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Belfast Lough Recognised At RYA Sailability Awards

22nd February 2017
Belfast Lough Sailability at the 2017 RYA Sailability National Conference on Saturday 18 February Belfast Lough Sailability at the 2017 RYA Sailability National Conference on Saturday 18 February

#Sailability - Two volunteers with Belfast Lough Sailability received awards at the RYA Sailability National Conference in Cambridge, England last Saturday (18 February).

Bill Foster was awarded the RYA Sailability Exceptional Contribution Award, accepted by BLS chair Paul Bunting, while 15-year-old Eoin Bannon was recognised as Young Volunteer of the Year.

Honorary secretary Anne Taylor attended the conference along with Bunting and Bannon to give a presentation to the more than 200 RYA delegates from around the UK on volunteering, with a focus on encouraging young people to get involved with sailability schemes.

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