Update from the Committee

Slipway Progress

The contractor managed to get the first two pours of concrete done as planned last week but unfortunately due to the closure of the concrete supplier the planned third pour did not take place to the area where you will see the reinforcement in place. The contractor worked right up until Saturday 28th March but it looks as though works will now be suspended for the foreseeable future.

You will note temporary rock placement and lot of rock sitting on original slip for storage reduces full width of slip in certain photographs!

Other Sailing News

Four RS Quba’s are loaded up for transportation from RS in Southampton to CSC. Hopefully they will delivered soon, and in time for us starting up sailing activities. Additionally the race marks are all launched to enable a quick start to the season once we get the all clear.

Now the contractor is off site the boatpark and main gates are closed. Access, if absolutely necessary, can be arranged in advance by emailing yard@carrickfergussc.org    


The Club and its grounds remain closed and while we are missing our sailing and our socialising the most important thing for now is the health and wellbeing of our members and staff.

We all need to do our best to stop the spread of Coronavirus and the best way to do this is to STAY AT HOME


  • only go outside for food, health reasons (collect medicines or for daily exercise)
  • if you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times;
  • stop all unnecessary travel;
  • do not meet with friends and family – keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media;
  • you can ring NHS111 for information or advice and they will help you decide if you need to contact your GP;
  • wash your hands well and often, and avoid touching your face


If any of our vulnerable or elderly members require assistance or support, please contact secretary@carrickfergussc.org or contact us via social media

For up to date advice please refer to: www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/covid-19-coronaviruswww.gov.uk/coronavirus

Carrickfergus Sailing Club Boat Details List update request

The Club has been requested by the Belfast Lough Yachting Conference to update its list of member’s boats for 2020.

Can you please check the list of boat details on the club website and advise us of any updates:

Has a boat you owned left the club or been sold to someone else in the club?

Are there any errors or omissions in the information we have about your boat?

Have you bought a new boat?

We will list the details for any member’s boat on our website, but for it to be included in the list of BLYC booklet for boats that go to regattas a valid sail number must be included.

If you intend to race in any of the NHC keelboat classes either within the club or at Belfast Lough regattas then we need to know the make and model of your boat to locate the base number from the RYA.

The current details we hold for members boats are shown on the club website at: http://www.carrickfergussc.org/boat-details/

Please advise any changes to steve.atkinson@carrickfergussc.org as soon as possible.

Thanks for your assistance

Steve Atkinson on behalf of the Sailing Committee

Activity Update

Further to the email issued on 17th March the General Committee can clarify that all organised activity at Carrickfergus Sailing Club is suspended until 30th April. This includes club racing, training, bar and restaurant as well as all social events.

When they are on site, the slip contractors open the main gates and this will also give access to the boat yard. Should you require access at any other time please make an advanced request by emailing yard@carrickfergussc.org

The Committee will continue to update members over the coming weeks when there is further advice available from the Government and other organisations.

The health and safety of our members and those in the local community remain our priority through this difficult time. If you find yourself isolated or in need of support or assistance please contact secretary@carrickfergussc.org

Irish Boat Jumble 2020 – Coronavirus Update

In light of the very recent advice/recommendations from UK and International Governments, the Organising Committee has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Jumble due to have been held on 3 May at Carrickfergus Sailing Club.

The health of our members, traders, visitors and staff has to be our priority at this time.

A date for the 2021 Jumble will be agreed in the coming months and the website updated accordingly.

Slipway update

The slipway widening project got underway at the start of February and got hit by the unprecedented series of storms which occurred this winter and certainly presented the contractor CIVCO with unexpected challenges. The good news however is that whilst progress is behind that anticipated good progress has been made in the last couple of weeks and with the temporary coffer dam in place excavation has progressed as the drone photos will show and whilst the rock armour is only temporary at the moment the work to pour the slip should be happening very soon and then the armour can be permanently placed in position.

IMORTANT Update for all members – Covid 19 (Coronavirus)

In light of the very recent advice/recommendations from UK Government, the Committee has made the decision to temporarily close Carrickfergus Sailing Club.

The health and safety of our members, visitors and staff has to be our priority at this time.

The Committee will continue to update members over the coming days and weeks when there is further advice available from the Government and other organisations.

In the meantime if you find yourself isolated or in need of support or advice please email secretary@carrickfergussc.org

IMORTANT Note to all members – Covid 19 (Coronavirus)

As you will be aware, we are all facing an unprecedented international health situation. The committee has been monitoring Government and PHA advice regarding Coronavirus. When in club premises we ask that if you cough or sneeze, use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose, throw it away carefully after use and wash and dry your hands. 

In line with current guidelines we request that members help us by staying away from the club if you –

• Have been to any of the Category 1 or 2 countries* in the last 14 days or

• Have been in close contact with someone who has been to a Category 1 or 2 country in the last 14 days

• Have been in close contact with someone displaying symptoms of Coronavirus**

• Feel unwell or are displaying any symptoms of Coronavirus.

The committee is doing all we can to safeguard our members, and we appreciate your cooperation in this challenging time. 

If you have a positive diagnosis of Coronavirus please contact the Hon Secretary by email secretary@carrickfergussc.org to advise if you have been in club premises. 

If you find yourself isolated and need support please do not hesitate to email secretary@carrickfergussc.org

* See PHA website  https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/covid-19-coronavirus for latest information on Category 1 and 2 countries.

** Flu-like symptoms including cough, fever, breathing difficulties.

The show must go on!!

Although the Ireland match had been cancelled we are still running our St Patrick’s Day Shenanigans! Drinks promotions and bar snacks during the Wales v Scotland match.
Then between 8pm and 10pm we have a FREE Supper, and drinks promotions and Irish themed shots! The craic will be ninety!!!


To celebrate we are delighted to announce that the second Women on Water Festival will be held at Carrickfergus Sailing Club and Belfast Lough Sailability!!

Ladies get the 6th June 2020 into your diaries as you don’t want to miss this awesome day! A day full of activities, meeting new people and having lots of fun!!

No experience needed or you can be a lifelong sailor we want to see you all there enjoying a great day out!!

Bookings will be opening soon so keep an eye on this page!

We look forward to seeing you on 6th June 2020!!!

#WOW #ITD #boating #trysomethingnew #togetheronthewater #ryani #carrickfergussailingclub #belfastloughsailability