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East Antrim Boat Club at Larne Runs Successful Discover Sailing Session

7th June 2022
GP14 sailor Curly Morris at the helm of an East Antrim Boat Club dinghy during the recent Discover Sailing session at Larne
GP14 sailor Curly Morris at the helm of an East Antrim Boat Club dinghy during the recent Discover Sailing session at Larne

East Antrim Boat Club at Larne recently ran a very successful Discover Sailing Open Day when 29 people turned up to sample the sport under the guidance of 41 club volunteers. The mastermind behind the effort for what was reportedly a fantastic day at the club was EABC RYA Principal, Debbie Hanna.

Conditions were kind with a good breeze and 17 signed up to take part in the forthcoming courses at the Club.

Commodore Lucy Whitford was delighted with the response, "We had an absolutely brilliant day and everyone who attended seemed to enjoy getting out on the water. Events like these need lots of volunteers and I would like to thank all our club members for their support during the day”.

The courses are all Adult (17 and over) Level 1 Learn to Sail are held on Thursdays in June and on Saturday 18th, and on Thursdays in July and on Saturday 23rd. 

Debbie Hanna with left Michael Kane and James Keenan of East Antrim Boat ClubDebbie Hanna with (left) Michael Kane and James Keenan of East Antrim Boat Club

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down

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