Club profiles: Sailing


NUIG Sailing Club is one of the most exciting clubs in NUI Galway. The club is over 30 years old and has competed at national and international level in dinghies and cruisers. We run beginner and advanced dinghy training sessions on the fantastic Galway Bay. Taking people with no sailing experience and introducing them into one of world oldest and most exciting sports.

Four times a year we travel around Ireland and compete with other universities in the national inter varsities team racing events. Bringing both our experienced team racers and beginner to give them a taste of national sailing regattas.

With a host of experienced sailing instructors and international racers NUIG SC is the best place to start your sailing career!

You can check out training times and upcoming events by joining the club via the Your Space site in the right hand side of this page.


2006/2007 Irish University Sailing Association club of the year. 1st Easterns - Bronze Fleet 1st Westerns - Bronze Fleet Semi finals Intervarsities Silver fleet Winners of the Peter Armstrong Challenge Cup

2008/2009 1st Nationals - Bronze Fleet.

2012 Round Ireland yacht race - 1st class 2


Inter varsities competitions are held four times a year by the Irish Association of University Sailing in various locations around Ireland. The Inter varsities are in the form of team racing with both advanced and beginner sections.