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

News and Updates:

2023 Shipman National Championship

Shipman fleet get ready!

Our National Championships are all set for: 
Friday 25th and Saturday 26th of August 2023.
This year the championships will be hosted by Howth Yacht Club. Details for the event and entry on the Howth Yacht Club website -
NOR has also been posted here
Entries here
Prizegiving Dinner
also at HYC on the Saturday evening all current and former Shipman owners and sailors are very welcome at what promises to be a fantastic occasion.

2023 Wicklow Notice of Race

We are pleased to announce our annual offshore Race to Wicklow will be held on: Saturday the 20th of May 2023.

Please see the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

Payment for the dinner at the Wicklow Sailing Club must be made 3 days in advance.  Please find the menu and payment link under Event payments (

2022 National Championship Results

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 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".