Sailing on the Erne System
The wind in your hair, the lapping of the water as the boat tacks and gybes through the lake water sailing from island to island; it all makes lake sailing sound highly pleasurable. Upper and Lower Lough Erne are wonderful places to explore by sail. The variety of opportunities and the accessibility of the lakes for sailing make it a key recreational activity. For all that; the island dotted expanses of Lough Erne would have you believe yours is the only boat out there!
Whether it's dinghies or sailing cruisers that appeal to you, the two lakes on the Erne System offer superb wide open expanses of water for touring or racing.
- Bring your own boat and launch from the multitude of free slipways; or
- Learn to sail or hire a dinghy from an activity centre or sailing club; or
- Contact a club to see if they need crew for their weekly or weekend sailing races.
Lake sailing offers its own challenges and while not tidal, hilly shorelines and islands can provide sufficient changes in wind direction to engage young and old in recreational or competitive sailing.
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