Welcome to Bray Sailing Club in Wicklow, Ireland

Bray is a picturesque and easily accessible traditional seaside resort a few miles South of Dublin. The sailing club overlooks the harbour, which is at the North end of the promenade. The club is more than a hundred years old, and many former members have earned national and international reputations. We cater for both cruisers and dinghies, with a full program of racing, cruising and an active sea school providing training courses for adults and juniors.

Learn to sail in Bray!

As well as teaching juniors how to sail, we are also keen to welcome new adult members to the club!   

We are running an Adult Training weekend on 8th to 10th May 2020 with an opportunity to try out sailing for adults who are new to the sport.


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The Lift-in

Dinghy Sail



February Newsletter now available

While we may not be meeting physically or sailing at the moment, it's important that we remain connected as club members. One  of the means by which were doing this is by issuing a monthly newsletter to members by email. The editorial team, led by Larry McCarthy, has just produced the third of our winter newsletters and it, together with the previous two, may be found by clicking on the links below.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed!

December 2020 newsletter

January 2021 newsletter

February 2021 newsletter


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Contact Tracing procedures

The Club is required to maintain attendance and participation records for contact tracing purposes and an electronic method (rather than pen and paper) is advised.

We have set up a “BSC club contacts” WhatsApp group and we are asking all members who attend the club for any reason (sailing, social event, workparty, meeting, etc.) to register on this WhatsApp group by contacting one of the admins.


We recommend you mute notifications on this group permanently.

How will this work?

Each Skipper (cruiser/dinghy and safety boat) intending to race at the club must send a message with the names of crew members to the group. 

A short message like “Saturday Racing, Flying Fish, Patrick Murphy, Mick Wallace” or “Boat Pen  Saturday afternoon, Ben Dunne” will suffice.

Other members attending the club for a meeting, workparty, social event, etc. must also register their attendance, together with any family members with them.  

The Sailing Secretary Paddy Lombard will create a spreadsheet of attendance which will be shared with the health authorities only in the event of a Covid-19 infection. We also encourage all members to download the HSE COVID-19 contact tracing app.

Who must send notificiation messages:

There are some recurring groups such as Skill Build, Junior Training, and the Coffee Mornings – they are either constant or we have already attendance records. If you are taking part in these activities you do not have to send a message.

For any other activities where you are at the club for more than 15 minutes you must send a message (can be one message per crew/group) with all the names to the WhatsApp group.

As a Club we are required and expected to keep proper tracking records – so please help us to full fill this requirement.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

"Back to Sailing" Dinghy Regatta - Saturday 25th July 2020

"Back to Sailing" Dinghy Regatta - Saturday 25th July 2020

Following the easing of restrictions, Bray Sailing Club are delighted to announce their first event of 2020. The "Back to Sailing" dinghy regatta will take place on Saturday 25th July 2020 and is open to all club members with their own boats with a PY of less than 1300. Club boats will not be available for use at this event. 

The Notice of Race is attached HERE and registration is now open via the "Payments" link on the club website.  

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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