About Us


Welcome to Swords Sailing & Boating Club (SSBC)

Swords Sailing & Boating Club is located on the beautiful Broadmeadow Estuary in Malahide Co. Dublin. Less than a mile from the M1 and only 9 miles from Dublin City Centre.

The estuary is sheltered and not really affected by the tide which enables sailing at anytime of the day in a relatively safe environment.

The club is Managed on a volunteer elected committee basis. It is family friendly and runs an extensive sailing programme for both adults and children.

Organised club sailing starts.

  • March, after St Patrick’s Day

Club closes.

  • End of November.

See calendar for full details of our sailing programme. Note: Updated in Feb/March for the coming season.

New members are always welcome. If you would like to talk to someone about becoming a member, then come down to the club on club racing days and introduce yourself, someone will point you in the right direction.

New members can avail of our intro to sailing run over 3 evenings in June. (Note: Check Calendar for actual  dates)

Times to come down and meet us.

  • March – May….Sunday afternoons between 2 – 4pm
  • May – Sept….Sunday afternoons between 4 – 6pm
  • May to Aug….Wednesday evenings in summer between 8.30 – 9.30pm

Note: If weather is severe, sailing maybe cancelled and therefore no one will be down the club.

This is the first step in our 5 Step membership Procedure

Club Sailing boats

The club has 3 fleets of Club sailing boats. 6 off Topaz, 6 off Laser Vago’s & 3 off Dart 16x catamarans. Club boats are available to hire at a reasonable cost (See Club sailing boats. page) by members on club designated sailing and training days only in conditions they are competent to sail in. New inexperienced members are able to hire the boats in conjunction with training sessions.

There are also 3 off Club Safety boats and a Race Committee boat. That members are rostered on.

Boat classes sailed at the club….Hurricane 5.9sx, F18 & Dart 16 (Catamarans), GP14, Laser, RS Aero, Topaz, 420, Pico, and one or two others.

The club runs social events throughout the year.