About Wicklow Sailing Club
Wicklow Sailing Club (WSC) was established in 1950 and from the very beginning the focus was on introducing young people to sailing.
This focus on training still continues and every year the club organises ISA approved training courses for between 40 and 50 juniors. Over the years the club programme has been the nursery of many fine sailors who have gone on to greater things.
The club has about 300 members racing in several classes including cruisers, Wayfarers, 420′s, Lasers, Toppers and Mirrors. Racing for cruisers during the summer season is every Wednesday and Sunday, while racing for dinghies is held every Saturday afternoon.
Sailing visitors are always welcome to use the Clubhouse and its facilities. We have a very friendly reputation on Ireland’s east
coast and love to hear tales of sailing derring do. The bar is open every night (except Mondays) in the summer (June to August) and Thursday to Sunday in the winter.
Berthing is available on the quayside (East Pier) or only by prior arrangement on swing moorings. Wicklow is a busy commercial port, with often one or more large ships berthed in the river and an active whelk fishing fleet, so berthing space up river can be limited.
WSC is twinned with Madoc Yacht Club in Porthmadog, North Wales and visits are exchanged throughout the season. Cruising trips are also organised along the Irish coast.
Over the years WSC has hosted many sailing events and national championships. In the seventies and early eighties it played host to several Folkboat Weeks. For many years it was well known for the annual Whit weekend race from Dun Laoghaire when “everything that could float made its way to Wicklow”. It was also a prime mover in the inauguration of the South East Coast Regatta (Not to be confused with the Wicklow Regatta).
In 1980 the club organised the first non-stop Round Ireland Yacht Race starting and finishing in Ireland (Wicklow). This year is the 32nd anniversary of that first race and the seventeenth race in the series will take place on 24th June. This is now a major event in the Irish sailing calendar and one of which the club is very proud.
So why not come and join us? Social membership is open and may appeal to those who do not live locally but would like to support the club.
Address: South Quay, Wicklow Town, Co Wicklow
Telephone: +353 (0)404 67526