SID was founded by a group of Glenans members as an independent non-profit-making club in 1984. The basic objective of the club is to offer regular sailing, for a low cost, to people who would not otherwise have an opportunity to sail. This is achieved by sharing the use and upkeep of the sailing fleet without having to invest a large sum of money in purchasing and maintaining one’s own boat. Members also take part in races and cruises using the SID fleet.

The club provides its members with :

  • Opportunity to improve sailing abilities (helming and crewing) through regular sailing
  • Fully equipped boats with medium performance
  • Safety boat cover
  • A base of operations in the inner (coal) harbour, Dun Laoghaire
  • Experience in boat maintenance and engine handling on safety boat duty
  • Social events
  • Opportunity to take part in dinghy and keelboat racing

The running of the club is totally dependent on the voluntary efforts of members. All members are expected contribute to this effort.

SID is not a substitute for a properly structured Irish Sailing approved training course e.g. IS Approved Dinghy or Keelboat courses.


SID is a voluntary club and relies on its members to run sailing nights, organize safety cover, boat maintenance and the running of the club including social activities. Sailing sessions are on weeknights starting at 6.00 PM and also on Saturday and Sundays. A Captain, Vice Captain & Organizer are appointed for each sailing session. Members can attend as many sessions as they wish.






The club is constituted as a limited company (not for profit) “Sailing In Dublin Ltd”

There is an AGM held each year, audited accounts are published and filed with the companies office.

For more details see the Memorandum of Association (PDF).


Sailing in Dublin Club is committed to the principle that all members shall have equal access to all club activities without regard to personal characteristics not related to sailing or other ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by SID policy.

Membership of Sailing in Dublin Club entails a commitment not to be involved in discrimination, harassment and bullying against any person because of age, ancestry, colour, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, appearance, political affiliation, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. SID expects that its volunteers, instructors, members and other constituents of the club, when and where ever those individuals are participating in club events or activities, shall maintain an environment free of discrimination, including harassment, bullying, or retaliation.


Sailing in Dublin Club

Dún Laoghaire Marina (Keelboats)

Coal Harbour (Dinghies)

Dún Laoghaire





083 3092755

Sailing in Dublin Club is registered in Dublin, Ireland


Registered Office

3 Glenaulin Green, Palmerstown, Dublin 20. 


S. McBride, M. Browne