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Mid-Week Sessions at East Antrim Boat Club

by Tom Jobling 24 Mar 2019 19:55 GMT
Topper sailor, EABC's Zoe Whitford deploys the life-raft! © Eddie Cameron

To say that East Antrim Boat Club's 'Mid-Week Sessions' closed with a bang would be something of an understatement.

The hugely successful programme of talks, presentations and demonstrations which have been held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Larne Lough club did indeed come to dramatic conclusion when EABC junior and Topper sailor, Zoe Whitford pulled the cord and deployed an RFD branded life-raft... within the compact clubhouse! (The club's defibrillator was not required...)

Richard Kerrigan, Survitec Group's senior engineer provided yet another packed house with an intriguing talk which covered not only the history of the Belfast plant but the forward development of life-saving equipment: giant life-rafts capable of 'housing' hundreds of survivors to a new local RFD service facility and a futuristic alternative to the traditional ship's lifeboat.

The entire Mid-Week Session programme has averaged an audience of 42 attendees over ten evenings. In total it has run from November 2018 through to March this year. Event organiser Tom Jobling speaking at the end of the final evening confirmed that MID-WEEK SESSIONS would return later in the year, That the opening night would be on Wednesday 4th September. Whilst hinting at what to expect he was however, tight-lipped about who has already been signed up.

The club's Commodore Steven Kirby thanked Tom, as well as the membership who have fully supported the programme throughout. He then said a further thank you to the representatives from visiting clubs and finally to the Larne public who have also regularly dropped by.

If you would be interested in bringing a talk/presentation/demonstration to East Antrim BC during September, October and/or November 2019, please contact Tom either on mobile (07809691585) or by email; .

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