Category Archives: Sailing

Sailing To The World

The World cruise liner visited Galway this week. Some of us dinghy sailors decided to sail out and have a look at her. The high pressure system giving us our mid twenties and above weather brings little in the way of wind but we gave it a shot anyway. These are a few pics of me sailing in calm waters out to see The World. Photos by John McCole, thanks John.

Sailing Information Day Saturday May 4

As part of Sail Spree 2013, Galway City Sailing Club are holding an information day on Saturday May 4 from 3pm to 6pm. All are welcome!

If you are interested in joining the club, or would just like to find out about sailing in Galway City, club members will be available to show you around from 3pm to 6pm. The club will be holding their regular Saturday sailing session at that time so you can see what a typical club sailing session is like.

Where: Galway City Sailing Club, Galway Ocean Sports Club, Harbour Enterprise Park
(Take the road beside the Harbour Holel, first left, left again over bridge and turn right to the Galway Ocean Sports Club.)

Map and Directions

When: Saturday May 4 from 3pm to 6pm

Sail Spree 2013 is an Irish Sailing Association initiative.

Cong Galway Race With Galway Sailsports Club & Sea Scouts

Galway Sailsports Club and 24th Galway Sea Scouts (Port of Galway) dipped their collective toes into the Cong Galway Race this year.

These are a few pics I took along the way on a very nice Gawlay day with even better company.

Dinghy Sailing Galway

Galway Sailsports Club

Galway Sailsports Club

It’s been a summer of dinghy sailing so far. I have joined a new sailsports club based at the harbour in Galway. Galway Sailsports Club has been set up to cater for three sports, Dinghy Sailing, Kite Surfing and Sail boarding. The location is excellent and we sail twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays. We have been sailing just off Ballyloughane beach some evenings. I’m delighted that there is sailing so close to the city; I always had a feeling that the local resources were being underutilised. Only issue I have with sailing is that you need a lot of gear necessitating me to use the car more than I’d like. Next stop Amazon to get large panniers for the bike….