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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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Thursday Talk – Joan Mulloy, life at sea as a solo sailor

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In June 2019, Joan Mulloy from Westport in Mayo completed her second Solitaire du Figaro race in France. This solo offshore race is one of the most gruelling offshore races with 4 legs races around the busy coastal waters of Europe. She competes to gain experience for her ultimate goal – to compete in the Vendée Globe solo around the world race. Her talk will be about life at sea as a solo sailor, as well as about her campaign, and how she plans to achieve her future goals.

Joan will be in the club Thursday 22nd evening to give a talk 8.00pm

Location: WHSC clubhouse.
Time: 8:00pm
Fee: Free Entry
– visitors welcome –

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VHF COURSES – Register interest for an upcoming VHF course

This is a call to register your interest in scheduling a VHF course at WHSC
We have a number for names but need more participants to schedule a date.

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

Friday 18:30 – 21:30, Saturday 09:30 – 17:30 ( incl. exam)

if you are interested in the course, please contact Nicholas Walsh at walshnich or 086 256 9636.

ABOUT 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 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.

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)

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Crane Dates

Please be advised the first day for craning out at Dunmore East

Saturday August 31st t

Due to new Health and safety regulations costs payable to Crane has increased to approximately euro 140,-

This is for banks man to be in attendance and guide the Crane driver etc.

Book your space in advance with Shane Statham 086-8245430

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Blessing of the boats

Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat Blessing of the Boats Ceremony will take place on Sunday 25 August 2019

Dunmore East RNLI is hosting a Blessing of the Boats Ceremony in Dunmore East harbour, under the lighthouse, on Sunday 25 August at 2.30 pm.

At 2.30 pm the Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat will position in the harbour under the lighthouse, all seagoing vessels are welcome to come alongside the lifeboat for the ceremony. The blessing of the boats will be concluded with songs by Margaret Brooks and Richie Roberts which will include the lifeboat song. The flotilla of boats will then head to sea, just outside the harbour wall where the Dunmore East lifeboat crew will lay a wreath to remember those lost at sea.

On return to the harbour, the lifeboat station house will be open to the public. The crew and management of Dunmore East RNLI would invite everyone to come and join them for light refreshments. The lifeboat shop, located at the station, will be open all day also.

Commenting on the event Volunteer Lifeboat Chairman Eddie Stewart Liberty said ‘It has been a great tradition here in Dunmore East for many years and this year, in particular, we remember the Fastnet race tragedy from 40 years ago. Dunmore East lifeboat was one of 13 RNLI lifeboats involved and our volunteers spent 15 hours at sea rescuing three yachts.

It is always lovely to see all the dressed boats and yachts come alongside the lifeboat in the harbour for the blessing and watch the flotilla go to sea for the wreath-laying. It is a day of remembrance and we would welcome all boats and yachts to join us on the day’

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A HUGE thank you to everyone involved in junior courses 2019

From all kids, parents and committee; a HUGE thank you to everyone involved in junior courses for your contribution in 2019.

A brilliant job done by our senior instructor Alex and his team of instructors; Katie, Ciara, Zoe, Joanna, Holly, Sarah, Hugo, Conor, Geoff, Marcus, Darragh, Rioghan, Cormac, Patrick.

Thank you Dave Marsden, once again, for supporting and guiding our Instructor team with your experience.

Thank you to our JO Maire O’Reilly for doing a fantastic job of management.

Well done everyone !

Filed under: Courses, Dinghys, Juniors, News

Saturday night not to be missed !

Saturday night the Strobes at WHSC.

Bar open from 19.30.

Food Downstairs 20.30

Menu : by Ardkeen Stores Chef

main:

Lemon and Basil Chicken

Beef Stroganoff

Chicken Curry

Served with rice or roast new potatoes and vegetables.

Dessert:

Chocolat and walnut brownie

Apple Sponge

Classic apple tart

served with vanilla ice cream.

Coffee / Tea.

And then… The Strobes. Entry Euro 20,- a night not to miss

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