Try-a-Boat!

Our annual Try-a-Boat day is Saturday 21st May when it’s Open House, or rather Open Boat, at Carrickfergus Harbour from 1pm to 3pm. Along with Carrickfergus Sailing Club and Carrickfergus Sea Cadets, BLS will be offering an open session to the general public to ‘Try a Boat’, which could be anything from a kayak through all manner of sailing boats to a power cruiser. Continue…

North Channel Challenge

Carrickfergus-based Laser sailors Frank MacFarlane, Kyle Mercer and Neil Calvin were taking on the North Channel, sailing single-handed from Black Head at the mouth of Belfast Lough to Portpatrick on the Scottish coast on Sunday 13 September 2015, raising funds for Mencap in Northern Ireland, PIPS Charity and Belfast Lough Sailability. Continue…

A fun day on the water

BLS volunteers had fun day afloat and ashore on Saturday 22 August at Carrickfergus Sailing Club’s Annual Regatta. In the morning, four BLS Hansa 303s raced in their own class alongside the CSC Toppers, and in the afternoon the BLS Hawk 20s Alexander and Tamarind joined the handicap class. Continue…

Volunteer News

Here’s an update on the various awards and acclamations received by our Volunteers over the past month, especially at the Carrickfergus Marina based Hansa 303 Irish Championship for sailors with disabilities, 1st and 2nd August, when up to 100 volunteers were involved with all aspects of this prestigious event – a dynamic example of the positive power of volunteering. Continue…

Championship Event for Sailors with Disabilities

 

Carrickfergus’s First Ever Championship for Sailors with Disabilities… A warm invitation is extended to sailors with disabilities to participate in the Hansa 303 Irish Championship 2015 to be sailed on Belfast Lough, off Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2015. Continue…

Tall Ships Races Belfast 2015

Belfast Lough Sailability (BLS) would like to thank all their volunteers for the time and effort made over the period of the Tall Ships in Belfast. BLS had been chosen as one of the Official Five Charities being showcased at the Belfast Tall Ships Event Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th July 2015. Continue…