Author: admin

Bereavement announcement – Ashleen (Tash) Mulligan (née Hanley)

On behalf of the Commodore

I regret to inform you of the very sad news of the passing of our club member and friend Tash (Ashleen) Mulligan (née Hanley) on the 2nd of March 2019.

Tash was beloved wife of Kieran and much-loved Mum of James, Jemima, Hugo and Natasha.

She will be greatly missed by her family, mother Jennie, sisters Audrey and Claire, brother Jim, mother-in-law Sheila, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Tash was a sister-in-law to our past Commodore Ronan.

May she rest in peace.

Removal on Sunday (March 3rd) to the Church of the Holy Cross, Killea, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, arriving at 5.00 pm. Requiem Mass on Monday (4th March) at 2.00 pm followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Tash will be greatly missed by all her friends at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club.

Download printable version

Filed under: News

They still exist these little gems !

3 years ago when in the Albin Ballad championships we had people coming over to look

at our boat and talk to us as one does in a “one design event”. All commented that we still had the original 40 year old

Lewmar winches. It was therefore to my despair that I lost a circlip of one of the winches. A new circlip from Lewmar kept popping off and so did the drum !

A call to Lewmar was bringing me to despair when they told me they changed the diameter 20 years ago and the old circlips were no longer in stock

Searching the internet for Circlips or replacement winches I came across a company Winchspares and talking to them lifted my heart.

Tony of Winchspares could not only supply the circlips but posted them out FREE of Charge as long as I made a donation to a local Charity J.

Winchspare has 20 years of experience on Lewmar winches .
and offer a professional winch service to suit your needs .
If you want a complete winch refurbishment then this would be generally during out of season months. Tony might be sailing !
If necessary they manufacture custom winch parts that are no longer available to suit their customer’s needs

You can also ring Tony on 00-44-7588-767893. I am sure he can help, If you have any old winches lying about he would be surely grateful to

receive as he can make another sailor happy.

A Happy sailor again J

Filed under: News

Job vacancies – Bar staff for the 2019 Summer Season

Bar Manager Required For the 2019 Summer Season

We’re looking for a new Bar Manager for the Summer Season – If you think you, or someone you know, have the skills required to run the bar, manage the team and control the stock then send on a C.V. to – This is a F/T position for June, July and August with Weekends available for May & September.

Junior Bar Staff Required For the 2019 Summer Season

We’re looking for Junior P/T Staff over the Summer to help run the bar – This is a great chance for some of the younger members of our club to get work experience, earn some money and Join the Team. If you’re over 16 and would like to work the bar in the Clubhouse this Summer then send on your C.V. to

Filed under: NewsTagged with: ,

New WHSC members portal – getting ready

We’re delighted to say a new WHSC members portal will be coming online soon. This will facilitate better membership management and other features like race results, booking courses, boats etc..

For the members portal we need to make sure email contacts (used for login) and mobile numbers (for SMS) are correct. A paper form will be coming in your membership pack, however you can help speed things up by following The below instruction.

Please send an EMAIL to with the following details for EACH ADULT PERSON on your membership.

first_name, last_name, email_address (used for login), mobile_number

Any questions to (Kevin Brennan)

You will be contacted individually with login information when the online portal is live.

Filed under: News

VHF COURSES – March 29th & 30th.

A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment.

The aim of the course, is to provide trainees understanding (practical and theoretical) of VHF communication at sea. The course includes training, preparation and examination for VHF radio license, required by the Irish Government.

All skippers and power-boat/rescue-boat skippers must be licensed radio-operators. Crews on yachts and rescue craft are encouraged to learn and become licensed operators also. A VHF license is highly recommended pre-requisite for ISA ‘Safety Boat’ candidates.

Successful attainment of a licence and associated personal identity radio codes from the Department will allow the holder to fully benefit from DSC emergency functions of his / her modern VHF radio or EPIRB in sending pre-defined digital distress messages.

Dates: Course requires 1 evening and 1 full day of training and is offered as follows:

Friday 29/03/2019 18:30 – 21:30

Saturday 30/03/2019 09:30 – 17:30 ( incl. exam)

Additional courses may be scheduled subject to demand.

Venue: WHSC Club house.

Equipment: VHF handsets are provided but if you have your own set please bring it along.

Cost: 220 EUR/per person (incl. tuition, oral and written examination, Irish Government VHF License and DSC codes)

Confirmation: if you are interested in the course, please contact Nicholas Walsh at or 086 256 9636. Note fees will be collected in advance of the course.

Filed under: Courses, Cruisers, Dinghys, Flying Fifteens, News, PowerboatsTagged with: ,

Young cruiser crew opportunity

There is an opportunity this year for young sailors age 17-25 years to form their own team on one of WHSC’s Cruisers.

Yacht “Seven Whistlers” will be going back in the water well prepared and is hoping to develop with “in house” coaches and external coaches a new generation of cruiser sailors.

You will be tasked with all the aspects of cruiser sailing on the boat in such a way that you will feel confident that you can sail and race a cruiser at the end of the season.

Aspects that will be coached:

  • Boat preparation
  • Start strategy
  • First to windward marker
  • Sail trim
  • Teamwork

At the end of the season we will be able to give the oldies a lesson in sailing .

What is required from you:

Availability to practice on Saturdays in May 14.00-17.00 hours

Availability for sailing frequently on Thursday – Sunday afternoons

Be a reliable part of the team

Membership for 2019 of Waterford Harbour Sailing club

Previous sailing experience would be great but not a pre-requisite.

To apply send e-mail with your experience and why you think you would be a good crew member for this season to

Filed under: Courses, Cruisers, News

South East Hospitals & Cardiac Support Rally Saturday afternoon, January 19th

We’d like to draw your attention to South East Hospitals & Cardiac Support Rally Saturday afternoon, January 19th.

See the below message from

The lack of a 24/7 cardiac care service is a serious health deficit that exists in the South East.

The South East cardiac centre based in University Hospital Waterford is the region’s emergency cardiac treatment centre for both sudden (acute) heart attack and cardiac arrest. This PPCI centre is one of 7 national centres so designated to deal with acute cardiac events but it is the only centre in the country restricted to a 39 hrs operating week Monday to Friday (closed at weekends) while all of the other national centres are funded to operate 24/7! This means that for those in the south east unfortunate to suffer a heart attack or cardiac arrest outside of the hours 9 to 5 – Monday to Friday, their nearest point of cardiac care rescue is in either Cork or Dublin centres depending on their starting location!

The single cardiac catheterisation Laboratory at UHW is the most efficient in the state doing the highest number of patient procedures nationally despite its restrictive 39 hr week. A 2nd Cath Lab and contract staff that could significantly add to access hours has been in situ at UHW since Sept 2018 but this 2nd laboratory is not allowed or resourced to provide any treatment beyond providing a diagnostic test for coronary disease. This lack of emergency access is a significant discrimination of the south east region where the UHW centre is the nominated point for over 500,000 people in the region. UHW has had for over 6 years, and continues to have the longest and largest cardiac waiting list in the country!

We in ‘Health Equality For the South East’ (hefse) believe this discriminatory situation should not be tolerated any longer. We note the addition of a 2nd cath lab to St Vincents Hospital Dublin in August 2018 to bring the total number of cath labs in Dublin city area to 21! The Capital has in addition 4 labs running 24/7! This, while the South East continues to operate with just a single lab and a 39 hrs service window!!

To continue to highlight this situation and pressure an immediate solution we are asking all members of our sporting clubs to participate in the support rally which is taking place this Saturday January 19th. The rally begins at 1.45pm in the Glen in Waterford and will march to John Roberts Square in the city to hear from campaigners and service providers on the issue.

We wish to send a resounding message to Government that this health discrimination cannot continue any longer!

For more information please log on to

To view videos from our golf and other sporting heroes please log on to our Facebook page

Many thanks for reviewing and we look forward to your support on the day!


Filed under: News