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: http://crycgalway.com/2017-cong-galway/
Tell the world & spread the word here: https://www.facebook.com/events/184771005370482/

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 elaine.optique@gmail.com.

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

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