Irish Sailors Enjoy Warm Welcome On Scilly

st agnes porth congerA party of seventy sailors from Ireland say they’re pleased that they chose to come to Scilly for their annual trip.

The Irish Cruising Club, which was founded in 1929, are Dublin-based and view their week-long excursion from the Irish port of Baltimore as a short run. They have previously visited the Azores and Northern Spain.

Yesterday sixty members enjoyed a private seafood lunch at the Turk’s Head on St Agnes.

Committee member Peter Fernie says they’ve had a warm welcome from the St Mary’s and Tresco harbourmasters and a number of establishments on the islands.

He says the islands as a great sailing location because there’s so much anchorage and, whatever the weather, there’s always a safe route in and out.

He’d recommend a trip to any fellow sailors and says he’s sure the group will be back in the future.