Galway Hooker Sailing Club to make waves in Brittany

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The Galway Hooker Sailing Club will participate in the prestigious Brest Maritime Festival in Brittany from 12 to 17 July.
This marks a significant milestone for the club, as it prepares to showcase its maritime culture on an international stage.
A flotilla of three traditional Hooker vessels, representing the rich maritime heritage of Galway, will make the transatlantic journey to Brest, accompanied by an enthusiastic crew of approximately 40 GHSC crew.
These iconic Galway Hookers, known for their distinctive design and historical significance, will undoubtedly captivate the audience at the festival.
The Brest Maritime Festival is renowned for celebrating maritime traditions, and the Galway Hooker Sailing Club is honored to be part of this prestigious event.
The club’s participation not only highlights its commitment to preserving and promoting traditional sailing methods but also emphasises the strong cultural ties between Galway and Brittany.
Skipper Ciaran Oliver, leader of the Galway Hooker Sailing Club trip abroad, expressed excitement about the upcoming adventure.
“We are proud to represent Galway on the international stage and look forward to sharing our maritime heritage with the diverse audience at the Brest Maritime Festival,” he said.
“The journey itself is a testament to the skill and camaraderie of our crew.”