Greystones Sailing Club History
Founded in 1968, Greystones Sailing Club has established a reputation as one of the top dinghy sailing clubs in Ireland. Its sailors have competed successfully in many open events over the years, both nationally and internationally. With over 300 members sailing a variety of dinghy classes, Greystones Sailing Club offers exciting and enjoyable dinghy racing for all ages and abilities and looks forward to welcoming keel boat members when the harbour facilities in Greystones are upgraded.
The club has an active training and sailing program providing sailing instruction for about 100 local children and 30 adults every year with ongoing class specific training for other members. Powerboat, VHF, First-Aid and Sailing Instructor courses are also run on an ad-hoc basis and are open to non-members. GSC also offers St. David’s Secondary School transition year students introductory Sailing courses.
Greystones Sailing Club has played host to a number of prestigious sailing events at International, National and Regional levels. It has organised and run Championship events for the Mirror, Enterprise, GP14 and Wayfarer classes. Greystones has been at the forefront of modern dinghy racing, introducing the RS dinghy classes into Ireland and for 3 of the last 5 years, hosting one leg of the internationally renowned RS Eurocup circuit. This year Greystones will host the World Wayfarer Championships, with visitors expected from all over the world to descend upon us for 10 days in July.