Three Bridges Rally 2022

Sean O'Casey Bridge, Dublin
This year’s Three Bridges Rally will take place on Saturday 3 September. We’ll muster at Poolbeg Marina before parading up and down the Liffey at 15:00.
The Tom Clarke bridge might open again later in the afternoon for late arrivals and early departures.
We’ll spend the night rafted on the Liffey Pontoon beside the 3Arena.
Our host ashore will be the Clayton Hotel, where we have the use of the Vertigo room for the night. There will be a three-course carvery dinner followed by a raffle and some informal entertainment. The hotel also offers discount rates for accommodation, showers and Sunday breakfast.
If you can’t sail, you can still join us for the evening festivities. There’s no need to book or pay the administration fee, but you must buy dinner tickets. You can get them in the general shop here: http://cruising.ie/shop. Contact the hotel directly for accommodation.
Our event coincides with National Services Day, and we’ll be showing our appreciation for the RNLI and Coast Guard.
Unfortunately, the Samuel Beckett Bridge cannot open for us this year. This is due to a technical issue outside the control of CAI, Dublin Port and Dublin Corporation. Our parade is shorter, but all other arrangements are unchanged.
 
BOOKING HAS CLOSED – we are no longer accepting new bookings for this event.
 
Prices
  • Administration fee €20 per booking in advance
  • Dinner €25 per person in advance
  • Room discount 10%
  • Breakfast €12 reduced to €10
  • Shower (hotel leisure centre) €5
Tuesday 30 August Last day for confirming bookings.
Saturday 3 September Three Bridges Rally
Sunday 4 September Depart for home ports
 
If you think you might be interested, please submit a booking form. When you’ve done that you can download the Briefing Notes – a PDF giving details of all the arrangements.
 

Organisers (events@cruising.ie): Vincent Lundy, John Murphy, Simon Parker.

Timetable

Some times are approximate, and all are subject to review

Saturday 3 September 
11:00Poolbeg marina and club open
14:30Cast off from Poolbeg
15:00Parade up to Samuel Beckett Bridge
16:00Berth at Liffey Pontoon
17:30Clayton Hotel opens
19:30Dinner and other activities
Sunday 4 September 
10:30Cast off from Liffey Pontoon
11:00Tom Clarke Bridge opens; all depart for home

Menu

Starter: Soup or Salad

Main:

  • Roast Lamb
  • Cajun Chicken
  • Hake in lemon butter sauce
  • Pea and Spinach Risotto in Pesto sauce

Dessert:

  • Baileys Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Apple Pie

A starter will be served at the table. Main course and dessert will be served at the carvery buffet.

The hotel cannot accept late bookings or payment on the door, so you need to buy meal tickets in advance.

Entertainment

After dinner we’ll have a raffle, then a singalong and open-mic session.
 
We invite contributions from individuals, groups, boat crews or clubs. Songs, stories, poems, music, and dance are all welcome – brush up your party pieces and bring your instrument!
 
If you have something in mind let the organisers know, but spontaneous performances are fine too.
 
Microphones and a keyboard will be available and there might be backing musicians.

Raffle

Prizes have been generously donated by the Clayton Hotel, Marine Parts Direct and the CAI.

  1. Hotel stay: two nights bed and breakfast for two, with dinner, at any Clayton Hotel
  2. Hotel dinner: dinner for two at the Clayton Hotel, Cardiff Lane
  3. Six months membership of Club Vitae at the Clayton Hotel, Cardiff Lane
  4. Chandlery: voucher worth €100 at Marine Parts Direct (3 prizes)
  5. Hamper: red wine, white wine, cheese selection and crackers (4 prizes)
  6. Bottles of wine: one red, one white

All proceeds will be presented to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Raffle tickets will be sold during dinner and the draw will be held later. Prizes will be allocated to winners at random.

Ticket price: €10 each or 3 for €20. Please bring cash!

 

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