Belfast Harbour Commissioners to host RYANI Awards

2015 RYANI Annual Awards will continue to celebrate the successes of our sailors, volunteers and the clubs themselves, but will be celebrated in a standalone event, a move away from past link to the AGM (to he held 12th October).

The event will be held this year on 27th November in the grand setting of the Belfast Harbour Office. Belfast Harbour, who is celebrating another successful year which

What to expect being an RYANI Board Member

Royal Yachting Association Northern Ireland is currently looking to recruit volunteer Board members and members for the Training and Development Committee.  Do you have some spare time you would like to use to see the sport of sailing developed in Northern Ireland – if so, why not consider putting yourself forward to sit on either our Board of Directors or Training and Development Committee?  We talked to John Magowan as he

Artemis Offshore Academy sailors line up for Rolex Fastnet classic

This year marks 90th anniversary of the UK’s most iconic offshore event, the Rolex Fastnet Race.

A 603nm marathon from Cowes on the Isle of Wight to Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock off the southern tip of

Ireland, the Fastnet draws the best and the brave to its start line. A record 390 international crews and double-handed teams will line up this year, with giant mu

Yachting gold medallist takes on another sailing challenge

Local yachtswoman Jackie Patton along with other Ballyholme Yacht Club members Michael Ferguson and “Hammy” Baker has qualified to compete in the iconic Rolex Fastnet Yacht race (albeit in different yachts). Starting next Sunday 16th   August from the Royal Ocean Racing Club Cowes, the Fastnet is rated as the world’s largest and most notorious offshore race. Competitors, many of which are professional, ex Americas Cup crew and Olympians have had to qualify by achieving an ISAF offshore yachting qualification in addition to participating in two qualifying races. Each boat crew are expected to have competed in a minimum of 300 nautical miles together.