A flotilla of 100 yachts from across the country expected to take part

The Irish Sailing Association and the
Gathering Ireland 2013 have announced details of the Gathering Cruise 2013 and
of their partnership for 2013.

The 19-day event aims to bring together a
flotilla of 100 yachts and 600 crewmembers from across the UK, Europe and
America as they sail to Irish ports as part of Gathering Ireland 2013.

It will take place between July 13 and
August 1, starting in Dublin and progressing along the Cork and Kerry

Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Chief
Executive Harry Hermon said: “The Gathering Cruise offers the ISA the chance to
promote Ireland’s beautiful natural amenities, spectacular coastline, unspoilt
harbours and the warm welcome of coastal villages and towns.

The Gathering Cruise is organised by The
Irish Sailing Association with support from Irish Marine Federation, Irish
Marina Operators’ Association, Irish Boat Rental Association, Irish Sea Marine
Leisure Knowledge Network, The Cruising Association of Ireland and Irish
Cruising Club.