The Club Bar has now re-opened and from 29.11.21 is subject to ‘Covid Status’ regulations which
constitute a legal requirement for you to provide ‘Proof of Covid Status’ in order to enter any
licenced premises in Northern Ireland, including Kircubbin Sailing Club’s Bar.
Therefore you will be required to produce one of the following to enter the Club bar, without exception –
• On your mobile phone, the HSC CovidcertNI app (which also provides photographic ID).
• Your proof of vaccination papers + photographic ID.
• Proof of negative results from a Lateral Flow Test or PCR Test taken within the previous 48 hours
+ photographic ID.
• Proof of having contracted Covid-19 and fully recovered within the previous 180 days
+ photographic ID.
• A formal letter from your doctor advising that you are exempt from vaccination for health reasons
+ photographic ID.
• You must wear a face mask while entering, leaving or moving inside the Clubhouse at any time, including
when using the toilet facilities. Masks may be removed once seated.
• Social Distancing must be maintained at all possible times.
• To comply with Tracing Requirements, your name and phone number will be recorded & retained for
at least 28 days after your visit.
• The bar will continue to operate a cashless system, payments will be taken by card only.
The Club is a sporting organisation under the Registration of Clubs (NI) Order 1996 and the property of the Club is vested in the Club Trustees. The Annual General Meeting is held during November ; it elects the Club Officers and other members of the Management Committee which meets monthly to manage the Club’s activities and affairs.
Following the Annual General Meeting on 21st November 2021, the Club Officials are:-
COMMODORE : Malcolm Brian
VICE COMMODORE : Andrew Glenn
REAR COMMODORE : Pete McDowell
HON. SECRETARY : Lynn Andrews
HON. TREASURER : David Duff
ORDINARY MEMBERS of COMMITTEE : Tom McBriar, Craig Millar, Josie Adair, Bobby Wadey & Ian Tolman.
LADIES’ CAPTAIN : Josie Adair
SAILING SECRETARY : Andrew Glenn
JUNIOR SAILING OFFICER : John Millar
SAILING SUPPORT OFFICER : Craig Millar
BAR MANAGER : Tom McBriar
SAFETY OFFICER : David Duff
SHORE TEAM MANAGER : Malcolm Brian
BOAT PARK MANAGER : Craig Bowman
WELFARE OFFICER : Lynn Andrews
The Club, situated on the northern side of Kircubbin Bay, has a modest Club House with a function room, changing and shower facilities, and a well equipped kitchen. There is also a cosy Bar which serves a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Normal Bar Opening Times are Sundays, 4.30 to 7.30 pm.
The Bar may also be open on a Thursday evening after racing during the season and usually obtains a late licence for any social events. Members may book the recently refurbished club rooms for private functions such as birthday parties, wedding receptions, etc.
The Bar is staffed by volunteers organised by a small sub-committee.
The Club has limited space for the storage of dinghies and tenders, and limited space for winter parking of boats with a mobile trailer (subject to payment of an annual charge). Water and electricity points are provided in the boat park.
All Full and Family Members are entitled to a key to the Club House and the entrance gate. Please contact any Committee Member if you require a key, a small charge is normally levied to cover costs.
The Club has its roots in competitive sailing which was originally based at the Harbour in Kircubbin and has been active on the sailing scene in Strangford Lough since the early 1900s. Even it the early days of the Club, Kircubbin’s sailors were among the best in Strangford Lough. More recently the Club’s Flying Fifteen fleet produced some of the best competitors in that class in the world.
Although as the name suggests, the promotion of sailing is a principal objective of the club, we welcome other types of craft as well. If you cast your eye around the Bay during the summer you will see motor cruisers, speed boats, fishing boats and cabin/day boats as well as sailing boats.
Welcome to Kircubbin Sailing Club!
As a visitor to our website you may have many queries about the Club. Hopefully the information you will find on the tabs below or elsewhere on this website will provide you with the answers you are seeking however if not please use the Contact Us facility to ask any specific questions or alternatively why not call down on a Sunday evening and ask any member of the management committee.