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

News and Updates:

Death Notice

ROUS Sheila (late of Ballybrack) 4th February 2022 (following a long illness], at Andalusia, Spain with her loving husband Andrew by her side.

Sheila, beloved wife of Andrew [ex Bluefin] was an accomplished painter and musician and will be missed by her former neighbours in Ballybrack and a wide circle of friends, especially the Shipman Association and National Yacht Club sailing community.  

Our thoughts are with Andrew in these sad times.  

May Sheila rest in peace / Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilis

2021 National Championship Results

John Masterton's Curraglass of the National Yacht Club is the 2021 Shipman Irish National Championship winner after a four race series on Dublin Bay, hosted by the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club.  

Second overall was won by Viking sailed by Fergus Mason & Colm Duggan of the Royal St George Yacht Club, which is also home to third place winner Poppy, sailed by Alain Deladiennee.

Only four points separating the top 4 positions the Shipman remains a very competitive fleet.

Click here for full race results and more photos from the event.


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 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".