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Irish J24 National Championships Event Report

The J24 fleet made their way to The Royal St. George Yacht club  for the J24 Nationals, a three day event with 9 races scheduled to be held. Competitor began to arrive on Thursday 1st to set up rig and see what other competition was in store. With events held in Dublin bay in the past the J24 fleet were anxious to get out racing....
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J24 Westerns 2016 Event Report

August 6th and 7th saw the J24 fleet make their way back to Lough Ree Yacht Club, the second oldest yacht club in the world,  for the J24 Westerns.  With 10 boats, 50 competitors and strong winds the two day event was going to be one to be remembered.  Boats travelled from Howth, Dun Laoghaire, Sligo and Lough Derg in Tipperary to take part. Lough...
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Irish Times: Howth’s five-year focus on youth pays dividends

David Branigan Howth Yacht Club’s under-25 keelboat team winning the J24 Northern Championships at Sligo Yacht Club, Rosses Point. Photograph: David Branigan A solution to the widespread problem of youth involvement drop-off in sport is bearing fruit after five years of operation at Howth Yacht Club. An absence of young sailors of school-leaving and college age had been noticeable so, spearheaded by Noel Davidson and...
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Howth crew clear winners at J24 Northern Championships 2016

Some great photographs courtesy of David Branigan [Oceansport] All photos by David Branigan/Oceansport A strong performance by Howth’s Under 25 keelboat team delivered victory in the J24 Northern Championship at Sligo Yacht Club last weekend.  Counting all race wins or second-places, the Dublin crew won with a race to spare. With sponsorship from Martin Reilly Motors, the Mespil Hotel and Malin Waters a fleet of...
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J24 National Championships 2015 – Event Report

The J24 fleet was out in force for last weekend’s J24 Nationals. The event, which was held in Lough Derg Yacht Club, saw 13 boats coming from all parts of the country to compete. With 13 J24s on the start line, it was sure to be an interesting and competitive 9 races. Perfect sailing conditions were forecast for the first day of racing all sailors...
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