 email: Judith Malcolm (jmmalcolm@hotmail.com)