Lough Foyle sailors win trip on Tallships Race

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Two young sailors from Foyle sailing clubs have been successful in securing a trip on a Tallship taking part in the upcoming Tallships Race in the Irish Sea.

The opportunity arose through the Loughs Agency’s and Ocean Youth Trust Ireland’s associations with Lough Foyle Yacht Club, Culmore, and Moville Boat Club in promoting sailing and sail training on Lough Foyle.

Moville Boat Club’s Catriona Cavanagh, a 21 year old speech therapy student at Newcastle University, and LFYC’s Harry Hutton, a 19 year old engineering student at Glasgow University, will be joining the 45 metre TS “Pelican” of London, a 3-masted tallship on the race legs from Dublin to Belfast.

They will join the ship in Dublin on 23rd August and sail on the legs from Dublin to Liverpool and from Liverpool to Belfast, a 10-day trip which will give them sailing experience and the opportunity to take part in the onshore activities in the 3 ports.

The Loughs Agency has been running sailing courses on Lough Foyle in conjunction with Ocean Youth Club Ireland for the last 2 years and offers RYA recognised sail training courses from basic dinghy level up to keelboat class.

Details are available on the Loughs Agencies website www.loughs-agency.org.