The President’s Cup & Hansa 303 Irish National Championship

Over fifty skippers and crew representing Connaught, Leinster, Munster and Ulster enjoyed fabulous conditions on Belfast Lough off Carrickfergus over the weekend 12-13 August competing for The President’s Cup and Hansa 303 Irish National Championship for sailors with disabilities.

We partnered with Carrickfergus Sailing Club and Carrickfergus Marina to organise this major sailing event, sponsored by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Abbey Insurance, Carrick Marine Projects, JP Corry, Survitec Group and Translink Staff Charity. Continue…

Competition sailing returns to BLS

Competitive sailing for people living with disabilities returns to Carrickfergus over the weekend 12-13 August when we partner with Carrickfergus Sailing Club and Carrickfergus Marina to host the prestigious inter-province President’s Cup regatta incorporating the Hansa 303 Class Irish National Championship, sponsored by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Continue…

Disabled Access Day

Our third engagement with Disabled Access Day – a day to celebrate good access and create opportunities for people to try something new – was the most ambitious so far, with a Festival of the Sea ‘try sailing’ event at Carrickfergus Waterfront on Saturday 11 March. It was a resounding success with great help from our wonderful Volunteers, Continue…

RYANI awards for BLS volunteers

BLS volunteers featured strongly in the RYA Northern Ireland annual awards at Royal Ulster Yacht Club, Bangor recently. With 13 prize winners, 90 guests and five Olympians in attendance, the prestigious ceremony, which took place on Friday November 11th, recognised successful sailors, rising stars and volunteers who have made a positive difference to the sport over the last year. Continue…

Volunteer Awards @ Belfast City Hall

We had an amazing evening on Saturday 5th November in Belfast City Hall. The High Sheriff, Alderman Jim Rodgers O.B.E., had kindly nominated Belfast Lough Sailability as one of his chosen charities and granted us the use of the magnificent Great Hall to hold our Volunteer Recognition Awards Dinner.  Continue…

Volunteer Recognition Dinner – Belfast City Hall

Calling all BLS members, family and friends: we want you to join us for a once in a lifetime event in the magnificent Belfast City Hall.

We are delighted to announce that Councillor Jim Rodgers, O.B.E., High Sheriff of Belfast City Council, has nominated Belfast Lough Sailability as one of his chosen charities. As part of his nomination, Belfast Lough Sailability will have the use of the Great Hall of Belfast City Hall to host our Volunteer Recognition Dinner on Saturday 5th November 2016, 6pm. Continue…

Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival

We were delighted to be invited back to Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival over the late May Bank Holiday weekend, with two of our Hawk 20 keelboats, Arica and Tamarind and the fully accessible powerboat Sea Rover offering trips on the Lagan with our safety RIB Fergus in attendance. Continue…