Visitors

If you plan to visit EABC for an event in 2015 this page should provide you with the information you will need regarding facilities, local accommodation, travel and catering/provisioning. The event page for the Topper Ulsters contains information for this year.

If you live locally and would like to know what the club has to offer or would like to learn to sail please email a member of committee or speak to a club member who can put you in touch with someone who can help. Membership information can be found in a menu on the Home page.

Visitors to Larne Lough

East Antrim Boat Club facilities

Boats can come alongside Wymers Pier to take on water or provisions (North, south or on the end) approx HW +/- 2 hours. The pier can accommodate boats up to approximately 12M / 40 ft depending on tide. The slipway and pier can both be used by dinghies.

If the premises are open showers, toilets, changing and other facilities can be made available. Please telephone prior to coming ashore to make sure someone is there.

Mooring and anchoring Larne Lough provides excellent shelter and good holding along the Islandmagee Shore. Look south and you will see the disused quarry that is used in the filming of Game of Thrones (Castle Black). Advice on anchoring can be found at http://www.visitmyharbour.com/harbours/west-scotland-northern-ireland/larne-lough/

If a club mooring is free it may be made available. Contact the club or call in to ask. Moorings are checked annually but you would be using them at your own risk.

Gate access

East Antrim Boat Club has a security gate. If you need to arrange to exit or enter the premises please contact Larne Harbour: Port of Larne 9 Olderfleet Rd, Larne BT40 1AS Phone: 028 2887 2100 They will be able to give you the number of a club member who has remote access to the gate.

Bar Hours

SUNDAY 2PM NO WED

 If the bar is open you can be signed in by any member and will be made very welcome. During the summer months, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and most Sundays are quite busy and racing or training takes place. You would be welcome to join in!

Wifi is available in the club building and is free. We also have a very useful weather station.

Local amenities

Larne town centre is about 20 minutes walk away. There is a footpath up the lefthand side of the dual carriageway and this leads to a safe path down and under the road. The town has a fairly good variety of shops to meet most needs.

Instead of going up the carriageway, when you come to the roundabout, you can take the next exit to get to Asda and a good range of eating places. This is about ten minutes walk from the boat club.   This area has an Asda (opening hours), a cinema, Dominos (they will deliver if the club gate is open), KFC, Blue Chicago Diner, Chillitos Mexican, Cafe Riva Italian, Subway, a 24hour garage and a gas bottle supplier. There is an Indian and several chinese restaurants in the town and most deliver.

If the club bar is not open you can find a popular bar on Fleet Street. Go right at the harbour roundabout and you can’t miss it. In the summer The Olderfleet is very busy at the weekend but the large beer garden out back helps to ease the congestion.

Medical

The nearest Accident and Emergency is twenty miles away at Antrim Area Hospital. For out of hours non emergencies contact Dalriada Doctor on Call for advice and explain that you are a visitor to the area. Tel: 02825663500 or visit http://www.dalriadacare.org/default.asp?iId=HILHG They also run an emergency dental clinic. The town centre has several pharmacies.

Useful numbers

China Inn: 02828 273111

Tamarind Indian 02828 260000

AA Taxis 02828 277888

Ace & Dot’s Taxi 02828 277777

Larne Taxi Company 02828 279999

For additional information please contact Michael Kane, club secretary: honsec@eabc.org.uk