Following last year’s Siege of Hook Head, as Simon calls it, we were all determined to reach New Ross this year. We had the advantage of starting earlier, 4th July, and we even decided to approach it from the West, first sailing as far as Baltimore.
We’re refining our arrangements for the rally, and the briefing notes have been updated. The Tom Clarke Bridge (formerly East Link) will open for us at 15:00, and might not open again in the evening. The Samuel Beckett Bridge can’t open for the rally this year so our parade will be shorter than planned. Poolbeg marina and the club are ready for us, and you’ll be welcome on Friday and Sunday nights too.