BLS wins Disability Sport NI’s ‘Inclusive Club Award’

We are very proud to have been presented with the Inclusive Club Award for disability clubs by Disability Sport NI.

It’s wonderful to have been recognised as a sports club that positively includes people with disabilities. Nominations were open to both mainstream and disability sports clubs who have made noteworthy improvements or introduced innovative programmes to include people with disabilities in the last twelve months. 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…

Summer Scheme

Our Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland supported 2016 Summer Scheme at Carrickfergus between 18 and 22 July will offer free of charge fully accessible sailing and motor boat handling sessions on Belfast Lough to people living with disabilities, and create volunteering opportunities – including for those working towards the Duke of Edinburgh and President’s Award Schemes. Sailing experience is not a prerequisite. Continue…

Annual Dinner and Prize-Giving

Sponsored by Arigna  – enabling Education and Training for people with disabilities and learning difficulties.

We would like to thank our sponsors ‘Arigna’ for their support in making this very special evening – on Saturday 12th March 2016 at Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus – so enjoyable. The BLS Annual Dinner and Prize-Giving is an opportunity to acknowledge our wonderful volunteers in good company. Thanks also to our guests on the evening for their invaluable support to our group. Continue…