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December 14, 2017 · by admin · Club News

Hi Everybody!

We would love to see you all for Christmas drinks and canapés at Dock One Bar, The Docks on Saturday 16th December 2017 from 4-6pm. Please wear your festive gear!!

Yours in Sailing,



November 22, 2017 · by admin · Club News, Sailing

VHF Marine Radio Operator Course Galway City
Deptartment of Transport Certified
Hosted By Galway City Sailing Club

Friday 01 Dec (Evening) & Saturday 02 Dec (Full Day)

Special Rate For Club Members: €175
Non-Members Welcome: €190

Register Your Interest Today

The competent use of a VHF radio has great safety benefits for everybody enjoying aquatic sports.

Let’s Get The City Sailing – Safely

September 25, 2017 · by admin · Club News, Sailing

Sailing For Beginners - GIT & Galway City Sailing Club

Sailing For Beginners – GIT & Galway City Sailing Club

Galway City Sailing Club is pleased to announce an IS Certified Adult Sailing Course in Galway City in conjunction with Galway Technical Institute (GTI).

The course will commence Wednesday October 4th in Galway Technical Institute, Father Griffin Road.

Designed For Adult Learners
This course is especially designed to suit the needs of the Adult Learner. It is an IS certified course (optional) and will be delivered in partnership with Galway Technical Institute.

By the end of this course the learner will be able to sail the training boat in light wind conditions with assistance of the instructor.

The course is a beginners course for sailing a dinghy and covers the IS “Start Sailing” syllabus. Participants need no previous knowledge in sailing. Requirements for the course include confidence in the water, ability to swim, a “can do attitude” and should be motivated to learn the skill of sailing a small boat.

Please Note:
The delivery of the practical part is weather dependent – the course tutor will arrange suitable dates with the class during delivery of the theory sessions.

● Clothing and Equipment
● Weather
● Ropework
● Sailing Knowledge
● Coastal Knowledge
● Safety

● Rigging
● Launch and recovery
● Sailing Techniques and Manouvres
● Capsize recovery

Assessment and ISA certification is optional. The learner can decide if he/she wishes to participate in assessment during class delivery or participates just for fun!

What the learner can expect from the course:
The learner will get an introduction to the exciting sport of sailing. He/She learns in an Adult Environment availing of first class experience in Further Education in Galway Technical Institute and the practical experience of our Senior Sailing Instructors in Galway City Sailing Club an IS registered Training Centre.

The Boat:
The training boats are Topper Topaz Topper boats are multiple award winning sailing dinghies and a popular boat for training centres all over the world. The boats are safe, comfortable and
can accommodate up to two people per boat.

The Gear:
For the practical training Galway City Sailing Club will provide almost everything. This includes wetsuit, buoyancy aid/life jacket. The learner will need to bring: an old pair of runners or wet
boots, swim gear, shower gel, towel, sun blocker and a positive learning attitude.

Join The Action & Get Involved In Sailing in Galway City
On-line Enrolment / Payment will be through Galway Technical Institute Part-Time Education Scheme.

Register and Pay Here

July 10, 2017 · by admin · Club News, Sailing

Hello Fellow Members & Friends of Galway City Sailing Club,

We have a number of requests from members and non-members for a refresher course for dinghy sailing. We are delighted now to offer a summer refresher for everybody who wants to get back onto the Bay.

Andreas – Training Officer

Summer Evenings Sailing Refresher Course For Adults
The purpose of the course is to get back into the routine of sailing one of our Topaz Dinghies and practise sailing skills with a Senior Instructor. Over two evening sessions (18 July & 25 July) the course will address the most common sailing manoeuvres is hands on and will allow you to ask questions.

Tuesday Evenings on 18 July & 25 July 2017

The cost is 50 Euro for members and 60 Euro.

For enrolment / payment – please apply here.

Please be aware that the course has only a limited number of places available.

July 4, 2017 · by admin · Club News, Sailing

Saturday 15 July 2017 – Postponed Due To Weather

Try Sailing Open Days at Galway City Sailing Club on Saturday 8 July & Saturday 15 July 2017

All Welcome

Try Sailing At Galway City Sailing Club

Try Sailing at Galway City Sailing Club

Galway City Sailing Club caters for all age groups – juniors, youths and adult sailors. Drop down during our Try Sailing Open Days to see our facilities, meet the members and Try Sailing.

Try Sailing Open Day

When: Saturday Afternoon 2pm – 5pm, on Saturday 8 July & Saturday 15 July 2017
Where: Galway City Sailing Club
What To Bring: Ideally a wet suit plus old trainers, if you do not have a wet suit simply bring a change of clothes and wear something you can get wet. Plus if you have a buoyancy aid please bring that too. We will have a number of wet suits and buoyancy aids that can be borrowed on the day.


Galway City Sailing Club aims to make sailing accessible to all. Membership fees are low plus to get you started we have club boats for members use.

Find out more

June 7, 2017 · by admin · Club News, Sailing
Fun Summer Sailing Courses Galway City

Summer Fun at ISA Certified Sailing Courses In Galway City – July 2017

Junior Sailing Courses July 2017
Junior Sailing Courses in Galway City for Children (8+) and Juniors (13 – 18) announced by Galway City Sailing Club. Places on sailing courses are limited – Early Booking Advised.

Instruction will be provided by an ISA Senior Instructor and the course will be run in accordance with Irish Sailing Association Guidelines.

City Centre Location
Galway City Sailing Club is located in the heart of Galway City just two minutes from the Harbour Hotel.

Find Galway City Sailing Club Here: Galway City Sailing Club (@Galway Ocean Sports Club)

Further Information
Junior Sailing Course Information & Application Here

June 2, 2017 · by admin · Club News, Sailing

Galway City Sailing Club are co-sponsors of the Cong – Galway sailing race on Saturday June 10 along with Galway Bay Sailing Club & Cumainn Seoltóireacht an Spidéil in conjunction with race hosts Corrib Rowing & Yachting Club.

Galway City Sailing Club have a great record of participation in the race and this year, as ever, we are encouraging as many boats from the club to participate as possible.

Preparation For Race On Thursday June 8
Our usual procedure is to prepare the boats on the Thursday before the race and to drive them up on Friday afternoon. Leaving the boats at Lisloughrey Pier near Cong, Co. Mayo, overnight ready for the race on Saturday morning. Returning with the trailers to the Corrib Rowing & Yachting Club at the university leaving them there for use after the race.

Most of the organising gets done on the Thursday evening, who is sailing with who etc. so if you are interested please come and meet at the dinghy park on Thursday evening June 8.

Galway City Sailing Club Plan
– Thursday June 8: Prepare Boats & organise crew
– Friday June 9: Bring boats to Lisloughrey, Cong & leave boat trailers at Corrib Rowing & Yachting Club, Galway.
– Saturday June 10: Take part in race (see timetable below) & return boats to dinghy park after race.

Find Out More
Race rules  & Entry Form here:
Tell the world & spread the word here:

Race Timetable

08.00 – Bus leaves club promptly
09.15 – Briefing for sailors at Lisloughrey
09.45 – Slow PY dinghy leave Lisloughrey
10.00 – Slow PY dinghy start & main fleet leave Lisloughrey
11.00 – Main fleet boats start
11.00 – Crusiers assemble & depart Lisloughrey
12.15 – Arrival at Killbeg Pier
12.30 – Lunch at Killbeg Pier
14.00 – Start of second leg of race.
16.00 – Finish at Corrib Village Pontoon
16.30 – Arrival at Club House
17.00 – Snack at Club House
18.00 – Prize giving at Club House
19.00 – Bar at Club House
May 23, 2017 · by admin · Club News, Sailing
Sailing Instructors Wanted For Summer (First 3 Weeks In July) 2017 in Galway City

Galway City Sailing Club is currently looking to recruit a number of committed Dinghy and Advanced sailing instructors for the Summer. We require active sailors/ instructors with a positive attitude, complete professionalism, and a passion for sailing and fun. Instructors will be responsible for the improvement of the club’s Junior & Youth sailors, a role that is held in the highest regard by the club. Both Dinghy and Advanced instructors must have one or more years’ instruction experience for the position they are applying for. Interviews will be scheduled for early in the season.

How To Apply

Please forward your CV by email to

Please include your most recent Instructor certification level to: Elaine O Sullivan, Junior Coordinator PRO, Galway City Sailing Club, New Docks Galway.

March 30, 2017 · by admin · Club News, Sailing

We are pleased to announce our Spring Race Series starting April 1st.

The series will run for 4 weeks followed by a prize giving.

Races start at 3pm.

More About Racing:

March 24, 2017 · by admin · Club News, Sailing

Membership Benefits

Galway City Sailing Club are pleased to announce a junior sailing course for Easter 2017 (April 10 – 14).

Parents / guardians are required to assist with lunchtime supervision. This course is aimed at club members. Early registration is recommended as places are limited.

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