Sailing At Galway City Sailing Club

GCSC Summer Regatta and BBQ Featuring ‘The Rabbit Run’ Pursuit Race

‘The Rabbit Run’ Pursuit Race Results

Fast Fleet
1st Overall Ava McCarthy & James Malone – GCSC
2nd Phil Parkes – GCSC
3rd Cathal McGrath – GCSC
4th Andreas Baumann – GCSC

Slow Fleet
1st Overall David Little – GCSC

1st Noah Quinn – GCSC
2nd Toby O’Toole – Clifden Boat Club
3rd Yann Walsh – Clifden Boat Club

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick note to say thanks to everyone who helped out to make our pursuit race and BBQ such a success last Sunday.

Thanks to Kathryn Cormican, Nigel Collins, Aoife Cooke and Pascal (Clifden Boat Club) for volunteering to man the safety boats. Dan King for volunteering his rib and services as a skipper for the committee boat. Keith O’Hara for organising registration and start times for the event, for organizing the food and for pushing me not to roll the event over as it clashed with the IWA Windsurfing Event in Belmullet. Kevin Finn and Lilly for helping with registration and food. Chris McGrath for organising and collecting refreshments and helping out with the food. Alex Roe for manning the barbeque last minute. Nancy Roe, Micheál and Colm O Faharta and Kevin Finn for working to get the toilets and running water up and running for the event. John Hendley for his usual excellent work on setting up the booking links and publicising the event. Eddie Florisson for running the beach. Colm and Alex for staying behind to help retrieve and pack away all the safety and support boats and anybody else who helped tidy up down at the club house after the event.

And last but not least thanks to all of you who turned up and participated. I know the wind didn’t play ball but it was a glorious Autumn day and I hope everyone enjoyed it.

If I have left anyone out apologies, but your efforts are appreciated.

Martin Roe
Commodore Galway City Sailing Club

Galway City Sailing Club is holding its Club Regatta on Sunday 08 October, 2023. The Regatta will feature The Rabbit Run pursuit race around Leverets, Hare and Rabbit and a BBQ.

Registration on the day is open from 09:30 to 10:30. Race briefing will be at 10:30 with first gun at 11:55 noon. Prize giving & BBQ will follow the last race.

Set Sail for Fun and Adventure at Galway City Sailing Club’s Annual Regatta and BBQ!

Are you ready to embark on an exciting nautical journey and savour the flavours of a fun BBQ by the beautiful shores of Galway Bay in the heart of the city? If so, mark your calendars for the Galway City Sailing Club’s Annual Regatta and BBQ, featuring “The Rabbit Run” Pursuit Race, on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

The Galway City Sailing Club Experience

Galway City Sailing Club, is a friendly vibrant hub for sailing enthusiasts of all levels. The club’s Regatta is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the clubs sailing calendar, drawing seasoned sailors and newcomers alike for a day of spirited competition and camaraderie.

The Rabbit Run Pursuit Race

The highlight of this year’s Regatta is “The Rabbit Run” pursuit race. Sailors will navigate their way around the scenic Leverets, Hare and Rabbit Islands, providing a challenging and picturesque course for participants. Whether you’re a competitive sailor or simply looking to enjoy the thrill of the open water, this race promises an unforgettable experience.

Event Details

  • Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023 (with a rollover date on Sunday, October 8, 2023)
  • Time: Registration opens from 09:30 to 10:30, followed by a race briefing at 10:30. The first gun signals the start of the race at 11:55. After the last race, there will be a prize-giving ceremony and a sumptuous BBQ to savor.

Who Can Participate?

The Galway City Sailing Club’s Annual Regatta is open to all sailors. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or just starting your sailing journey, a club member or guest sailor, this event welcomes all to come together and share their passion for dinghy sailing.

Entry Fees

  • Own Boat – Single Handed: €15 for a single-handed dinghy entry.
  • Own Boat – Double Handed: €20 for a double-handed entry.
  • Club Boat – Single Handed: €20 for a single-handed club dinghy (GCSC members only & subject to availability).
  • Club Boat – Double Handed: €30 for a double-handed club dinghy (GCSC members only & subject to availability).

Important Notes

  • The Regatta is subject to suitable weather conditions to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants. (Rollover date on Sunday, October 8, 2023).
  • Participants must agree to follow NOR (Notice of Race) instructions, Galway City Sailing Club Rules, Terms & Policies, and any directions issued by the club.
  • Club boats are available to members on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability.

Registration Open Now

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this thrilling sailing event and indulge in a delightful BBQ feast by the sea. Register now and secure your spot in this year’s Galway City Sailing Club’s Annual Regatta and BBQ!

Come join us for a day of sailing, fun, and community spirit on October 8, 2023. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a curious beginner, this event promises unforgettable memories and a taste of the sailing life on the stunning waters of Galway Bay in the heart of the city. We look forward to seeing you there!

10 Year Anniversary BBQ – Summer 2021

Looking forward to another great day out similar to our 10 Year Anniversary BBQ, you can view the BBQ photos here.