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Galway Bay Sailing Club is based in Renville Oranmore, approximately 10 Km from Galway City. The club is renowned for the warm welcome it extends to its members and visitors alike. It organises and facilitates the racing and sailing of dinghies, cruisers and multihulls for adults and junior members. We also offer training and instruction to adults, juniors and non-members.


The clubhouse with bar and catering facilities opens on Sundays afternoons and also Tuesday and Wednesday nights from April to September to facilitate the various racing fleets During the remaining months it opens on Sundays for dinghy racing and on Wednesday nights for talks and social events.


The club has played host to many successful Regional and National Regattas with racing taking place against the backdrop of beautiful Galway Bay

Bar & Restaurant
Club House & Bar

Opening Hours

Our Bar is open from April through to September as follows

Tuesday 7pm to 11pm

Wednesday 7pm to 11pm

Friday 6pm to 11pm

Sunday 10.30 am to 6ppm

Your Party

From April to September you can book our club house for your special event. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Leaving Parties and 21st parties. We have seating for approx. 80 people, a full bar service and ample parking. If need be we can organise a mini bus service for your group.

Beer Glass

Club House

Our Club House with spectacular views over Galway Bay is a haven for the weary sailor and visitors alike.  We have full bar and seating for up to 80 people

Boat and Cruiser Park

Members can store their dinghies and cruisers on club grounds for a small annual fee.  Free dinghy storage for visiting event sailors

Race Management and Support

We have 6 support boats, racing marks, flags and qualified race officers

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Membership Category and Subscriptions 


Galway Bay Sailing Club welcomes new members at any time, our current membership rate are as follows:

Membership Category




Senior (Over 65) 


Cruising Fleet

Cadet (19 to 24) 

Junior (Up to 18) 










Monthly (12)










  • Family membership is a special rate for a couple, who together form a household, with their children, if any, aged 19 and under. 

  • Application for Country membership are considered on an individual basis. 

  • Cadet members are aged over 19 years of age and under 23.

  • Junior members are 19 years or under. 

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

  • Monthly payments must be paid by standing order or credit/debit card subscription

  • Crew membership is an introductory rate for new crew members who do not own or co-own a boat. It is not available for previous ordinary members rejoining the club. For further limitations please see club rules document.

  • Cruising Fleet membership is available to skippers and crew whose boats are located at Galway Docks or Rossaveal.  For further limitations please see rules document.

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.

Committee 2023-2024

Pat Irwin


John Collins

Vice Commodore

Gerry Drudy


Andy Flanagan


Astrid Comerford


Cian Baynes

RC Junior Youth

Nigel Moss

RC Cruisers

Liam Burke

Cross Over/ Youth Sailing

Conor Lyons


Laurik Mathieu

RC Dinghies

John Collins

Equipment Officer

Alan Laine 

Cruising Capt.

Alan Donnelly

RC Training



Cormac Fahy


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