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Foyle Sailability ready for round-Ireland trip 23.06.15

THREE yachts will set sail from Greencastle this Friday to circumnavigate Ireland under the Foyle Sailability flag.
The round-Ireland trip will raise awareness about the availability of sailing for people with disabilities.
The local skippers and crew will be joined by another yacht at Carlingford, Co Louth.
Foyle Sailability volunteers decided to take on the adventure to raise awareness of Sailability Ireland, a national organisation that aims to increase opportunities for people with disabilities in sailing and water-based activities.
The crews will be waved off after a fun-packed Open Day in Greencastle on Friday including plenty of activities on and off the water.
The event will culminate with a gig by popular band The Yetis that evening.
Volunteers at a Sailability Disability Awareness Day in Greencastle.
The round-Ireland journey will take approximately two weeks, making stops at Carrickfergus, Carlingford, Dun Laoghaire, Kinsale, Galway and Killybegs.
Ciaran Murphy of Sailability Ireland said: “We look forward to welcoming the Foyle Sailability members to each of the centres around the coast and raising awareness of the benefits of sailing for people with disabilities throughout the island of Ireland.”
Foyle Sailability was launched two years ago by a group of people from throughout the north west cross border region. The aim is to offer people with disabilities access to sailing to eradicate discrimination between persons in the sport of sailing and in the wider community and to comply with the principles of equal opportunity.
The round-Ireland event is supported by MalinWaters which is funded by the EU INTERREG IVA cross border programme under the Sail West project.
Book now for Sailing Open Day on Friday. Dinghies, canoes and motor boat available. Contact 048 7126 6593 or email: foylesailability@gmail.com .
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