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Killaloe Sailing Club RAFFLE – Laser sailing dinghy worth €8K for only €100 !

A brand-new Laser Sailing Dinghy, worth €8K, for only €100!

Killaloe Sailing Club, situated on the beautiful shores of Lough Derg is a community-orientated, not-for-profit, Irish Sailing accredited amateur dinghy sailing club.

This little volunteer-run club has the vision to build a wonderful new Clubhouse, as current facilities are totally unsuitable for a club of its size.

Planning permission has been secured to build a new Clubhouse, with the plan including changing rooms with toilets and showers, a common room and small kitchen, raised walkways, a covered training area, facilities for the disabled, an enlarged boat shed, a new cark park and an enlarged dinghy park.

In order to raise much needed funds, the Club is running a Raffle this Autumn, whereby the winner will take a home a brand-new Laser dinghy, worth a spectacular almost €8,000!

Only 100 tickets are being sold, and 70 of them have been sold already. These tickets are not waiting around! As soon as all the tickets are gone, the raffle will take place and will be formally adjudicated.

The prize is a Laser XD ICE Blue and comes with Carbon Mast, Launching Trolley, Top Cover and Foil Bag. The winner can choose any Rig size – 4.7, Radial or Full Rig.

Anyone interested in purchasing a ticket or having any questions, please email: with your contact details and the number of tickets requested. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased via the ‘ClubZap’ app to get an official ticket number.

Remember there are only 100 tickets in total available. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Laser raffle poster 2020.pdf

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Marine Notice No.36 of 2020: Changes to Irish Coast Guard VHF working channels

As a result of amendments to transmitting frequencies in the VHF maritime mobile band which are harmonised internationally under the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), it is necessary for the Irish Coast Guard to make changes to the working channels currently used for communications with the public.

This will involve the Irish Coast Guard upgrading radio equipment at a number of the VHF network remote locations prior to the channel changeover at each site. The table below sets out the changes to the working channels that will occur later this year following completion of the upgrades.

Note: Channel 16 will remain available at each remote site for distress, safety and calling and will not be affected by these changes. Channel 67 is also available when required but may not be actively monitored at all times

Outline of Planned Changes

While at present it is not possible to provide definitive dates for these channel changes, the upgrade work is currently planned to start on week commencing Monday 5th October 2020 and continue for 10 weeks, to conclude on week commencing Monday 14th December 2020. Restrictions arising from social distancing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic may impact on the commencement of works.

The following table details the remote sites affected by the upgrade work, including the current channel associated with that site and the new channel that will be in operation following the completion of works.

The remaining sites of Carlingford, Wicklow, Mizen Head, Galway, Clew Bay, Donegal Bay, Galley Head, Lough Ree and Lough Derg will retain their currently assigned channel.

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Dunmore East RNLI book ‘Dauntless Courage’

Dear Members,
Dunmore East RNLI has announced the launch of an incredible book ‘Dauntless Courage’ by David Carroll, celebrating the story of lifeboats, maritime history and heritage of Dunmore East RNLI. The print version is scheduled for November release. It should be a great read, a super Christmas present and certainly worthy of us supporting ( all proceeds go to supporting Dunmore East RNLI).

Ian Doolan

More information on ordering and how you can support this book may be found on the website

Corporate level sponsorship is available for €250. A link and logo will be included on the website and the companies name will also be listed in the sponsor section of the book. Contact:

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Bathing Notice Prohibition Dunmore East


On foot of the recent bathing notice prohibition for Dunmore East, we recommend that you follow the guidance of the council and ensure that the water quality is within the guidelines for your activities, please amend your activities as required.

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Job Vacancy – WHSC BOAT MANAGER 2021

Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, Dunmore East, Co Waterford, is seeking a person to manage the club’s fleet of Dinghies and Ribs for the summer season of 2021. The position is a seasonal full-time position running from the first week of June to the second week of September.

The inventory of boats consists of 28 dinghies of various classes and 7 ribs used for rescue and coaching.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the storage, maintenance, support equipment and allocation of boats at all times.

Reporting to the outdoor amenities officer and liaising daily with the leaders of the various interested parties such as club racing, water time, adult sailing, schools sailing, etc. The successful candidate will ensure accurate records are kept of all boat inventories and users, and that all assets are maintained and fit for purpose. An online booking system will facilitate the efficient allocation of boats. Additional duties will include the management of moorings and dinghy parking including the day to day organization of the boat house.

The successful candidate is likely to be an experienced sailor with excellent organization and communication skills. The ability to conduct minor repairs is a distinct advantage.

Salary will reflect experience and skill set.

Applications by email to

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Topaz for sale – €1500

Topaz for sale in excellent condition. One owner only. Includes; new jib(still in bag), launch trailer, mainsail, daggerboard and rudder. Has been always stored indoors, in dry conditions. Can be viewed in WHSC boatshed. Storage in WHSC boatshed included for remainder of the season.

Available immediately. Please contact Ciara on 085 757 2819 if interested. Price: €1500.

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Club seeking Racing Mark Sponsors

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Dear Members,
It’s been a great season on the water so far.. To keep this going we’re seeking a €500 sponsor to cover 4 racing marks for our busy little club… Perhaps you or your business would like to take this great opportunity to contribute to WHSC. If you can’t stretch to four marks perhaps you’d consider 2 or 1 ?

Interest parties contact Ian Doolan 086-8136193.

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Adult Sailing week, week of 17th August.

Due to demand we are running another Adult Sailing week, week of 17th August.

Morning & afternoon sessions.

€100 pw if using own boat , €130pw if using club boat .

Contact Maire O’Reilly if interested – whscjo

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