Archive for the ‘Cruisers’ Category
Waterford Victory in Kinsale Regatta
May 22nd, 2013 By admin
By Marcella Connolly
It was a victorious day for Waterford Sailing last weekend in Co. Cork, where the annual Spring Series Regatta was held at Kinsale. Three boats from the Dunmore East Yacht Club raced to claim top places in each of their respective classes.
Rob McConnell won the overall event at Kinsale for IRC Class 0 & 1 in Fool’s Gold. Shane Statham took first place for IRC Class 2 in Slack Alice while Dave Marchant took second place for IRC Class 3 in Flyover.
Speaking with Shane Statham at the prize giving ceremony, he said “We are absolutely thrilled that three boats from the Dunmore Yacht Club have proven themselves here today. It shows that the Dunmore Club is a force to be reckoned with and we hope that people from other clubs around Ireland will recognise this and come and join us this season for high quality competition.“
The first two weekends of the regatta had to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions meaning that a total of four races were held during the event.
Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Fitting Out Dinner 2013
May 16th, 2013 By rmarchant
Get your season off to a flying start with this year’s fitting out dinner to be held at the club on Saturday the 8th of June.
Tickets can be purchased individually at the bar for only €25. It’s a great way to meet up and get to know other members. Alternatively, organise eight of your family & friends to share a table.
Enjoy a choice of starter, main & desert prepared by our experienced chef. Our new Commodore will say a few words and we wish to acknowledge the triumph of our WHSC boats in Kinsale this April.
View our extensive trophy collection in the new display cabinet. There will be a photographer on hand to capture the event.
We need to raise some of the €1000 needed for a windless for our committee boat. The new windless will advance the standard of racing at W.H.S.C. even further.
We’ll round off the evening with some live music at the bar. So buy your tickets soon and help make this a successful event for your club. See you there.
7:30 June 8th
· Champagne Reception
· Pre-dinner drinks at the bar.
· 3 course table d’hôte meal in our decorated function room.
· Commodores address and formal recognition of the success of all W.H.S.C. boats in the Kinsale Spring series.
· Photographer to take photos of crews and trophies.
· Raffle to support the purchase of an anchor windless for Club Red.
· Drinks and entertainment at the bar.
Tickets available at the bar. Be sure to purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Crane lift Saturday 18th May
May 14th, 2013 By rmarchant
Anyone thinking about craning in this Saturday should ring Nicki (Waterford Crane Hire) on 0866002424? He’ll be putting boats in this Saturday.
Dunmore East Mention in Afloat Magazine
April 29th, 2013 By admin
Dunmore East has gotten some serious attention in an article on Afloat.ie
The author examines possibilities for developing the harbour for leisure use.
What’s that Hanging From the Starboard Bow
September 18th, 2012 By admin
This Thursday, 20th of September at 8:00pm WHSC will host a book reading by author Rom Hyde.
Details about the book can be found here: www.starboardbow.com
Cruiser Results for 2012
September 3rd, 2012 By admin
Cruiser racing results for the 2012 season have been posted here.
Waterford Motorboat & Yacht Club October League
August 28th, 2012 By Ciaran McGrath
The season is not done yet! October League starts Sunday 7th of October 2012. 5 Races in total 1 discard. Race area is Waterford Estuary. Also includes the Al O’Connor Memorial trophy race on Sunday the 4th of November.
Click here to download full details of the competition: October League 2012
Lady Helm Mini Regatta 2012
August 28th, 2012 By Ciaran McGrath
These instructions complement our cruiser sailing instructions which can be found at http://www.whsc.ie/racing/cruiser-racing/
Race 1 26/8/12
Race 2 2/9/12
Provided by O.D.
Each lady will be sailing on a different cruiser next week (You will find out when the results are read out) and the overall winner will be determined by the lady with the lowest points. If there is a tie on points then the lady with the most firsts will win. If there is still a tie then the first race score will determine the winner. Ladies will bring their points from the first race to the second race.
Ladies please sign the sign-in sheet at the race office so we can do the results!
Results for the First Race
will be read out at the bar when they are ready and all helms will be told what boat they are on next week.
The lady that won the first race will helm the boat that came last in the first race.
The lady that came second in the first race will helm the boat that came second to last.
The lady that came third in the first race will helm the boat that came third to last in the first race.
The lady that came fourth in the first race will helm the boat that came fourth to last in the first race.
Class 1 IRC
Class 2 echo
Class1 Lady Helm
Class2 Darrer Cup
Presentation: 5:40 2/9/12 in the bar.
Young Cruiser Sailor of the Year: Neil Dunne
August 13th, 2012 By Ciaran McGrath
Congratulations to Neil Dunne on winning the young cruiser sailor award for 2012. Sponsored by Shane Statham, the award recognises outstanding contributions to cruiser sailing by a young member. Well done Neil, and keep up the good work.
Cruiser Championships 2012
August 3rd, 2012 By admin
Sunday 5th of August: Race around the cans
Race 1: Sunday First Gun White Sail & Class One 15:00
Monday 6th of August: Fethard-On-Sea & Back
Race 2: First Gun White Sail 10:00am Class one 10:30am
Bring a picnic to have on the beach family fun Club event Lets see all the cruising boats and ribs come along!
Race 3: First Gun White Sail & Class One 15:30 from Fethard Harbour.
Class one (Spinnaker Class): Fred Lee Memorial Trophy
White Sail Class: Channel Trophy Cruiser Class Poppys Restaurant
Presentation at the club on return
Reminder Re: Perpetual trophies
Any Boat/Member who has won a perpetual trophy please return it to the club.