Galway Hookers
Association

Galway Hookers
Association

Galway Hookers
Association

An overview

The Galway Hooker

The Galway Hooker is a traditional boat distinctive to Galway Bay and the coast of Connemara. This iconic craft, sturdy, yet elegant and agile, is characterized by a black-coloured hull and rust-red sails.

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About the GHA

The Association

The Galway Hooker Association was established in 1978 for the purpose of promoting the restoration and preservation of these traditional boats in Ireland.

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Summer Races

The Races

Once utilitarian boats, the Galway hookers are now used as leisure crafts: the skills of boat builders and crews can be appreciated during the Summer Regattas.

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Calendar of Events

# Boats Races Held Points
1 An Tonaí 8 60
2 An Truelight 7 47
3 American Mór 6 46
4 An Mhaighdean Mhara 3 22
5 Mc Dara 1 6
# Boats Races Held Points
1 Norah 6 58
2 Barbara Ann 5 39
3 An Hunter 4 33
4 Naomh Antaine 1 8
# Boats Races Held Points
1 Naomh Ina 8 58
2 St. Katherine 9 56
3 Naomh Ciarán 6 44
4 An Bhantra 3 17
5 Róisín Dubh 3 17
6 Banshee 2 11
# Boats Races Held Points
1 Naomh Stiofán 9 56
2 Naomh Feichin 9 55
3 Mc Hugh 9 37
4 Bád Chóil Beag 7 36
5 Ceol na Mara 6 35
6 Searlaí 6 32
7 Capall Beag 4 23
8 Aisling 2 10
# Boats Races Held Points
1 Bád Fr Carter 8 58
2 An tOileánach 8 49
3 Mc Dara Beag 5 41
4 Lady Chantel 5 35
5 Mary Ann 5 26
6 Sruthán Buí 4 22
7 An Muineach 1 8

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