Howth Yacht Club's highly successful Spring Warmer series in April, again sponsored by Key Capital Private, has an added significance for crews seeking early season practice before the BMW Cruiser Nationals at Howth in late May.
That event should help to boost numbers of Dublin-based boats in Classes 1, 2 and 3 while the one-design classes will see the Etchells, J/24s, SB3s, Puppeteers and Squibs in action.
It should also prove a useful practice for the J/24s whose Eastern Championship will be hosted by Howth the week after the last Spring Warmer races.
Taking place on three Saturdays in April - 14th, 21st and 28th - the 2012 series will have two race areas for the eight classes. The racing format will again be two windward/leeward races scheduled for each of the three Saturdays.
First guns will sound at 10.55 on April 14th and entries can be made here online.