The association for all owners and crew of the Shipman 28 - the affordable cruiser-racer and a great boat to sail!

News and Updates:

2024 Shipman National Championship

Shipman fleet get ready!

Our National Championships are all set for: 
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of June 2024.
This year the championships will be hosted by the Royal St. George Yacht Club. Details for the event and entry will be updated shortly on the this Shipman Website - Events


Sailing Instructions 

Prizegiving Dinner
also at RSGYC on the Saturday evening all current and former Shipman owners and sailors are very welcome at what promises to be a fantastic occasion. Menu here

2024 Wicklow Notice of Race

Wicklow race as been postponed to later in the Summer

2023 National Championship Results

Congratulations to Gerry Glynn and the crew of Invader for their winning performance at last years Championship in Howth.

Shipman maintenance information now available! - Looking for some tips and tricks to help you keep your Shipman at it's best?  Check out the information posted in the notes from the 2019 and 2020 maintenance evenings.  If you have additional information that you are willing to share with the fleet, all contributions are welcome.

Photos 2022 National Championships

Cruising adventures

Over the years many owners of Shipmans have taken some amazing journeys around Ireland and beyond.  Take a look at some of their stories in the Cruising section of the site including Sybil's trip to Scotland, or Joe Slim's Iona Pilgrimage.

Promotional video

With racing cancelled one Sunday morning Shipman owner, Neil McSherry, decided to whip up a short video to showcase why the Shipman is such a great boat to sail!  The video was featured in Afloat Magazine an article titled "Old Shipman 28s Never Die, They Only Keep Sailing Away...& Then Back Again".