J3474 : Zapcats, Belfast (2 of 6)

taken 10 years ago, near to Ballymacarret, Belfast County Borough, Shankill, Beal Feirste and Sydenham, Northern Ireland

Zapcats, Belfast (2 of 6)
Zapcats, Belfast (2 of 6)
The start was from downstream of the Albert Bridge followed by five laps of a course between the railway bridge and the Queen’s Bridge. Two boats heading towards the railway bridge just after the start.
Zapcats, Belfast 2010


The event saw 18 Zapcat teams, representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, in rounds three and four of the Zapcat Racing National Championship, as well as the first two rounds of the newly created Zapcat Racing City Championship.

Zapcats are four metre long catamarans, developed from life saving “surf rescue craft”, with 50 horsepower outboards engines on the back. They are crewed by a pilot and a co-pilot, with the co-pilot`s job is to balance and trim the boat.

Races are usually around five laps long, and all boats compete in five races per day with two days racing per weekend. Up to 14 boats race together at a time.
This was the first time Zapcat racing has been held in Northern Ireland since 2005 and the first time it has been held in Belfast.

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Sunday, 6 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 6 June, 2010
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Boats > Boats   (more nearby)
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Irish: geotagged! J 347 741 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.8566N 5:54.9307W
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Irish: geotagged! J 346 742
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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