The Galway Hooker Association is providing a shore-based course in navigation for its members with the support of the BIM FLAG scheme. Galway Hooker sailors are naturally gifted mariners and this course in Coastal Navigation will enhance their expertise at sea. It is also a great opportunity for our younger members getting on the first step of maritime academic education. Many members of the Galway Hooker Association who are now professional mariners internationally took this course as their first certification.
We are delighted to announce that Micheal Conroy, a native Irish speaker like nearly all of Galway Hooker Association members, from Ros Muc is the instructor of the four-evening course.
Each participant will receive a new lifejacket and handheld VHF, safety equipment that should be in all boats today. BIM have invested €6,914 in this project and each participant will pay €100 to cover the rest of the costs.