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Wicklow 2017 Race and Cruise

Saturday 13 May saw a blustery start to the morning with the weather forecasters predicting southerly winds between 25 and 30 knots and increasing over the day. The Shipman 28 is a boat that can handle more weather at sea than most, and so after numerous checks on the weather winds and sea state the race was on.  Read more...

Promotional video

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

2017 National Championships confirmed

The 2017 Shipman National Championships are to be held in Howth Co. Dublin on the 26th and 27th August.  Howth Yacht Club will be hosting what promises to be an excellent series of racing and social activities.

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.