Who We Are?

Members GSC
We are a club of enthusiastic small keelboat sailors based on the Tipperary shores of Lough Derg, most of whom keep their boats in harbours close to Garrykennedy. We have 50 full members, mainly boat owners, but an active group of about 150 sailors of all ages and abilities comprising crew, partners, family members and friends. If you enjoy boating on Lough Derg, come and see if GSC is for you.

What does Membership provide? Membership brings you to Sailing on Lough Derg on perhaps 25 Saturdays per year, participating in good quality fun racing and a strong social scene. New members are always welcome, and most boat owners are always on the lookout for new crew, just enthusiasm and interest required! We need members of ALL ages, some of the crews are very young (and well able to show their skippers a clean pair of heels), and others are equally in the youth of their old age, well able to quote rules and give instructions, and tease you mercilessly when out racing – so whatever your age or ability, we will find something and someone for you!

What do you need to come sailing with GSC? All you need to go sailing are a few warm outdoor clothes, decent non slip runners/short boots (or Dubarry type sailing shoes), waterproof jacket (to keep rain and spray off you), and a buoyancy aid (life jacket). Most skippers can loan you a life jacket until you get started. Sometimes a change of trousers if you get wet can help!

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