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Bangor RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Bangor RNLI’s volunteers came to the rescue of six women on a yacht after its engine failed during a passage to Glenarm in Co Antrim. The inshore lifeboat Jessie Hillyard was launched on Monday morning (9 May) from Belfast Lough…
Belfast Harbour celebrates 175 years of Belfast Harbour Commissioners... which transformed through innovation & working with their partners & local communities
Belfast Harbour has announced its launch programme of celebratory events to mark the landmark 175th anniversary year of Belfast Harbour Commissioners. Local communities and visitors alike are invited to share in a summer-long calendar of events that will mark the…
The first image of the Artemis Technologies 100 per cent electric, high-speed foiling prototype. Trials of the workboat vessel ‘Pioneer of Belfast’ have commenced on Belfast Lough
Artemis Technologies, the global leader in green maritime innovation, has just released the first pictures of its 100% electric, high-speed foiling workboat prototype on Belfast Lough. The vessel was designed and built to include the production specification drivetrain, battery and…
The 20-ton ketch Morna on Ballyholme Beach in September 1935 after a mooring gave way in a nor’east gale
Ballyholme Bay in Bangor on Belfast Lough is a Jekyll-&-Hyde sort of place. For much of the time, it’s serene, with excellent sailing waters off a neat urban waterfront above a tidy esplanade on its western shoreline, while the eastern…
Bobby Driscoll from Ballyholme Yacht Club and Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
Five winds from eight races gave local sailor Bobby Driscoll from the hosting Ballyholme Yacht Club a clear overall win ahead of clubmate Emily McAfee in the 51-boat Topper 5.3 event, one of the biggest fleets of the Youth Sailing…
A capsized RIB rescue boat is recovered from the slipway at Ballyholme Yacht Club during the Youth Sailing Championships on Belfast Lough
The Irish Sailing Association and Ballyholme Yacht Club have thanked the RNLI and HM Coastguard for their assistance at the Youth Sailing Championships on Belfast Lough on Saturday. In a statement, the organisers said a 'small number' of competitors had…
Howth's Rocco Wright
Challenging conditions on Belfast Lough were to the liking of Howth's Rocco Wright on the second day of racing at the Irish Youth Sailing National Championships at Ballyholme Yacht Club in Northern Ireland. The Howth teen has moved into the…
The Ballyholme YC Tree Planting crew in the Belfast Hills
Planting trees is very different to sailing at Ballyholme, but this month a team from the Belfast Lough club travelled to Glas Na Braden wood in the Belfast Hills behind Newtownabbey on the north shore of the Lough to take…
Robin Young skipper of Jings and  Chairman of the Scottish RC35 Class  is competing at Bangor Town Regatta
Royal Ulster Yacht Club and Bangor Marina on Belfast Lough are gearing up for an influx of boats for Bangor Town Regatta at the end of June, with 55 currently entered. The event of the same name was first sailed…
Artemis Technologies CEO Dr Iain Percy OBE, left, is joined by Elwyn Dop, Operations Director, Condor Ferries as he welcomes the operator to the Belfast Maritime Consortium
Condor Ferries has joined the Belfast Maritime Consortium and will operate the world’s most advanced zero-emission commuter ferry service between Belfast and Bangor. The ferry service to commence in 2024 will act as a pilot scheme for the revolutionary fast…
International Race Officer Con Murphy
Con Murphy from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is an internationally known sailor and International Race Officer. So Bangor Town Regatta will be in safe hands as he will be the Principal Race Officer for the event…
Celebration of the10th birthday of TitanicBelfast where the iconic attractions have been a success over the past decade, among them the restored White Star Line liner tender S.S. Nomadic.
Titanic Belfast which celebrates its 10th birthday, has according to a report generated an estimated £430 million in direct spend for the Northern Ireland economy since opening its doors a decade ago. The world-leading visitor attraction Titanic Belfast, has welcomed…
Carrickfergus Marina
The programme of dredging Carrickfergus Marina on the north shore of Belfast Lough has suffered delays, apparently due to operational reasons. The original date for completion was this past Thursday 24 March. Meanwhile, the status of dredging operations in the…
Lagan Search and Rescue
Lagan Search and Rescue is looking for new team members. Based out of Belfast Harbour and Lough, Lagan SAR operates an Independent Lifeboat, Type B Flood Team, Quayside Response, and Rescue Swimmer Corps. The crew is made up of dedicated…
26 nursery cages were hung underneath F, G and H Pontoons at Bagor Marina and have produced a crop of Oysters
In November last year, Bangor Marina in partnership with the Ulster Wildlife Trust made plans to establish the first native oyster nursery in Northern Ireland. The earliest report of a recognised commercial oyster fishery in Belfast Lough was in the late…
It is the first bespoke powerboat cabin to be added to the simulator, following years of development in high-performance yacht racing applications, including the America’s Cup and SailGP.
Artemis Technologies in Belfast has unveiled a new powerboat simulation capability utilising its hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulator. This latest development from the green maritime innovator comes just as the company prepares to launch its revolutionary Artemis eFoiler propelled 11m workboat. The…

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