In June 2019, Joan Mulloy from Westport in Mayo completed her second Solitaire du Figaro race in France. This solo offshore race is one of the most gruelling offshore races with 4 legs races around the busy coastal waters of Europe. She competes to gain experience for her ultimate goal – to compete in the Vendée Globe solo around the world race. Her talk will be about life at sea as a solo sailor, as well as about her campaign, and how she plans to achieve her future goals.
Joan will be in the club Thursday 22nd evening to give a talk 8.00pm
if you are interested in the course, please contact Nicholas Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 256 9636.
ABOUT VHF COURSE
A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment.
The aim of the course, is to provide trainees understanding (practical and theoretical) of VHF communication at sea. The course includes training, preparation and examination for VHF radio license, required by the Irish Government.
All skippers and power-boat/rescue-boat skippers must be licensed radio-operators. Crews on yachts and rescue craft are encouraged to learn and become licensed operators also. A VHF license is highly recommended pre-requisite for ISA ‘Safety Boat’ candidates.
Successful attainment of a licence and associated personal identity radio codes from the Department will allow the holder to fully benefit from DSC emergency functions of his / her modern VHF radio or EPIRB in sending pre-defined digital distress messages.
Venue: WHSC Club house.
Equipment: VHF handsets are provided but if you have your own set please bring it along.
Cost: 220 EUR/per person (incl. tuition, oral and written examination, Irish Government VHF License and DSC codes)
Let’s give a warm Dunmore East welcome to our visitors this weekend, come and join us for the party.
The SCORA Cork to Dunmore East race has over 20 Boats participating from Kinsale, Crosshaven, Cobh and Dunmore .
Sat June 1st
Arriving from Lunchtime
Bar snacks available from 1pm to 5pm
BBQ for all from 5.30pm to 8.30pm .. Steak, Chicken Burgers and large variety of salads from €12 (vegetarian options available) Desserts from €5 !!!
Live entertainment from 9pm until late Ferry service will be available 6pm until 1am.
Prize giving @ 9pm . Prizes kindly sponsored by O Briens Wines .
Sunday June 2nd
Famous Waterford Breakfast Blaas available from 9am to 11.30am. Teas Coffees etc
The first thing to do is when you login is check all your information is correct and fix inaccuracies yourself. We also encourage you to upload a profile photo so other members can identify you.
Not all boats & berths have been added. If your boat does not exist please add it yourself.
Note that you have sharing preferences for some data on your personal profile (example phone number). Sharing is by default ‘private’, change this to ‘members’ if you want it listed in the members directory (which can be accessed by members only).
Please note that this is a new system and we are aware some data is not yet added or checked on all accounts. If something is inaccurate or you’re unable to update information which needs to be corrected please email the membership secretary (but be patient, there is a lot to process!)
GoCardless / Direct Debit
Please set up your Bank details by following the link to GoCardless.
IMPORTANT: This is NOT setting up a direct debit recurring payment on your Bank account. Setting up GoCardless is a pre-cursor to allowing the club take paperless payments (for membership, courses etc..) in the future. You still have to initiate any payment.
For your convenience you can choose to enable/disable automatic payments of future invoices from WHSC. Even with automated payments rest assured you will still have to initiate renewals and purchases manually online before an invoice is generated. Any debits will also receive email notification prior to any financial transactions.
We thank you for your support in moving the club to paperless payments. This is one of the main benefits for the club, current processing & reconciliation is a huge burden for volunteers.
Dunmore Harbour Festival 2019 Will take place on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th of May
Following the Festival launch at 11am on Saturday 18th WHSC are delighted to welcome the Norwegian Ambassador & friends.
Members and the public are invited to join us for some fun at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club (WHSC) with Power Boat trips around the bay for only €5 per person from 11am to 3pm every half hour each day. WHSC function rooms will also be open to host a series of talks based around health, wellness, history & more!
Important members notice: Access to boat sheds must be kept clear Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th of May.
Other events taking place around Dunmore East during the festival
A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment. Find all details here