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Belfast Lough Sailability Names Latest Vessel in its Fleet

17th June 2012
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Belfast Lough Sailability Names Latest Vessel in its Fleet

#BELFAST LOUGH NEWS - The Hawk 20 was officially named in a ceremony hosted by Belfast Lough Sailability last weekend.

The Carrick Times reports that the disabled sailing charity's latest vessel can take up to six for experience on the water.

“The Hawk has a roomy comfortable cockpit and is a stable sailboat well suited for the task of taking people with disability out on the water," said Christine Harper, the charity's hon secretary.

The keel boat is set to join the other specially adapted vessels in the fleet for Belfast Lough Sailability's regular Wednesday evening sessions from Carrickfergus Sailing Club.

Those boats include the unique Sea Rover, a drop-down bow vessel which was funded with £50,000 from the Big Lottery Fund's People's Millions award, as voted for by the general public in 2010.

The weekly sailings are open to everyone with a disability, their carers or family members.

Published in Belfast Lough
MacDara Conroy

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