Category: Cruisers

Thursday Talk – Joan Mulloy, life at sea as a solo sailor


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

Location: WHSC clubhouse.
Time: 8:00pm
Fee: Free Entry
– visitors welcome –

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Crane Dates

Please be advised the first day for craning out at Dunmore East

Saturday August 31st t

Due to new Health and safety regulations costs payable to Crane has increased to approximately euro 140,-

This is for banks man to be in attendance and guide the Crane driver etc.

Book your space in advance with Shane Statham 086-8245430

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Saturday night not to be missed !

Saturday night the Strobes at WHSC.

Bar open from 19.30.

Food Downstairs 20.30

Menu : by Ardkeen Stores Chef


Lemon and Basil Chicken

Beef Stroganoff

Chicken Curry

Served with rice or roast new potatoes and vegetables.


Chocolat and walnut brownie

Apple Sponge

Classic apple tart

served with vanilla ice cream.

Coffee / Tea.

And then… The Strobes. Entry Euro 20,- a night not to miss

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Saturday Coffee Morning & Cake Sale with RNLI shop

Saturday August 3rd will be a great day at WHSC

WHSC in conjuction with RNLI will have their traditional coffee morning and bake sale at the clubhouse. Also book sale, garden produce, raffle
and RNLI shop.

Open 10:30am, entry €5 (all welcome).

Supported by many of our kind members who will bake something for the event. We can still use a few more bakers, could you help ? Text or ring Rene 087-2199570

Book sale… you can bring all the books that you have read enough and are cluttering your shelves; we will move them for you.

Farm and Garden Produce sales supported by Killowen Orchard, The Little Apple Farm, Kilkenny Flower Bulbs, Grantstown Nurseries,and Ardkeen Stores

Followed by live entertainment at sea with the Dale Morris Trophy & Parent and Child Race ! 

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VHF COURSES – Register interest for an upcoming VHF course

This is a call to register your interest in scheduling a VHF course at WHSC
We have a number for names but need more participants to schedule a date.

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

Friday 18:30 – 21:30, Saturday 09:30 – 17:30 ( incl. exam)

if you are interested in the course, please 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.

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)

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Don’t miss the Cork-Dunmore Race Welcome Party this Weekend

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

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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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