What We Do

We are a small club of enthusiastic cruiser (small keelboat) sailors based on the Tipperary shores of Lough Derg, most of whom keep their boats in small harbours close to Garrykennedy.

Please be advised that, in response to the Covid 19 crisis, the committee of Garrykennedy Sailing Club has decided to cancel the start of the April racing series.  This decision is made in conformity with the recommendations of Irish Sailing see https://www.sailing.ie/Coronavirus/fbclid/IwAR0DTTkAgsRiVCTc8JbopfEjcAfGhmjjoOkZ9wZualJcsB_T8wWRq0z1VJQ) and to support Government and HSE directives and guidelines in the fight against the Covid 19 virus.  Most of all it is made with the health and well being of GSC members and their families in mind.

We have 50 members, mainly boat owners, but an active group of about 250 sailors of all ages and capabilities comprising crew, partners, family members and friends.

We have no clubhouse, we just meet up for our weekly racing and occasional social events, the best time to meet people is to come along for the regular briefings, Saturdays at 11am in Garrykennedy (see Race Calendar for dates).

New members are always welcome, and most boat owners are always on the lookout for new crew, just enthusiasm 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!

All you need to go sailing are a few outdoor cloths, decent non slip runners (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 lifejacket until you get started. Sometimes a change of trousers if you get wet can help!