Neither Ollie and Mary had sailed before, so they were delighted at the opportunity to try their hands at the sport. They were brought out on a Cruiser and a Wayfarer respectively and had a lot of fun…
Tuesday will bring us to the second day in our drive for new members Tenner Tuesday or also called Try sailing Tuesdays will after last week’s successful evening bring out more people to join us for an evening of sailing.
We will have instructors for the Little ones in Oppies , Wayfarers and the help of some cruiser skippers to get the Adults out.
We will have 2 very special guests Oliver Carrol and Mary O’Neill also known as the Breakfast team on WLR-FM Great Breakfast Blaa.
Together, with the sound crew, they will be recording for the Breakfast Show and we would like to see as many happy faces and voices on the water on Monday.
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Lucky for us, the strong northwesterly which blew all day calmed in the evening and we had very pleasant sailing conditions.
All ages turned up and 22 people set out to sea in cruisers , Wayfarers and Oppies. It was a pleasure seeing our new instructors at work with the very young ones on their first day of work. The smiles on the children said it all.
Some of our bigger guests went on the Wayfarers helmed by Kevin Brennan and Douglas Elmes. Bill McConnell and Dave Marchant tested some new sailors that could come in handy for crewing this season. Many were put through their paces and asked to perform all kind of jobs on the cruisers.
This Tenner Tuesday series has been supported by WLRFM with an advertising campaign which you have possibly heard on the air and with a Facebook campaign under the expert control of our own PR expert Nuala Brown Treacy.
Next week special guests Ollie Carrol and Mary O’Neill from the big Breakfast Bla will be Joining us to report on our Try Sailing / Tenner Tuesday !
We’re looking forward to seeing you there too !
Please be advised the stickers are numbered , named and marked for which type boat the sticker is valid. Therefore stickers are only valid for the correct boat in the correct place.
Please collect your sticker if you have paid or are entitled to it under your debenture and apply at a clearly visible place on your boat.
The boat park will be audited on July 1st and all unpaid boats will be removed.
Boat shed will be open on Saturdays and Sunday afternoons.
If you have not paid your membership yet and boat parking get in touch with our
membership secretary Andrea Kennedy without further delay.
Reminder ‘Try Sailing Tuesday’ is this evening at 19:00. We’re looking forward to a pleasant evening out on the water.
Weather is looking good, North Westerly blowing but Dunmore East is nicely sheltered. Forecast is for winds to lighten slightly in the evening.
For new visitors we extend a warm welcome, we’re looking forward to meeting you. Make way to the WHSC clubhouse for registration. The bar will be open this evening, you are invited to bring spectators to enjoy the view from the comfort of the lounge and terrace.
More information on Try Sailing Tuesdays Here
We have slowly been ramping up at WHSC towards the new season, at this point in time a lot of the cruisers have launched; they will start racing in earnest shortly. Our development squad has been on the water for 5 weeks with noticeable improvements in sailing skills and this week our Laser group will go on the water. We can’t wait for our bank holiday and hope weather will be good.
To run the club and have all sailing, hospitality, changing facilities in place costs a lot of money and to help with this we hope you will re-join / join us this year to help spread the costs over as many people as possible.
As you know we reduced membership fees by € 100,- to encourage people to be part of our club and make it affordable for as many as possible.
This year there is a lot in place for your enjoyment which will make your membership worthwhile. Rib trips, Saltees Trip, Dinghy and cruiser racing , Sea Legs, Sailing courses ,adult courses and more.
We hope you will re-join / join as soon as possible to get us off on a good start for 2017
With kind Regards
How it works – Every Tuesday evening in June the club will be open to anyone wishing to try cruising, dinghy sailing or power boating. All they have to do is turn up with €10 in their pocket.
This year the club committee have been working very hard to get more sailors on the water. Growing the membership benefits everyone; we broaden the sailing window with more eyes on the water and race days become more exciting. In short the club becomes a more vibrant place to sail and socialise.
As part of this effort to grow the club we are running ‘Try Sailing Tuesdays’ for the month of June. The ‘Try Sailing’ initiative was conceived by the ISA to bring new sailors to the sport and has been working successfully for other clubs.
We expect a good turnout every Tuesday, the club have been busy distributing flyers and WLR have kindly sponsored radio advertising to broadcast our message. If you have friends or work colleagues who you think would enjoy sailing then we encourage you to spread the word!
We do need your help – As you can imagine a lot of effort goes into making this happen. We need all hands on deck and the slip ! We hope members will embrace this opportunity to take their boat out and fill the bay with sails every Tuesday evening, but also help where possible. If you have free time on Tuesday evenings and can take some crew or help in any other way please contact Rene on 087-2199570
Please note we are planning a major Crane lift for Saturday 27th of May.
NO other date has been planned yet after this and costs therefore for next crane lift could be substantially higher
To book your space contact Shane Statham
It is important to have many boats together for lifting to keep these facilities in place !!
Your assistance would be appreciated to be ready for this Saturday the 27th !!
Months of work to get a boat ready for the new season came nearly to an abrupt end. Seven Whistler was launched last week together with Seventh Heaven and Winjana. On Sunday electronics were wired and tested and all looked set for a smashing season. However the weather and tides in our cove had other plans.
At 17.15 the phone call came from Conor O’Nolan asking if I had moved my boat. He spotted it missing via the newly installed webcam. My heart stopped. 1 minute later Paddy Glody rang…. do you know your boat has broken its moorings ? I was on my way. It was the young hero Luke O’ Byrne who had spotted the unfolding drama and told his mother Martina . Who then alerted our other saviour Brendan Glody who without hesitation went straight to the harbour and got his angling boat Keltoi Warrior to the scene. It fist looked that the angling boat would not be able to get close enough to the stricken yacht but a handy transfer with the pioneer of a tow line established connection. The experienced manouvering of Brendan Glody moved Seven Whistler out of its precarious position and a sigh of relief was heard was when she was tied up at the pontoon by Jim, Patricia, Conor and Judie.
Thanks to you all !
The heroes Brendan & Luke
2 yachts from WHSC finished in second place in the highly competitive April league in Kinsale. Also known as the Spring Series.
Over 3 weekends they sailed in light winds and the final day with all to sail for, weather threw up a full blown gale. A first for Slack Alice was not enough to secure the title as the winner’s Artful Dodger held on to a second place in the final race. Flyover was forced to retire but had done enough in the previous races to hold on to a well deserved 2nd place overall.
Well done Trudie O’Leary. Shane Statham, John Mcdonald, Dave Marchant, Damian Walsh and Alan Roavhe and crew.