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

Main event 9th - 14th August    -    Pre Worlds/Irish Nationals 5th - 7th August

 

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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 in advance  (IRL Nationals 6th & 7th August).

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.

 

See the taster video.

See THE IRISH TIMES article: Fireball World Championships to blaze ahead in Howth in 2020

 

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)

 

Charter Boats

Looking for a boat to charter:

      • Richard and Liam Quinlan/CAN

        My son and I are looking for a Fireball to charter at the 2020 Worlds in Howth. We live inland in Canada and it's expensive and impractical to ship our boat 3700 km drive to Montreal where container would leave from). If you have a spare boat please consider providing it for our use. We'd bring our own sails, and take great care of the boat. If you think you can help us out please respond or email me at canrq1@gmail.com. Thanks, Richard Quinlan, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
        Boat found! - Looking for transport

Ferries

There is a direct overnight ferry from Cherbourg/FRA to Dublin.

We are in discussions with Irish Ferries and expect a discount of at least 10 percent on ferry routes from UK to Ireland and from Cherbourg to Dublin.

 

Accommodation 

It's never too early to plan your accommodation for #Howth2020 - the beautiful North Dublin fishing village is extremely popular with tourists so booking accommodation early is strongly advised...

Howth Yacht Club and the Irish Fireball Association are working to help competitors find accommodation in the general area. Suttonians Rugby Football Club is allowing camper vans and tents at their premises for a nominal amount, perhaps something like 10 euros per night. The venue is about 3km from the sailing club and has a DART (light rail) station directly across the road. They have plenty of capacity. It is one stop and about 3 minutes to Howth. Campers will have access to toilets and showers and possibly even a bar if numbers there are good!. We expect many Irish sailors will stay in Suttonians for the event.

The club will have a system to place some sailors in member's homes on an Airbnb type basis. We expect that will cost in the region of 30 euros per night per person. There will be limited space for camper vans in HYC itself but the exact amount depends on space and numbers attending our event. 

Sailors seeking Airbnb from the Airbnb website should keep looking as new places do crop up from time to time. Note that any Airbnb near a Dart stop between Howth and Dublin city centre is a reasonable option though obviously the closer you can find to Howth itself the better.

 

Here is a preliminary accommodation list:

Howth Area B&B’s / Townhouses

Ann’s,
5 East Pier, Howth, County Dublin.
Tel:
Email: annsofhowth@eircom.net
Web: annsofhowth.com

€40 per person sharing

 

Kitty Rickard,
Gleann-na-Smol, Nashville Road, Howth, County Dublin.
Tel:
Email: rickards@indigo.ie
Web: boardfailte.ie (under Gleann-na-Smol)
6 Bedrooms, 5 en suite, €38 per person sharing, €55 per single letting

Rosaleen & Frank Hobbs,
Hazelwood, Thormanby Woods, Howth, County Dublin.
Tel:
Email: hobbs@eircom.net
Web: hazelwood.net

5 Bedrooms en suite / 2 family rooms available, €40 per person sharing, €45 per single letting

 

Highfield,
Thormanby Road, Howth.
Tel:
Email: highfieldhowth@eircom.net

Large house on a hill overlooking Howth and Fingal Dublin coast, large front garden with lovely views. Off street parking.

Apt 21, St Lawrence Building
Harbour Road, Howth
Tel: (085) 8257361
Email: fearon.veronica@gmail.com
Web: www.homeaway.com

€125-€135 per night

2 bedroom apartment (sleeps 4) with secure parking

 

No.1, Balglass Road
Howth, Co Dublin
Tel: (085) 8257361
Email: fearon.veronica@gmail.com
Web: www.homeaway.com

€125-€135 per night

2 bedroom cottage (sleeps 4) with off-street parking
Sutton Area: B&Bs / Townhouses

 

Marine Hotel
Sutton, Dublin 13.
Tel: (01) 839 0000
Fax: (01) 839 0442
Email: info@marinehotel.ie
Web: marinehotel.ie
48 Bedrooms en suite. Swimming Pool / Sauna / Steam Room.

€89.00 for Single or Double Occupancy (subject to availability) Rates are per room per night inclusive of service charge, taxes and full Irish Breakfast. This rate also includes complimentary use of our leisure facilities (swimming pool, sauna and steam room) and complimentary car parking.

 

Helen and Andy Webster,
Cornerville, 83 Offington Avenue, Sutton, Dublin 13.
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 839 3585
Email: cornerville_sutton@yahoo.co.uk
Web: www.cornerville.net

Double Rooms €80 euro per night €40 euro per person)

 

Mary McDonnell,
Dun Aoibhinn, 30 Sutton Park, Sutton, Dublin 13.
Tel: (01) 832 5456
Fax: (01) 839 6901
Email: marymcdonnell30@gmail.com
Web: www.dunaoibhinn.ie

€40 per person sharing, €55 per single letting

 

Tom Staunton,
Azure Bed & Breakfast, 20 Offington Drive, Dublin 13.
Tel: (01) 832 4442
Fax: (01) 832 4442
Email: info@azure.ie
www.azure.ie

Double Rooms €35 per person sharing, Single occupancy €40, Family Room €150

 

Margaret & Joe Lynch,
Clogheen, 87 Dublin Road, Sutton, Dublin 13.
Tel: (01) 832 2809
2 Bedrooms 1 en suite, €28 per person sharing en suite, €35 per single letting
Portmarnock Area (15 mins by car) : B&Bs / Townhouses

 

Hotels 

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
18 Hole Championship Golf Course designed by Bernhard Langer
Strand Road, Portmarnock, County Dublin
Tel: (01) 846 0611
Fax: (01) 846 2442
Email: reservations@portmarnock.com
Web: portmarnock.com

138 Bedrooms en suite. Steam room / Sauna / small Gym. €119 double room. €99 per single letting

 

White Sands Hotel
Coast Road, Portmarnock, County Dublin.
Tel: (01) 846 0003
Fax: (01) 866 6006
Email: info@whitesandshotel.ie
Web: whitesandshotel.ie
58 Bedrooms en suite overlooking the beach at Portmarnock. €120 per double room. €90 per single letting
Malahide Area (20 mins by car): Hotels

 

Grand Hotel
Malahide, County Dublin.
Tel: (01) 845 0000
Fax: (01) 845 0987
Email: booking@thegrand.ie
Web: thegrand.ie
203 Bedrooms en suite / Full leisure facilities,
€90.00 for single occupancy
€110.00 for double occupancy (subject to availability)
Rates are per room per night inclusive of service charge, taxes and full Irish Breakfast. This rate also includes complimentary use of our leisure facilities (swimming pool, sauna and steam room) and complimentary car parking.
Note

A further selection of accommodation can be found at: www.fingaldublin.ie

 

Campervans

Special arrangements are being made to accommodate a number of campers inside Howth YC for the event. A booking system for campers is expected to be in place by autumn... Further there will be space for more campers @ Suttonians Rugby Football club only 2miles away from HYC.

Celtic Campervans for rent: celticcampervans.com