Experience the thrill of a range of water sports across Northern Ireland as the Lagan Scullers and Lagan Currachs host events as part of a national campaign to encourage you to get into water sports!
The two clubs based locally in Belfast are organising events and giving people the opportunity to develop a potentially lifelong interest in water sports. A four-week beginner’s rowing course is being organised by Lagan Scullers – four Sunday mornings in a row starting the first Sunday of June, with the same course running in August and September – while the Lagan Currachs take weekly introduction rows on their traditional 12 seater currach every Saturday and Monday evening.
These events are part of a national campaign ‘Get Wet’ which is funded by Sport Northern Ireland with support from a range of water based National Governing Bodies and clubs across Northern Ireland. The aim of the campaign is to encourage more people to participate in water sports by having a go with local clubs. This includes everything from rowing to water skiing, and everything in between.
Both clubs are also taking part in the Get Wet NI Taster Weekend on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, with Lagan Scullers offering a taster event on Sunday 12th and Lagan Currachs running events on both days.
SportNI is one of the leading organisations behind the initiative and their Active Outdoors Development Officer, Mike McClure, believes it is a great way for people to get into a water sport and to eventually join a club. “Get Wet NI is a wonderful way for people to experience the great natural water resources we have here in Northern Ireland and hopefully by taking part in this campaign it will help develop favourite past-times that participants will take part in for many years to come”.
Visit www.GetWetNI.com to see a full list of taster events that are being offered as part of the campaign to find out how you can experience Belfast’s waters from a completely different perspective!