- Sailing Information
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
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
Sailing” 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!
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 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.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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,
Secretary, Galway City Sailing Club
Hello Sailors and Friends of the club,
Our Christmas Social is this Saturday December 12 at Dock No 1 Bar And Restaurant at 1-3 Dock Road Galway, between 16:00 and 18:00.
Please join us for finger food and a drink.
The Corrib Rowing and Yacht Club, in association with Galway Bay Sailing Club, Galway City Sailing Club & Cumainn Seoltóireacht an Spidéil, are delighted to announce that the annual Cong – Galway Sailing Race will take place on Saturday September 19th 2015.
We look forward to having another year of good entries from the Galway City Sailing Club.
Galway City Sailing Club are now are taking bookings for Adult Beginners Sailing Courses to be held on the weekends of 18/19th July, 25/26th July and 8th/9thAug.
The course is a two day course 9.30 to 4.30 each day.
The cost will be €160 for non-members of the club and €110 for members.
Book Your Place
If you wish to book please email email@example.com asap stating which weekend you wish to attend.
Galway City Sailing Club are now taking expressions of interest in a weekend Level 2 Adult Sailing Course.
Please email TRAINING@GALWAYCITYSAILINGCLUB.COM to register your interest.
Dates will be co-ordinated with those interested.
Galway City Sailing Club is getting involved in the Try Sailing Challenge on Sunday June 21, 2015. We aim to have as many boats as possible in our fleet on the water.
Try Sailing Sunday 21 June
Meet: Noon at Dinghy Park
Sailing: Sail To Salthill for arrival 2.30pm ish.
Lunch: Sailors to bring a packed lunch for possible picnic.
We are looking at sailing the smaller boats in our fleet in our sheltered sailing area and possibly up to Spanish Arch should conditions allow. The larger boats will be taking part in a cruise to Black Rock in Salthill, again conditions allowing.