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Sports Council Funding

Waterford Harbour Sailing Club applied this year for funding again to the Sports Council,

The funding we received last year went to the development of the dressing rooms toilets and in the same time the entrance hall has been changed to make the clubhouse more welcoming. The building should be finished by Friday 3rd of March. We are looking forward to having our clubhouse back.  In The New Round of funding we have applied for funding for more Wayfarers the highly successful boats from last year and for some Ribs. some of our ribs are coming near to their end of life and we could do with some additions.  The application to the sports council are a laborious and precise process that requires a lot of time.

Our thanks to Derry O’Sullivan and Ronan Mulligan for taking on this task.

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New Look Website


As you have noticed our website is getting a new look, Kevin Brennan and Creevan have been working through the layout and all the pages to re-organize and make it more user friendly; Many thanks Kevin and Creevan

We hope you like the new look.

The website is geared to be inviting and accessible for potential new members this season. it is also to make us look a modern club. Any remarks or errors you see please do not hesitate to contact us at ALL comments welcome.

We are also looking for a pictures from last season:do you have some ?

Please email and we will arrange to collect them from you on a memory stick or transfer.

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Monday nights all welcome

Do It Yourself

Just to remind you there is a hardy bunch working all Monday nights in the boat house.

they have been doing sterling work but can still do with a few more hands.

work undertaken sofar:

Boat repair GRP optimists

Painting Race office

Electrics in boatshed

Identifying leaks in Clubhouse

Repairing race markers

Making VHF Charging bank

Putting up New Webcam

Surely amongst those job there is something you could do too.

All welcome coffee & tea & biscuits calore. Give a few hours to get your club ready


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Oppie parts wanted

ned's oppie

Our hobby group is on Monday nights donating some of their free time working on repairs of the club Oppies.  Do you have any oppie parts in a box in the garage or attic ? Any part is very welcome. these boats will enable us to welcome new members to the club to give them a taste of sailing.

Everybody is very welcome on Monday nights from 19.00 till 22.00 to give a helping hand. Even if you come only the odd time. Help is needed for all the club boats; they do need a lot of attention.

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Sailing south coast this summer

This year South Coast Sailing will be cruising and training in conjunction with Irish National Sailing School (INSS) the cruises will incorporate many ports along the South Coast including Dunmore East and are all 5 day courses.

for more info contact Gary Curran o86-2623727  or visit website


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Laying Up Dinner

This Saturday Laying Up Dinner in the Strand Hotel.

Time 20.00 hours

3 Course meal from a beautiful menu for Euro 25

please reserve your space with Ronan by text 086-8101100.

An evening  not to miss.



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Our young sailors on tour this year


Some of our home grown sailors we do not see around the club very often…

not because they are not sailing but because they are flying the flag  of WHSC sometimes in far corners of this world

Ciaran Finnegan this year is ranked as the 1st Youth Laser radial sailor. Sailing in the Youth Pathway Nationals he secured a 7th place and the UK Nationals in reached a 10th place and many more great results in other events. Time on the water and participation in events is what you need to do and that dedication can get you where Ciaran is now:)

geoff power
Geoff and James; You will see more from them in the next few years

In the 420’s we had 2 Waterford sailors in 2 different boats. WHSC sailor Geoff Power in his first Season with James McCann has straight gone to the top echelons of the class. On the very pinnacle but also in his last season in the 420’s was our Dougie Elmes with Colin O’Sullivan.  Douglas Elmes Colin had their hands full keeping the 420 with Geoff at bay.

Spot the proud father of Douglas Elmes
Spot the proud father of Douglas Elmes

Douglas Elmes secured in the World Championships in San Remo Italy 24th place and in the Under 17 group Geoff Power produced a very classy 29th place.  When they came home the ding dong between these sailors did not stop and Dougie took the National title with Geoff in 3rd Place. Douglas is now moving on to the 49’rs and we wish him well in this new boat. We can surely look forward to some good sailing in the 420’s next season by young Mr Power when he and James build up there experience.

When you meet these lads at the harbour you have to take your hat off !

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Crane lifts Saturday 17/9 and 1/10


A Flying 30 being launched

A crane has been arranged for lifting out boats now the season is coming to an end.

First Crane lift Saturday 17/9 starting at 08.30

Second Lift Saturday 1/10 starting at 08.30

if you want to be craned out contact Shane Statham who coordinates the crane.

If you need boat storage Shane can assist too !    PHONE 086-8245430


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This Saturday a night to chill out. 20.00 hrs

All are invited to this great night in WHSC clubhouse,

2 course dinner

Time to Chill out after an event full season with music , craic and a few drinks

Trophies will be awarded for Young Cruiser Sailor of the year ,Traveller Trophy, August League and more.

Then as special addition this year….. the Raspberry Awards to the various sailors.

Golden raspberry

Music by Cod Almighty, A mixture of folk , sing along for a great session afterwards.

Please bring your own guitar if you can play and of course your best voice.

session singing

Bring your partner, crew, guest, neighbour this is a relaxed night with laughter and music and time to reflect on this years sailing

Entry Euro 20,-





Filed under: Cruisers, Dinghys, Events, Flying Fifteens, Powerboats