The Antrim Coast, Whirlpools and Crewing Services

In an update to the advertised programme, Alison Cable will start the post-supper talk with a session on the Antrim coast between Ardglass and Ballycastle with fascinating pictures and a focus on getting the tides right, the importance of local knowledge and what it feels like to have a whirlpool start to form around you.

After that Phil Barnes & Caroline Milmo will give us an introduction to how their separate crewing schemes work and, I'm sure, persuade us all to use them, from one or another side of the exchange.

Phil started CREW POOL, Shotley Point Yacht Club's Win-Win idea for owners and would be crew members. Caroline runs the CA's own crewing service. 

Venue: Blackwater Sailing Club (map)

Date: Saturday 14th March 2020

Time: 19:00 (supper), talk begins 20:00, you can expect to get away by 22:00

Attending: All welcome. CA & BSC members: talk and meal £15, talk only £3. Non members: talk and meal £17, talk only £5


Cottage pie

Swedish style fish cakes

Spinach feta pie


Date, treacle and coconut tart

Banana pudding with toffee sauce

Cheese & biscuits

There is plenty of parking space. The Blackwater Sailing Club are rebuilding their club house and we will have our talks in the bar. Space is limited so please book early.

As usual the bar will be available. Please note that the CA now need to subsidise the bar if the takings are not sufficient to cover the cost of opening it so attendees are encouraged to make make full use of the facilities. (Except of course for your designated driver!)

A flyer is attached, please print for your sailing club notice board. Find this event in our online bookings facility or contact the section secretary at BSC members can sign up at the club. You can turn up and pay on the door but we won't promise a meal unless you have booked.

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