Seafest Try Sailing and Motorboating Sessions 2017
of Boat – There are three types of boats available and your Eventbrite booking will state which type
you have booked.
Croi na Claddagh and the
Manuela will take maximum 10 people in each sail boat for a short blast on the bay. It is an
exposed deck, so you may get a damp bottom and a little sea spray on your face and clothes
Taking 5/6 people sat in the boat. The skipper may give you a chance to helm and pull the sheets
(that is the ropes on a sailing boat!). A little sea spray will freshen you up. Age 3+ (no
The two motor boats will take a maximum of 10 people stood or sat in side in each boat. Travels about
5 knots for a gentle potter up the Cladagh towards the Spanish Arch and a beautiful look back into Galway
city from the sea – no high speed chasing. Age 3+ (no buggies).
Times – You will receive an email stating what time you are booked in for. Check in will open 30 minutes
prior to your allocated sailing time and closed 10 minutes to departure. Late arrivals will miss their trip
and their space will be given to any waiting passengers.
- 11am departure – check in open 10:30am, closed 10:50am
- 12noon departure – check in open 11:30am, closed 11:50pm
- 1pm departure – check in open 12:30pm, closed 12:50pm
- 2pm departure – check in open 1:30pm, closed 1:5opm
- 3pm departure – check in open 2:30pm, closed 2:50pm
All sessions will be approximately 30 to 40 minutes.
Clothing – Dress warm and bring a rain coat (even if the sun is splitting the stones :)). It is much
cooler out on the water and you want to make sure you enjoy your time out there.
Safety – Personal Flotation Devices (buoyancy aids and life jackets) will be provided and it is a
requirement to wear them at all times while on and around the water. All boats will have experienced skippers in
control and safety boat cover is on hand at all times.
Disabilities – We can cater for a wide range of disabilities, please ensure we know in advance of
your arrival so we can cater for your needs accordingly – email
Change your booking or cancel – We perfectly understand that you may need to change your booking, but
we are fully booked and will only have spaces in alternative slots if we get a cancellation, so if you can’t come
any more please do let us know, so we can let someone else go. If you need to move your booking then we will do our
best to reallocate you to any cancellations but cannot guarantee any changes are possible. Thank you for understanding.
Cancellations – Sailing and Boating is determined by the prevailing weather, tidal conditions and ability
of the boat for those conditions. It is the responsibility of the Skipper to ensure the safety of all on board is
paramount and may cancel a sailing for safety sake without any consequence or re-schedule required. We shall endeavor
to notify everyone at the earliest convenience if this occurs.
Registration and departure location – Registration, personal flotation and boat launching will all be at
Point 8 on this map. We also have an information stand in the
Kids Zone at Point 2.
Try Sailing is possible thanks to the collaborative work of local Clubs and Centres from …
- Galway Bay Boat Tours
- Galway City Sailing Club
- Galway Bay Sailing Club
- Port of Galway Sea Scouts
- Spiddle Sailing Club
- Báidóiri an Cladaig
Want to sail some more? – See us at the festival to chat to members and sailors from the local clubs
and centres or go to
to find out more.