Author: Ben O'Sullivan

420 “Tasters” – Easter Saturday

Courtesy of the Irish 420 Class Association, 30 minute “tasters” of 420 sailing are offered next Saturday morning , April 20th on two demo 420s. Experience the thrill of crewing, trapezing and even helming a 420 under supervision !

No 420 experience required but over 14s only. No charge applies. Places are very limited so first come first served.

Session runs from 10am – 12:30pm. Contact Ben O’Sullivan or whscdinghies@gmail.com to be assigned a taster slot.

Did you know ?

Did you know that all confirmed social, sailing, training, committee and 3rd party events are posted on the club calendar. Plan your own activities by viewing here.

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May Coaching -Oppy & Topper

Four coaching sessions are offered on Saturday mornings during May for Optimist and Topper sailors. Objectives include (1) improved sailing skills and fun on the water and (2) preparation of sailors interested in competing at upcoming events such as:

  • Topper Traveller, Wexford Harbour Tennis and Boat Club, May 12th
  • Topper Ireland Training Day, Dunmore East, June 21st
  • Topper Southern Championships, Dunmore East, June 22nd-23rd
  • Optimist Leinster Championships, Malahide, June 15th-16th
  • Optimist Munster Championships, Dunmore East, July 20th-21st

Considering the wind levels, sea state and temperature in May, it is necessary for safety and tuition quality purposes to limit places as follows: 

  • Topper sailors who are qualified to minimum ISA level 3 or ISA level 2 with sailing experience and / or racing experience.
  • Competent Optimist sailors who are qualified to minimum Club ‘Cool Cadets’ or ISA level 1 with open sailing experience.

What:              1 – 2 hours on the water, 1 hour brief / debrief, boat storage

When:             10am – 1pm, May 4th,11th,18th & 25th

Cost:               €80 payable in advance for members and associate members

Volunteer:     RIBs, RIB drivers and on-the -water video operators required

Book:              Contact Ben O’Sullivan 087 6866905 whscdinghies@gmail.com

Notes: (1) Places are limited by coach and safety boat driver availability therefore first (qualified) come, first served. (2) Further coaching sessions for all levels are being planned for weekends in June. To be announced.

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Save the date: Topper Training

Facilitated by The Irish Topper Class Association, a training day by external coaches is offered on Friday June 21st, immediately preceding the Topper Southern Championships .The championships, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday June 22,23rd will take place at our club and over 60 entrants are expected. All WHSC Topper Sailors are eligible for this training in 4.2 or 5.3 rigs.

Club Website Calendar

Did you know that the majority of all club events, sailing, social, community outreach are already loaded on the club’s website calendar of events Browse today to plan your activities.

Check back for more details or contact Ben O’Sullivan whscdinghies@gmail.com

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Easter Development Coaching

Four coaching sessions are offered during the Easter break for Topper and Optimist sailors. Objectives include (1) imparting high-performance sailing skills for general ability and enjoyment (2) preparation of sailors interested in competing at upcoming Topper and Optimist events such as:

  • Topper Youth National, RCYC, Crosshaven,  April 27th– 28th
  • Topper Traveller, Wexford Harbour Tennis and Boat Club, May 12th
  • Topper Southern Championships, Dunmore East, June 22nd-23rd
  • Optimist Ulster Championships, Location TBC, May18th – 19th
  • Optimist Leinster Championships, Malahide, June 15th-16th

Considering the wind levels, sea state and temperature at this time of year, it is necessary for safety and tuition quality purposes to limit places as follows: 

  • Topper sailors who are qualified to ISA level 3 
  • Optimist sailors who are qualified to ISA level 3 or ISA level 2 with strong sailing experience and / or racing experience

What:              2 – 3 hours on the water, 1 hour brief / debrief, boat storage

When:             10am April 16th & 18th,  1pm 20th & 24th with contingencies 25th only for bad weather *updated 27/3/19

Volunteer:       RIB driver and on-the -water video operator required

Cost:               €80 payable in advance for members and associate members

Book:              Contact Ben O’Sullivan 087 6866905 whscdinghies@gmail.com

Notes: (1)Places are limited by coach and safety boat drivers. First (qualified) come, first served. (2) Further coaching sessions for various levels are being planned for weekends in May and June. To be announced.

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VHF Course, March 29th & 30th

Places are still available. Contact Nicholas Walsh at walshnich@gmail.com or 086 256 9636

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. Find all details here

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Sail & Fun Run,16th March. Pre-Register now.

Due to popular demand, the St. Patrick’s weekend “Sail and Fun Run/ Walk” is being re-instated at WHSC ! Some funds will be raised in aid of Dunmore East RNLI. Please assist by pre-registering to participate or volunteer.

A fun dinghy sailing format will be followed by a group warm-up session and a run, walk or stroll  through the village on adult and junior routes. The excursion will end back at the clubhouse for  prizes, hot food and refreshments all consumed just in time for Six Nations rugby; Wales vs Ireland, k.o. 14:45.

All welcome to join in Run and at Clubhouse.

All are welcome to join in the run and at the clubhouse but sailing limited to members this time. Suggested participant adult ‘price’,  i.e. RNLI donation €5. 18 and under go free.

Volunteers make the difference!

A significant volunteer contribution is required. Any assistance on the water, as course stewards, as race management and in the clubhouse would be greatly appreciated

Please pre-register your interest in participating or volunteering via email to whscdinghies@gmail.com, or to Stuart Harris or Ben O’Sullivan on 087-6866905.

Venue:  Meet at the Clubhouse

Date:  Saturday 16th March, 11:00

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Sail and Fun Run in aid of RNLI


Due to popular demand, the St. Patrick’s weekend “Sail and Fun Run/ Walk” is being re-instated at WHSC ! The tradition they say, is nearly as old as ‘the man himself’ and will reunite many of us after the long winter. Some funds will be raised in aid of Dunmore East RNLI.

A fun dinghy sailing format will be followed by a group warm-up session and a run, walk or stroll  through the village.  The excursion will end back at the clubhouse for  prizes, hot food and refreshments all consumed just in time for Six Nations rugby; Wales vs Ireland, k.o. 14:45.

Costumes are suggested and all children will receive medals in recognition of their participation.

Suggested participant adult ‘price’,  i.e. RNLI donation €5. 18 and under go free.

Pre-register your interest via email to whscdinghies@gmail.com, Stuart Harris or Ben O’Sullivan on 087-6866905.

Venue:  Meet at the Clubhouse

Date:  Saturday 16th March, 11:00

 

 

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