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Sailing

Photograph of sailing boats on Belfast Lough

With the sea on its doorstep and 1000 years of maritime history to draw on, it’s no surprise that Carrickfergus and Larne are a haven for seafaring pursuits.

The nautical nirvana of Carrickfergus has been further enhanced with the spectacular new Carrickfergus Marina, a home from home for all sailors, and holder of the prestigious 5 Gold Anchor and European Blue Flag status.  Sailing is a popular sport in Larne, and visitor berths are available from the East Antrim Boat Club in Larne Lough, Glenarm Harbour, Carnlough Harbour and Ballylumford Harbour.

The nautical nirvana of Carrickfergus has been further enhanced with the spectacular new Carrickfergus Marina, a home from home for all sailors, and holder of the prestigious 5 Gold Anchor and European Blue Flag status.

The County Antrim Yacht Club at Whitehead and Carrickfergus Sailing Club are bases for some of the province’s most expert helmsmen and women.  Others of the sailing fraternity are found in the Ocean Youth Trust, Sea Cadets and in clubs for Jet-Skiing, Wind-Surfing and Canoeing.

Competitive sailing events are held regularly in the Lough and the waters around Islandmagee are some of the best in Ireland for diving. North Irish Lodge can provide instruction and dives for experienced divers. Boat charter is also available.

For alternative watersports in Northern Ireland follow this link visit OutdoorNI.

Carrickfergus Marina
3 Quayside, Carrickfergus, BT38 8BJ
T: 028 9336 6666  
F: 028 9335 0505
E: marina.reception@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

County Antrim Yacht Club
Marine Parade,   Whitehead, BT38 9QP
T: 028 9337 2322 / 079 8956 3223
E: sail@cayc.co.uk
W: www.cayc.co.uk

Carrickfergus Sailing Club
Rodger’s Quay, Carrickfergus, BT38 8BJ
T: 028 9335 1402
F: 028 9335 9302
E: info@CarrickfergusSC.org
W: www.carrickfergussc.org

Ulster Cruising School
Rodger’s Quay, Carrickfergus, BT38 8BJ
T: 028 9336 8818
M: 07803 901 364
E: info@ulstercruising.com
W: www.ulstercruising.com

Belfast Lough Sailability
The Marina, 3 Quayside, Carrickfergus, BT38 8BJ
T: 028 9036 5035
E: beezer@utvinternet.com
W: www.belfastloughsailability.org.uk