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#Riverfest - Avid fans of watersports from across the UK & Ireland will descend on Coleraine on 9-10 August when the Waterways Ireland Riverfest takes place on the Lower Bann River and Christie Park.

On the water, wakeboarding, jetskiing and bare-footing demos will run throughout the day each day with competitive stand-up paddle boarding and sailing, rowing and angling all in the packed family fun programme.

Off the water, an inflatable fun area welcomes kids of all ages, alongside climbing walls, a boat and motor-home display, food and retail areas and the all-Ireland u90kg Strong Man and Strong Woman finals.

Sponsored by Waterways Ireland and supported by Coleraine Borough Council, the event runs 10.30am to 6pm on the Saturday and 12.30pm to 6pm on the Sunday and is free for all the family.

"The Waterways Ireland Riverfest in Coleraine receives our support because it engages more families, young people in waterway recreation in a spectacular and innovative fashion, leading the way with a range of events and activities you cannot experience elsewhere," said Waterways Ireland chief executive Dawn Livingstone.

"Thousands of people have enjoyed the Riverfest and have become great enthusiasts for their watersport and ambassadors for the event, the Lower Bann and Coleraine."

Rob Skelly, owner of The Edge Watersports in Coleraine and one of the event organisers, added: "The Waterways Ireland Riverfest has been a phenomenal success since we launched eight years ago. For 2014, the line-up will be bigger and better cementing its reputation as one of the best watersports events across the UK and Ireland.

"The natural waterway of the Lower River Bann provides a wonderful platform and backdrop for the magnificent displays. Once again we are delighted to be working alongside Waterways Ireland who is as ever supportive and actively promoting recreational opportunities on the inland waterways.

"Coleraine Borough Council are avid supporters of the event contributing since the events inception both financially and with some valued in-kind support, which has assisted the festival extend its land based offering to visitors on this idyllic site adjacent to the River Bann."

Mayor of Coleraine George Duddy met with the festival team by the River Bann to see for himself the wealth of entertainment planned for this year's event.

"Coleraine Borough Council has continued to support the development of this event as it attracts residents and visitors to an important location in the town," he said. "The River Bann provides the focus to this free family fun day, which is a great weekend for families of all ages, while supporting the local businesses to showcase the town for shoppers.

"I look forward to this year's event and congratulate all the teams involved in continuing to develop the Waterways Ireland Riverfest programme, as a significant attraction in the Borough's calendar of events."

For further information click on the Waterways Ireland Riverfest​ events page on Facebook HERE.

Published in Maritime Festivals

#BannRowingHead: Queen's University crews were the fastest at both heads in the Bann Head of the River in Coleraine. The Queen's men's intermediate coxless four set a time of 13 minutes and 19 seconds in the second head - just five seconds slower than the intermediate eight which won the first head. The fastest single sculler on the day was Brendan Smyth of Lady Elizabeth, the old boys' club of Trinity College.

 

BANN HOR 2013 FINAL RESULTS  RACE 1
     
    Adjusted
Boat NumberClubCategory and BoatTimeTime
2QUBCM INT 8+00:13:1400:13:14
1QUBCM INT 8+00:14:0900:14:09
15BELFAST RCMM 8+ E00:15:2300:14:25
14BELFAST BCMM 8+ E00:15:2700:14:29
19LADY VICTORIA BCMM 8+ F00:15:5300:14:34
3RBAIMJ18 8+00:14:4200:14:42
8BANN RCMJ16 8+00:14:4200:14:42
5BANN RCMJ18 4X-00:14:5100:14:51
6CAI BCMJ18 4X-00:14:5600:14:56
9BANN RCM INT 2X00:15:0900:15:09
7CAI BCMJ16 8+00:15:1600:15:16
12BANN RCWJ18 8+00:15:1900:15:19
4CITY OF DERRY BCMJ18 8+00:15:2100:15:21
18BANN RCMM 8+ C00:15:5100:15:29
13BANN/LADY ELIZMS 2-00:15:5500:15:55
11QUB LADIES BCW INT 8+00:15:5800:15:58
10PORTADOWN BCM INT 2X00:16:0100:16:01
25CITY OF DERRY BCMM 2X E00:17:2000:16:22
21CAI BCMJ18 2-00:17:0200:17:02
31QUB B BCMNOV 8+00:17:1100:17:11
24CARLOW RCMM 2X C00:17:4600:17:24
26LADY VICTORIA BCMM 2X E00:19:0600:18:08
22CAI B BCMJ18 2-00:18:1400:18:14
28PORTADOWN BCWJ18 4X-00:18:3100:18:31
30QUB BCMNOV 8+00:18:3800:18:38
27BELFAST RCWM 8+ D00:19:2500:18:44
32BELFAST RCWNOV 8+00:18:4800:18:48
23BELFAST BCMM 2X B00:18:5500:18:48
34CAI BCMJ15 2X00:19:2300:19:23
36QUB BCWNOV 8+00:20:0900:20:09
29PORTADOWN BCWJ16 8+00:20:1100:20:11
35CITY OF DERRY BCWJ16 2X00:23:4000:23:40
 
 
 
BANN HOR 2013 FINAL RESULTS  RACE 2
     
    Adjusted
Boat NumberClubCategory and BoatTimeTime
41QUB BCMINT 4-00:13:1900:13:19
44QUB BCMINT 4+00:13:4500:13:45
45RBAIMNOV 4X+00:14:0300:14:03
42CAI BCMJ18 4-00:14:1500:14:15
51BANN RCMJ16 4X+00:14:1500:14:15
43CAI B BCMJ18 4-00:14:2100:14:21
53RBAIMJ16 4X+00:14:3300:14:33
47CITY OF DERRY BCMNOV 4X+00:14:3800:14:38
62CARLOW RCMM 4+ C00:15:0100:14:39
57PORTADOWN MCKEOWNMINT 1X00:15:2300:15:23
54CAI BCMJ16 4+00:15:2400:15:24
58BANN RC MCAFEEMINT 1X00:15:3100:15:31
56BANN RC WHORISKEYMINT 1X00:15:4700:15:47
48CITY OF DERRY BCMJ18 4+00:15:5900:15:59
59LADY ELIZ SMYTHMS 1X00:15:5900:15:59
74BANN RCWJ15 4X+00:16:0400:16:04
61LADY VICTORIA BCMM 4+ E00:16:1900:15:21
72BANN RCWJ16 4X+00:16:4700:16:47
65CAI BCMJ15 4X+00:16:4900:16:49
55CAI B BCMJ16 4+00:16:5000:16:50
60BANN RC LEVINSMS 1X00:16:5500:16:55
67CITY OF DERRY BCMM 1X E00:16:5800:16:00
73BELFAST RCWJ15 4X+00:17:0300:17:03
70BANN RC BARRYWJ18 1X00:17:1000:17:10
46BELFAST RCMNOV 4X+00:17:1900:17:19
66LAGAN SCULLERSMM 1X C00:17:2000:16:58
49QUB LADIES BCWINT 4+00:17:3600:17:36
68LADY VICTORIA BCMM 1X E00:18:0400:17:06
52PORTADOWN RCMJ16 4X+00:18:0800:18:08
69PORTADOWN RCMJ18 1X00:18:3700:18:37
71CITY OF DERRY BCWJ18 1X00:20:5700:20:57
Published in Rowing

#rs – This coming weekend will see the next series of racing for the RS fleets in Ireland, with the annual Sprint event. This event was previously a season closer in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, now moves to this earlier slot, and is kindly being hosted by Greystones SC.

This will be seen by many as a great opportunity to get in some top level boat-handling and starting practice in advance of the Irish Nationals in July. With 10-14 short sharp races and no discards any mistakes however minor will be costly. This year's Sprint event will also include the RS Fevas for the first time.

In marked contrast to the Sprints, indeed at the opposite end of the spectrum, the Northern contingent will be engaging in an altogether different form of racing, the famous Coleraine 24 hour race on the Bann River. Several RS400 teams are entered, and run in shifts through the night, which will hopefully only last 3 hours at this time of the year.

Published in RS Sailing
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Coleraine Marina complex enjoys a superb location in sheltered waters just one mile north of the town of Coleraine and four and a half miles south of the River Bann Estuary and the open sea. Besides accomodating vessels up to 18m LOA, the modern marina with 105 berths offers hard standing, fuel, a chandlery and shower facilities.

Among one of the oldest known settlements in Ireland, Coleraine is renowned for its linen, whiskey and salmon. Its thriving commercial centre includes numerous shops, a four-screen cinema and a state-of-the-art leisure complex.

Coleraine Marina

64 Portstewart Road, Coleraine,

Co. Londonderry, BT52 1 RS

Tel: 028 7034 4768

Published in Irish Marinas

#CANOEING - The Coleraine Times reports that a fleet of canoes will 'Paddle the Bann' in a two-day charity challenge from 26-27 May.

Participants will be canoeing and camping on the River Bann some 60km downstream as far as Coleraine in aid of the Ulster Cancer Foundation, which supports local cancer patients and their families.

Sarah Atcheson from the charity said: “This is a unique and wonderful way to experience beautiful Irish countryside and meet new people, while raising funds for local people who have been affected by cancer.

“No previous canoeing experience is necessary as training will be provided and participants will be under the supervision of qualified staff at all times."

Registration is £25 - which covers tents, camping equipment and canoe usage - and all those taking part are asked to raise a minimum of £225 in sponsorship. Participants will be paddling in two-man Canadian canoes, but it's not required to register as a team.

The Coleraine Times has more on the story HERE.

Published in Canoeing
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