Watersports providers hit back over council’s harbour ban

Ballintoy traffic complaint prompts ‘assessment’ of capacity at coastal beauty spots

Watersports providers hit back over council’s harbour ban

Diving instructor Johannes Windisch ‘relaxing’ at Whiterocks.

Peter Winter


Peter Winter



COASTEERING, kayaking, diving, sailing and surfing guides have reacted angrily to a ban on commercial water sport operations at North Coast harbours.

The providers say they're making an ever more significant contribution to the tourist economy and provide invaluable water safety advice – not to mention dozens of impromptu rescues every year.

But they are now facing serious restrictions after councillors raised complaints about traffic congestion at local beauty spots.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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