Long lost racing boats set to return to the Erne

Long lost racing boats that were once a regular feature on Lough Erne are part of a weekend exhibition at Enniskillen Library.
It is hoped that the Snipe could race again on the Lough after almost 70 years. The launch took place this afternoon in the Enniskillen Library. 
The boats were thought to have been long-lost, but Lough Erne Hertiage is hoping to revive the sport.
“I wasn’t aware that snipes had sailed on Lough Erne until about two years ago, when I saw two snipes upside down in the boathouse at Crom. It may well be that, after a break of 50 years or so, we get snipe sailing back on Lough Erne.
“In fact, the snipe is very suitable; you only have the two sails to deal with, so it would be a good boat for many people to begin to sail in again,” said Fred Ternan from Lough Erne Heritage.
One of the boats will be on display during the Lough Erne Heritage Weekend at Enniskillen Library this weekend.

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