The affordable cruiser-racer and a great boat to sail!

2018 Wicklow Cruise

A magnificent fleet of 8 Shipmans (a first) set off on a beautiful Saturday morning moving their start line to the channel between the Muglins and Dalkey Island for what we called a good old honesty policy of ‘engines off and sails up’ for the start of the annual Wicklow cruise.  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".

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.