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As many have noticed our Facebook page has become much more active.

If you have materials or information that you wish posted please Email to

Info@whsc.ie. Pictures are very welcome to accompany the material you wish to have posted. Our policy is to post non commercial materials only that is related to our water sport activities.  If in doubt  E-mail us and our PR group will advise.

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Bar open Sundays in May

The Weather is promising to be very good this weekend. Join us at the terrace from 16.00-19.00. We intend to have the bar open every Sunday in May

Bar and Terrace open this sunday
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Our promissing young sailors get a blustery start !

Last Saturday morning saw 4 of our development squad head out into wild waters of Dunmore East.

A real challenge for a first day out with winds over 25 knots to get the cobwebs out from the winter hibernation.

Instructor Kate Landers and rescue Driver Andre Passberger kept a watchful eye over proceedings as there was plenty of capsizing by everybody.

Joe Landers , Jake Marsden, Cormac Doolan and Melanie Jephson were the brave sailors on this first day of this 6 week training program that is arranged in conjunction with

Wexford Harbour Sailing Club and Dungarvan SC.

Next week they will be joined by Max Passberger, Fodhla Dunne, Cian O’Reilly and Joanna Green to represent WHSC in the, for them, new waters of Wexford Estuary.

Good luck to you all and enjoy !

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WHSC hosting RNLI Open Water Swim – Saturday 20th May

WHSC are proud to be hosting the 2nd Annual RNLI Open Water Swim. Another fun event to mark in your diary.

All those involved last year will remember what a fantastic affair it was. We had a great spectator turn out and the Sun arrived as ordered. This year we’re expecting it to be bigger and better, so make sure to make your way down to WHSC to support the great work the RNLI do. The clubhouse is the perfect place to watch the race.

The race distance is either 800m or 1600m starting at the slip.
First Swim at 12:15, registration opens at 09:00, safety briefing at 12:00
If you are interested in participating register here
Please note there is a maximum of 350 participants so please register early to secure your place!
For more race information please go to the facebook page here

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Prize Giving in Kinsale

2 yachts from WHSC finished in second place in the highly competitive April league in Kinsale. Also known as the Spring Series.

Over 3 weekends they sailed in light winds and the final day with all to sail for, weather threw up a full blown gale. A first for Slack Alice was not enough to secure the title as the winner’s Artful Dodger held on to a second place in the final race. Flyover was forced to retire but had done enough in the previous races to hold on to a well deserved 2nd place overall.

Well done Trudie O’Leary. Shane Statham, John Mcdonald, Dave Marchant, Damian Walsh and Alan Roavhe and crew.

Results

Class 2 Echo Spring Series 2017

Class 3 Echo Spring Series 2017

Filed under: Cruisers, News

Test your Boat Knowledge.

So you think you know everything about boats. Well here’s a test for you.

Comment below if you have an idea what the 4 towers on this beauty are ?  (google not allowed)

 

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Balcony Bliss

Things are looking good for Saturday. Lots of hard work still going on to get the clubhouse ship shape.

Damian Walsh of Walsh Construction and John McDonald of R. McDonald showing their workmanship for WHSC.

They brought their full armory

And the job done, the perfect patio..

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South East Dinghy Coaching Sessions

In a new cooperation with Wexford and Dungarvan, WHSC is offering 6 consecutive Saturdays of coaching in dinghy racing to those who have reached an adequate level of sailing Level 2 +. The coaching will be given by top sailors and is intended to get those ready and confident for larger national events. This is not a sailing course but a coaching series to learn the finer art of racing from some very experienced people.

Date             Location

29/4 09.00    WHSC Home Coaching

6/5   10.00    Wexford Boat & Sailing Club  (3 clubs racing and coaching)

13/5 10.00    WHSC Home Coaching

20/ 5 10.00   Dungarvan Sailing Club   (3 clubs racing + coaching)

27/5  10.00   WHSC Home Coaching

3/6    10.00   WHSC Finals of Coaching Series ( 3 clubs racing and coaching)

Costs for 6 weeks Sailing coaching € 125

DUE TO NUMBER OF COACHES max 8 BOATS FOR TOTAL SERIES. BOOK QUICKLY-  FIRST COME FIRST SERVED 

COACHING AT HOME ( 3 HOME SESSIONS ) € 25   There are Additional spaces for this above the 8

Boats could be Oppies, Toppers, Lasers , Feva’s Argo’s etc.crosbie cup 2015-3

For bookings contact Andrea Quinlan 085-8046333 to reserve your space !

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Divers will Start this Friday 21/4

Divers Checking the moorings

Many of you will be glad to hear that the divers will start on the moorings this Friday

The Main contact with the divers will be Pat Power 087-2591888.

Any issues please contact Pat. He has a telephone that get’s answered:)

 

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Rescue 116 remembrance service in Dunmore East.


Poignant, dignified, reflective. moving , words that were heard amongst the crowd of over a 1000 people gathered on the harbour wall. A solemn procession lead by a lone piper on the bow of the Dunmore East lifeboat set the tone for a very touching event. The Lifeboat was followed by Coastguard ribs from Dunmore,Fethard ,the Kilmore Quay lifeboat and custom’s cutter.

The Fleet gathered under the harbour wall and a short service was led by Fr Brian Power from Killea Church in the village and chaplain to the RNLI ,a wreath was laid into the sea and after a minute’s silence 4 white flares were set of to remember Dara Fitzpatrick, Paul Ormsby, Mark Duffy and Ciarán Smith.

The Bypass at slow pace of rescue 117 was probably the most touching part of the ceremony with on the helicopter the crew that had shared many a mission with the crew of rescue 116.
A spontaneous applause showed how much the rescue services means to the seafarers and all of the community of Waterford.

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