‘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.
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)
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: