Cruising Muster May 2018

Posted: 9/5/2018

Cruising Convenor Report 09/052018


Cruise in Company – Round the Lough weekend 4th -7th May 2018

The first Cruise In Company of the year was the planned Round the Lough Weekend. The event enjoyed the support of 

Gran Cru – Dr Stanton & Patricia Adair 

Stormbird – John & Heather Robb

Mynah Bird – David McArter

Raptor – Ian Stevenson & Frances McArthur

Pash II - John & Denise Reid

Events were impacted upon by the weather, which on a daily basis, ranged from thick fog until midday when thereafter the sun broke through allowing glorious sunshine. Many enjoyed a ‘lunch on the hook’ before making their way to Carrickfergus marina. The facilities at Carrickfergus marina are truly excellent and a credit to the operators.

On Saturday evening we enjoyed a pontoon reception in glorious sunshine. A huge thanks to Caroline for the excellent themed spread to complement our evening meal.   Having repaired to the hospitality of Castello Italia a truly excellent meal was enjoyed by all.  Much later and allowing for magnetic anomalies the entire party enjoyed a nightcap at Carrickfergus Sailing Club.

Sunday brought similar weather conditions.  Decisions were made by respective boat owners in respect of destinations.

A visit to Carrickfergus Rugby Club provided entertainment by way of a Ladies 7’s rugby tournament and a BBQ

Thereafter all made for their respective home ports.

It was great to see many like-minded cruising folks enjoying such glorious weather. The youngest participants being 3 months and Sarah at 3 years.  My personal thanks to all who made the effort and enjoyed the weekend together.


David Meeke

Cruising Convenor


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