Please note that in line with initial relaxation of the Covid-19 precautions, members are now able to make effective use of the Club’s external facilities once again.
However, due to the need minimise the risk of surface-borne infection along with an expected increase in footfall, the Clubhouse will now be closed until further notice.
As before, the situation will be reviewed on an on-going basis.
Please follow the RYANI guidelines, both for your own safety and for that of others.
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 for 2019 and subsequent events, 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 : Ann Stuart
SAILING SUPPORT OFFICER : Craig Millar
BAR CONVENOR : Tom McBriar
SAFETY OFFICER : Kevin Stuart
SHORE TEAM MANAGER : Malcolm Brian
WELFARE OFFICERS : Pete Wray & Lynn Andrews
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.