We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with the Dublin Bay 21 Footer Association to introduce you to sailing on classic 32 foot yachts which first set sail on Dublin Bay in 1903.
The Association is the proud owner of all seven yachts ever built and are lovingly restoring the fleet. Currently three are back afloat and now are ready for you to explore your curiosity and experience sailing on as it was 120 years ago.
Estelle (yellow), Naneen (blue) and Garavogue (black) have been restored. You can follow the full restoration progress on the Association’s Facebook page.
We welcome all experience levels, from none to expert. Regardless of your sailing background, we’ll get your group fully involved in all aspects of sailing these unique 3.5 tonne yachts, from hoisting sails, to steering and setting the rigging. Up to 4 guests, with a minimum of 3, can be welcomed in each boats deep cockpit each boat.
The programme runs on Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm. Groups meet at our West Pier Clubhouse where you’ll be kitted out with everything you’ll need, including waterproof and lifejackets. You’ll need to bring a few items with you, including;
Upon arrival at our clubhouse, you’ll be introduced to the skipper and mate, we’ll get kitted out and head straight out to the boats. The training experience is not just about the sailing, we want to share with you the unique history of the yachts and allow you plenty of time to admire the craftsmanship involved.
We sail every Wednesday evening from 6-9pm.
Would an alternative date suit you better? Give us a call or drop us an email and we’ll put together an option for you.
Photograph by Rupert Bowen
The cost of the programme is €600. Up to 4 guests, with a minimum of 3, can be welcomed in each boats deep cockpit each boat.
If you are interested in this unique new programme, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact details below; Glyn, Vonnie and Dana would be delighted to speak with you about the experience.
Given the unique nature of the event we’d love to chat with you and your group prior to booking. The training experience onboard can be tailored depending on the groups previous sailing experience and we also would love to know which aspect of the programme most interests you.