28 August 2023

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Europe’s oldest sailing race, Cong-Galway, to attract crowds this weekend

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Europe’s oldest sailing race, Cong-Galway, to attract crowds this weekend

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The 2023 Cong-Galway Sailing Race gets underway this Saturday, having been rescheduled from June due to poor weather conditions.

The iconic event, dating back to 1882, follows the historical steamer route, stretching 30 miles from Lisloughrey Pier near Cong to Galway City.

Three Galway Hookers will take to the waters, alongside the many modern sail boats due to take part.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Galway Hooker Sailing Club’s Collette Furey explains the best spots to catch a glimpse:

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