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GBSC Online Membership Form

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of Galway Bay Sailing Club. 


Please read the links below to ensure you havea full understanding of membership terms and obligations, privacy considerations and club policies.  Fill in all appropriate fields in the form below.  There are a number of payment options which you can choose once you have filled in the form. 

The table below shows the different kinds of GBSC membership that are available.  Please choose the most appropriate one, paying attention to the notes presented at the end of this page.


We look forward to having you as a member of the club and hope that you will soon experience the delights of sailing on Galway Bay.

Membership Type
Over 18
Over 65
19 to 24
Up to 18
Over 18
Cruising Fleet
Over 18

Please fill in all relevant fields

I hereby apply for membership of the Galway Bay Sailing Club and of Irish Sailing. I undertake to abide by its rules, regulations and to work with my fellow members to promote the sport of sailing.

• I understand the personal data on this form (“Personal Data”) will be used by the Club and Irish Sailing for the contractual purpose of registering (or re-registering) and maintaining my Membership.

• I understand that the Personal Data will be retained by the Club and Irish Sailing for such period as my Membership subsists.

• I understand that I can resign my Membership by writing to the Club or Irish Sailing and my Personal Data will then be erased.

• I understand that my Personal Data will also be used for administrative purposes to maintain my Membership including registrations, certification, events, disciplinary matters, safeguarding reports, boat licence, ECHO, IRC, Safetrax, instructor qualifications and for statistical purposes.

• I understand that if I do not provide my Personal Data my Membership cannot be registered with the Club and Irish Sailing.


• I hereby agree to be bound by the Memorandum and Articles of the Company and in particular I undertake to contribute to the assets of the Company, in the event of its being wound up while I am a Member, or within one year afterwards, for payment of the debts and liabilities of the Company contracted before I cease to be a Member, and of the costs, charges and expenses of winding and for adjustment of the rights of the contributories among themselves such amount as may be required not exceeding €12.70

I have read the important Data Protection information  and have given my consent for my information to be used as follows:

(1) To provide me with updates regarding Club activities such as racing events, meetings and club events

(2) To provide me with details of Club fundraising activities including social occasions and ticket sales etc

(3) I am aware that my photograph or video image may be taken whilst attending or participating in events or activities connected with the Club and / or Irish Sailing and I consent to it being used for items like event programmes, year books, event reports or on websites or social media channels associated with the Club and Irish Sailing.

(4) To provide me and / or my children with an online Log of skill progression and record of certificates of achievements through the suite of Irish Sailing’s Training Schemes using the Checklick Platform.
I understand that I can withdraw my consent at any time by writing to the Galway Bay Sailing Club or Irish Sailing.

I understand my rights under Data Protection legislation, as outlined here.

Completion of this membership form does not automatically confer members rights.  The application will be considered by the committee in accordance with club rules

NOTES - Membership 

* Family membership is a special rate for a couple, who together form a household, their children, if any, aged 18 and under. All such members must be listed on this form.

** Applications for Country membership are considered on an individual basis.

***  Cruising Fleet Membership is available for boat owners and crew who sail out of Rosaveal or Galway City Docks.  This is a non-voting membership category.  Other rules and restrictions apply

****   Crew membership is an introductory rate available to crews of members boats.  This only available for two years, after which members should apply for full membership at the appropriate level. This is a non-voting membership.  Other restrictions apply.

- Membership of GBSC includes full membership of the Irish Sailing Association.

- Galway Bay Sailing Club employs an anti-discrimination policy and actively encourages participation in the sport by men and women of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds, disabled persons, and members of ethnic minorities

- New members should submit the form on or before their third visit to the club

- Single payments to be completed by 31st of March

*** Introduction discount only applies to 1st year of new adult memberships. Discount of 1 x course fee against full membership fee. Examples – “Adult Introduction to Sailing” and “Adult Start Sailing” courses

NOTES - SECTION C (Boat Owner)
- Cruiser Park – members using the cruiser park must hold a Senior, Ordinary or Family membership category.
- Dinghy Park – Fees published end of December for following season. Oppies storage is included in junior rate.

NOTES - SECTION D (Volunteers)
- If you wish to participate in rescue / ferry boat driving duties, it is necessary to have successfully completed the ISA or RYA. Powerboat Level I & II Course

NOTES - SECTION F (EFT / Standing Orders)
- Monthly standing orders notes
o We are no longer able to set up standing order requests on behalf of members
o Members can set this up on their banking online accounts. Details for GBSC below.

EFT / Standing Orders Details
Account Name: Galway Bay Sailing Club Limited 

Account IBAN: IE62AIBK93709661841027   BIC: AIBKIE2D

Please enter your 1st Initial & Surname as reference on the EFT / standing order transfer

If you have any queries, please email your name and telephone number to The treasurer will call you back as soon as possible.

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