SeaFest Try Sailing Ticket Allocation

A super selection of activities on the water at SeaFest 2018 are sure to prove hugely popular as Ireland’s largest maritime festival returns to Galway this month.

Visitors to SeaFest 2018 (29th June – 1st July) will get to enjoy a whole host of fun water-based activities in the harbour including sailing, kayaking and motor boating, as well as the opportunity to explore several large visiting ships. The activities on the water are a fantastic chance to try out a water sport for the first time and immerse yourself in all things maritime as Galway Docks comes alive with the buoyant festival atmosphere.

Irish Sailing with the support of the Galway Sailing Clubs and Training Centres is delighted to be running the FREE Try Sailing Sessions on Keelboats and Motorboats on Galway Bay throughout the weekend of SeaFest.

According to Ciarán Murphy, National Inclusion and Children’s Officer, Irish Sailing, “This year we are not only making it bigger by providing over 600 people the opportunity to experience this awesome adventure we are also making it better by being fully inclusive and will have full accessibility for people with disabilities to also enjoy the fun on the water.”

Tickets can be booked in advance from 9am on Friday 8th June 2018 at through the Eventbrite booking link and via the SeaFest App.

In terms of ticket allocation for the free Try Sailing, the following will apply

  • Due to the phenomenal demand from last year 75% of the tickets will be available online through Eventbrite.
  • The remaining 25% of tickets will be made available to people on the day on a first come first served basis using a ticket system.
  • Participants are required to arrive 20 minutes prior to their booking time. If participants do not show up 20 minutes prior, their space shall be given to people in the ticketed queue on the day, to ensure every boat is filled to maximum capacity.
  • For those who are unable to get out over the course of the three days, the local clubs will be offering other Come and Try Sessions throughout the summer and details of where and when can be found on

SeaFest is offering a packed programme of free events at SeaFest 2018. To keep updated on the latest events and news, follow SeaFest on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.