Kircubbin Sailing Club has been active on the sailing scene in Strangford Lough since the early 1900s.
    If you cast your eye around Kircubbin Bay during the summer you will see motor cruisers, speed boats, fishing boats and cabin/day boats as well as sailing boats.....



    Please note that due to the situation with the Covid-19 epidemic and the recent advice from the
    UK Government, your Committee has made the reluctant decision to suspend any organised
    activity at the Club and to close the Club Bar until further notice. It was felt that in our relatively
    small bar, the chances of a possible contact infection would be unacceptably high.
    The clubhouse will however remain available for toilets and handwashing as normal, and the
    situation will be reviewed on an on-going basis.

    Advice on helping to prevent the spread of the Corona virus can be viewed at….




    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.


    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.


    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 Sunday 17th November 2019, the Club Officials are:-

    COMMODORE :                                                    Craig Bowman

    VICE COMMODORE :                                           Pete McDowell

    REAR COMMODORE :                                          Ian Tolman

    HON. SECRETARY :                                               Lynn Andrews

    HON. TREASURER :                                              Bobby Wadey

    SAILING SECRETARY :                                         Pete McDowell

    LADIES’ CAPTAIN :                                               Jan Tolman

    SAILING SUPPORT OFFICER :                            Craig Millar

    BAR CONVENOR :                                                Tom McBriar

    SAFETY OFFICER :                                                Kevin Stuart

    SHORE TEAM MANAGER :                                   Malcolm Brian

    WELFARE OFFICER   :                                           Pete Wray


    All applications for election to membership must be proposed and seconded by Full Members of the Club in writing on the official membership application form before they can be considered by the Committee.

    New applicants cannot use the Club until they have been duly elected by the Committee at which time they will be issued with a valid Membership Card which should be kept on their person when at the Club  (as is required by the Registration of Clubs (NI) Order 1996 & subsequent amendments).


    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       PLEASE NOTE the Bar is currently CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE to assist with containment of the Corona virus epidemic.

    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.