Archive for the ‘Cruisers’ Category
Gathering Cruise a Huge Success
July 21st, 2013 By admin
This weekends Gathering Cruise was a big success with 16 boats visiting Dunmore East
Many thanks to Jimmy, Bill,Tom, Michael, and the bar staff especially new staff John and Fiona.
16 boats visited and the organisation of Harry the harbour master and Joe Teesdale showed the potential for visitors to Dunmore.
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Gathering Cruise to visit Dunmore East
July 13th, 2013 By admin
Saturday the 20th of July will be a memorable day for Dunmore East with the Gathering Cruised secured to visit Dunmore East.
For this reason we have laid on a barbeque for these important visitors who we hope to spread the word that Waterford Harbour Sailing Club and Dunmore East are open for business
Expected are about 15-20 yachts to call into Dunmore East on Saturday and we will be hosting or famous WHSC Barbeque to look after these visitors.
Please join us on the deck and clubhouse to make it a great day.
Yacht Racing & Crewing Lessons
July 5th, 2013 By admin
Local sailor and club member Gary Curran has launched a new service to help people learn, and build the skills for effective crew work on a racing yacht.
More information can be found by clicking the image below, or on the Adult Sailing Lessons page
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