Category: Cruisers

Try Sailing A Big Success – Thank you all.

Hi All,

The committee extends it gratitude to all who have made the Try Sailing Tuesday a big success.

Our Facebook and Website campaigners Nuala Treacy and Kevin Brennan who looked after the PR side of things and the priceless support from WLRFM’s Des Whelan, Oliver McCann and Mary O’Neill. Their advertising campaign and broadcast from the water helped us again with giving our club a wider appeal. THANK YOU ALL.

Over 4 Tuesdays we maxed our capacity and took to the water with over 180 guests in total.
It is up to all of us to turn these interested people into new members, crew for our cruisers, to build on our future. You will see new faces in the club house they could be your new friends to sail with.

Thanks, in no small part, to all of those who have assisted in organising, and I must say fantastic helpful instructors; this season’s instructors are a pleasure to work with !!. A special mention to our cruiser skippers who welcomed our introducees on board; John Cassidy, Finbar Cowman, Bill McConnell, Jamies Cleary, Conor O’Nolan, Charlie Boland, Dave Marchant, Robert Marchant, Tom Kennedy and Barry McConnell.

We are now evaluating how to build on this; extend it, make a smaller format or integrate it into racing evenings somehow. ? Any advise welcome and support for ideas.

Rene
Commodore

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Reminder – Try Sailing Tuesday This Evening *FULL*

Reminder ‘Try Sailing Tuesday’ is this evening at 19:00. We’re looking forward to a pleasant evening out on the water.

IMPORTANT: This evenings bookings are FULL, you will need to have a place confirmed via phone or eventbrite to join in the sailing this 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

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Afloat article – Stand–Out Performance of Dunmore East Yacht ‘Fools Gold’ Wins Sovereign’s Cup at Kinsale

The standout performance of the 2017 O’Leary Life Sovereign’s Cup was Rob McConnell’s Fool’s Gold, with a string of six bullets in a Class 1 IRC fleet jam-packed with top-notch racers and no less than eleven J109s writes Peadar Murphy. … read full article


The all conquering Fools Gold crew from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club with the 2017 Sovereign's Cup. Straight wins across the series - a string of six bullets - in Class 1 IRC which was the largest division with 16 boats out of the 98-strong fleet meant Rob McConnell’s result was the best score of the event. Pictured (Back row) left to right: Roy Darrer - Helm Stephen McConnell - Bow Rob McConnell - Skipper Aaron Power - Trimmer 2 Dougie Power - Mast Graham Curran - Trimmer 1 (Front row) left to right: Stephen Ryan - Backup Trimmer Marcella Connolly - Mid-bow Greg Morrisey - Pit Tom Fitzpatrick -Tactician. Not pictured: Brian Heneghan

The all conquering Fools Gold crew from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club with the 2017 Sovereign’s Cup. Straight wins across the series – a string of six bullets – in Class 1 IRC which was the largest division with 16 boats out of the 98-strong fleet meant Rob McConnell’s result was the best score of the event. Pictured (Back row) left to right: Roy Darrer – Helm Stephen McConnell – Bow Rob McConnell – Skipper Aaron Power – Trimmer 2 Dougie Power – Mast Graham Curran – Trimmer 1 (Front row) left to right: Stephen Ryan – Backup Trimmer Marcella Connolly – Mid-bow Greg Morrisey – Pit Tom Fitzpatrick -Tactician. Not pictured: Brian Heneghan

Photo: Bob Bateman

This ‘s 2017 Sovereign’s year’s winner of the coveted Sovereign’s Cup belied the quality and competitiveness of her opposition with flawless execution allowing Fool’s Gold the luxury of discarding a first place! Pat Kelly’s Storm, triumphant in Scotland just a month ago could do no better than a string of second place finishes against the Dunmore East-based Archambault 35, and even John Maybury’s Joker II, so often a race and regatta winner, never scored better than a third place to finish up in third place overall in Class 1 IRC. Such was the awesome consistency of Fool’s Gold and Storm, they repeated their first and second places in ECHO, with Lauren Heskin and Jim Grealish’s NowWhat coming in third overall in Class 1 ECHO.

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Sovereigns Cup Winner Fools Gold skippered by Rob McConnell

Photo: Bob Bateman

 

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Try Sailing Tuesdays – WLR-FM Great Breakfast Blaa.

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.

Bring a Friend, Neighbour

Book on number: 0818 229505 or use Eventbrite priority registration

 

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Tenner Tuesdays off to a good start !

This blustery Tuesday saw the start of our Tenner Tuesdays; we opened our doors to those who wanted a taste of sailing.

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 !

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Boat Stickers – Please collect and stick on your boat.

The boat stickers for your boat are ready and available from John behind the bar. There are stickers for boats on moorings, in the parking and the boat shed

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.

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Reminder – Try Sailing Tuesday This Evening

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

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Memberships Renewals

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

Rene Wubben
Commodore

 

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Try Sailing Tuesdays – Get involved


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

More information
http://www.whsc.ie/try-sailing/

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