LOUGH EXPLORATION Date: Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 June Time: Various Venue: Belfast Marina Join us on a magical exploration and sailing experience of Belfast Lough on board the Brian Boru, a classic traditional gaff rigged
wooden sailing ketch.
CLASS B: Traditionally rigged vessels (ie gaff rigged
sloops, ketches, yawls and schooners) with an LOA of less than 40 metres and with a waterline length (LWL) of at least 9.
He said: "It's a 92 foot gaff rigged
schooner built in Liverpool.
This year's event will also feature a strong contingent of One Design Glasses as well as the visual allure of the old school classics including the historic 18-foot skiffs and gaff rigged
For readers who sail all types of yachts, from a gaff rigged
classic to weekend cruiser to high tech racer.
The first winner was Sir James Fairfax's boat Magic, a 48-foot gaff rigged
sloop and one of the crack yachts sailing at the Squadron in the 1880's.
We are heartened by the number of applications for entry at this early stage and it's good to see some familiar names: Nigel Stoke with his beautiful classic yacht Fidelis, celebrating 40 years since its line honours win in 1966; Paul O'Connell with Katinka, David Kent from the ACT, backing up again with Gillawa, Sean Langman with Maluka, his classic restored 1932 gaff rigged
Ranger; and Alex Whitworth with his Brolga 33 Berrimilla.