Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club was founded in 1961. Located on the North East Antrim coast with a large open bay in front of the club which provides an excellent base for our cruiser and dinghy sailors. The club looks out over Red Bay and the Mull of Kintyre which fills the horizon being only 16 miles away. Spectators in the club can enjoy uninterrupted views of the sailing activities from the glass fronted bar, balcony or open grass areas to the front of the club. The sailing school is continuing to go from strength to strength with courses running through the 8 weeks of the summer holidays. All abilities are catered for and we have a modern fleet of training dinghies which are continually being upgraded. The club is run by a committee which is made up of a small group of volunteers which are focused on the continued development of the club.


Cruiser and Dinghy sailing takes place at the club. Club Cruisers are moored in the bay in front of the club from April through to September. Regular races are organised through the week and at the weekends. Dates for the various sailing races and events can be found on the fixture list. Dinghy sailing classes at the club include; RS400, Laser, GP14, Topper, RS Fiva, RS Quest, Flying Fifteen to name a few. Racing is organised through the week and at the weekends and dates and times can be found on the fixture list.

Sailing School

The sailing school provides tuition for all abilities and from age 8 years and upwards. The sailing courses are both enjoyable and educational providing new skills and confidence to young and old alike. The courses run through the 8 weeks of the summer holidays and tend to book up quickly so make your booking early. The courses are run by a dedicated group of instructors, many having learnt to sail at the club on the sailing courses over the years.


During 2015 the club house had a major refurbishment. This included a complete rebuild of the bar area and refurbishment of the function room. The refurbishment has created a modern facility for club members and guest to enjoy, and with the spectacular views over the bay to Scotland there is no better place to enjoy an afternoon or evening in good company. The function room is available to hire for functions etc on prior agreement by the committee. Please feel free to contact the club at anytime to find out more.


CSBC’s main activity is sailing. The club organises races for both cruising yachts and sailing dinghies, adults and juniors, assists in the organisation of cruises in company, holds events with other sailing clubs and plays host to class provincial and national championships.members. The club has links with other clubs in Northern Ireland, Scotland and in the South of Ireland.

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