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 have an extensive range of events planned for the 2020 sailing season. From Cruising in company to Malahide, Greystones and to this years annual cruise with a destination of the Western Isles. We not only enjoy cruising in company but the camaraderie of jointly organised events wth the added security of our fellow members presence. We even have our own band of musicians where, although not compulsory, many members join in to 'air their talents.' Many skippers are often on the lookout for crew members so boat ownership is not a prerequisite."