The Cruising Association of Ireland - A merry band of sailors with the common interest of cruising. All bound together with a love of the water, memories and friendships to last a lifetime.
From our commodore
Welcome to the Cruising Association of Ireland website. The site will help you gain an understanding of the range of activities the CAI organise for its members and will present an outline of the events scheduled for the coming year. A past commodore was once asked to explain in one sentence what the CAI was about and his reply was..... “The Cruising Association of Ireland exists to provide a platform for sailors in Ireland to cruise in company the Irish and UK waters, organise social events to enable members to meet and talk the talk and enjoy themselves”. In essence this is why the CAI was first created in 2002 and today our members cruise further afield, to France, the Baltics and to Iceland for example . They bring home their adventures, knowledge and experiences to share with the association. We welcome all new members, with or without a boat, wishing to go cruising and to share in the adventures and wealth of knowledge the association has to offer. Feel free to apply for membership through the website or contact the secretary or a member of the committee for further information.
2020 Sailing Season
"We had a variety of events organised for 2020, including cruises to Malahide, and Greystones. The highlight was our annual Summer cruise to Scotland. Our objective as always was to enjoy the security and camaraderie that cruising in company at sea provides. Covid did not totally get in the way of us enjoying our favourite pastime. We organised three active WhatsApp groups, and weekly Tuesday Night Talks (TNT talks)! Now that we are back on the water, we have gone to twice monthly TNT on Tuesday nights at 20:00 hours. An August cruise is planned, and our annual Liffey Cruise in September. Shorter mini-cruises are planned involving anchoring or visiting local marinas. "