Category: Cruisers

Membership portal live

Our new membership portal is now live. All members should have received an email with login credentials (check your spam folder).

The online membership portal gives access to;

  • Your personal profile
  • Your membership information (everyone in your membership)
  • Your boats & berth
  • A members directory (members over 16)
  • A crew finder
  • your invoices, renewals & payment information
**More features to come

Logging in

To login visit the WHSC home page and click on the members icon (see fig. on right), or use the main menu item More > Login.

Each person in your membership will have their own login (if an email was supplied)

If you don’t have an active membership you will be able to login but the actions you can perform will be limited.

If you have any login related problems please contact

Check Profile & Membership

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.

Problems / Feedback / Questions ?

Membership issues –  email membership secretary (Andrea Kennedy)

Login/technical – (Kevin Brennan)

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Dunmore Harbour Festival 2019 – Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th of May


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

  • Visit research vessel R.V. Keary
  • Portally Walks with Flahavan’s
  • Harbour Evening Paint Out with Dave West
  • Hooks and Crookes Concert at St. Andrews Church

For more information check out

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Cork to Dunmore East Race

Hi cruiser sailors !

Many of you are already aware of the first ever Cork to Dunmore East race….. Yes, we are on the South Coast Offshore Racing Association (Scora) agenda.

It is anticipated there will be 20+ Cork boats racing and we hope that as many as possible from WHSC will join the race.

You can find details in the Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race (PDF download). WHSC will organize an evening for all sailors with music to offer a real Dunmore East welcome

Click here to book your participation 

Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race (PDF download)

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VHF Course, March 29th & 30th

Places are still available. Contact Nicholas Walsh at or 086 256 9636

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

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VHF COURSES – March 29th & 30th.

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.

Dates: Course requires 1 evening and 1 full day of training and is offered as follows:

Friday 29/03/2019 18:30 – 21:30

Saturday 30/03/2019 09:30 – 17:30 ( incl. exam)

Additional courses may be scheduled subject to demand.

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)

Confirmation: if you are interested in the course, please contact Nicholas Walsh at or 086 256 9636. Note fees will be collected in advance of the course.

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Young cruiser crew opportunity

There is an opportunity this year for young sailors age 17-25 years to form their own team on one of WHSC’s Cruisers.

Yacht “Seven Whistlers” will be going back in the water well prepared and is hoping to develop with “in house” coaches and external coaches a new generation of cruiser sailors.

You will be tasked with all the aspects of cruiser sailing on the boat in such a way that you will feel confident that you can sail and race a cruiser at the end of the season.

Aspects that will be coached:

  • Boat preparation
  • Start strategy
  • First to windward marker
  • Sail trim
  • Teamwork

At the end of the season we will be able to give the oldies a lesson in sailing .

What is required from you:

Availability to practice on Saturdays in May 14.00-17.00 hours

Availability for sailing frequently on Thursday – Sunday afternoons

Be a reliable part of the team

Membership for 2019 of Waterford Harbour Sailing club

Previous sailing experience would be great but not a pre-requisite.

To apply send e-mail with your experience and why you think you would be a good crew member for this season to

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Learn to Powerboat at WHSC this Spring. Places Limited !

Happy New Year to all

It’s time for New Years resolutions or refreshing old ones! Consider adding a great life skill – Powerboating – in 2019 and the club will endeavor to facilitate supervised hours of driving experience after graduation ! Places have been filling up fast so read on and sign up today to avoid disappointment.

WHSC have partnered with South Coast Sailing to offer Power Boat training in Dunmore East this spring. Courses will result in award of up to the

ISA ‘ National Powerboat’ Certificate’ . Places are limited so please survey course availability and complete your booking here

Subject to demand, ISA ‘ Safety Boat’ course may also be offered.

For more info on either offerings or to express your interest in the ‘Safety Boat’ course contact details for Gary Curran – 086 2623727 or or

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Ye be warned!. Smugglers Cove pirate party 29th of September.

Avast ye lily-livered scurvy dogs.

Mark your ships log for Smugglers Cove pirate party Saturday 29th of September, we be havin’ a bash for all club scallywags.. Buckaneers, Landlubbers and Sprogs welcome.

Put on your finest pirate attire matey (dress-up if ye dare).

Ye old shin-dig will start at 19:00 sharp.
Sit-down for grub from the lass Paula Prendiville with a fine choice of chicken or beef on the menu. **Special kids menu**.

Movie to follow for all sprogs.
€10 kids, €15 Adults.

If ye want a place text gentleman o’fortune Ian Doolin on 086-8136193.

There’s a black spot if ye don’t come.


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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

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