Galway City Sailing Club supporting Cong Galway Sailing Race

Proudly Supporting Cong to Galway Sailing Race, Saturday 2 September 2023

Photos of Cong Galway 2022 by Don Soules

Announcement – June 7, 2023

Cong Galway 2023 Date Moved To September Due To Lisloughrey Pier Engineering Works


Very sorry to tell you that we have had to postpone the 2023 Cong-Galway race from 17 June to 02 September as the pier at Lisloughrey is closed for engineering works, with no date forthcoming on when it will reopen.

We looked at all other access points on the lake for ability to launch (hookers, catamarans and monohulls); access for vehicles; space for race start; ability to join the channel for the old steamer navigation route; exposure to weather and security of boats overnight. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to identify any suitable alternative location.

We really hope you can still make it on 2 September. Your entry will be carried forward automatically, but if you cannot make the revised date, please let me know and I will arrange a refund of your entry fee.

Apologies again,

Margot (on behalf of the Cong Galway organising group)

Cong Galway 2023

The annual Cong – Galway Sailing Race, Europe’s oldest and longest inland water sailing race, will take place this year on Saturday 2 September 2023 (original date was Saturday the 17th of June 2023).

The race starts from Lisloughrey Pier in Cong, Co. Mayo early in the morning and makes it’s way down through Upper and Lower Lough Corrib to the finish line at Corrib Village on the River Corrib that evening. A bus will be available to bring participants from Galway to Cong on the morning of the event to enable sailors to leave trailers and cars in Galway for recovery & transport after the event.

The participants in the race will make a stop for lunch at Kilbeg Pier, approximately half way, where race timings will be taken. After a hearty lunch the sailors will leave Kilbeg continuing on to Galway where they will cross the finish line at Corrib Village on the River Corrib.

We look forward to another year of high participation by Galway City Sailing Club members

Full details are on the attached NOR. Places limited to 40.

Entry & Race Rules

Single-Hander Entry €60.00
Double-Hander Entry €80.00

Photos of Cong Galway 2021 by Don Soules

Photos of Cong Galway 2020 by Don Soules