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.

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

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

The course will commence Wednesday April 5th 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 ISA certified course and will be delivered in partnership with Galway Technical Institute. The course will follow the outlined syllabus for ISA Start Sailing, Small Boat Sailing Scheme.

The course contains two parts (theory and practical):

  • One weekday evening per week for five consecutive weeks (10 hours in total).
  • The practical part will be delivered in two half-day sessions, on a weekend mornings (Saturday), totalling 6 – 7 hours*.

*We have scheduled these days but changes may apply depending on weather conditions. The exact days for the weekend practical sessions will be arranged by your Senior Sailing Instructor in consultation with class participants during class time. We believe this flexibility will contribute to the learner satisfaction so that we can choose the best sailing weather for you.

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

January 17, 2017 · by admin · Club News

Notice of Galway City Sailing Club Annual General Meeting 2017. Minutes and motions have been circulated to members by email.

Event: Galway City Sailing Club AGM 2017
Venue: Harbour Hotel Galway
Time: 19.30
Date: Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Members and friends are invited and encouraged to attend. AGM to be followed by a social gathering in the hotel’s bar.

November 25, 2016 · by admin · Club News

Hi All,

We had a great year of sailing and we look forward to toasting to Christmas and Santa at Dock One bar on Saturday 17th Dec 4.30-6.30pm.

Members and friends welcome – we look forward to see you there!

Put on your Santa hats!

Galway City Sailing Club

Event: Galway City Sailing Club Christmas Party
Venue: Dock 1 Seafood Bar & Restaurant, 1 Dock Rd, The Docks, Galway
Map: View Map & Directions Here
Date: Saturday 17 December
Time: 4.30 – 6.30 PM

September 15, 2016 · by admin · Club News, Sailing


Galway City Sailing Club and GTI are pleased to announce our partnership programme “Sailing for Beginners” starting on Wednesday 28 September at 19:00 – 21:00.


The course is a beginners course for sailing a dinghy and covers the ISA “Start
syllabus. The course is ISA Certified.

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.


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 ISA registered Training Centre. The course will run on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

The Boat

The training boats are Topper Topaz 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.

Find Out More and Get On-board!

July 7, 2016 · by admin · Club News, Sailing

Try Sailing Open Day at Galway City Sailing Club on Saturday 23 July and Saturday 30 July

All Welcome

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.

Discover the Galway Sailors City Secret – You Can Sail On Stunning Galway Bay Five Minutes Walk From The Harbour Hotel!

Adult Sailing Course August 2016 & Discounted Membership

Try Sailing At Galway City Sailing Club

Try Sailing In Galway City

Following our Try Sailing Open Days we will be running an Adult Sailing Course in August so you can enjoy Saturday afternoons on Galway Bay for yourself. We will be offering discounted club membership to our Adult Sailing Course participants.

Register your interest by emailing


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

Try Sailing Open Day

When: Saturday Afternoon 2pm – 5pm, on 23 July & 30 July
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.

January 19, 2016 · by admin · Club News, Sailing
Galway City Sailing Club is looking for a Junior Sailing Camp Coordinator.

The role involves organising instructors for a small number of Junior Sailing Camps to be held Summer 2016. 

This role does not involve sailing and could suit a parent.

Please contact us if your are interested.
January 13, 2016 · by admin · Club News

Galway City Sailing Club Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, February 10th in the Harbour Hotel at 19:30.

Members and friends are all invited and encouraged to attend to set the foundations for another good year of sailing in the city and the further development of the club. This may be followed by a social gathering in the hotel’s bar.

Please note motions for inclusion at the meeting should be submitted to me by Saturday, January 23rd. Also, nominations are invited for all the Honorary Officers and committee members – nominations for these posts can be sent to me beforehand or can be taken at the AGM and it would be great if you could put yourself forward – the earlier the better – don’t be shy! – the more people volunteer the easier it is for everybody – ‘friends’ are especially invited to take the plunge and join us – you don’t have to go sailing! The job descriptions for the officers are in the constitution and are not demanding if every office is filled – there is always lots of help from the committee and the members. Please note that any changes to the constitution can only be made at the AGM; so members please read it and see if you think anything should be changed – if so, submit a motion to do so.

Looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. We achieved a lot in 2015 – lets make 2016 even better!

Best wishes to all for a safe, healthy and happy New Year,

Kevin Finn
Secretary, Galway City Sailing Club

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