Topper Traveller 2022

Wicklow Sailing Club, 25th September 2022

We look forward to welcoming all Topper sailors to our club in Wicklow this September.

All details regarding the races on the day is listed below.

This event is now full, but we will be operating a waiting list. If you would like to be added to this list please email

All Event Prizes kindly sponsored by Viking Marine.

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.

Pat O’Rourke R.I.P

It is with regret that we inform you of the passing of former member, Pat O’Rourke. Pat was instrumental in the development of the slip way and contributed greatly to our club for many years. 

The club flag is flying at half mast in memory of Pat and our condolences go to his family and friends.  

May Pat rest in peace.

Sympathy Notice

Sad News

It is with regret that we inform you of the sudden passing of Rynagh O’Grady, sister of our Commodore.

Our thoughts are with Kyran, Maeve, Isobel, Ken and their extended family at this time. 

May Rynagh rest in peace.