Cockle Island Sailing Regatta

3.2A crew from Belfast Lough Sailability (BLS) Graham Moucka, David Todd and Paul Green on board Tamarind, a Hawk 20 sailboat, sailed across to North Down to take part in the Cockle Island Boat Club Sailing Regatta.

Cockle Island Boat Club has always been very supportive of BLS aims to offer sailing to those with disabilities. It was important that we make every effort to participate in this very important day for a Boat Club, the annual Regatta. And, it was the sort of weather that is perfect for a venture across the Lough to support our friends.

3.1Arriving with 15 minutes to go before the race it was perfect timing for the Carrickfergus crew and they found themselves in a perfect position for the start. Paul Green a BLS Volunteer said ‘With boats all around – all jockeying for position – the race was on. The bigger boats soon left us behind hurtling past with full sail and massive spinnakers. It was a great day out’. The BLS crew didn’t go ashore after the race was over but had thoroughly enjoyed their day out and on behalf of Belfast Lough Sailability would like to take this opportunity to thank Cockle Island Boat Club for their ongoing support of disabled sailing.