The Galway Hooker Association has a RIB type boat for attending the regattas during the sailing season. Aboard with the RIB skipper, the race referee is there to assure that the races are run fairly and also to assist in any accident or emergency that might occur during the regatta. Like all boats, this boat needs regular investment to keep her in a safe and seaworthy condition. The RIB motor needs a complete service and all the electrical system needs to be completely overhauled for her to be ready for the 2018 season. The Department of the Gaeltacht have granted €3,843 which is to be supplemented by €960 (20%) by the Galway Hooker Association to cover the complete costs.