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 yachts. 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's 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.


  • 2006/07 - IUSA (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
  • 2008/09 - 1st Nationals - Bronze Fleet.
  • 2012 - Round Ireland Yacht Race - 1st place Class 2
  • 2016/17 - IUSA Club of the Year
  • 2016/17 - Irish Student Yachting Nationals @ HYC - 3rd place
  • 2017/18 - IUSA Event of the Year for hosting inter varsities in Kilrush Marina
  • 2018 - First university in Ireland to receive Irish Sailing accreditation (NGB of sailing in Ireland)
  •           - Wave Regatta - 14th Class 3
  •           - J24 Nationals FYC - 3rd Bronze Fleet


Inter-varsity competitions are held four times a year by IUSA (Irish University Sailing Association) in various locations around Ireland. The inter-varsities are in the form of team racing circuits staged in 3 different fleets, namely GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE fleet based on rankings throughout the year. We compete against UCD, TCD, UCC, QUB, CIT, DIT, DCU, Loughborough Uni & SUSA.