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, BSAC Diving and Snorkelling accreditations, 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, Diver or snorkeler, 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.

Adults sailing on small sailboats

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 dinghies are available for members to use. Alternatively try one of our DSC Cruise in Company events

Duck Down Divers canvas ad attached to a rib

Duck Down Divers

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

Women sailing on small boat wearing RYA bibs


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. Discounted sessions for members.

Latest Club News

March 27, 2024


Wednesday 27th March 2024A detailed report prepared by Donaghadee Community Development Community Association (DCDA) and Donaghadee Sailing Club has highlighted the risks to the town’s famous harbour and seafront from…
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March 25, 2024

We’re All In This Together…

Friday April 12th 19:30 Volunteers Wanted! As the 2024 Sailing Season starts we invite you to participate in your club. Our volunteers have shown that as a club we are…
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March 4, 2024

RNLI Commodore’s Cup 2024

It’s time to dust down your dinghies and hunt out those wetsuits and buoyancy aids. Start the 2024 Sailing Season with three short races around the bay, first warning signal…
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March 4, 2024

St Patrick’s Day (& Night) – March 16th

Come celebrate both St. Patrick’s day & watch the final day’s  ‘6 Nations Rugby’ matches on both the ‘big’ and the ‘BIG’ screens, & our Irish Stew £5 promotion later…
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