Waverley Class Anniversary

This year marks the 110th Anniversary of the Waverley class, a small yacht raced in Belfast Lough. The Waverley was designed by John Wylie and had a class rule that the boats should take their names from characters in Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels. There is currently a display in the entrance area of Ballyholme… Continue reading Waverley Class Anniversary

First Laser Sail of 2013

I have been a bit busy playing on big boats recently to sail a Laser and so have missed the start of the Icebreaker series in 2013. 3 races in fact. Hoping to rectify that today I ventured down to the club to see if I remembered how to rig a Laser. The sun was… Continue reading First Laser Sail of 2013

New Year’s Day Sail

What better way to start a big year of sailing for me than a sail across Belfast Lough, from Bangor to Carrickfergus with a group of friends.           In squally but sunny conditions, we made good time across the Lough. There were remarkably few boats out on the water – the… Continue reading New Year’s Day Sail