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    Belfast Maritime Festival 2023

    Belfast Lough Sailability was delighted to be invited by Belfast City Council to participate in the Belfast Maritime Festival on 9th & 10th September at the Abercorn Basin. The weather was spectacular which made the on the water trips and activities even more fun. Our three Hawk 20’s, Alexander, Arica and Tamarind, supported by our safety rib Doug Smyth, provided taster sessions on the River Lagan and Abercorn Basin for

    Published 09:09 on 13 Sep 2023

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    RYA NI Sailability Regatta 2023

    *** UPDATE *** The day has arrived! Here is a synopsis of the weather at Carrickfergus Sailing Club today: Due to the cancellation of the 2023 Presidents Cup, we are proud to introduce the inaugural RYA NI Sailability Regatta. Grateful to RYA NI for their support of this event. It is hoped this will be an annual event between the Sailability Clubs in Ulster (Belfast Lough Sailability, Lough Erne Sailability and

    Published 23:14 on 10 Aug 2023

  • Cross the Lough Swim 2023

    On Saturday, June 17, Arthur Marshall, Chris Soeters, Conor Sheridan, Mark Francey, Neil Campbell, Ray Williams, Pamela Kane, Kathleen Monteverde, Brian Critchley, Dave Rowlands, Alan Baxter, Stephen Hicks, Marty Wilgaus, Ally Cardwell and Rachael Horne will swim from Grey Point, Co Down to Carrickfergus, coming ashore on the beach next to the castle. Organiser Gary Davison explained: The straight-line distance of the swim is 3.02 nautical miles, however considering the tide and open water swim the distance

    Published 18:15 on 18 Jun 2023

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    First Aid

    Congratulations to the 6 volunteers who passed their RYA First Aid Course on 11 June 2023

    Published 18:59 on 11 Jun 2023

  • 2023 Season is underway

    We welcome back our Volunteers and Participants to BLS for 2023! Wednesdays are open sessions Saturdays are members training sessions Please ensure you let either the Volunteer Coordinator or Participant Coordinator know you plan to attend! Dont be a stranger!

    Published 18:07 on 3 May 2023

  • 2023 Season is starting!

    Belfast Lough Sailability is opening for Saturday morning members training sessions from 1st April 2023 - please let us know that you are attending to allow us to plan accordingly Our usual open sessions commence Wednesday 3rd May 2023. As we need to use a booking in system, if you are interested in attending this session please notify us by emailing

    Published 11:45 on 28 Jan 2023

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    Presidents Cup 2022

    Belfast Lough Sailability hosted the 2022 Presidents Cup, Hansa National Championships and 2.4mtr Nationals. Great sailing conditions, good food, excellent company ashore what more could you want. It was a pleasure hosting the event again meeting up with our friends from the other Sailability groups. Team Ulster comprising of sailors from BLS, Lough Erne and Lough Foyle retained the trophy for another year Inaugurated by Paralympian John Twomey this

    Published 18:59 on 6 Jul 2022

  • 2022 Season is starting!

    Belfast Lough Sailability is opening for Wednesday evening sessions on Wednesday 14th June. We need to use a booking in system if you are interested in attending this session please notify us by emailing

    Published 14:49 on 5 Jun 2022

  • Policy Documents

    We have published v4.0 of the BLS Policy Document - Navigate to RESOURCES -> DOCUMENTATION -> BLS Policy Documents This is a working document and will be updated as required

    Published 20:10 on 29 Nov 2021

  • Last Wednesday Session for 2021

    After a long lockdown period, it's been great getting back out on the water! We hope you have adjusted to the booking system which allows more planning of boats/volunteers and gives us better visibility of numbers/resources available and to assist with COVID regulations. Unfortunately, the dark nights are creeping in and our last Wednesday Session for 2021 will be 8th September, the night will finish with an end of season BBQ!

    Published 11:37 on 30 Aug 2021

  • BLS Regatta and BBQ 2021

    On Saturday 7 August 2021, we will host a Regatta and BBQ Please click on the following links for more information on the BLS Notice of Racing.pdf and Sailing Instructions

    Published 09:31 on 2 Aug 2021

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    Belfast Lough Swim 2021

    BLS is proud to assist in the 2021 Belfast Lough Swim, taking place on Saturday 10 July 2021. This will see a group swim from Greys Point to Carrickfergus. Proceeds will be split between Dementia NI and Belfast Lough Sailability. Thursday 5 August 2021 Tonight we handed over the monies raised from the Belfast Lough Swim 2021. Both Dementia NI and Belfast Lough Sailability received a total of £3170:00 each. Once

    Published 20:00 on 5 Jul 2021

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