Commodores Update – September 2021

Dear Members, I hope you have all had a great summer. It’s funny how we have grown to measure things in a different light. Any slight improvement on last year would be considered better. However, at Sutton Dinghy Club it has been a GREAT summer, in many ways the best....

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The Book Trophy – Close but NO Cigar

Last weekend saw the latest installment of the Sutton Dinghy Club Royal Cork Yacht Club rivalry with both Senior and Junior Book Trophy on the line. Arguably the oldest dinghy team racing event cin the World, first raced in 1944 between Sutton Dinghy Club and the Cork...

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Laser Connachts – Wexford

The Laser Connachts took place in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club  over the weekend. The event was capped at 100 sailors and was fully subscribed. Great to again to see Sutton Dinghy Club represented at an Open LASER event. Even better to have 2 of our young...

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July Courses underway

Our members July courses are now underway and the Sun has really come out to play! We have a tremendous turnout of boats and sailors on the water and with the weather we are experiencing the Club are conscious of the need for kids to have sun screen and additional...

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‘Geraldine, Thank you for all your efforts – my girls had an absolute blast at the sailing course. The atmosphere alone was just amazing. Really wonderful. Thank you’


Aideen O'B. (July 2017)

A massive thanks to all the team at Sutton Dinghy Club who accommodated ISA sailors on their boot camp over last 3 days. Without the support of clubs and training centres we would not be able to bring home the medals.
The last few days were about mental fortitude and singing


ISA Performance (Dec 2016)

‘ A big thank you to everyone in Sutton Dinghy Club who helped in any way this weekend at the All Ireland Inter Schools. Hope to see you all again next year. Marist College Athlone team.


Hilary D. (Sep 2016)

‘ We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at SDC. This is the third year that the children have sailed with you and it gets better every time. We are delighted they are learning a life skill and they are thrilled to be having so much fun in an environment where they feel at home. We have visited lots of sailing clubs and it would be difficult to find one as welcoming and encouraging  to children as SDC. Teamed with a fantastic location and wonderful staff and instructors you have made more wonderful memories for us and the children. ‘


Fiona & Karl H. (Aug 2016)

‘To Geraldine, Hugh and all at Sutton Dinghy Club. Many thanks for giving our children a wonderful summer of sailing.’

Maria & Karl D. (Aug 2015)

‘Dear Dinghy club, My son has just completed two weeks sailing camp at your club. I’m writing to thank you for such a wonderful camp. Carl has benefited enormously from his experiences with you over the last two weeks, he has been full of chat and enthusiasm about his sailing and has really enjoyed the comradery and fun atmosphere of the camp.   He will definitely be back for more sailing and thank you for introducing him to a new sport on such a positive note!’   All the best,

Joyce R. (June 2015)

Our Mission 

Captured in the words of Irish Sailing….

‘…..As an ISA recognised Training Centre and Category 1 Club, Sutton Dinghy Club supports our 2020 Vision to make sailing & boating more accessible to all. This club has been providing numerous facilities and programmes to a variety of community groups, schools and people with disabilities in the Fingal Area for a number of years now. The ISA use this club as a Flagship example to the rest of our clubs throughout Ireland as to how to involve the community other than its own members…’