Honda Youth RIB Challenge.

Well done to all those who took part in the Honda Youth RIB Challenge.

We had some great powerboat driving in tricky conditions.

The winner of each age group qualifies for the Regional Final at East Antrim Boat Club (Larne) on Saturday 9th May 2009!

The results were;

Conor McLaughlin 0 min 47 secs
T.J O’Neill 0 min 53 secs
Cillian Gilroy Vallely 1 min 10 secs
Owen Reddington 1 min 16 secs

Jack McCann 0 min 53 secs
Sean Ritson 1 min 0 secs
Eoin Ritson 1 min 5 secs
Joseph McCann 1 min 9 secs
Aidan Ritson 1 min 15 secs

Big congratulations to Jack and Conor who qualify for the Regional Final, where they could go on to the National Final in September at have the chance to win a RIB for the Club!!!

There is a possibilty of 2nd place in each age group also being able to take part in the Regional Final and I shall be in contact if this becomes available.

Regional Final at East Antrim Boat Club
Registration 0900 – 0930 followed by practice in RYA rib
Draw for Running Order 0945
Timed Runs begin 1000
Prize Giving 1400

For any info on the Regional Final, please contact me on 07739773809. Entry is free.

John Lowry

Easter at the Boat Club

Easter Saturday – 11th April – 9.30PM
Music in the bar with Fergal and Tim
Everyone Welcome

Easter Sunday – 12th April – 2.30PM
Dinghy Sailing – Emily Tankard

Easter Monday – 13th April – 2.30PM
Dinghy Sailing – Easter Egg Race

Easter Monday – 13th April – 8.00PM
Italian Night
Fundraising event aid of boat park security
Music with Cliff McKenna
Tickets £10
(Contact Michael – 07803115294)

New Season

The first race of the dinghy sailing season kicks off on the 5th April (next Sunday) at 11.30.

More details and fixtures lists will appear soon,  in the mean time have a look at the latest ebb & flow.

The Future of Cruising

Below are details of a conference organised by RYA NI.

Saturday 24 January 2009
Royal Ulster Yacht Club, Bangor

Stuart Carruthers, RYA’s Cruising Manager, will start the day with an overview of the crunch issues for cruising sailors. Top yacht designer, Nigel Irens, who among other things is famous for designing record breaking racing catamarans for both Ellen McArthur and Francis Joyon and the Westernman cruising yachts as currently sailed by Tom Cunliffe, will discuss boat design and development. Professor David Last of the Royal Institute of Navigation will speak about electronic navigation while Capt Robert McCabe of Irish Lights will talk about more traditional aids to navigation. Further sessions will cover safety, and ‘Smelling the Roses’ – about voyaging further and/or keeping one’s boat abroad.

For more details follow this link

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