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#BelfastLough - Recording record trade levels, Belfast Harbour reached 23.7 million tonnes passing through the port in 2017.

The port writes The Irish News, handles more than 70 per cent of the north's seaborne trade, has seen a 3 per cent increase in its trade volume on 2016 in spite of the low level of growth in the local economy.

Significant and strategic investments by the port and its customers as well as the relative weakness in sterling on exports are described as key reasons behind the positive figures.

Freight traffic on StenaLine’s Ro-Ro (Roll-on / Roll-off) services continues to grow, reaching a record 514,000 vehicles, with external demand for Northern Ireland’s agri-food produce a key driver for the increase. Linked to this, demand for animal feeds and grains rose by 11 per cent to 2.2 million tonnes.

To read more on other sectors of the port click here. 

Published in Belfast Lough
10th January 2017

Afloat Rowing Calendar 2017

#Rowing: Here is the 2017 Calendar for Irish Rowers. The year ahead is a bumper one. In February, the Fisa Extraordinary Congress in Tokyo will be the focus of intense interest, as a decision will be made on the boats which can compete at the Olympic Games. Lightweight athletes in Ireland and other countries will watch this closely. The international season will be a very long one as the World Championships will be held very late (September/October) in Florida in the United States. The domestic regatta season starts with Neptune Regatta on April 1st and the high point is the Irish Championships, which run from July 14th to July 16th. Queen’s University have decided to abandon plans to hold their regatta, which was scheduled for May 6th.

 Our good wishes to all involved in rowing this year, whether behind the scenes or on the water.

Rowing Fixtures 2017

January

21st: Irish Indoor Rowing Championships, Limerick.

26th-28th: World Coaches Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

February

4th: European Indoor Rowing Championships, Paris.

9th-12th: Fisa Extraordinary Congress, Tokyo.

11th: Cork Head, Marina.

18th: Lagan Scullers’ Head, Belfast; New Ross Head, River Barrow.

18th-19th: Ireland high performance Assesment, Regional.

25th: St Michael’s Head, O’Brien’s Bridge, Clare. 

March

4th: Erne Head, Enniskillen, Fermanagh. 11th: Women’s Eights’ Head of the River, London. 18th Galway Head; Lagan Head, Belfast.

25th: Dublin Head; Offaly Head, Tullamore.

25th: Head of the River, London.

25th-26th: Ireland high performance Assessment, National Rowing Centre (NRC), Cork.

26th: Rowing Ireland agm.

April

1st: Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge. 2nd: Commercial Regatta, Islandbridge. 2nd: The Boat Races, London.

7th: Irish University Championships, NRC.

8th-9th: Skibbereen Regatta, NRC.

15th: Trinity Regatta, Islandbridge, Dublin.

22nd: Limerick Regatta, O’Brien’s Bridge, Clare.

23rd: Irish Schools’ Regatta, O’Brien’s Bridge.

29th: Portadown Regatta.

29th (to May 1st): BUCS Regatta, Nottingham, England.

May

1st (from April 29th): BUCS Regatta, Nottingham, England. 5th-7th: World Cup Regatta, Belgrade, Serbia.

7th: Castleconnell Sprint Regatta.

13th: Lough Rynn Regatta, Leitrim.

13th-14th: Fisa Para Rowing Regatta, Gavirate, Italy.

20th: Lee Regatta, Marina, Cork.

20th-21st: European Junior Championships, Krefeld, Germany.

26th-28th: European Championships, Racice, Czech Republic.

26th-28th: British National Schools’ Regatta, Dorney Lake.

27th: Dublin Metropolitan Regatta, Blessington; Belfast Sprint Regatta.

June

3rd-4th: Carlow Regatta. 3rd-4th: (London) Metropolitan Regatta.

10th-11th: Ireland high performance Assessment, NRC.

15th-18th: World Cup Regatta, Poznan, Poland. 16th-18th: Henley Women’s Regatta. 17th: Athlone Regatta, Coosan Point. 17th: Marlow Regatta, Dorney Lake. 18th: Galway Regatta.

24th-25th: Cork Regatta, NRC.

28th (to July 2nd): Henley Royal Regatta.

July

1st-2nd (from June 28th): Henley Royal Regatta. 1st: Ulster Branch Regatta, Craigavon Lakes, 2nd: Fermoy Sprint Regatta.

7th-9th: World Cup Regatta, Lucerne, Switzerland.

14th-16th: Irish Rowing Championships, NRC.

19th-23rd: Under-23 World Championships, Plovdiv.

22nd: Home International Regatta, London Docklands, England.

29th -30th: Coupe de la Jeunesse, Hazewinkel, Belgium.

August

2nd-6th: World Junior Championships, Trakai, Lithuania. 6th: Carrick-on-Shannon Sprint Regatta.

18th-20th: Irish Coastal Rowing Championships, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.

26th: Belfast Summer Sprint Regatta.

September

2nd-3rd: European Under-23 Championships, Kruszwica, Poland.

6th-1oth: World Masters, Bled, Slovenia. 16th: St Michael’s Masters Regatta, Limerick.

24th (to October 1st): World Championships, Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida­.

October

1st (from September 24th): World Championships, Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.

7th Tullamore Time Trial. 7th-8th: Ireland high performance Assessment, NRC.

13th-15th: World Coastal Rowing Championships, Thonon, France.

21st-22nd: Head of the Charles River, Boston.

28th: Castleconnell Head, Castleconnell.  

November

4th: Neptune Head, Blessington.

11th: Bann Head, Coleraine. 12th: Fours Head, London.

18th: Skibbereen Head, NRC.

25th: Provinces Indoor Rowing Championships, Limerick.

December

2nd: Head of the Shannon, Carrick-on-Shannon; Muckross Head, NRC.

16th-17th: Ireland high performance Assessments, NRC.

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