Donaghadee Sailing Club brings fun sailing opportunities for all ages and abilities in a safe, family friendly environment

Situated on Donaghadee’s famous seafront with views of the iconic lighthouse and the Copeland Islands, our beautiful Clubhouse is the base for all of our sailing, racing, training, diving and social activities.

We are an RYA accredited training centre, RYA Onboard centre and have an active training and social calendar throughout the year for both members and non-members. Whether you are a sailor or non-sailor, young or not so young, the club has something for you! Check out our Club Calendar for upcoming courses and events.

DSC welcomes new members – you don’t need to have your own equipment to join. All our members (juniors and adults) have access to Club boats and equipment and are fully insured to use them when competently trained. Have a look at our Club equipment, Book a Tour of our facilities and Become a Member today.

Junior and Youth Sailing

The club has a strong and growing Junior and Youth section, open to anyone between the ages of 8 – 16 years.

Adult Sailing

Open to adults, young or not so young, come try out the ‘sport for life’. We offer beginners, improvers, and Adult RYA training or just social sailing if you prefer. A range of club boats are available for members to use.

Duck Down Divers

DSC has it’s own dedicated BSAC Scuba Dive Centre – open to all of our members, with dedicated dive compressor with oxygen for nitrox blending ,also access to our 6m commercial rib.


Our exclusively female group – Women on Water (Wednesday evenings) is offering a ladies & girls only sailing and or sup experience to members on a Wednesday evening – a mixed ability group from round the world sailors through to complete beginners.

Sup (Stand Up Paddle Boarding)

Why not try one of the newest & fastest growing water sports? DSC have our own boards for members to use once they’ve undertaken their initial lesson with our accredited instructor, or improve your skills with customised members discounted lessons?

Latest Club News

May 15, 2022

Sport NI ‘Project Reboot’ – Get Donaghadee Sailing again!

Our Crowdfunding campaign is live! Let’s get our community back out enjoying ‘our Big Blue gym’, out on or in the water with Sailing, Sup, and Snorkelling & Diving @DSC!…
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Toppers racing in the sea mist
April 27, 2022

Topper Sprint’s Challenge 2022 @ DSC

Donaghadee Sailing Club would like to extend a warm welcome to all the topper class sailors, mums, dads, supporters, the ITCA & Topper Ireland as they are invited return to…
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April 21, 2022

Friday Bright Night’s Sailing / RYA Onboard is back!

Our hugely popular Juniors event, is hopefully going full steam ahead in 2022! Due to the restrictions and guidelines we’ve been unable to offer our Friday evening sessions through the…
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April 13, 2022

‘DSC WOW – WE’ it’s ready to go!

So what’s ‘WOW-WE’ all about then? Are you a female, young or not so young, looking to get into water sport or sailing or already taking part, and would like…
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