With a turnout of 30 yachts and motor cruisers this event was an outstanding success. Boats began arriving in the city at mid-day. Con O’Callaghan and Peter Kiernan had assessed the berthing needs earlier and were on hand to assist and guide boats as they arrived.
Seven boats over 40’ were accommodated on the outside berths and smaller boats then rafted up after that. By 6 pm the final boat had arrived and as many had dressed overall what an excellent spectacle we provided for people crossing the river.
By late evening we were heading for the nearby Boardwalk Restaurant for our barbeque. The tide was high and the setting sun reflected on the boats provided the perfect photo opportunity for many who had gathered on the quayside to view the event.
The following morning boats dispersed with the ebb tide and I know that many will want to make the return voyage again.
Special thanks is due to Con O’Callaghan, Peter Kiernan and Pauline Fitzgerald for their work in organising the cruise, and a very gracious thanks to the Harbour Master Pat Farnan and to Captain Paul O’Regan for providing this facility free of charge to our members. The marina is a wonderful addition to the city centre and it was a great pleasure to be able to enjoy it.
We look forward to your participation in our next event, dinner at RCYC followed by a talk by Tom Cunliffe, nautical journalist and writer.
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