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The International 12 Metre Sceptre – America’s Cup Challenger in 1958 – will be in the fleet celebrating the Royal Ulster YC’s 150th Anniversary at Belfast Lough on Saturday June 25th
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The first event of the 150th Anniversary celebrations for Royal Ulster Yacht Club at Bangor on Belfast Lough will take place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June. The Sigma 33 UK & Irish National Championships has attracted twenty boats…
Harland and Wolff, Belfast, the marine, engineering and offshore renewables energy manufacturing facility located on Queens Island
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#H&W - Harland and Wolff, Belfast faces a tough year ahead having failed to secure a "sufficient workload" as the latest accounts shows a big drop in profits for 2015. The Belfast Telegraph writes that the firm generated operating profit of…
HMS Caroline in Belfast docks, September 2015. She is now nearing the completion of a restoration by Blu-Marine of Belfast in a project led by Staff Captain John Rees OBE
W M Nixon
Next Tuesday, May 31st, marks the Centenary of the outbreak of the Battle of Jutland off the northern coast of Denmark, the greatest sea battle of World War I (1914-18). In terms of the fire-power of the 250 vessels in…
The world's most powerful tidal turbine built at Harland and Wolff is to be launched in Belfast Lough today
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#WorldsLargest - The world's most powerful tidal energy turbine writes the BBC News was assembled at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. One of the yard's cranes, Goliath, will lower the 520-tonne structure into Belfast Lough today, Wednesday. Each of the…
HMS Caroline, the only surviving vessel of the Battle of Jutland, in Belfast's Alexandra Dock, Queen's Island
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#HMScaroline - Descendants of First World War Irish sailors reports the Belfast Telegraph are to take part in commemoration ceremonies in the city where the only surviving vessel of the Battle of Jutland remains.   HMS Caroline has undergone a…
The magic book. The Princess Royal receiving the special copy of Lord Dufferin’s Letters from High Latitudes from Myles Lindsay, Vice Commodore, at the recent reception in the Royal Ulster YC
W M Nixon
Maybe it’s time and more to see sailing and its story – and particularly the complex history of Irish sailing north and south – in a new light. This year, the historical sailing focus is on Northern Ireland, where the…
An artist's impression of the Belfast Lough film studio
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#BelfastLough - Work has already begun on a major new film studio lot on the shores of Belfast Lough. According to the Belfast Telegraph, Belfast-based RPP Architects are drawing up plans for the North Foreshore Film Studios located at Giant's…
The Battle of Jutland in 1916 was fought off the coast of Denmark
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#Jutland100 - Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster is due to launch the Jutland Square project on Friday, writes the Belfast Telegraph. The project is an art installation commemorating more than 300 sailors from all over Ireland who lost their…
Royal Ulster Yacht Club on Belfast Lough celebrates 150 years this Summer
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In 2016, Royal Ulster Yacht Club is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of its formation in 1866. To mark the anniversary there will be a series of sailing and cruising events throughout the summer. The important date was highlighted by WM…
The newly-built Fife-designed Belfast Lough Class I 25ft LWL boats Feltie (George Clark) and Halcyone (Bertie Brown) in action in Clyde Fortnight 1897, just four weeks after they’d had their maiden race on May 29th at Carrickfergus, where they were built by John Hilditch. In a classic Firth of Clyde squall, Feltie is still hanging on to her topsail, though Halcyone under her lowers seems to be providing her robust helmsman with quite enough to be thinking about as he shapes up for a gybe. Belfast Lough Class I made such an impressive debut in Scotland in 1897 that a lengthy report of their success were carried in the New York Times. Photo: Courtesy RUYC
W M Nixon
The development of organised sailing in Ireland seems to have spread northeastwards from the south and southwest coasts. Although the great chieftain Hugh Maguire had a fleet of pleasure vessels including sailing craft on Lough Erne in County Fermanagh in…
At the engineering facility’s Belfast Dock in 2012 was the dry-docked giant, SeaRose FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) vessel used for the oil and gas sectors.
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#JobLosses - Sixty jobs are set to go at Harland & Wolff, the losses represent approximately one third of the east Belfast engineering firm's permanent workforce, reports BBC News. Discussions are soon to get underway with unions. The company is…
Belfast Lough's North Foreshore has been earmarked for a new film studio development
Belfast Lough
#BelfastLough - Giant's Park on the North Foreshore of Belfast Lough is set to be the location of a new film studio, according to BBC News. The circa £14 million development aims to capitalise on Northern Ireland's increasing popularity as…
Belfast Lough
#Belfast - Fans of the recently knighted Sir Van Morrison are mounting a campaign to have a new river bridge in East Belfast named in his honour, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The musician grew up close to where a…
Belfast Lough
#23mTonnes - Around 23 million tonnes of cargo was handled by Belfast Harbour during 2015, similar to its throughput for 2014. The tonnages suggest a varying performance between sectors in the wider Northern Ireland economy with commodities linked to the…
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#BelfastBoard - Northern Ireland's Regional Development Minister, Michelle McIlveen has announced the appointment of four Belfast City Councillors to the Board of Belfast Harbour Commissioners (BHC). The Board is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving Belfast Port.  The Minister has…
Belfast Lough
#HMScaroline – A large scale appeal to find descendants of sailors from the island of Ireland who served in the First World War Battle of Jutland is to be launched in the New Year. The Newsletter also writes that, a…

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