Donaghadee Sailing Club welcomes you to its new training facility situated in the historic town of Donaghadee in County Down, overlooking the harbour, the Irish Sea and the coast of Scotland. We are a community and family focused progressive club with a large junior membership and have recently

The Club has been awarded the ClubMark NI accreditation, giving parents the reassurance of quality coaching, safe environment, effective club management.

The Club is an RYA Training Centre offering dinghy sailing and power boat training for all age groups, all delivered by our team of RYA trained instructors and Race Coaches.

As an RYA Champion Club, we offer pathway training for juniors. The programme offers safe, effective racing and race training in the RYA recognised classes for juniors and youth age groups.


Our new state of the art Training Facility was opened in 2009 by double Olympian Shirley Robertson, has everything you need to enjoy your training experience:-

  • Wet/Dry training rooms
  • Large changing facilities including Adult/Junior/Disabled areas
  • Multi-function training room with large projection screen
  • A safe enclose courtyard for summer outdoor activities
  • Dinghy fleet for all age groups
  • Fleet of safety boats for all conditions
  • Wet suits, buoyancy aids and spray tops

Relax and Recharge

Sailing allows you to relax your mind, breath the fresh air while exercising your body. Sea air especially recharges and energises. Learning a new skill provides a workout for the mind and body.

Whatever you’re level of ability we have a course suitable for you. If you would like to try a new sport, improve your existing skills or join our Club racing program, we have an inspiring and challenging programme to help you.

8 – 11 year olds (Junior)

Beginners, improver and intermediate sailing courses will provide fun as well as life – long stills for active children while having lots of fun


12 – 17 year olds (Youth)

Enjoy learning with own age group in a fun friendly environment with a range of boats available for beginners to intermediates.


18 – 90 year olds (Adults)

Sailing offers something for all age groups to try and challenge yourself to gain new skills and achieve satisfaction and relaxation.


DSC courses start at Easter, continue throughout the Spring and Summer and into the Autumn. A list of courses can be viewed under “Training Programme” tab and full details of all courses are available by visiting the Course Details tab.

To register for a course simply complete the application form and post to along with your full payment to – Donaghadee Sailing Club, 20 Shore Street Donaghadee BT21 0DG.

We will acknowledge your application by email and confirm your course reservation. If for some reason you do not hear from us or require any further information, then please email and we will deal with query.

Please note that all courses require a minimum number of participants for them to run. In this unlikely event, we will provide a refund or offer an alternative suitable date. Refunds are not available under any other circumstances.

You do not have to be a member to take parts in our courses, but if you become hooked on the sport, pro rata membership is available for new memberenjoy all the benefits of DSC’s modern Clubhouse & family orientated Club sailing, Friday Fun Nights, BBQs, picnics & the many social events.

Further information is available by emailing: Tel 02891 884270, or by calling James on 07730006149 or Heather on 07718462818