Cruising Group

My name is Willie Kearney and I am the new Cruising Club Captain. We are an active Cruising Group within Howth Yacht Club and have regular internal presentations as part of our regular meetings. Should you wish to join our Cruising Club Group and our information circulation list, please contact me at or Ph.No.0872340245

We welcome all Yacht and Motorboat owners, crew and interested members. New members of all ages are welcome. 

Our Mission Statement is as follows:
“To share our love and knowledge of cruising and make it more enjoyable and safer to all our members”
We have over 140 members and meet regularly (approx. once a month) during the winter months, to share our experiences. We also as a Cruising Group have an Annual Prize Giving Dinner with a large number of competitions for the best Annual Logs and Voyage Photographs. Five trophies in total to be won each year. The Cruising Group also organises a Start of Season Breakfast (usually in April) with a line throwing competition and award a special Asgard Trophy, followed by the first cruise of the season. Cruises to East Coast harbours, Wales and Scotland are also planned. Short notice cruises taking advantage of spells of good weather and tide are undertaken during the sailing season. These short notice cruises are very popular and are affection ally termed "Armadas".


Cruising Group News

4th Aug 2019
The new and the old.
Joe Nolan HYC Cruiser Group member sent us this important photo taken today in Baltimore Co. Cork. The photo is of the Restored Vintage Lifeboat alongside the larger present Lifeboat. The vetern lifeboat of the August 13th 1979 Fastnet Race Tragedy was restored by Jeff Houlgrave for this 40th Anniversity. This important lifeboat came to be regarded as a symbol of all the many lifeboats and vessels involved in the rescue effort mounted during the 1979 Fastnet Race. The Baltimore Lifeboat was at sea longer than any of the other vessels. These rescue efforts saved 132 lives including many HYC members. The new Lifeboat alongside the old also played a major role in the rescue of 21 crew off the Rambler 100 in 2011, when the keel snapped and threw all its crew into the Atlantic off the Fastnet Rock.