Muster Point - Malahide marina
At long last we are on the water and cruising together. Throughout the duration of the 2020 cruise we shall keep you updated with reports from our primary stopover locations. If you find yourself sailing or indeed close by any of our stopover ports please drop by and say hello. Whether your boat is with us or not you are guaranteed the warmest welcome. Remember our competitions for logs and photos as prizes are there to be won.
The Cruising Association of Ireland cruise to Belfast Lough is underway. After ten months laid up due to winter and then Covid, we are back afloat and undertaking a cruise to Belfast Lough. These are difficult times given the Covid restrictions. The cruise was to have been to Scotland in July but better late than never, and slightly less distant, we have 16 boats registered.
The first muster point was Malahide and last night the sailors numbering 40 or more gathered at the sailing club for an excellent steak BBQ held in pleasant weather conditions. A warm welcome was extended from Malahide YC Commodore Dan Flavin. CAI Commodore responded accordingly.
Singing is currently banned so the usual “Malahide Warblers” quintet was unable to perform, not even a tin whistle! But the night still went very well and everyone was just glad to be back doing what they do best – cruising. All enjoying the safety and camaraderie of cruising in company.
The next primary port on the cruise is Carlingford. Friday nights entertainment will be held in the Club House in Carlingford Marina. Pre bookings for 50 sailors have been made. Again, should you be in that area join us! The cruise will thereafer then make its way to Belfast Lough.