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East Antrim Boat Club in Larne is a haven of peace and quiet in busy commercial town, manufacturing centre and ferryport
East Antrim Boat Club is a haven of almost rural peace and quiet on the point of land with the remains of historic Olderfleet Castle at the south side of this commercial town. For Larne is a bustling manufacturing centre…
Greg Yarnall at the seashore
RYA Northern Ireland’s new chief operating officer Greg Yarnall took up the post earlier this month following his appointment in July. In a special Q&A with the regional governing body for boating, he tells a bit about himself, his professional…
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…
File image of Kilrea Bridge spanning the Lower Bann
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Lower Bann navigation that essential bridge maintenance works are are being conducted at Kilrea Bridge in Kilrea, Co Derry as of Monday 12 September 2022 for a period of eight weeks. These…
2022 Warrenpoint Regatta Prizewinners
So far in this late season, Carlingford has enjoyed mostly kind sunny weather for its open meetings on the Lough and Warrenpoint Regatta was no exception. Warrenpoint is a small County Down port town at the head of Carlingford Lough…
Bobby Driscoll is Topper World Championships Silver medal winner and runner-up at the UK Nationals in Weymouth
Ballyholme Yacht Club near Bangor on Belfast Lough is gearing up for an influx of 120 boats taking part in the RYANI annual Youth Sailing Championships this weekend – Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September. And by the look of…
Larne RNLI’s inshore lifeboat at Brown’s Bay beach on Friday evening 2 September
Larne RNLI’s volunteers were requested to launch on Friday evening (2 September) to reports of a kayaker in the water in Brown’s Bay at Islandmagee, on Northern Ireland’s East Antrim coast. The volunteer crew launched both of their lifeboats into…
RS Elite Irish Champions Left to Right, Vice Commodore Johnny Millar with Michael Browne, Jane Buchanan and Russell McGovern
The wind forecast didn't show much promise at one-knot max, but given the Lough’s reputation on a good sunny day, which it was last Saturday, a favourable sea breeze could be expected. So race officer, Sam Lynas put up a…
File image of Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Douglas Euan & Kay Richards was launched on Sunday evening (28 August) at the request of Belfast Coastguard to assess a vessel with two people and a small dog on board, which had run aground on…
File image of East Belfast Yacht Club in the shadow of the iconic cranes at the Harland & Wolff shipyard
RTÉ News reports that a 94-year-old man has died in what the PSNI are calling a “tragic growing incident” after his boat capsized in Belfast Lough in Northern Ireland on Sunday (28 August). Jim Allen, a long-standing member of East…
New World Champions Tom Gillard (Sheffield Vikings) and Andy Thompson (East Antrim Boat Club) GBR 15122
Lough Derg Yacht Club in County Tipperary, Ireland is quiet this morning! The yacht club, which played host to the 2022 GUL Fireball World Championships over the past seven days, is a scene of tents being dismantled and trailers being…
RS Elite racing
It’s a double bill this weekend at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club on Belfast Lough where the RS Elite Irish Nationals and the McMillan Shield for Squibs will be held. It has been a busy year for the local…
Young sailors getting to grips with the RS Feva at Ballyholme
Following last weekend’s RS Nationals, Ballyholme Yacht Club hosted the first ever open training session of its kind for RS Fevas with RYA Northern Ireland coaches earlier this week. Eight RS Fevas took to the water for their first training…
The IMX38 Excession of O'Tiarnaigh, Mulholland and Harrington
Quoile Yacht Club in the southwestern corner of Strangford Lough held its annual two-day cruiser-racer event over the weekend of 20th and 21st August with 20 entries in three classes. Sponsored by Ross Boyd Chartered Accountants and Mackey Opticians, the…
File image of Portaferry RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Portaferry RNLI in Northern Ireland rescued a male after he drifted more than a mile out to sea while holding on to the edge of a 15ft cabin cruiser on Tuesday afternoon (23 August). The lifeboat crew were launched to…
The Commodore’s House which was Uffa Fox's last home and it was where Prince Philip’s Flying Fifteen Coweslip, a wedding present from the Townspeople of Cowes, was displayed
The Uffa Fox 50th celebrations at Cowes to mark the life of the famous yacht designer has acclaimed huge success, with over 80 Uffa Fox-designed boats visiting Cowes over the weekend.  The event attracted 220 sailors and volunteers and over…

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