Upcoming Events

Tue 07 Jan - Tue 22 Apr - RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course (Carrickfergus Sailing Club)
Sun 30 Mar - Sun 04 May - Spring Series (Carrickfergus Sailing Club)
Sat 05 Apr - Sat 10 May - Beginner Coaching (Carrickfergus Sailing Club)
Sun 13 Apr - Sun 13 Apr - Irish Boat Jumble (Carrickfergus Sailing Club)
Mon 14 Apr - Mon 14 Apr - Management Board Meeting (Carrickfergus Sailing Club)
Wed 16 Apr - Racing Rules Evening (Carrickfergus Sailing Club)
Sat 19 Apr - Sun 20 Apr - Laser Munster Championship (All Rigs) [1] (Baltimore Sailing Club)
Tue 29 Apr - Tue 29 Apr - Boat Jumble Debrief (Carrickfergus Sailing Club)
Sat 03 May - Glenarm Race (NIOPS) (Royal Ulster Yacht Club)
Sat 03 May - Sun 04 May - Topper Leinster Championships (National Yacht Club)
Tue 06 May - Thu 10 Jul - Summer Series (Carrickfergus Sailing Club, Rodgers Quay, Carrickfergus, United Kingdom)
Sat 10 May - Bangor Cruise
Mon 12 May - Mon 12 May - Management Board Meeting (Carrickfergus Sailing Club)

Carrickfergus Sailing Club - rising from the ashes!

"The Phoenix List"
Furniture and fittings that are needed to complete the clubhouse.
Could you buy some of these for the club by donating the price?
Folding Table, Dining Chair, Stacking chair, Bar stool, Bar table,Table legs,
Computer, Carpet, Office desk, Hand Dryer, CCTV camera, TV, Projector, Notice board


Some pictures from the first race of the Spring Series

Irish Boat Jumble - Sunday 13 April - Information for Members

The Jumble is nearly upon us! And the Project Team are working flat out to ensure that the Club benefits as much as possible from the event to boost the building fund with much needed funds. We really hope that the Members will work with us and support the event.

If anyone has a couple of hours to spare over the weekend and is prepared to help out, please contact Maran Irwin on 07773568721. The gate will need to be manned from Friday evening until after the Jumble and there are countless other matters for which a little help would be appreciated.

Members passes are available from the bar at a cost of £4 and include a bar voucher worth £4 on the day. These will be available up until the bar closes on 12th.
Bar opening times over the weekend are:
Friday 11th 1200 until late Music by the Shambolics
Sat 12th 1200 until late
Sun 13th 1200 until late

To permit set up for the event and for safety reasons, no (non-trader) vehicles will be able to enter the site from 1800 on Friday 11th.

Any Members who are availing of the Members Car Boot offer will need to be set up by 0930 and their vehicles removed – or the vehicle will have to remain on site until the close of the event. Our insurers require that there will be no unavoidable vehicle movement during the Jumble.

Don’t forget to clear your garage/roofspace/shed/drawers/boat etc and bring all unwanted items to the club stall. Nigel, Dennis & Drew will be there from 1200 until 1800 on Saturday 12th to receive and list the items. The stall made almost £1500 last year due to the generosity of Members donating items to sell. We can still sell your items and take a commission if you choose this option.
Please let us know of any interesting items so that we can advertise them on the Jumble website. (anchors, engines, dinghys,etc.etc).

Thank you for your support in all of the above

Trevor Kirkpatrick - Commodore

Lifeboat Quiz - Thursday 3rd April 2014


Thursday 3rd April 8pm.

Our Quizmaster Jennifer has kindly agreed to arrange some suitable questions for a Quiz in aid of the RNLI.

Price per person will be £3.00 - £2 for RNLI and your usual £1 for the prize kitty.

Spring Series Amendment

A small amendment has been published for the Spring Series as follows:
"Insert new Sailing Instruction 9.2 as follows and renumber subsequent instructions in this section."
"9.2 Missing marks may be replaced with Round Red marks in approximately the same position."

Competitors travelling form Belfast direction should be aware of the road works on the Shore Road which are having an impact on journey times, even on Sundays.

Sailors meetings over the next few weeks

Cruising Evening - Wednesday 2nd April 7:30pm

This is an informal meeting to discuss cruising and water based social events in the coming season.
A cruising secretary will be elected to represent members.
Got an idea to share for this summer? Come have your say!


Racing Sailors Evening - Wednesday 9th April 7:30pm

This will be an informal meeting to discuss racing in the coming 2014 season.
Topics for discussion will include: Handicaps, Changes to the racing rules, Belfast Lough Regattas, Crew membership, Rescue Cover, Summer Series Format
This is the perfect opportunity to have your questions answered by the Race Management Team.
Suggestions and comments on Club racing are greatly appreciated!


Racing Rules Evening - Wednesday 16th April 7:30pm

Speaker: Denis Todd, RYA National Judge and Regional Rules Advisor
Aimed at experienced and novice sailors alike.
Have you kept up to date with the 2013-2016 rule changes?
Topics will include: starts, marks and giving room, rules for when boats meet, protests and arbitration explained and more!
Opportunity to ask questions and have situations clarified.


Spring Series

Racing starts again this Sunday 30th March
Morning racing for Dinghies, Afternoon racing for Cruisers and RS Elites

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