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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…
Donations for the Ukrainian humanitarian appeal at the Royal Ulster Yacht Club
In common with many other organisations Royal Ulster Yacht Club on Belfast Lough in Northern Ireland put a call out for donations for the Ukrainian Aid Appeal and it turned out the response was overwhelming. In the end there were…
Vickie and Tommy serving up the Pancakes at Bangor Marina to welcome in the new season
On a glorious 1st March and after two years of restrictions Bangor Marina on Belfast Lough held their Pancake Tuesday get together again, welcoming a big crowd to a ‘catch up’. Marina manager Kevin Baird was delighted to see so…
Sigma 33 - Squawk 2 (Paul and Emma Prentice)
In this post lockdown era, there are so many events on offer that sailors keen to compete in the big competitions are spoilt for choice, and this has never been so true as with the Sigma 33 class this season.…
Kevin and Debbie Aitken’s First 36.7 Animal
The RC35 class look like putting up a great show at Royal Ulster Yacht Club’s Bangor Town Regatta in June. At the moment the regatta website says, “We look forward to seeing all the entries and will be posting the entry…
Citizen Sea in Bangor Marina
Northern Ireland’s first boat-based environmental charity, Citizen Sea, will be presenting several events about the marine environment in Northern Ireland in Belfast from the 24th of February-10th March. Citizen Sea is a grassroots charity, empowering people to engage with and…
Barge Cliodna in Bangor Harbour
County Wexford based company Marine Specialists Ltd completed mobilising their new 26-metre barge Cliodna in Bangor Harbour on Belfast Lough on Monday, February 7th. Over the coming weeks, it will be inspected by the Maritime Coastguard Agency and prepared for…

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