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Get Wet Taster Sessions 2019

If you’d like to dip your toe into Lagan Currachs, you are invited to join a short taster session this 11th and 12th of May as part of the Get Wet campaign.   http://www.getwetni.com/ 

Trial membership for the Lagan Currachs taster session costs £5 and if you decide to become a full member, it’s £25 to cover you for the year.

12-6pm on Saturday 11th of May

and 12-6pm on Sunday 12th of May

If you have a large group, book soon as spaces are filling up. Here is the booking link: https://getinvited.to/lagancurrachs—1523110331/lagan-currachs-taster-sessions-2019/

 

 

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Get into Watersports with Get Wet NI

 

Always wanted to have a go at something adventurous on the water but didn’t know how to get involved? Get Wet NI is the perfect way to try a watersport for the first time and see if it’s for you!

Watersports clubs throughout Northern Ireland will be opening their doors to members of the public to have a go and try out a whole range of watersports including canoeing, sailing, rowing and diving. With no prior experience or specialist equipment required there really is no excuse not to give it a try!

The Get Wet NI campaign launches with a weekend of water based outdoor activity taster events all over Northern Ireland during the weekend of Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, many of which are free or at a reduced rate. Even if you can’t attend this weekend there will be a whole host of events happening throughout the summer right up until the end of August offering you the chance to have a go at a range of watersports.

SportNI is one of the leading organisations behind the initiative and their Active Outdoors Development Officer, Mike McClure commented: “Get Wet NI is a wonderful way for people to experience the fantastic watersports opportunities here in Northern Ireland and hopefully by taking part in this campaign it will help develop favourite past-times that participants will take part in for many years to come”.

Visit www.GetWetNI.com or follow us on Facebook to see a full list of events that are being offered from May to August as part of the campaign to find your next adventure!

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At our AGM this year we shared this slideshow of our fabulous 2018-2019 year.

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St. Patrick’s Day 2019 in Belfast.

Our city has more than it’s fair share of troubles but on days like this, we can remember all we love about Belfast and how she keeps us here. We rowed up the Lagan at 9am on St. Patrick’s day morning in pouring, freezing rain. Peter Giovanolli pulled the boat up out of the river and we all met up again at city hall, where the boat got her beautiful beat carnival flags and we got our faces painted in Rainbows. The sun shone, the crowd of faces of every colour, every one smiling, every one full of happiness and fellowship –  it was so beautiful. We listened to the Beat Drummers and the Belfast guitar orchestra playing Toto Africa, watched dancers, snakes, spectacular flower props, and atmosphere of love in the city was just amazing to bask in.

We wound our way through Belfast, ending up at Writer’s square, with one fewer mast.. but no matter. We mustered the crew again and relaunched back into the Lagan in wild winds. we had to clear away a mountain of debris to get back into the river, and had the most beautiful row back down to our berth at Lagan Lookout Marina.

Then off to the John Hewitt to drown the shamrocks. What a day to be alive!

 

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lettery funding

We’ve just received news that our Awards for All grant application has been successful!

We have been awarded the grand sum of £10,000 which will allow us to offer our members new experiences as well as reach out and benefit the larger community.

Thanks to Big Lottery Fund and National Lottery players we can now get First Aid and RYA water safety training for many of our members. We plan to buy a trailer for the boat which will allow us to move it in and out of the Lagan for weekly rowing trips with community groups on Belfast Lough, Strangford, and the coastal waters around Northern Ireland.

The trailer will allow us to take part in Maritime festivals across Northern ireland, giving our members a chance to lead rows and to introduce rowing to new people, organise events and voyages with other rowing groups like the Causeway Coast Maritime Heritage Group and Row the Erne.  We also plan to buy a motor, sails and  a tender dinghy, all of which will increase our boats range, safety and suitability to support members of all levels of capabilities so they can confidently experience a greater variety of skills and experiences.

IMG_2182Awards for All NI

Big Lottery Fund NI

Big Lottery Fund UK

National Lottery

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