My name is Willie Kearney and I am the new Cruising Club Captain. We are an active Cruising Group within Howth Yacht Club and have regular internal presentations as part of our regular meetings. Should you wish to join our Cruising Club Group and our information circulation list, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph.No.0872340245
We welcome all Yacht and Motorboat owners, crew and interested members. New members of all ages are welcome.
Our Mission Statement is as follows:
“To share our love and knowledge of cruising and make it more enjoyable and safer to all our members”
We have over 140 members and meet regularly (approx. once a month) during the winter months, to share our experiences. We also as a Cruising Group have an Annual Prize Giving Dinner with a large number of competitions for the best Annual Logs and Voyage Photographs. Five trophies in total to be won each year. The Cruising Group also organises a Start of Season Breakfast (usually in April) with a line throwing competition and award a special Asgard Trophy, followed by the first cruise of the season. Cruises to East Coast harbours, Wales and Scotland are also planned. Short notice cruises taking advantage of spells of good weather and tide are undertaken during the sailing season. These short notice cruises are very popular and are affection ally termed "Armadas".
Cruising Group News
15th July 2019
An Armada from Howth Yacht Club consisting of 7 Yachts and two Motorboats led by Admiral Gerry O'Neill landed in Greystones Marina on Saturday 13th July 2019. One all women crew consisting of Regina Martin and Susan Kavanagh joined the Armada. The Armada passed the spectacular array of the colourful spinnakers of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Fleet across Dublin Bay on route without any harm. The glorious sunshine and northwesterly wind assisted the successful passage and landing campaign in the Marina. We were warmly welcomed by the Greystones Marina and Harbourmaster Alan Corr. A delightful meal was enjoyed by all crew in the Beachouse Restaurant. New members of the Cruising group attended the Armada and were made very welcome. A marvellous day was had by all participants.