GP14 Munsters goes to Craig and our own Stephen Boyle

In difficult conditions in Fenit Co. Kerry over the weekend of June 17/18, Stephen Boyle with Sean Craig on the stick took the Munster Championships. The pairs last visit almost 20 years previous when racing SB20s had ended in disaster after a collision saw thei event...

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Never too late for an Easter egg!

And finally we get some sunshine.  Club sailing for 2023 is now up and running and while we had to cancel racing over the Easter holidays, those Easter eggs kindly donated by both @ Aldi Bayside and @Centra Bayside were sailed for and shared amongst the young...

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Launching Supper – Mar 25th

With the sailing season quickly approaching we are planning a social event that might get you in the mood. On March 25th we plan to have our 'Launching Supper' in the Clubhouse. Starts at 8pm. Anyone who attended the 'End of Season' dinner will remember we had a great...

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Sean Giles RIP

It's with regret that we noted the passing of Sean Giles recently. Sean was an exceptionally good sailor and was at the forefront of the Mirror fleet in Sutton Dinghy Club and indeed at a National level in the early and mid 70's. Sean was runner up twice in the Mirror...

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RIP Padraig O’Cearbhaill

It was a very sad start to the Christmas break to hear our former Commodore Padraig O'Cearbhaill passed away a few days ago, aged 96.  Padraig was Commodore in 1972-1973 having served on the Committee and as Vice Commodore under Charlie Sargent. Padraig grew up...

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Annual Dinner Fork Supper – Nov 19th

As many of you will know the internals of the Club have been refurbished during the season and over the last month or so we have been able to welcome members and friends back to our Clubhouse. With the season nearing its conclusion, we are delighted to announce that...

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‘Great summer courses, and of course great staff’


Niamh P. (July 2022)

‘We had a fantastic afternoon today with the Malahide special Olympics club. Everyone was looked after very well.’


Bridget T. (August 2018)

‘Brilliant facility for kids learning to sail. Very welcoming and very well run.’


Johnny A. (August 2017)

‘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…’