Whistle Stop Tour 2021

Wicklow Sailing Club has great pleasure in welcoming The Cruising Association of Ireland to our club this Wednesday, 23 June as part of their Whistle Stop Tour 2021.

The 15 boats will be visiting 7 ports in 7 days, starting 22 June in Dun Laoghaire and finishing on 29 June in Malahide, also stopping at Arklow, Greystones, Dublin and Skerries Sailing Clubs.

We thank Charlie Kavanagh and CAI Committee for including us as one of the 7 ports and we wish all those sailing fair winds and fine weather.

Sadie Phelan R.I.P.

It is with great regret that we heard that Sadie Phelan passed away today 27th April, following a short illness. She was an active and supportive member of Wicklow Sailing Club for over forty years.  

Sadie held several roles in the club. In 2010, the 60th anniversary of the Club’s foundation, she was elected the first ever Lady President. She served for two terms. 

She was a hard-working Honorary Club Secretary for many years. She was also the club’s representative on ISORA and due to her strong contacts in that group, the club hosted many ISORA race finishes. These were hugely beneficial to the club in both economic and reputational terms. 

In addition, Sadie coordinated for many years the celebratory dinner and Prize Giving evening for the biennial Round Ireland Yacht Race, another event which greatly enhanced the club on a regular basis. Indeed, Sadie was friends with many of the regular Round Ireland race competitors.

Sadie loved Wicklow Sailing Club. She enjoyed meeting people there and was often a key figure in successful social and fund-raising events. In particular, she was renowned for her wonderful cheese and wine evenings!

Sadie’s passing is a great loss. We would like to extend our sympathy to Paul, to Lisa and Alan and their partners, to her sister Joan, to her grandchildren, to Theo and Orlagh, and to all her extended family.

In honour of Sadie’s dedication to the Club, our flag will fly at half mast. May she rest in peace.


Adult Dinghy Learn to Sail Course

Due to last minute cancellations Wicklow Sailing Club have two spaces available on our Adult Dinghy Learn to Sail Course commencing this evening. Running over 3 Thursday evenings from 7pm -9pm (9th, 16th & 23rd May) and 3 Sunday full days from 10am – 5pm (12th, 19th & 26th May). €295 per person. For further information, please email training@wicklowsailing.com

Ann Rountree R.I.P.

It is with sadness that we post the news that Ann Rountree passed away while on holidays in Canary Islands.

Ann and Fred were members of Wicklow sailing club for many years.  Ann was also a loyal, reliable, and hard-working supporter of Wicklow RNLI and ran the shop on the quay for 20 years. Despite having travelled with dialysis over 35 years she still turned up to help out at all the RNLI events.

Our deepest sympathy goes to her loving husband Fred, her daughters Kate and Shireen, her grandchildren Lydia, Jonah, Jessica, Nathan, Eliza and Brian and extended family.

Arrangements for Ann’s funeral can be found on RIP.ie.

Ar Dheis de go raibh a h-anam

Cruiser Lift Out Oct 7th

The Cruiser Lift Out will take place on Oct 7th, whether permitting

More details (start time, cost etc.) will be communicated via the WhatsApp group.

If you wish to winter your boat in the boat park, please make prior arrangement with the Rear Commodore Cruisers as space will be very tight this year.