Tall Ships Races – 2nd – 5th July 2015

Belfast Tall Ships 2015

Belfast Lough Sailability has been chosen as one of the five charities being showcased at the Belfast Tall Ships Event which is being held from Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th July 2015. The five charities are

Mission to Seafarers‘, ‘RNLI (The Lifeboats)‘, ‘Sea Cadets‘, ‘Ocean Youth Trust‘ and ‘ Belfast Lough Sailability’.

This is the first time at a Tall Ships event that individual charities will be working together as a collective. The five charities, all with a maritime link, will be holding a variety of fundraising activities leading up to and during the three day event extravaganza that takes place at both sides of the river Lagan in the maritime area of Belfast encompassing Clarendon Dock, the Abercorn Basin and the Titanic Quarter. Visit the Tall Ships 2015 Charity Twitter Garden at the Tall Ships 2015 Charity Marquee – Fun for all the family. The five charities were appointed by the Tall Ships Company Ltd.

The aims and objectives of Belfast Lough Sailability are to provide sailing and associated water-based activities to people with disabilities who might otherwise never have the opportunity to participate. Our group is delighted to be given the opportunity to demonstrate our specialised sail boats to the wider community at the Belfast Tall Ships event 2015.

Our usual area of operation is Carrickfergus Marina and Harbour and the sheltered waters of Belfast Lough. As well as an opportunity to go out onto the water, Belfast Lough Sailability offers volunteering opportunities to those with and without disabilities and is available for individuals and also group bookings.

Through being showcased at the Belfast Tall Ships event, we at Belfast Lough Sailability look forward to seeing newcomers come along to our open sessions offering sailing, boating and kayaking to people with disabilities. Every Wednesday evening at 7pm you will find us in the Cabin at the gates of Carrickfergus Sailing Club in the maritime area of Carrickfergus – April to September.

Anne Taylor, Chair of Belfast Lough Sailability said:

‘Belfast Lough Sailability is delighted to be working together with our four partner maritime charities to raise awareness and attract volunteers.

We look forward to welcoming everyone to our two charity marquees and also being a part of what is marked to be the biggest and best maritime event to ever take place in Belfast and Northern Ireland. Special thanks go to the Tall Ships Company Ltd for bringing us together as a collective group and giving us this opportunity.’