GBSC Racing 2021

Covid-19 Impact on Racing Schedule

We're awaiting further clarification from Irish Sailing but it looks likely that we will be unable to start our racing events as scheduled below.  The Spring Series on Wednesday night will be impacted, but we hope to start it later in May, with a reduced number of races.  The Spring Cup on the weekend of May 2nd is cancelled given current restrictions.  We will look into rescheduling for later in the summer.

King of the Bay

Multi-race Series

The King of the Bay is the most prestigious of the GBSC Racing trophies, awarded to the most successful boat over a series of 7 races run throughout the sailing season.  The cup is awarded under IRC handicap 

  • Spring Cup  May 2nd - Postponed

  • Kinvara  May 23rd

  • Aran Islands  June 6th

  • Morans  July 18th

  • Ballyvaughan  Aug 22nd

  • Barna  Sept 5th

  • Galway Oyster Festival  Sept 26th

Wednesday Night Racing

April 21st to September 28th

Wednesday night is sailing night.  It's the only proven way to get through the mid week blues!  We run multiple series, each comprising 4 or 5 races, sponsored by local businesses.  Each series is scored under Echo and IRC.  Echo ratings are revised at the end of each series.

Sailing Instructions

Interested in Sponsoring a series?  Contact rccruisers@gbsc.ie

Man of Aran

June 5th - 7th

This is a new race weekend starting in 2021 which promises to highlight the fantastic sailing environment on our doorstep.  We invite boats from up and down the west coast and beyond, to participate in a competitive regatta consisting of varied courses including a pursuit race.  Trophies will be awarded based on Echo and IRC.

Note that the weekend will incorporate the King of the Bay Aran race.