In March 1982, a meeting was held in the Pier House, Howth, (now O’Connells) attended by between 50 and 60 people. At this meeting it was agreed to form an association of boating enthusiasts to preserve a tradition of affordable, community-based, mutually supportive activity in pleasure craft.
At a subsequent meeting in April 1984, those present voted to establish Cumann Bád Bhinn Éadair – Howth Boating Club. Mick Hunt was elected Chairman, Harry Breslin Secretary, and Pat Connolly Treasurer. Other members who have had continuous association with the club include Joe Ivory, Hugh Tierney and Dave Martin. Dave had more sea miles than anyone else in the club, sadly he passed away in 2022