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Belfast Harbour Marina Hosts City's Largest Yacht Gathering
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#BELFAST LOUGH – The largest flotilla of yachts ever assembled in Belfast Lough took place on Sunday, 6th May to help officially open Belfast Harbour's new marina. Over 60 boats sailed up the Lough into the new facility at Abercorn…
Requiem for Titanic Victims on 100th Anniversary
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#TITANIC - Philip Hammond's Requiem for the Lost Souls of the Titanic will be staged at St Anne's Cathedral on the centenary of the tragedy, BBC News reports. The Belfast composer has spent over three years working on the "haunting"…
Flannigan to the Fore at Ballyholme Icebreaker
Belfast Lough
#ICEBREAKER – Last Sunday saw the conclusion of Part 1 of this year's Ballyholme Yacht Club "StenaLine" Icebreaker series. The event has been a great success so far with only 2 weekends un-sailable due to weather. The numbers have been…
Belfast Lough Regatta Dates for 2012
Belfast Lough
#BELFAST LOUGH - Provisional dates for the 2012 Belast Lough Yachting Conference (BLYC) Regattas have been announced. The BLYC encompasses all yacht clubs on Belfast Lough and Larne Lough and co-ordinates their individual events. The interim schedule for 2012 runs…
'Chain Gang' Prevails in Belfast Lough Autumn League
Belfast Lough
What better way to energise yourself on a Sunday morning than going sailing? Last Sunday provided great conditions for the third race of the Mackey Eyecare Autumn Series. With winds gusting over 25 knots there was plenty of excitement to…
Olympic Visitor Wins Autumn League Elite Race
Belfast Lough
Despite the light airs on Belfast lough last Sunday morning for the fourth sailing race of the Mackey Eyecare Autumn Series, Ian Wilson and his crew had an impressive win in their Corby RESPECT. They were almost 12 minutes ahead…
NI Minister Brings Forward Marine Litter Strategy
Belfast Lough
Stormont's environment minister has called for a marine litter strategy in Northern Ireland. UTV News reports that Alex Attwood joined thousands of volunteers taking part in a morning cleanup on the shores of Belfast Lough for the Marine Conservation Society's…
Titanic Belfast to Host Region's Largest Function Suite
Belfast Lough
Event bookings are already being taken for the new Titanic visitors' centre due to open next spring in Belfast. The €114 million Titanic Belfast is being contructed on the Belfast Lough site where the infamous cruise liner was itself built…
Belfast Harbour Trade Improves
Belfast Lough
Trade through Belfast Harbour is on the rise after a three-year drop, the The Corkman reports. http://www.corkman.ie/breaking-news/national-news/more-trade-through-belfast-harbour-2512638.html Cargo through the port rose by 5% in the last year to 16.5 million tonnes, following a 10% fall since 2007 due to…
Maritime Industry Mourns Loss of Tommy Rodgers
Belfast Lough
Tributes have been paid to east Belfast maritime businessman Tommy Rodgers, whose funeral took place today, the Belfast Telegraph reports. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/business-news/maritime-industry-mourns-death-of-business-community-stalwart-15046115.html Entering the industry at the tender age of 15, Rodgers went on to found TR Shipping Servies and later…
Belfast Lough Sailability Bids for People's Millions
Belfast Lough
NI sailing charity Belfast Lough Sailability has been shortlisted for the finals of The People’s Millions award. The People’s Millions is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund and ITV through which the public decides which local community projects will…
The Boat Factory Premieres In Belfast
Belfast Lough
A new play based on the lives of Belfast shipyard workers had its world premiere in East Belfast last Tuesday (5 October). The Boat Factory tells the story of Davy Gordon, beginning as he follows in his family's footsteps onto…
Dubliners Lead Belfast Lough Dragon Champs
Belfast Lough
After three races of the the 2010 Irish Dragon Championships on Belfast Lough Dubliner Martin Byrne leads overall. The results after three races are attached. Race 4 is currently underway.

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