Welcome to the website of NUIG Sailing! We are a university sailing club based on the West Coast of Ireland. We are a sports club of NUI Galway and our club is open to any student or staff member of NUIG. We train beginners and the more advanced sailor and everyone in between on the beautiful Galway Bay. Based in the Galway Ocean Sports Club close to the docks in Galway, NUIG Sailing is the best place to start (or continue) with your sailing career!
NUIG Sailing competes at a team racing and yachting level. Irish University Sailing Association (IUSA) events are held four times per year and we pack up our boats and travel to a corner of the country and compete against the other universities throughout Ireland – namely DUSC, UCDSC, UCCSC, DITSC, QUBSC and DCU Surf N’Sail.
Each year we also compete in a keelboat event in Howth Yacht Club called the SYWOC qualifiers (Student Yachting World Cup) where the winner goes on to represent Ireland on a world stage against the best university keelboat sailors in the world.