Category: Cruisers

A great day to Tramore

Last Sunday saw 13 boats head for Tramore.

The Invitation by The Ritz Bar was in aid of the RNLI.

A well organized trip by our hosts ; ferrying by Dave Kelly and the RNLI

saw cruisers and racers alike have a great day.

Here are a few pictures

Filed under: Cruisers, News, Powerboats

Fulmar Fever in Round Ireland

Since Saturday afternoon our own yacht Fulmar Fever has been racing in the Round Ireland Race.

A race of over 700 miles with the course “keep all the islands of Ireland to your starboard side.

Whilst on paper Fulmar Fever is one of the slowest boats she can under the handicap system still compete with the fastest boats.

The race started on Saturday in Wicklow and at this moment most boats including Fulmar Fever are on the North West of Ireland.

A true test for the crew to battle for 5-6 days and in this race they have had it all . light winds , 40 knots of wind and the unusual situation of a Northerly wind on the West Coast.

We wish Robert and his crew well. They are doing a sterling job,

you can follow the race on Yellow Brick tracker

Yellow Brick Tracker

 

Filed under: Cruisers, News

First Day of Try Sailing

How lucky can we get ? Glorious weather and tall ships in Dunmore East at Anchor offered the best possible start to the Volvo Boland sponsored Try Sailing Series.

Over 35 people from 6 till 60 went on the water and our formula of having Optimists, Wayfarers and Cruisers ensured there was the right boat for everybody.

The very young ones in the Optimists had a blast and some of them are offspring of long lost members ex Dunmore East ; Welcome home !

Next week bookings are being snapped up and we hope to have some more spaces available to offer sound instruction and lot’s of fun.

Bookings can be made via : https://waterfordsailing.eventbrite.ie

Thank you to all our Cruiser Skippers who volunteered their yachts and time , all the rescue boat drivers and all the dinghy skippers’ you are great ambassadors to WHSC. THANK YOU !!

Filed under: Cruisers, Dinghys, Events, Juniors, News

Membership Renewal 2018 – be an early bird!

Hope you all have received your renewal package in the mail for 2018

If you have not received it, you can download the pack here – http://www.whsc.ie/membership/

or please e-mail Andrea Kennedy (whscmembers@gmail.com) and she will forward a renewal package to you.

Apply now to avail of the early bird discount (expires April 13th)

Please be advised the free boat parking scheme associated with debentures has ceased as per vote at 2017 AGM.
Unfortunately there was still a mention of this on some of the early revisions of application for boat parking however this is NOT correct, apologies for the inaccuracy.

With kind regards
Rene

Filed under: Cruisers, Dinghys, Juniors, News, Powerboats, Racing

Reminder – Annual General Meeting – Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse

Dear Member,
I wish to advise you that the 86th WHSC AGM and the 51st Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Limited AGM will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse.

 

Agenda:

  1. Minutes of 85th WHSC & 50th Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Limited AGM 2016
  2. Commodores Report
  3. Hon. Treasurers Report
  4. Adoption of Accounts
  5. Motions or Special Resolutions
  6. Cruiser Captains report
  7. Dinghy Sailing Secretary Report
  8. Junior Sailing Report
  9. House Report
  10. Election of the Honorary Officers and Committee Members of the Club
  11. A.O.B. appropriate to the AGM
Filed under: Cruisers, Dinghys, Events, Flying Fifteens, Juniors, News, Powerboats, Racing

Notice of Annual General Meeting – Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse

2nd February, 2018

Dear Member,
I wish to advise you that the 86th WHSC AGM and the 51st Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Limited AGM will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse.

In relation to any notices of motion and special resolutions that members may wish to bring forward at the AGM Section 6 (7) of the WHSC Rules and Regulations applies as follows:

“All notices of motion and special resolutions that members may wish to bring forward at the AGM must be submitted to the Honorary Secretary in writing, together with the names of the proposer and seconder at least seven clear days before the date of the meeting. To be passed such motions and resolutions shall require a majority of two thirds of members present and entitled to vote”

Details should be forwarded to John Elmes, Hon. Secretary, Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, The Harbour, Dunmore East, X91XV1X or email info@whsc.ie

Agenda:

  1. Minutes of 85th WHSC & 50th Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Limited AGM 2016
  2. Commodores Report
  3. Hon. Treasurers Report
  4. Adoption of Accounts
  5. Motions or Special Resolutions
  6. Cruiser Captains report
  7. Dinghy Sailing Secretary Report
  8. Junior Sailing Report
  9. House Report
  10. Election of the Honorary Officers and Committee Members of the Club
  11. A.O.B. appropriate to the AGM

Yours sincerely,

John D Elmes
Hon. Secretary
WHSC

Download WHSC Notice of AGM

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Commodore’s New Year’s Message

Dear Friends:

I would like to convey my very best wishes and sincere thanks to all of you as we wrap up an eventful 2017 and sift our momentum into the next calendar year. The past 12 months have been marked by noteworthy achievements and change. As we reflect on the past year, I believe that we have many reasons to have real pride in our accomplishments and look forward with enthusiasm to next year at the WHSC.

A few examples that stand out include one of our cruisers swept the board in Sovereigns cup (Fool’s Gold) and won the IRC Welsh Open, Fulmar Fever excelled in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race and as icing on the cake, Flyover topped the Scora tables. In the Dinghy section Geoff Power and James McCann ruled supreme in Ireland and got a deserved place at the Worlds in Sanya.

At home small changes made a big impact. Our development squad together with Wexford S.C. proved that cooperation can be fruitful for all and this year we hope to extend this cooperation with one more club. Our Tenner Tuesdays supported by WLR FM turned out to be a huge success with over 200 people taking to the water. A lot of these sailors came back for more and are now joining the club. Our Sea Legs group grew and our new Sailing Buddies group had a great take up and lots of fun…. September showed the result of all the hard work at the younger age group and on the last day of September we had 15 Oppies sailing.

The message that we are open for business is spreading and our newly renovated clubhouse is proving a hit with members new and old.

All of this was made possible by the hard working committee some of whom went far beyond their line of responsibilities and I am sincerely grateful to them for their input. Outside of the committee, a lot of work was done by members for example, painting of tables, repair of Oppies, cleaning after rebuilding, quiz nights, breakfasts, helping with events and so on. I extend my thanks to you all.

I am delighted to be able to tell you that the club received an early Christmas present in the form of a €34,000 grant from the Dept. of Tourism and Sports for the purchase of 2 new rescue ribs. They are urgently needed to supplement our current fleet and these boats will allow us to expand our courses.

This grant was obtained on the basis of our inclusive approach and our work in the community with school sailing, Tenner Tuesdays and cooperation with other clubs.

We increased the diversity of our membership , attracted local people from Dunmore East and our total enrolment has reached 185 members up from 170. With our reduced membership fees we still managed to obtain the same revenue. The increase stemmed mainly from the adult sailing and the very young age groups. These are the building blocks for the future growth of the club. and our sailors of the future. Indeed, there are more than enough reasons to justify real optimism as we move forward. The club is financially stable but continued attention to the finances is a must

The search continues for a new Commodore due to take over at the end of 2018 from me… As in Shackleton’s case his advertisement was able to attract a full crew :

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Our journey is hardly as arduous as described above and the rewards are far greater… I promise!

Our club – and all of you who are part of it – will continue to make us proud in 2018.

In January we will be calling on everybody to start helping with maintenance of boats in the boat house and the committee boat Razor which is currently stored in Dunmore Boat Storage Yard. All hands are very welcome to help.

We will maintain our momentum and actively work to shape our own future as one of the nation’s most inclusive and healthy sailing clubs. We will continue to engage actively in the broadening of our member’s base without forgetting all of those who have been members for many years

WHSC is a great club and it is a privilege to be a part of it. My thanks to everyone for helping to make the past year so memorable and I look forward to what we will accomplish together in the new year.

With very best wishes to you all for 2018

Rene Wubben

Commodore

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