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Opportunity to offer Team Racing Coaching for month of July and maybe August.

Good Morning All,

We have been given the opportunity to offer Team Racing Coaching for month of July and maybe August.
This will be run 3 evenings a week (subject to demand) . The program is aimed at sailors 13yrs and over who have completed Go Racing BUT is also open to those with racing experience OR if they would prefer to crew.
The course will be organised and delivered by club member Ruairi Finnegan who has sailed both nationally and internationally.
Ruairi will be using a set of 6 Fireflies so the sailors do not need their own boats.

If you think your teenage sailor may be interested please let me know this week and Ruairi will organise an information Evening re same.

Kind Regards

Interested? Contact:

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Friday Dining at the Club – Bookings Open

Hurray! ..Dining at the club is back, starts this Friday with a delicious menu.

€38 per head ( €3 supplement surf’n’turf) , kids menu €10. See menus below.

Date/Time: Friday 3rd July Serving 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Pre-booked meals ONLY due to Covid-19. Too book call Sean on

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Spick and Span Volunteers – We’re nearly there!

A big THANKS to everyone who has turned up to help paint and clean the club house. It’s looking good…but we’ve a little more to do!

There appears to be a gap in the weather for Sunday, it is urgent that we get all the painting finished now so we are ready to open on 1st July !

If you can clean or paint on Sunday 21st, start from 10am please contact Ian Doolan 086-8136193 or Maria Kelly 0876891598

PS. If you have a ladder please bring it along.

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Bereavement announcement CLODAGH LIDDY (nee MORRIS)


The death occurred in Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross of Clodagh Liddy on 12th June.

Clodagh was eldest daughter of Arthur Morris, former Commodore of WHSC (65/69) and Mary Morris.

The name Morris is synonymous with the Juniors at WHSC every August Bank Holiday Weekend. That is the weekend when one of our oldest Junior Trophy Events is held and the prize is the Dale Morris Trophy.

Dale was a brother of Clodagh Liddy and when he was tragically killed in his late teens in a motorbike accident his parents donated the trophy in his memory. Over the years it became a trophy which was won by club members who would go on to be National and International as well as World Champions. There was such contention for it, that the late Mary Morris agreed that another trophy could be named in her honour for the older Juniors. And the Mary Morris Trophy too, is also hotly contested each Junior Regatta.

The family connection with the club continued in recent years when Clodagh’s granddaughter, daughter of Rachel Liddy, took part in the Junior Course.


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Volunteers Needed, final tidy Wed 17th 6:30pm

The club is looking good after our clean and paint last Saturday, We’re now looking for volunteers to help with a final tidy and paint this evening.

If you are available this Wednesday 17th from 6:30pm to give a helping hand, please contact Ian Doolan 086-8136193 or Maria Kelly 0876891598.

A big thank you to everyone who helped last Saturday.

Thank You

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Attention: Boat Inventory

WHSC boat stickers

Dear Members,
A boat inventory will soon take place. Please make sure;

  • You have added your boats to the members portal.
  • You have paid any parking fees.
  • You have removed your boat if you no longer require storage. Please also decline the renewal online (or contact Andrea).

Renewals/declines through the membership portal (, changes or amendments to the membership secretary Andrea Kennedy

If you wish to remove your boat but are unable to travel to the club because of COVID-19 restrictions, please do so at your earliest convenience. Note that boats that are left in club storage will be invoiced accordingly.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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Volunteers Needed this Saturday 13th for Tidy

We’re looking for Volunteers to help tidy and paint the club outside so it’s ready for the season ahead.
If you are available this Saturday 13th from 10am to give a helping hand, please contact Ian Doolan 086-8136193 or Maria Kelly 0876891598.

Thank You

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*Online* – Local Race Officer Course . Mon 8th & 15th June


Local Race Officer Course – 7123 – June – On Line Course €10.00

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE All bookings will be contacted on Monday 8th June with the ZOOM references to join.


Monday 8th June 2020


Monday 15th June 2020

On Line Course

Course Times are 1800 to 2100 hrs. both nights

Deliverer is David O’Brien



Who: Open to anyone interested in how racing and committee boats work and would like
to know more about becoming a recognised race officer.

Minimum age 16yrs.

Any equipment necessary: Note taking materials.


Cancellation Policy

1 Month prior to commencement of course – full refund
Cancellation within the month prior to the commencement of the course – 75% refund
Cancellation 7 days preceeding the commencement of the course – No refund
Exceptions will be made in extenuating circumstances

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE All bookings will be contacted on Monday 8th June with the ZOOM references to join.

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Visitors pontoon is by prior arrangement only


Dear Members,
We’ve been asked by the harbour master to inform all members that use of the visitors pontoon is by prior arrangement with the harbour authority only this year (They need to know exactly who was on the pontoon for contact tracing etc.).

Prior to arrival contact the Harbour Master Deirdre Lane on M +353 (0)87 7931705 T +353 (0)51 312359 or VHF channel 12 or 16 alternatively E-mail in advance of your visit.

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Coast Guard thanks public for cooperation and urges caution when engaging in leisure activities

Coast Guard thanks public for cooperation and urges caution when engaging in leisure activities

In the lead in to the first phase (May 18th) of the Government ‘Roadmap for reopening society and business’ the Coast Guard has thanked the public for their cooperation in observing the travel and social distancing guidelines as they impact on maritime and coastal activities. The phased easing of restrictions will result in more people participating in coastal and water based leisure activities that are within the 5km radius. The Coast Guard is emphasising the importance of continuing to observe current Covid -19 guidelines, as well as attending to their personal safety when engaging in any water based or coastal activity.

Under Phase 1 of the Roadmap to Recovery (commencing 18 May), people are permitted to engage in outdoor sporting and fitness activities on an individual basis. Very small groups – a maximum of four people – will be permitted to engage in outdoor sporting and fitness activity but only within a 5km travel distance and where social distancing of 2 metres can be maintained. Members of the public should use caution if engaged in water sports, realising there are no lifeguards on the beaches, and many swimming spots are closed off to prevent gatherings, i.e. social distancing.

Many clubs and organisations have also provided their members with detailed guidelines to be followed with the commencement of phase 1 of the roadmap

Coast Guard Search and Rescue services including those provided by RNLI and Community Rescue Units (CRBI) continue to be fully operational and on call 24/7.

Gerard O’Flynn on behalf of the Coast Guard stated;

“It is recognised that people will want to get out for a break and take to the water if they are living or exercising near the coast or inland waters. The public are again reminded to follow Government instructions, which are focused on protecting frontline services and saving lives. Observe the current 2×5 rule i.e. 2M physical distance & 5KM travel distance.”

Arrangements continue to be in place for Coast Guard services including Helicopters and Volunteer Coast Guard units to assist HSE, Gardai and Local Authorities in provision of community and other logistical support during the current emergency.

If you see somebody in trouble in the water or along the coast use VHF Ch 16 or Dial 112 (or 999) and ask for the Coast Guard

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