Sailing and cruising history of all sorts has been made at Greystones over the weekend reports W M Nixon, with the new harbourside clubhouse opening on Friday, and then on Saturday the new multi-function facility hosted its first event, the 2016 Annual General Meeting and start-of-season Rally of the Cruising Association of Ireland.
The new Greystones clubhouse had been open for less than a day when 79 hungry and thirsty Cruising Association members put the catering facilities to the test on Saturday night with a three course dinner. Photo: Aidan Coughlan
Commodore Nixon (GSC) and Commodore Brown (CAI) in a convivial burgee exchange. Photo: Aidan Coughlan
Evidently they’re not superstitious down North Wicklow way, as the clubhouse came into action on Friday 13th, and thirteen boats headed from various ports to take part in the CAI Rally. The AGM was put through with exemplary briskness, with Commodore Clifford Brown continuing in the top office of the CAI. Burgees were exchanged with Greystones Sailing Club Commodore David Nixon, and the still-barely-out-of-the-wrappers catering facilities were put to the test with 79 hungry and thirsty cruising and sailing enthusiasts tucking into a three course dinner as the afterglow of a perfect sunset lingered over the Wicklow hills.
The afterglow of a perfect sunset over Greystones Marina as seen from the new clubhouse on Saturday night. Photo: Aidan Coughlan