Last year a number of boats visited the Abercorn Basin for the Metro Monster Mash along with Skyfall
This year it will be the movie Captain Phillips and the fireworks all at the Titanic Quarter
This year it will continue as a “dip in dip out” event so book your own tickets etc. We have a totally optional proposed itinery of ………
Friday 25h make your way to the Abercorn basin
Sunday 27th For the first time ever, the hair-raising fun activities and spooky happenings are taking place at The Slipways at Titanic Belfast and everyone is invited along for a thrilling time.
Beginning at 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon, all sorts of creepy goings-on are guaranteed to chill the sturdiest of souls. Young and old will be enthralled by the walk-about entertainers, street theatre shows, wacky workshops, face-painters and breath-taking fire shows. Brilliant prizes are also up for grabs for the most ghoulish of costumes in the ‘Best Dressed’ competition.
Citybeat will be boosting the party mood with its radio roadshow throughout the afternoon and the event will feature live music from Conor Scott who appeared in BBC One’s ‘The Voice’ programme and local band Freefall.
The skies will be also be lighting up with a spooktacular fireworks display – one of the biggest in Northern Ireland .
Venue: Titanic Slipways
For more information, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk
To give us a idea of numbers attending please drop an email to email@example.com with your boat name and crew numbers.
This year, I am once again happy to advise everyone that Robert Hastings of Bosun Bobs Chandlery, 2, Quay Street, Bangor, is displaying the RNLI Christmas Merchandise. On display are Christmas Cards, Calendars and Diaries. The Christmas Cards are all new designs, the best yet in my opinion. THE SHOP IS NOW OPEN.
Last year the RNLI rescued, on average, 22 persons every day of the year. Bangor Lifeboat was the busiest in Ireland. It cost in the region of £140 million to run the RNLI per year.
During the past week, Mary Farrell, Development Office for the Royal Yachting Association presented Bangor Marina with the R.Y.A. Active Marina Accolade.
The RYA Active Marina Programme is designed to help boat owners enjoy their time afloat using a series of practical workshops, cruising events and social activities.
On receiving RYA recognition Kevin Baird said “We are delighted to be part of the RYA Active Marina Programme. Working with RYANI., N.I Motor Cruising School, Royal Ulster Yacht Club and Bangor Marina Berth Holder Association has enabled us to develop a programme of practical activities that help our berth holders to learn new skills, have fun and importantly stay safe on the water. The programme has had a positive impact. Going forward we can see that the programme will thrive and grow at Bangor Marina helping everyone to get more out of their boating”
Mary Farrell commented “RYANI are very pleased at the work that Kevin and Bangor Marina staff have done to achieve this award. The training and social activities sees the marina operator take the lead, working with a local club and RYA Training Centre, in helping their berth holders feel more confident in using their boats and helps drive activity which has a knock on effect in the whole harbour area. I look forward to working with Bangor Marina on continuing their RYA Active Marina Programme”
A total of six boats made their way to the Abercorn Basin to attend the BBC Proms in the Park at the Titanic Quarter. Merganser, Brigitte Ann, Caesium,Inspirit, Mercutio and Highlander.
A satisfactory procurement of tickets ensured that all those attending were able to secure tickets for what turned out to be a fantastic event. Thankfully the weather remained kind to us.
We were entertained by……..
Katherine Jenkins soprano
Chloe Hanslip violin
David Brophy conductor
Noel Thompson and Claire McCollum presenters
Cruise Call – Hebridean Princess – Thursday 8th August 2013.
I would be most grateful if you would promulgate the attached Notice to Mariners to Bangor Marina Berth Holder Association members.
This notice refers to tomorrows cruise call by the Hebridean Princess.
Under the Ship and Port Facility (Security) Regulations 2004 the fuel berth will remain closed for the duration of the cruise call however on this occasion fuel may be dispensed by prior arrangement.
If members require fuel tomorrow I would be grateful if you would advise them to contact the marina office to arrange a delivery time.
In closing, I wish to thank you in advance for your help and cooperation in accommodating this cruise ship visit.
Marina & Harbour Manager
Quay Marinas Limited,
Bangor Marina & Harbour,
You may well be aware of the forthcoming BMBHA event on Friday 14th June 2013 ‘Pig on a Spit’ Roast. The banner at the top of the gangway has all the details!
As a member of the association you and your crew are very welcome to attend. We would ask that you are aware that all food will be served on a ‘First Come First Served’ basis and members should be mindful of the spirit of the evening. Remember this is a ‘Bring Your Own’ event for refreshments.
Having regard to the cooking method being ‘Pig on a Spit’ this is not a BBQ facility although a limited number of burgers will be available. There would be no problem should you have dietary issues requiring you to bring your own food.
We would ask that you speak to the crews on neighbouring boats, and should they not be members of our association, make them very welcome to attend for a fee of £10 per boat. This fee will include free membership to the association. Visiting boat crews should also be made welcome at a nominal cost of £5 per head.
In the event of inclement weather Quay Marinas Manager Kevin Baird has kindly offered the use of the reception area. Should we be forced to avail of this facility we should remember that the reception counter should not be used as a bar enabling normal business to be carried out for visiting boat owners and marina business.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Bangor Marina Berth Holders Association