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.....


  1. KSC BAR – opening from Sunday 9th January 2022.

    There is a legal requirement for you to provide ‘Proof of Covid Status’ to enter any licenced
     premises in Northern Ireland, including Kircubbin Sailing Club’s Bar obviously enough.  
    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 + photographic ID.
      ( Note the DOMESTIC version 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 having made a full recovery 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.
    • Table service only will be provided.  Service at the bar will not be provided.  Numbers at tables in the
       clubroom has been restricted to a maximum of 6 people from more than one household, or 10 people
       from a single household – children under 12 are excluded from these numbers.
    • 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.

    Thank you for your help in keeping members, bar staff & visitors safe while at Kircubbin SC.


    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 also opens on a Thursday evening after racing during the sailing season as required.  The Bar is staffed by volunteers organised by a small sub-committee.

    Members may book the clubroom for private functions such as birthday parties, wedding receptions, etc., for which late licences are available given reasonable notice.  Please note members organising any social functions in the clubhouse are responsible for ensuring that current Covid-19 regulations are followed ; the Club and its Management Committee cannot take on this responsibility.

    The Club offers members limited space for the storage of dinghies & tenders, and for the over-winter parking of boats (on a mobile trailer & subject to payment of an annual charge). Water & electricity points are provided in the boat park.

    All Full and Family Members are entitled to an entry fob to the clubhouse and the entrance gate.  Please contact any Committee Member if you require a replacement entry fob – a small charge is levied to cover its cost.


    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.  In the 1960’s & 70’s, 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 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 – alternatively why not call down on a Sunday evening and ask any member of the Management Committee?