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The 2024 Scottish Series IRC division has 29 interested boats for the May regatta on Loch Fyne
It's 50 years since the Clyde Cruising Club delivered the first Scottish Series, and it has been run out of Tarbert, Loch Fyne, for the last 40 of those. This year’s event will be held from 24th till 27th May.…
Team racing at Ballyholme on Saturday 20 January on the first day of the RYANI Coach Development Programme
RYA Northern Ireland’s Coach Development Programme held its first session at Ballyholme Yacht Club last Saturday 20 January. Launched in December, the new initiative — part of RYANI’s five-year strategy, Navigating The Future — offers free training in an effort…
Marking the Golden Anniversary, Cockle Island Boat Club has produced a branded burgee
Cockle Island Boat Club may be in the minority in Northern Ireland as it doesn’t have its own clubhouse, but for the 50 years of its existence, it has used the local Council facility, the original lifeboat house on the…
Blame from freight group’s has been put directly on the Northern Ireland Protocol for narrowing down the options of captains, as vessels get hit by storms in the Irish Sea. As far as ferries are concerned, they use the ports of Belfast, Larne and Warrenpoint.
Blame has been put directly to the Northern Ireland Protocol for narrowing down the options of captains, as vessels get hit by storms in the Irish Sea. With Storm Isha just over, the News Letter also reported the the severe…
Bill O'Hara racing as a Great Grand Master, finished eighth in the New Zealand National Laser championships in Napier
Bill O’Hara and Conrad Simpson from Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough are used to travelling far and wide to race their Lasers and in Bill’s case, to officiate at world events, but at the moment, they are both on…
 Zoe Whitford from East Antrim Boat Club on Larne Lough is one of ten young athletes to be awarded a £500 bursary by the Mary Peters Trust
Seventeen-year-old Zoe Whitford from East Antrim Boat Club on Larne Lough is one of ten young athletes to be awarded a £500 bursary by the Mary Peters Trust. The Sports section of Local Women Magazine in Northern Ireland reports the partnership…
Ice forming in Bangor Marina on Belfast Lough in this week's cold spell
Bangor in County Down had a coating of snow and ice on Wednesday morning this week, and the Marina didn’t escape either. Temperatures are forecast to plummet as low as -8C over the coming days as Northern Ireland continues to…
Sailing downwind on an ILCA dinghy off Valencia in Spain
Several of RYA Northern Ireland’s ILCA squad spent the New Year break at a warm-weather training camp in Valencia, Spain from 27 December to 3 January. Supported by RYANI performance manager Hammy Baker, the contingent comprised ILCA 6 sailors Lewis…
EABC's new commodore, Chris Dorman
East Antrim Boat Club (EABC) on Larne Lough in Northern Ireland has a new commodore - Chris Dorman, who has been a member of EABC since boyhood. He is also a long-serving RNLI coxswain with the nearby lifeboat station and…
Larne Lough
Campaigners against plans to excavate caverns for gas storage under Larne Lough took to its shores last weekend to reaffirm their opposition to the proposals. And as Belfast Live reports, the protest at Browns Bay Beach on Sunday 7 January…
File image of kayak paddles
Police officers in Coleraine have been praised after their rescue of two kayakers from the River Bann in Northern Ireland earlier this week. Dog walkers noticed the kayakers had gotten into difficulty in the river at around 6.20pm on Tuesday…
Paul and Emma Prentice's Sigma 33 Squawk from Belfast Lough plans to compete in the 50th-anniversary edition of the Scottish Series on Loch Fyne in May
One hundred and ten and counting. The popular Scottish Series Regatta run by the Clyde Cruising Club out of Tarbert on Loch Fyne on the west coast of Scotland has, at the last count, 110 expressions of interest. The event…
Ballyholme Yacht Club Boxing Day Cheque for the RNLI:  (from left to right) John Bell (RNLI Helm), John Montgomery (RNLI Community Engagement Officer), Jo Rennie (BYC), Taqiq Qutteineh (BYC Club Captain), Barbara Polly (BYC), Stephen Polly (BYC Rear Commodore Sailing)
Bangor RNLI on Belfast Lough received a donation of £2,500 from the members of Ballyholme Yacht Club this Christmas. The funds were raised during the festive period over a series of events hosted by the club. The Christmas Prize Draw…
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RYANI is currently recruiting for two lead coach roles for the Development Academy and Team Racing as well as a Women On Water Ambassador. The lead coach of the Development Academy provides a supportive learning environment for junior sailors within…
MV Strangford II at dock
Plans to increase fares for passengers on the Strangford Ferry by as much as 32 per cent have provoked a strong reaction, as Belfast Live reports. The RORO ferry operated by Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure provides a crucial link…
Lurgan’s Linda Blakely plans to set off from Gran Canaria to St Lucia in the Caribbean on January 7
Lurgan’s Linda Blakely aims to cross the treacherous 3,000-mile Atlantic Ocean in a 12-foot boat aptly named Ulster Warrior, reports the Sunday Life. She will start 2024 attempting to break a world record for a female solo rower, which is…