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The West’s Biggest Ever Ireland West Airport Galway Bay Sailing Regatta Launched!

Galway Bay Sailing Club is 40 year’s old this year and the club have organised its biggest sailing event ever, with almost 140 boats from the Western sailing clubs and around the country competing, to coincide with the Volvo Ocean stopover which is set to attract between 150,000 and 200,000 visitors to Galway and the West this summer.

As a special prize for the event, Ireland West Airport Knock in association with tour operator partner, Concorde Travel, are offering one luck winner the chance to win a €1,000 voucher towards a fantastic sailing holiday in Croatia, flying direct from Ireland West Knock, this summer. To enter for free see or

From cruiser boats and optimists dinghy to junior sailing events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and members of the public and competitors alike are all very welcome to the GBSC Regatta HQ, The Clubhouse Bar, in the Volvo Race Village. Bígí linn, is fáilte róimh.

Pictures of the Ireland West Airport Galway Bay 2009 Regatta (GB09) launch, which takes place as part of Volvo Ocean Race Galway stopover and runs from 2nd June to 7th June next in Galway are located here:

(Photographer: Aengus McMahon).