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About the Cruising Association of Ireland
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Cruising Association of Ireland ~ Update Spring 2020
History and Structure
The inaugural meeting 2002
Objectives -Full Steam Ahead
A small subcommittee manages the website and our Facebookpage. We use discussions, event reports and committee updates to keep the site interesting and relevant and publishour annual main events in January in the form of a poster. This years events are listed on a timeOther events may be added during the year dependent on weather and demand from members. A new site has been launched in 2020. Through contacts in sailing clubs, we learn of rallies, cruises, talks, and other activities. With their permission we advertise them and include them on our site
We provide leadership, advice, and support on the water during our cruises, such as the Cruise organised by the I.S. with help from ourselves with 45 yachts entered, called “The Gathering Cruise”. Expansion In recent years we have concentrated on the East coast of Ireland including Northern Ireland for pragmatic reasons.
Having found an effective model for organising cruising events we hope to expand into other geographical sailing areas such as the South and West coasts. In Ulster, we have assistance from the Royal Ulster YC with David Meeke being our local representative. David assists with any cruises which pass through his waters. Cruising sailors in Ireland and abroad are always welcome
to join us. To join, visit the link on the home page of our website “Join Us” where you can pay 30 euro by credit or debit card right away. However, we require a standing order for January each year for 30 euro to continue membership into the future. John Leahy Hon Sec CAI +353 87 1360 38
Want to join us?
The joining process is very simple and will afford you as a member access to the private 'members area of our website'