Sailing / Yacht Club
The Garda Siochana, (Irish Police Force), Sailing Club was formed in October 1993 to promote sailing and all its benefits among members of the Force. The club was initially based in Dublin and implemented a boat sharing scheme to ensure members based in the south would have some time with the yacht in their own cruising grounds. Over the years, as interest and membership grew and the proprotion of southern members increased a natural evolution of the garda sailing club was to have two individual clubs, each operating as an automonous entity, drawing members from their own main catchment areas. This decision lead to the formation of the South Coast and East Coast Garda Sailing Clubs, with the East Coast club being based in Dublin and the South Coast club based in Cork.