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Do you want to TRY SAILING?

If you have every dreamt of sailing over the horizon into the sunset or smashing through the waves with a powerful spinnaker?

Sailing is a sport for all to enjoy and we are proud to fly the Irish Sailing Flag! Be it cruiser sailing, dinghy racing, power boating, wind surfing or even flying a kyte, the wind is an amazing asset and when coupled with the scenery of Galway Bay, how can you say 'no' to giving it a try!

Get involved. Go Sailing. Galway Bay!

For a gentle introduction to our club and what we do, why not pop down for one of our weekly activities and if you like the look of it, give it a try!

Tuesday evening from 6pm - Club dinghy sailing

Wednesday evening from 6pm - Club cruiser sailing

Friday evening from 6.30pm - Casual cruising

Our bar is open every evening after sailing and we have a BBQ and hot food on offer from our kitchen.

Pop in to the office upon arrival or contact us at

091 794 527 or training@gbsc.ie and we will cater for you as best we can!

See you then!

 

Ladies Helm 22-July-2016

It was very much a Rhocodar crew versus Dart veterans for the Ladies Helm race on Friday night.

 

Astrid Plaas & Evelyn Dowling made the jump from two hulls to one for the evening. Mother and daughter team of Grace & Amy Denny along with Tricia Hughers and Aoibhean Byrt represented team Rhocodar

Dave Vinnell set a windward - leward course that gave all sailors a fair chance in the perfect 8 knots Westerly evening breeze.

The first race start cautiously with the Ladies, all sailing the club Topaz dinghies, giving way to the Optimists who were sailing the same course as part of their Friday night Summer series. 

Everyone settled in and all reefs were shaken out for the second race where the start line was much busier at the final countdown.


By the third race there was even some serious pumping and rocking for the downwind leg as the leaders were neck and neck and looking for any advantage

 

In the end Aoibheann who took the overall top prize after Astrid's OCS in race #2 cancelled out her perfect first place finishes 
in races #1 & #2

A big thank you to the support crew on the night

Pat Irwin,

Andrew Drysdale,

Brian Murphy,

Aaron O'Reilly

 

Dave Vinnell was our OD for the night 


Johnny Shorten looked after everyone on the Barbecue

 

Johnny & Ciara Murphy kept the whole team well hydrated

A number of others wanted to sail but weren't available last Friday night so we'll schedule a second night late in August