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

December 11, 2015 · by admin · Club News

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.

All welcome.

September 2, 2015 · by admin · Club News, Sailing

Cong to Galway Sailing Race Saturday 19 September 2015

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.

Entry Form & Race Rules

We look forward to having another year of good entries from the Galway City Sailing Club.

View: Photos from last years Cong Galway

July 13, 2015 · by admin · Club News, Sailing

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.

Weekend Course
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 training@galwaycitysailingclub.com asap stating which weekend you wish to attend.

Further Details
Course details on our Adult Sailing Courses In Galway can be found here.

July 13, 2015 · by admin · Club News, Sailing

Galway City Sailing Club are now taking expressions of interest in a weekend Level 2 Adult Sailing Course.

Get Involved
Please email TRAINING@GALWAYCITYSAILINGCLUB.COM to register your interest.

Dates will be co-ordinated with those interested.

June 18, 2015 · by admin · Club News, Sailing
Try Sailing

Try Sailing

ISA calling upon Ireland to get the largest number of sailors on the water on the longest day of the year

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.

Try Sailing, an ISA initiative, is partnering with the National Water Safety Awareness Week.

June 16, 2015 · by admin · Sailing

Galway City Sailing Club On MeetUp.com

Galway City Sailing Club Youth Officer Erin shares her passion for Dinghy Sailing On The West Coast Of Ireland on Meetup.com

Dinghy Sailing On West Coast Of Ireland

Whether you have been sailing for years or haven’t had the chance to get your feet wet yet, nothing beats (in my opinion) getting out on the water on a lovely sunny weekend afternoon. On the West coast of Ireland we can’t always be guaranteed of warm sunny weather, but the great thing about dingy sailing it doesn’t really matter as long we don’t go out in strong Gale Force winds.

Sailing Gear

A wetsuit or a dry-suit and a buoyancy aid is all you need (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, finger-less gloves, cag {rain/wind proof jacket} and booties are optional but recommended), to protect yourself from the elements. Swimming ability isn’t required as you will spend most of the time above water unless the boat capsizes in which case your buoyancy aid keeps you afloat (some even consider capsizing as part of the fun!). A safety boat is on hand at all times to “bail” you out of trouble!

Meet, Socialise & Learn From Experienced Sailors

Sailing is considered an expensive hobby what with the cost of boats, boat maintenance and berthing fees (parking spaces for boats). If you are lucky enough to have your own boat we have a boat park for members. A sailing club allows anyone regardless of their experience to get out on the water without needing to have their own boat, for a very low membership fee, which helps maintain the boats. It also enables you to meet and socialize and learn from more experienced sailors so you can become more confident in your own abilities or learn new skills. All skill levels are welcome. Love being near the water but don’t want to go out on the water, prefer to watch from the comfort of the shore, that is fine by us, we are very glad to have shore people and any capacity you feel you can help out will be appreciated.

Open For Membership: All Welcome

Galway City Sailing Club aims to promote and facilitate the sport of sailing in the community of Galway City and surrounds, with special emphasis on families and youths including the disadvantaged or disabled and those with no previous experience of the sport. Galway City Sailing Club is a new dinghy sailing club based at the Galway Ocean Sports Club in the Galway Harbour Enterprise Park. We are open for membership, all welcome.

Happy Sailing,

Visit Our MeetUp.com page:

June 6, 2015 · by admin · Club News, Sailing

There are three places left on our Youths Sailing course on Mon 8 June – Fri 12 June for boys and girls. Please email: training@galwaycitysailingclub.com to reserve a place.

Course Information

ISA Courses offered: Cara na Mara, Start Sailing, Basic Skills & Improving Skills.

Note: It may not be possible to cover all the syllabus for Basic Skills or Improving Skills in one week, however we will be able to sign off aspects of the syllabus achieved in the participants log book.

Location: In the city centre at Galway City Sailing Club (@Galway Ocean Sports Club)

Age groups: 7-11 & 11-18

Fee Members: €125

Fees Non-Members: €150

Equipment Used: Topper Topaz Dinghies for Youth Sailing & Optibats for Junior Sailing

What to Bring: Wetsuit, Warm clothing (fleece, hat), Youths (11-18 years) – bring buoyancy aid if you can.

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

April 17, 2015 · by admin · Club News

Sailing This Saturday – On The Water at 3pm
Our maintenance programme was completed this week. We now have our topaz dinghies ready to go. A BIG thanks to Colm & Michael for all their good work. Sailing will start at 3pm, please arrive in plenty of time to get yourself prepared.

Safety Boat Rota Published
The safety boat rota for April & May has been published. Rota can be viewed here.

Shore Officer Volunteers Wanted
Possibly one for non sailing members and or parents. If you would like to volunteer to assist on the shore please let us know at your next sailing session. You can read about what is involved here.


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