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ABOUT

HISTORY

 

East Antrim Boat Club was established in 1950. Wymers Ltd. was set up by Neil Kitson, Graham Gingles Snr., Margaret McCourt, Ernie Stewart and others. Their objective was solely to purchase the MoD shipyard site (EABC) from the Crawford Estate.

 

Neil Kitson, Mick Curran (first commodore), Sadler McKeown, Billy Swinerton, Johnny Montgomery and William (Monty) Montgomery. These men were the founding fathers of East Antrim Motorboat and Cruising Club, not long after, the club was renamed to our present name  East Antrim Boat Club.

The opening membership was set at 10 shillings per year.

 

You can read more about the history of our club in our Champions and High Achievers document.

An aerial view of Larne Lough and East Antrim Boat Club

Members and visitors enjoying 'Push the Boat Out'

PRESENT DAY

 

Today, East Antrim Boat Club aims to continue it's rich history of success both on and off the water. In 2013 the club was awarded the RYA Volvo Champion Club status. There is an active keel boat fleet, with racing taking place from the beginning of May until early September. Dinghy racing continues year round (every Sunday) with back-to-back races in the Winter months. The Summer Regatta takes place every year, and dinghy sailors can look forward to the Halloween and Christmas regattas.

 

As an RYA affiliate, the club offers ashore and afloat training courses taken by our RYA certified instructors. These courses cover those interested in sailing as well as powerboating.

 

The club features a fully stocked bar and is open several days a week. Friday evening meals are provided for the majority of the year, and we have a host of social events organized regularly.

 

CLUB OFFICERS 2018/19

Position

Name

Email

President

Allan Dorman

Private

Vice-President

Curly Morris

Private

Commodore

Steven Kirby

commodore@eabc.org.uk

Vice Commodre

Dick Ford-Hutchinson

vc@eabc.org.uk

Rear Commodore

Gavin Doig

comms@eabc.org.uk

Captain

Stephen Liddle

clubcaptain@eabc.org.uk

Honorary Secretary

Kathryn Boyle

honsec@eabc.org.uk

Honorary Sailing Secretary

Richard Doig

sailingsec@eabc.org.uk

Honorary Treasurer

Cheryl Taylor

hontres@eabc.org.uk

Yard Manager

Alex Munro

ym@eabc.org.uk

GENERAL COMMITTEE

Lucy Whitford

Debbie Kirkpatrick

Robert Gingles

Mark Hagans

Peter Doig

 

SAILING SUB-COMMITTEE

Martin Agnew

Gavin Doig

Gordon Kane

Nicola Williamson

 

TRUSTEES

Desi McMeekin

Henry Fletcher

John McGaughey

Alan Scott

Rosy Ford-Hutchinson

Allan Dorman

Curly Morris

Updated 13/12/2018

© Copyright 2019 EAST ANTRIM BOAT CLUB

 All Rights Reserved.

CONTACT US

   88 Coastguard Rd,

   Larne, Co. Antrim

         Northern Ireland

         BT40 1AU

 honsec@eabc.org.uk 

 Tel: +44 (0) 28 28 277 204