Portaferry Sailing Club
38 Shore Road, Portaferry, 028427 28770

sailing for all



‘Sailing for All’ is a cross-community based project, organised by Portaferry Sailing and Social Club, aimed at reconnecting people with and giving them a better understanding of their environment, heritage and its people by giving them the opportunity to engage safely in organised healthy recreational activities.

Activities will include a programme of sailing based events providing free access primarily to people from Portaferry and the wider Strangford Lough and Lecale districts.
Proposed Events:.

Sail Taster:
Open to anyone who would like to get on the water and try sailing (no restriction except children must be accompanied by parents/guardian)
Designated weekends during May until the end of September.

Supervised Sunday Sail Training:
Open to children and young adults (restricted to two free sessions - children under 16 must be accompanied by parents/guardian)
Designated Sunday mornings during May until the end of September.

Competitive Weekly Sailing:
Open to boat owners or people who wish to experience competitive sailing
Designated Saturday afternoons and Wednesday evenings during May until September (must be arranged with the Club Sailing Secretary – again children must be accompanied by parents/guardian – boat owners are restricted to two free races)

Annual Regattas:
Open to all boat owners and people wanting to experience a unique annual maritime community event.
The ‘Narrows Regatta Series’ take place each year over four days during July (no restrictions except children must be accompanied by parents/guardian or have their written consent)

Club House Activities:
Open to all wishing to meet and engage with other like-minded people in social community based recreational activities

Through organised Sailing events people will gain a better understanding of their community, their environment and the people that live within it. They will develop a safe, positive and enjoyable way of finding a recreational use for that environment and an understanding of its people, physical geographical surroundings and delicate ecosystems.
Note: All activities on the water are subject to weather conditions:

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