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Turning the Sod - GBSC New Development

The Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD, visited Galway Bay Sailing Club (GBSC) on Sunday the 6th of March for the official sod-turning ceremony for the club’s latest development. Hildegarde, who is a native of Oranmore, has a special interest in the Rinville area has been very supportive of GBSC over the years.


This latest development consists of the completion of our ground floor training rooms/kitchenette and wetsuit storage area. These are multipurpose meeting and training rooms that are designed with maximum flexibility in mind.


The second part of the new development is a large secure equipment storage unit and equipment repair area. This linear building is clad in timber and stores everyday use sailing support and safety vessels and equipment.


During her visit the Minister said, “I was particularly pleased to be able to assist Galway Bay Sailing Club in securing significant Sports Capital funding this year. The Club does magnificent work in supporting all ages and abilities in learning to sail and this new development will help secure their position as the largest sailing club in the West of Ireland.”

GBSC is delighted to have received Sports Capital funding of 140k which will go a long way towards funding these developments.


We would like to thank Hildegarde for supporting this initiative which will allow GBSC to expand its junior, adult and sailability training programmes for the future.



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