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Ballyholme's Ben Martin (1179) prepares to overhaul Steven Nelson of Newtownards SC on a downwind leg of the RS400 Winter Series sailors at RNIYC
After last week’s crash and burn single race, this week, the RS400 Winter Series sailors at RNIYC on Belfast Lough were met by a more manageable 14-20 kts from the southwest, but about 10 degrees colder. Bob Hastings had done a…
File image of Belfast Harbour Police
BBC News reports that the body of a man who went missing from a ferry in Belfast Lough late last month has been found. Claims that a man had fallen overboard from a ferry on the night of Saturday 29…
Andrew Vaughan and Callum Dalzell of RNIYC were second in a breezy fourth race of the RS400 Frostie series on Belfast Lough
Peter Kennedy and Stevie Kane were first in the single heavy weather race of the RS400 Frostbite Series at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club on Belfast Lough last Sunday.  Out of the thirteen boats that raced, there were…
Ulster Windsurfing Championships on Ballyholme Bay
That Scottish word dreich aptly described the weather at Ballyholme Bay on Belfast Lough the last weekend in October – wet, dull and dreary – but livened up by the colourful windsurfers and wingfoils.They were there for the Ulster Windsurfing…
Belfast canoeist, Alistair McCreery who has been awarded £500 as part of the Hughes Insurance bursary programme in partnership with Mary Peters Trust
Alistair McCreery, a 24-year-old canoeist from East Belfast, is the sixth athlete to have been awarded a £500 bursary as part of the ongoing Hughes Insurance partnership with the Mary Peters Trust. The £5,000 bursary programme is now in its second…
The RS400 Winter series kicked off for the 15th year from Belfast Lough’s Royal North of Ireland YC.
The RS400 Winter series kicked off for the 15th year on Sunday 6th, November out of Belfast Lough’s Royal North of Ireland YC. For this very popular series, many people come to compete from all over NI, sometimes fly-in from…
John Minnis’ A35 Final Call II was the IRC 1 and NHC winner of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club Autumn Series on Belfast Lough
Some would say that there were better racing conditions at the end of the 2022 season for the Royal Ulster Yacht Club Autumn Series than during the summer. A total of 13 boats in two classes competed over nine races…
This year's Royal North of Ireland RS400 Winter Series 2022 represents the fifteenth year of the popular Belfast Lough sailing event
This year's Royal North of Ireland RS400 Winter Series 2022 represents the fifteenth year of the popular Belfast Lough sailing event. It will kick off on Sunday, the 8th of November, for seven consecutive weeks up to the 18th of December.…
Stena Superfast VIII pictured in Cairnryan in 2019
A major search operation for a man believed to have gone overboard from a ferry in Belfast Lough at the weekend has been stood down and the matter handed over to police. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, searches were suspended…
The Halloween Paddle organised by SUPhub NI took place in Bangor Harbour on Belfast Lough
SUPhub NI is well known for its Santa SUP but this year the Halloween Social paddle in Bangor Harbour on Belfast Lough exceeded expectations as it was slotted in at short notice, taking advantage of a weather window on the…
File image of the shore of Belfast Lough west of Bangor
RTÉ News reports that searches are ongoing in Belfast Lough today (Sunday 30 October) after claims that a man fell overboard from a docked ferry on Saturday night. The PSNI has asked the public to avoid the area as a…
Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough is running, in association with the Irish Windsurfing Association, the Open Ulster Championships on 22nd October
 A year to the day after a successful inaugural windsurfing event last year, Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough is running, in association with the Irish Windsurfing Association, the Open Ulster Championships on 22nd October, and a Coastal windsurf or wing…
John Minnis and his team on Final Call II from Royal Ulster Yacht Club are Celtic Cup winners
It all came good at the end of the 22 season for John Minnis and his team on Final Call II from Royal Ulster Yacht Club on Belfast Lough. Eight weeks after a serious hiccup in June during Bangor Town…
Gavin Vaughan (Toucan) right, winner of the Glenarm Race with Gordon Patterson
The Vaughan family in the Jeanneau 349 Toucan win the second Glenarm Race in Northern Ireland. The chance to end the season on a high rewarded those who took part in the Royal North of Ireland annual Glenarm event in…
Belfast Harbour - a grant of €90,000 has been awarded to Cork and Belfast city councils to work together on the project, entitled Cork-Belfast Harbour Cities
Docklands regeneration in Cork and Belfast is one of 25 projects awarded monies under the Shared Island local authority development funding scheme announced by Taoiseach Micheál Martin. A grant of €90,000 has been awarded to Cork and Belfast city councils…
Artist’s impression of the EF 24 Passenger ferry from Artemis Technologies
Leading maritime design and applied technologies company Artemis Technologies has unveiled the design of its new fully electric EF-24 Passenger vessel, targeting the global high-speed ferry market. And it’s set to make its debut in 2024 on a route between Belfast…

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