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Yacht racing on the Clyde and Belfast Lough

Yacht racing on the Clyde and Belfast Lough

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Published by MacLure, MacDonald & Co. in Glasgow .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementreproduced from photographs specially taken by MacLure, MacDonald & Co.. Season 1898.
ContributionsMacLure, MacDonald & Co.
The Physical Object
Pagination60plates :
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20730215M

  Sail no. 4 of that class was HALCYONE, owned for her first five seasons by Lurgan linen manufacturer and merchant, G. Herbert Brown, JP, of Helen’s Bay, by Bangor, Belfast Lough. The class, including Mr Brown’s HALCYONE, did race at the Clyde Fortnight during their first few seasons, so the Clyde is still up for grabs as the location. North West Venturers Yacht Club (NWVYC) August 5 at PM Left Ardglass and headed North, passed Donaghadee before entering Belfast Lough and made our way to Abercorn Basin marina, next to the Titanic exhibition centre.

Popular racing and social programme through the Largs Sailing Club; On-water fuel, gas and sewage pump out open 24/7; Award winning Scotts restaurant and coffee shop; Troon Yacht Haven – At the southern end of Firth of Clyde, Troon is a popular destination for boaters starting their Scottish adventures. The large harbour walls protect the. Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club is located in Cultra, County Down, Northern Ireland on the south shore of Belfast Lough. The club is one of the clubs on the lough that form part of the Belfast Lough Yachting Conference Belfast Lough Yachting Conference.

Route 2: Firth of Clyde to the Antrim coast and Belfast Lough. The return trip fits into a week, or can be done in an active long weekend if the tides are favourable. From the upper Firth, Lamlash and Troon are the convenient departure points on the most direct route, a 56 mile crossing to Belfast Lough . The sq ft gaff rig was replaced with a modern bermudan sailplan of Ratsey & Lapthorne design. A petrol engine was fitted just before WW2 and after the war she was sold to Northern Ireland owners who raced her successfully in Belfast Lough. Her longest period of ownership began in when George Jarvis returned her to the Clyde.


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Yacht racing on the Clyde and Belfast Lough Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ballyholme Yacht Club‘s ‘Regatta’ last weekend went a long way in these ‘new normal’ times, to fulfil the usual criteria for a standard regatta, but minus the visitors and the usual socialising and tea and buns was a two-day event with adult and cadet racing, a Ladies race, Stand up Paddleboarding and open sea swimming for adults and children.

Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club is located in Cultra, County Down, Northern Ireland on the south shore of Belfast Lough This article contains content that is written like an advertisement.

Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external links, and by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point. Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough has taken a big step and will hold a two-day club regatta this weekend, (1st and 2nd August), for members only, but it will be an adapted ‘regatta’, run to the new normal within both government and RYA guidelines.

It won’t, therefore, be a regatta in the usual sense in that while there will be plenty of on the water activity, there will be no.

Cadet Summer Sailing at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club on Belfast Lough is proving popular with much interest in the scheme which starts on Monday next (13th July). Rear Commodore Sailing Jonny Millar, Cadet Officers John Driscoll and Gillian Killiner and the Hon Sailing Secretary Denis Todd have put together an attractive though restricted programme for the : Betty Armstrong.

The Royal Northern Yacht Club is, in point of seniority, the fifth oldest club in the kingdom. It has a somewhat unique history, for, though a Scotch club, it was originally formed at Belfast.

It was founded in the autumn ofand several Clyde yachtsmen joined it. ALINE is immortalised tramping across the Clyde off Gourock under this rig in Ian G Gilchrist’s book of late s Clyde sailing portraits, “Call of the Wind”.Location: UK. Royal Ulster Yacht Club The first yacht club established on Belfast Lough was, as already stated in these pages, the Royal Northern.

That club, as we have seen, after forming a branch on the Clyde, developed into a Clyde club—at any rate, the Clyde section seceded from the original one, and settled at Rothesay. The Cadets at Ballyholme Yacht Club in Bangor Co Down on Belfast Lough are split into two sections; the beginners called Dolphins and those who have completed Stage 3 – Sharks.

In order to reduce the numbers on the slipway and afloat at any one time, the Sharks had their turn last Saturday. After the much-delayed return to the water due to COVID, a great turnout of 18 Toppers enjoyed a.

A year after William Fife III had launched the comparatively racy Cork Harbour One Design (CHOD) he produced a class that was to maximize on comfort, rather than speed, for members of the six local yachting centres around the Harbour of Carrikfergus.

The BLOD, or Sea-Bird Class, with each boat being named after a sea bird, was launched in The idea was for one-design racing in a. Ireland’s oldest inland sailing race will take place on August 22nd, with up to 30 sailboats taking part in the Cong-Galway Race.

Ashford Castle has been announced as the race sponsor, a partnership which is made even more special through a shared connection with the famous Guinness family. MARIQUITA,practicing in the Largs channel with Arran's Sleeping Warrior * The William Fife designed Yachts return to the birthplace of these historic yachts, the Scotland's pre-eminent yacht designer and builder for the 4th Fife Regatta on the Clyde 28th June-5th July Photo:Marc Turner.

The first yacht club on the Clyde was the Northern Yacht Club, which appeared in and received its Royal Warrant in The club was founded to organise and encourage the sport, and by Scottish and Irish clubs were racing against each other on the Clyde.

Bangor, Northern Ireland: The coastal path between here and Belfast is a popular walking route with views of Belfast Lough The Royal Ulster Yacht Club building at. The Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club served up another truly fantastic RS Elite Championship on Belfast Lough from August, sponsored by Brewin Dolphin.

With top Elite Class sailors from Ireland, Scotland and England as well as two Irish Olympians and a touch of glamour added by ex Miss Northern Ireland, Tiffany Brien (fresh from a season competing in a 49er FX) it was always.

This unique Big Class WILLIAM FIFE Racing Yacht has been designed and built by William Fife III. She was launched in at Fairlie on the Clyde in Scotland. In this classic sloop was restor. The following year he designed two new ODs for Belfast Lough; a 15ft LWL and a 25ft LWL class, which were 24ft and 37ft on deck and known as Class II and Class I respectively.

HC Folkard, writing about the classes in his book The Sailing Boat, said “the utmost care and forethought” ensured “the cost of the boats should meet the. These elegant and supremely efficiently rigged yawls represented the final expression of an intense turn of the 19th Century period of one design class development on Belfast Lough during which the concept of the bone fide cruiser racer was born, refined and perfected.

The RS Elites are the fastest growing Keelboat in Belfast Lough and here at RNIYC the fleet has grown to 13 in a relatively short time, with 20 on the Lough in general (three in Bangor, two in Carrickfergus and two in Belfast). We now have sister fleets in Strangford Lough and Lough Neagh.

Belfast Lough Yachting Conference (BLYC) is the association of all the clubs in and around Belfast Lough that run Regattas and sailboat racing.

The prime function of the BLYC is to coordinate the efforts of these clubs with particular responsibility for co- ordinating the Regatta dates. - George H.

Ross, Cultra, Belfast Lough - William J. Jackson, Cultra, Belfast Lough - F.P. Rankin, Clyde - James C. Guthrie, Clyde (who commissioned the Mylne Bermudan rig) - Walter Diack McRoberts, Clyde - TD & GW Cartwright, Clyde.

Clyde Cruising Club Members are entitled to a discount of up to 40% if ordering through the CCC office. Digital Versions. CCC Sailing Directions are also available in a PDF version. This provides an identical format to that of the printed books which can be viewed on a phone, tablet or laptop.

To buy a CCC/Imray PDF book use the link, 'Buy PDF.The Series started with a mile race round the Mull of Kintyre via Belfast Lough to Crinan. After the second leg of the Tobermory Race, itself in company with the rest of the Clyde Cruising Club fleet, there were three Olympic triangle races in increasingly strong winds in the area north of Tobermory.In and around Belfast Lough, whose yachtsmen are numbered amongst the keenest and best in the whole kingdom, there have been many flourishing sailing clubs.

By the fusion of two of these – the Ulster Sailing Club and the Cultra Sailing Club—inthe North of Ireland Yacht Club was formed.