The event, which was organised by Roy Totten, a former Captain of the Ireland Chapter of the Association, was a chance for the sailors to share experience and information about Moody Boats.

 

In total there were 18 boats – 10 from Scotland, six from Ireland and two from the West Coast of England.

The rally attracted valuable tourism to the local area, with the visitors enjoying many of the local attractions and restaurants. The sailors gathered in Carrickfergus Sailing Club and then had a chance to visit the Gobbins Walk, Whitehead Railway Museum or Carrickfergus Castle.

Roy said: “This was an excellent chance for members of the Moody Owners Association to come together at the fantastic facilities in Carrickfergus. We enjoyed catching up and discussing our individual experiences with our Moody boats.

“The weather was reasonably good for sailing to Carrickfergus and many of the boats were going to Belfast Marina on Monday.”

There are plenty of opportunities for the public to get out on the water and have their first experience. Northern Ireland currently has three RYA Active Marinas, 52 RYA Recognised Training Centres and 38 Affiliated Clubs/ Associations that offer a great chance to get out on the water.

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