With all his/her needs provided afloat and alongside, the sailor will find nothing lacking in the facilities of the clubhouse from hot showers to good food and drink and “…a merry yarn with a laughing fellow rover…”!
Food & Drink
After a hard day of working on the boat, or after a good race, a pint and and some hot food is usually on the cards. Our barman, Carlus, can provide you with your tipple of fancy, whether it’s a cappuccino or a pint of Guinness.
The Club has a multi-megabit/second connection, and all members and guests are welcome to use our WiFi service. Carlus, our barman, can tell you the password required to access the service.
Fuel & Water
Petrol can be obtained at the filling station just across the footbridge. Diesel is available for members’ boats alongside the pontoon, as is fresh water for filling tanks.
Dinghy parking, with easy access to the slip, is available to members for the summer sailing season on a seasonal basis. In winter the ‘high level’ park is used by Frostbite competitors, while the area immediately adjacent to the club is used for the winter storage of members’ larger craft.
Lift-In / Lift-Out
At the beginning and end of each season, a crane is arranged for collective lifting in and out, either off/on to the club’s own park or off/on to trailers for boats stored elsewhere.
The Club provides a mast crane for boats that need to install or remove a mast. Please talk to the Head Boatman to access the crane, as there may be boats using the slip for drying out.
By arrangement with the Head Boatman, both non-members and members can put their boats on the slip and dry out between tides for repair, cleaning, anti-fouling etc. This service is free for members, and a service fee is charged to non-members. A power-washer is also available to be rented.
A Mirror dinghy and a Laser are both kept on the hard, available for use by any member. All loose fittings are in the boat shed, and the Laser has both a 4.7 and a Radial rig available. Use of the dinghies is subject to “you break it, you fix it”, “adult supervision required for children” and a nominal fee to cover general maintenance of the dinghies.
The club has a number of moorings, in various parts of the harbour, available to it. These are rented to members on a seasonal basis, and are serviced over the winter.
A launch service is available to all members on a seasonal fee basis. The ferry service is excellent and is augmented as necessary to cope with the increased demand on Dublin Bay racing days.