2013 race launched at Coleraine Yacht Club
FOLLOWING the phenomenal success of last year’s 24 Hour Race, Coleraine Yacht Club has today, Saturday 11th May, announced that the unique race will once again become an annual event on the Northern Ireland yachting calendar.
Set to take place this year on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, the 24 hour race takes place on the River Bann
Membership - a word that typically sparks two reactions in people. When you hear the word do you feel a sense of pride and affiliation to a particular group or organisation close to your heart? Or do you instantly turn off and think ‘more money!’ Over the past 18 months the RYA has been working extremely hard on making sure RYA membership actually does a job for everyone it can do, regardless of someone’s particular interest areas or motivations.
Conor Quinn of Carlingford Lough Yacht Club led the way for the 7 selected sailors from the RYANI Junior Squad who were competing at the 27th Eric Twiname Final against teams from England, Scotland and Wales.
RYA Planning & Environment Manager Caroline Price attended a meeting with the Department of Environment NI last week. Accompanied by Maeve Bell, RYANI Cruising and Environmental Volunteer, Caroline attended a stakeholder meeting which gave an update on the progress of the Marine Bill in NI and launched the NI Strategy for Marine Protected Areas.