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

Photos from Wicklow 2019

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".

News and Updates:


Notice of Race: 2021 National Championship

The Shipman Association would like to advise that the 2021 National Championship will be hosted by the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of July

Key information:

Notice of race 

Boat entry & declaration form


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.