East Antrim Flotilla Will Set Sail for Bangor Town Regatta

Posted: 4/5/2022

    East Antrim Boat Club has a proud record of top achievements in the sport of sailing and come Bangor Town Regatta at the end of June a flotilla of boats from the Larne based club will be hoping to be among prizewinners at that event.

    Making the journey by trailer or by sea will be Ian Patterson and Sue Kitson in the Viper sportsboat Sid, featured recently in Afloat. Peter and his son Gavin Doig and their crew in Jack, a very fast J92; Gavin’s uncle Richard and his crew in the GK24 Sirius; Tom Jobling et al who have been regulars on the Belfast Lough Yachting Conference scene in the Bolero Prodigal, and a past World GP 14 champion Mark Fekkes in his standard First Class 8 Money for Nothing.

    Long time EABC member and club historian Tom Jobling is looking forward to the event; “Although cruiser racing on Larne Lough remains as keen as ever, the crew of Prodigal, - my quarter-ton Bolero - are excited as indeed I am, to finally return to Belfast Lough - very much, our happy hunting ground. We are expecting nothing less than four days of champagne sailing and to enjoy RUYC’s renowned après sail. So, keep a weather eye out for the EABC flotilla which will arrive during the Wednesday before BTR opens its doors”.

    Article by Betty Armstrong

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