Author: Ben O'Sullivan

Dinghy Championships 2020- Notice of Race and Call for Volunteers

The WHSC Dinghy 2020 Open Club Championship will take place next weekend Saturday August 8th and Sunday August 9th. Four races will be sailed on Saturday, two on Sunday. Entertainment and BBQ also !

Note we are expecting the biggest championship at YOUR club yet and there is a huge success dependency on volunteerism so please step forward indicate your contribution at the link below.

Exciting Racing

Races will be run for

  • Senior PY
  • Junior PY
  • Main Fleet Optimists
  • Regatta Fleet Optimists

Saturday – fleet briefings from 10:00am. First Gun 11am
Sunday – fleet briefings from 11:00am. First Gun 12pm
See Notice of Race attached. Sailing Instructions will be published shortly.

Trophies will be awarded to Senior Club Champion, Junior Club Champion, Optimist Club Champion, Topper Club Champion, Mirror Club Champion Best Laser and Lady Helm and Classic Boat. There will also be numerous runner up prizes as well as some fun prizes.

Registration

For the first time registration and fee payments are exclusively online – no more queues !

  • euro15 per sailor
  • All must register individually here by boat
  • Note Registration will close on Friday 7th August 2pm.
  • Booking queries to Maria Whyte

Sailing Supper and Live Music

Free entertainment by local musician Ross Kerley on Saturday evening.
Hot Sailing Supper by outside-catering will be available for adults and kids at reasonable prices.

Sponsorship

Title and / or co-sponsorship have become available. Contact Ben O’Sullivan, Kimm Phelan or any committee member to learn of the benefits. h

Volunteer and make a difference

Thanks for considering. Please select your availability and preferred role here.

BBQ on Sunday after prize-giving!

Remember regular Sunday barbeque at 5:30pm

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Fun Day Bank Holiday Sat Aug 1st

RNLI COFFEE MORNING

Coffee, Cake Sale and raffle . Proceeds in aid of the RNLI

DALE MORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY

All two-handed sailors (under 16) are welcome to participate in the Dale Morris Perpetual Trophy. Traditionally starting at Stoney Cove, one sailor swims to the boat at Goosey. Both sail to the first mark and perform a ‘man overboard’, then sail to the second mark and perform a capsize. First boat across the finish line wins!

HARRIS ‘PARENT AND CHILD’ TROPHY

Optimist sailors grab your parents for the Parent and Child Race! Starting at the slip, parents sail the Optimist round a named mark and back to the slip before handing over to their partner. The child will sail the same course with the winning boat first to finish at the slip.

Schedule

  • 10:00 am RNLI Coffee and Cake Sale
  • 12:00 Dale Morris Fun Race Briefing
  • 12:00 Dale Morris Fun Race Gun
  • 13:00 Harris ‘Parent and Child’ Race Briefing
  • 13:30 Harris ‘Parent and Child’ Gun
  • 15:00 Saturday Dinghy Racing First Gun

Register

Dale Morris Fun Race

Harris Cup Parent and Child Race

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Buy, Sell or Donate Used Sailing Gear

Help avoid this

Reduce, reuse and recycle – all help to cut down on the amount of waste we throw away. So….second hand adult and junior sailing clothing sale , Sat 18th July 11-2pm.

Bring your pre-loved, wetsuits, life-jackets, salopettes, jackets, cags etc for sale or donation and possibly source a good replacement and bargain! Proceeds will be used to fund junior sailing.

How ?

Take me sailing again

Items can be dropped to the club bar on Friday July 17th 5-7pm, immediately preceding the event on Saturday morning or at anytime from now to the club bar. Everything should be securely labelled with name, phone number and desired price .Monies raised from sale and unsold items must be collected at 2pm after the event.

Assist Schools and First Time Sailors

Surplus gear will be used to support “Sealegs”, ‘School Sailing’, ‘Try Sailing’ and ‘Adult Sailing’ Programs where required.

Re-use me

Contacts:

  • Kate Dunne (086) 837 1124
  • Dearbhaill Ivin (087) 252 1714
  • Deirdre Plant (087) 798 6345

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July 2020 Topper and Optimist Coaching

We’ve planned four Topper & Oppy coaching sessions for Saturday mornings in July, Please register your interest now, details below.


Four coaching sessions are offered on Saturday mornings from July 4th to 25th inclusive for Optimist and Topper sailors.

Objectives include (1) preparation of sailors interested in developing racing skills for club and national class events. (ii) improved sailing skills and fun on the water

Considering the wind levels, possible sea state and temperature 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 ISA level 2 or have equivalent frequent casual sailing experience e.g. “Water Time” sessions, club racing or IODAI event racing.

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

When:             Optimists assemble 9:30am for briefing and launch 10:30 am
Toppers assemble 10:30am for briefing and launch 11:30am

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

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

Book:              For Optimists – register interest on the WHSC Optimist WhatsApp Group with Ben O’Sullivan, 087 6866905 or email whscdinghies@gmail.com

For Toppers – register interest on the WHSC Topper WhatsApp Group, with Fiona Passberger 087 9180605 or email whscdinghies@gmail.com

Notes: (1) Provisional on the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business and corresponding WHSC guidelines (2) Places are limited by coach and safety boat driver availability therefore first (qualified) come, first served.

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June 2020 Topper and Optimist Coaching

We’ve planned two Topper & Oppi coaching sessions in June, Saturday mornings 20th and 27th. Register your interest NOW, details below.


Contingent on Government Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, two coaching sessions are offered on Saturday mornings on June 20th and 27th for Optimist and Topper sailors. Corresponding WHSC COVID-19 guidelines will apply also.

Objectives include (1) improved sailing skills and fun on the water and (2) preparation of sailors interested in developing racing skills for club and national class events. Provisionally, this will be extended with a 4 x session series in July.

Considering the wind levels, possible sea state and temperature 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 frequent casual sailing experience e.g. “Water Time” sessions.

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

When:             10am – 1pm, June 20th & 27th

Cost:               €40 payable in advance for members and associate members

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

Book:              For Optimists – register interest on the WHSC Optimist WhatsApp Group with Ben O’Sullivan, 087 6866905 or email whscdinghies@gmail.com

For Toppers – register interest on the WHSC Topper WhatsApp Group, with Fiona Passberger 087 9180605 or email whscdinghies@gmail.com

Notes: (1) Provisional on the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business and corresponding WHSC guidelines (2) Places are limited by coach and safety boat driver availability therefore first (qualified) come, first served. (2) Further coaching sessions are being planned for weekends in July. To be announced.

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Water Time is Back, Wednesdays too!

Watertime ‘casual sailing’ will take place on Wednesday evenings & Sunday mornings in June. Begins June 10th. Boat rentals available. More details below.


Recall casual, supervised dinghy sailing on Sunday mornings, June to September last year? We called it “Water Time”. Well, it’s back and will include Wednesday evenings in June only from June 10th.

Considering Government Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, single handed and household crewed boats are permitted. Corresponding WHSC COVID-19 guidelines will apply also.

What is it ? Member-driven, supervised sailing for all dinghies, aimed at families and sailors all levels on Sunday mornings on private boats or club rental boats.

When ?  Wednesday evening June 10th, 17th, 24th and Sundays from June 14th except on Sundays when major events are scheduled.

What Time ? Wednesday Start rigging at 5:30 for 6:30 launch. Start rigging etc at 9:30 for 10:30 launch. Sail until 11:30.

Cost?  Free

Rental boats:  3 Wayfarers, 1 Omega , 2 Toppers are available for rent at €20. and Optimists are freely available for €10. Damage Waiver Form is mandatory. Please print, complete and bring along.

Volunteer please! Weekly leaders, private RIBS, club RIB drivers, instructors who want to gain experience with the Optimist fleet.

Book: Join “Water Time” WhatsApp Group by sending a request to Stuart Harris 087 9696564 or whscdinghies@gmail.com

Note: Provisional to Government Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business and corresponding WHSC COVID-19 guidelines.

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Suirway.com September Topper League

Sponsored by Suirway Bus and Coach Services Ltd the 2019 WHSC September Topper League begun last Saturday and will extend through the month.

Overview

  • Full and 4.2 m rigs may enter
  • 5 Saturdays, August 31st to September 28th inclusive. Upto 3 races will run each day.
  • Prizes will include a perpetual Topper September League Shield, prizes for top places and more!
  • First warning each Saturday 14:25 unless otherwise notified on ‘WHSC Toppers’ WhatsApp Group.
  • Prize-giving on September 28th followed by Smugglers Cove Pirate Night 7pm
  • Entry to the competition is free.

Sponsorship

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Pre-register online for WHSC Dinghy Championships

60 boats will race tomorrow, 11th August,  in the ‘Suir Engineering WHSC 2019 Dinghy Club Championships’ in PY Fleet and Optimist Fleets. You can avoid standing in a long queue this evening or tomorrow morning by pre-registering your data at the link below now 

This will also help immensely with timely execution of the event.

Note euro10 must still be paid at final registration this evening 6:30 -7:30 or tomorrow 8:45 to 9:45

https://forms.gle/HoDC6SfdjzTtCiSG6

Thanks for your co-operation with this !
Ben O’Sullivan

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Suir Engineering WHSC Dinghy Championships 2019

Sponsored by Suir Engineering, the WHSC Dinghy 2019 Club Championship will take place the weekend Saturday August 10th and Sunday August 11th.Three races will be sailed on Saturday, two on Sunday. Entertainment and BBQ also !

Races will be run for:

  • Senior PY
  • Junior PY
  • Main Fleet Optimists
  • Regatta Fleet Optimists

First gun Saturday 12:55 and Sunday 13:55.

Registration from 11am. Briefing at 12. Sailing instructions will be given at registration.

Trophies will be awarded to Senior Club Champion, Junior Club Champion, Optimist Club Champion, Topper Club Champion, Mirror Club Champion Best Laser and Lady Helm. There will also be some fun prizes.

Entry Fee €10 per sailor. The regatta is an open event so please encourage friends / visitors / former members to come along.

The Strobes

Entertainment by The Strobes on Saturday evening.
The Strobes will take you on a journey through four decades of the very best musical hits.
€20 entry fee including supper, dessert and raffle.

Sponsorship

Register Online

Beat the queues and register your data online. Note euro10 is still payable at final registration – Sat 18:30 – 19:30 or Sun 8:45 -9:45

https://forms.gle/HoDC6SfdjzTtCiSG6

Regular Sunday BBQ on Sunday after prize-giving!

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WHSC FUN DAY This Saturday!

RNLI COFFEE MORNING

Coffee and Cake Sale

JULY ‘SeaLegs’ PRESENTATION

A presentation of Certificates to our youngest 5-8 year olds

DALE MORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY

All two-handed sailors (under 16) are welcome to participate in the Dale Morris Perpetual Trophy. Starting at Stoney Cove, one sailor swims to the boat at Goosey. Both sail to the first mark and perform a ‘man overboard’, then sail to the second mark and perform a capsize. First boat (on handicap) across the finish line wins!

HARRIS ‘PARENT AND CHILD’ TROPHY

Optimist sailors grab your parents for the Parent and Child Race! Starting at the slip, parents sail the oppi round the mark and back to the slip before handing over to their partner. The child will sail the same course with the winning boat first to finish at the slip.

Sign Up on the notice board for both races if interested!P

Schedule

  • 09:00 am Final Session of July SeaLegs
  • 10:00 am RNLI Coffee and Cake Sale
  • 11:30 am July SeaLegs Presentation
  • 12:00 Dale Morris Trophy Briefing
  • 12:30 Dale Morris Fun Race
  • 13:30 Harris Trophy Fun Race Briefing
  • 14:00 Harris Trophy Fun Race
  • 15:00 Saturday Dinghy Racing First Gun

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