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.