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Howth Village, Harbour and Howth Yacht Club
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Cruising enthusiasts throughout Ireland, Britain, Europe and even further afield are all invited by Howth Yacht Club to participate in the inaugural Fingal International Family Cruising Festival between July 7th and 15th for what is the first event of its kind ever staged.

The Festival - "Family Cruising Week", for short - has been designed to encourage sailors from far and wide to sail to Howth, berth in the marina for the week (up to 100% discounts will apply depending on distance travelled from Home Port to get to Howth, see entry details) and engage in a varied programme of activities, tours, talks and entertainment in the Howth area as well as tourist attractions in Dublin city and surrounding counties, (see draft programme).

Unlike other cruising weeks (which entail participants sailing from location to location), the objective of the Family Cruising Week is to attract boat-owners to sail to Howth while non-sailing family members and friends can join them (travelling by road, ferry or air) to stay on their boats or in local accommodation (see accommodation list).
The unique event will conclude on Sunday 15th July when participants will be invited to take part in the second 'Boat for Hope Day' organised by Howth YC in conjunction with the Variety Club of Ireland. In 2010, boat-owners in Howth and neighboring clubs took 100 children with special needs,
their parents, siblings and carers on the water and then entertained them with onshore activities.
The organising committee, which is headed by noted cruising expert and circumnavigator, Pat Murphy, and his wife Olivia, will be available during the week to give valuable advice to potential long and short distance cruisers.

Roger Cagney

Family Cruising Week Poster
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Howth Yacht Club
Howth YC
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Howth YC
Pat Murphy
Pat Murphy
Cruising Week Chairman
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