Race Officer

David Lovegrove

The H.S.C. Championship Committee are extremely excited to announce that David Lovegrove has agreed to officiate their 2017 Squib National Championships.

Sailing Experience: David took up sailing at the age of seven on a small dam just outside Nairobi, Kenya. During the following ten years he sailed Cadets, Fireflys, Enterprises and 505’s. When his family returned to Ireland, he joined Sutton Dinghy Club where he sailed IDRA 14′ and Fireballs. While in TCD he was a member of the sailing team that won the British Universities team racing championship on three occasions. He was Captain of the TCD team and was awarded a Trinity Pink for sailing. In the Fireball class, he won the Irish Championships and was fourth in the World Championship in France. He later moved to the Squib class, where he also won the Irish Championships. Due to pressure from his daughters he then moved to the Puppeteer, which he still owns, winning the Irish Championships on numerous occasions. He is a former Board member of the ISA and has been a member of the Race Management Advisory Group for over 20 years. He is a former Commodore of Howth Yacht Club and is an International Race Officer. 

Recent PRO Duties

2010   Etchells World Championships

2011   BMW J24 European Championships

2012   Star European Championships

2012   Youth World Championships

2013   BMW J24 World Championships

2014   Optimist European Championships

2015   Squib Nationals