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*NEW TIME* – 16th November – RSGYC Art Exhibition opening at WHSC

WHSC welcome an exhibition of artwork from the Royal St. George Yacht Club art group for the weekend 16th-17th November.

UPDATE: The opening reception date and time have changed, updated information is;

Opening Wine Reception Saturday Nov. 16th @ 3pm until 4pm (all welcome, no admission fees).
The exhibition will be open all day Saturday and Sunday 16th & 17th from 10am.

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Maritime Careers Event & Open Day At NMCI, Cork Harbour

Thinking of a career at sea? as the annual Maritime Careers Event and Open Day will take place next month at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI).

The event at the waterfront college campus in Ringaskiddy, Cork Harbour is to be held on Thursday, 7th November from 10:00 to 15:00.

See more https://afloat.ie/resources/marine-industry-news/jobs-and-careers/item/44251-nmci-maritime-careers-event-open-day

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Outdoor Dinghy Parking – Reminder: Time to Remove


For those with dinghies in the outdoor parking. We would like to remind you that boats must be removed immediately.

We hope you understand that the outdoor dinghy parking is a leased area, if we abuse the lease we risk loosing our lease rights for next year (others parties have expressed an interest in obtaining the lease on this area). The club lease runs strictly from April 1st – September 30th each year. It would be a great shame if the club lost access to this convenient location.

We thank you for your kind co-operation and understanding in this matter.

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VHF COURSE – Oct 25th & 26th


VHF COURSE

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 prerequisite for ISA ‘Safety Boat’ candidates.

Successful attainment of a license 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 predefined digital distress messages.

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

Friday Oct 25th 18:30 – 21:30

Saturday Oct 26th 09:30 – 17:30 ( incl. exam)

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 walshnich or 086 256 9636. Note fees will be collected in advance of the course.

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Reminder – Smugglers Cove pirate party this Saturday

Avast ye lily-livered scurvy dogs.

Mark your ships log for Smugglers Cove pirate party Saturday 28th of September, we be havin’ a bash for all club scallywags.. Buckaneers, Landlubbers and Sprogs welcome.

Put on your finest pirate attire matey (dress-up if ye dare).

Ye old shin-dig will start at 19:00 sharp.
Sit-down for grub from the lass Paula Prendiville with a fine choice of chicken or beef on the menu. **Special kids menu**.

Movie to follow for all sprogs.
€10 kids, €15 Adults.

If ye want a place text gentleman o’fortune Ian Doolin on 086-8136193.

There’s a black spot if ye don’t come.

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Sat 5th Oct – Club boats back in the shed – help wanted

Unfortunately the season is over, and once again it’s time to store our club boats in the shed.

If you’re available to assist on the morning of Saturday October 5th, your help would be very much appreciated.

Starting time: 9:30am. The bar will be opened afterwards for food & refreshments.

Thanks in advance

Ian Doolan
Commodore

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WHSC Club hoodies now available

WSHC Club hoodies now available for purchase Kelly’s Department Store.

The perfect hoodie to keep you and your sailors warm and looking cool out of the water.
Twin needle stitching detail, double fabric hood. Kangaroo pouch pocket. Ribbed cuff and hem. Available in red with club logo and club coordinates on front and club name and sail boat emblem on back.

Colour: Red
Sizes: Child age 7/8, 9/11 and 12/13. Adult XS, S, M, L and XL
Price: Child €25, Adult €35

Available for purchase from Kelly’s Department Store
75-76 Meagher’s Quay
Waterford
X91 H1FT
Store opening times are 9:30 – 18:00 Monday to Saturday.

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Life jackets Oh So important !

A directive was issued this week by the Department of Transports Sports and Tourism regarding flotation devices. (life jackets)

At WHSC we are very familiar with our own internal policy regarding life jackets and a great measure of compliance is there.

A few years ago we did an inspection of life jackets at the club and over 30 % was faulty and would not have kept anybody afloat; perhaps time to do it again ?

From now on wearing no life jackets or an incorrect one is considered an offence.

For your information the link to the new Directive is here

https://www.sailing.ie/News/id/2319/marine-notice-32-of-2019-personal-flotation-devices-for-pleasure-craft-and-personal-watercraft?ct=t%28Irish+Sailing+April+2018+Update_COPY_01%29&mc_cid=69d121a574&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D

Is a new life jacket something we might put on our Christmas list this winter ??

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Ye be warned!. Smugglers Cove pirate party 28th of September.

Avast ye lily-livered scurvy dogs.

Mark your ships log for Smugglers Cove pirate party Saturday 28th of September, we be havin’ a bash for all club scallywags.. Buckaneers, Landlubbers and Sprogs welcome.

Put on your finest pirate attire matey (dress-up if ye dare).

Ye old shin-dig will start at 19:00 sharp.
Sit-down for grub from the lass Paula Prendiville with a fine choice of chicken or beef on the menu. **Special kids menu**.

Movie to follow for all sprogs.
€10 kids, €15 Adults.

If ye want a place text gentleman o’fortune Ian Doolin on 086-8136193.

There’s a black spot if ye don’t come.

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