Come and join the Gathering Cruise (www.thegatheringcruise.ie) next summer in Ireland where you will have the opportunity to cruise in company with 100 other boats from all over the world to experience the beauty and hospitality of the coastal regions of Ireland.
Join the Gathering Cruise at any stage from Dun Laoghaire and other marinas on the east coast from18 July to Dingle on the south west on 01 August but be sure to get to Kinsale, the gourmet capital of Ireland for the Gathering Cruise party on 24 July 2013. Kinsale is a perfect venue for a party for over 600 like minded sailors participating in the cruise. Enjoy local artisan foods, Irish music and great fun with the cruising community.
When the Gathering flotilla departs from Dublin Bay from 18 July and travels south, it will be joined by visiting boats from other gateway ports and by Irish boats from various marinas and clubs located along the coast before meeting again in Kinsale on 24 July for the highlight of the cruise – the Gathering Cruise party.
After Kinsale, cruisers will then have an opportunity to explore the coastline of West Cork and Kerry for a week of unscheduled cruising. Gathering Welcome Ambassadors will be on standby to welcome boats as they arrive.
If time permits you can gather again in Dingle, Co. Kerry for a Farewell Gathering on 01 August. After the Gathering Cruise there will be a 'scattering' where all boats will have the option to continue their cruise in a northerly direction in the company of other cruise participants. The Gathering Cruise is limited to 100 boats so make sure to book early on www.thegatheringcruise.ie to confirm your place on this cruise.
The Gathering Cruise is part of the Gathering Ireland, a national tourism initiative to welcome friends and family from all over the world to Ireland during 2013. The Gathering Cruise is organized by the ISA (Irish Sailing Association) and the IMOA (Irish Marina Operators Association) with support from the Cruising Association of Ireland, the Irish Cruising Club and the Gathering Ireland.
17 July – Meet in Dun Laoghaire for the Gathering cruise welcome reception & start the cruise down the east coast of Ireland calling in at different marinas and towns along the way. Other boats will join as the flotilla heads to Kinsale.
24 July – The Gathering Cruise party exclusively for sailors on the Gathering Cruise in Kinsale before cruising along the beautiful south west coast of Ireland.
01 August – The Gathering Cruise farewell party in Dingle before the scattering where you can explore the south or west coasts at your leisure.
Join this cruise at any stage and at any port from 17 July to 01 August.
Entry fee for the cruise is €120 per yacht including skipper, plus €60 per additional crew.
Price includes an invitation to the Gathering Cruise Party on 24 July in Kinsale with complimentary food & music, a complimentary copy of Cruising Ireland - a Companion to the ICC Sailing Directions so you can plan your cruise, membership of the ISA which will offer you discounts during your cruise and a Gathering Cruise burgee.
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