Become a Member

We very much look forward to welcoming you to our Club and the many happy hours you will spend here.

Membership runs from 1st November and is reduced pro rata for each full month of joining until 31st October + joining fee.

Let us show you around our facilities

New members are always welcome at Donaghadee Sailing Club. You don’t need to have any previous sailing experience! We have a diverse bunch of members with a wide range of ages and sailing ability.

Even if you are not a sailor, then DSC is also for you. We have an active social calendar with a dedicated social committee organising events all year round.Some of our members simply enjoy the family friendly ‘apres sailing’ atmosphere to be had in the clubhouse bar whilst taking in the breathtaking views across Donaghadee Sound.

Member Benefits

~ Enjoy Outstanding views across Donaghadee sound from the Clubhouse family friendly members’ lounge
~ Become a part of Donaghadee’s vibrant sailing community
~ Substantial savings on training courses and events including RYA training. Many of our junior courses are free to members
~ Access to Regattas and other big sailing events – club is part of the affiliated Belfast Lough Clubs
~ Access to club sailing equipment for recreational purposes
– Access to Members only events
~ Access to the clubhouse facilities – changing rooms, toilets etc
~ Family friendly members bar
~ Dedicated child friendly changing facilities
~ Safe kids room with Nintendo Wii, DVD screen, Smart TV, Pool table
~ Access NI checked staff and Volunteers
~ Secure outdoor courtyard with seating and patio heaters

Membership Categories and fees

Full Member
Access to all Member benefits
No voting rights within the 1st year
Fee: £154 (+ £10 joining fee)

Family Membership
Two adult members and any number of children under 18/in full-time education
1 vote per family
Fee: £221 (+ £10 joining fee)

All the benefits of a full member, but with no vote
Fee: £53 (+ £10 joining fee)

Under 18 or in full-time education.
Full membership benefits, but no vote
Fee: £55 (+ £10 joining fee)

**We are once again trying to secure funding to enable us to offer a special introductory offer available for Juniors join DSC to participate in the 2023 RYA OnBoard / Bright Night Sailing scheme, and will only be accepted on registration event in May, 1 membership per child, and is recurring at normal annual membership fee unless cancelled.

Access to the clubhouse facilities and social events
No vote
£60 (+£10 joining fee)

** Discounted £10 joining fee is only applicable if the person(s) wishing to join DSC opt to pay their membership fees by Direct Debit, and entitles them to a Membership / Pre loadable payment card accepted for all club activities.

Full Membership information, Terms and Conditions and membership fees can be found on our DSC Membership Application Form available here.

When we have received your application and processed your fees, your welcome pack will be sent to you via email which will contain all details of your member benefits and how to get started!

Dinghy & Boat Park Storage

Have your own boat? We have two boat storage areas which are secure and located beside a large slipway. Storage can be added to your membership for a modest cost.

All boats stored in our parks must have insurance, with value to £2m liability and are stored at the owners risk

Storage TypeFee (per 6 months)
Boats/Trailers up to 14ft£39
Boats/Trailers up to 21ft£50
Boats/Trailers over 21ft
and Catamarans
Canoes or Windsurfers£17

Dinghy/Boat Storage Application Form

To apply for Dinghy/boat park storage, complete and return the storage park application form available in our DSC Procedures and Forms area.