Category: Cruisers

On the Rocks

Months of work to get a boat ready for the new season came nearly to an abrupt end. Seven Whistler was launched last week together with Seventh Heaven and Winjana. On Sunday electronics were wired and tested and all looked set for a smashing season. However the weather and tides in our cove had other plans.

At 17.15 the phone call came from Conor O’Nolan asking if I had moved my boat. He spotted it missing via the newly installed webcam. My heart stopped. 1 minute later Paddy Glody rang…. do you know your boat has broken its moorings ? I was on my way. It was the young hero Luke O’ Byrne who had spotted the unfolding drama and told his mother Martina . Who then alerted our other saviour Brendan Glody who without hesitation went straight to the harbour and got his angling boat Keltoi Warrior to the scene. It fist looked that the angling boat would not be able to get close enough to the stricken yacht but a handy transfer with the pioneer of a tow line established connection. The experienced manouvering of Brendan Glody moved Seven Whistler out of its precarious position and a sigh of relief was heard was when she was tied up at the pontoon by Jim, Patricia, Conor and Judie.

Thanks to you all !

The heroes Brendan & Luke

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Prize Giving in Kinsale

2 yachts from WHSC finished in second place in the highly competitive April league in Kinsale. Also known as the Spring Series.

Over 3 weekends they sailed in light winds and the final day with all to sail for, weather threw up a full blown gale. A first for Slack Alice was not enough to secure the title as the winner’s Artful Dodger held on to a second place in the final race. Flyover was forced to retire but had done enough in the previous races to hold on to a well deserved 2nd place overall.

Well done Trudie O’Leary. Shane Statham, John Mcdonald, Dave Marchant, Damian Walsh and Alan Roavhe and crew.

Results

Class 2 Echo Spring Series 2017

Class 3 Echo Spring Series 2017

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Our New Bar Steward

We are glad to announce we have the bar team complete

We think we brought in experience and enthusiasm but that is for you to come and check out…

Our new manager is John Joy, John has been manager in Waterford and in Dingle and will be

coaching our junior staff consisting of:

Matthew Kelly

Emma Walsh

Alex Brown

Ali Murphy

Can’t wait for this Pint !!

Our clubhouse will be open Sunday from 15.00- 18.00 hours

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Divers will Start this Friday 21/4

Divers Checking the moorings

Many of you will be glad to hear that the divers will start on the moorings this Friday

The Main contact with the divers will be Pat Power 087-2591888.

Any issues please contact Pat. He has a telephone that get’s answered:)

 

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WHSC makes waves in Kinsale

In Kinsale the season has started already with the April League. Flyover and Slack Alice traveled from Dunmore East to this early season event and they certainly shook up a few Cork feathers.

Slack Alice (Shane Statham, Trudi O’Leary) and crew were back in the water after being stored ashore and gathering dust 😢. On the first event out they certainly proved they have not lost the touch 😊. a First and Second puts them well in contention after 1 race of this 4 race series.

slack-alice-kinsale
Slack Alice and crew in Kinsale.

Flyover pulled of the same result with a somewhat mixed up crew put together from 2 Sigma 33’s. All the practice this winter and boat preparation has put them in 2nd, the same position as Slack Alice, in their class.

Flyover and crew Kinsale
Flyover and crew Kinsale

Keep up the good work lads!

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Slack Alice Delivery to Kinsale

I had a great weekend, sailing in Dunmore East with Ronan, Paul, Derry & Charles & then it was up at 6am this morning ( Monday !!! ) for a 9 hour, downwind, champagne sail, from Dunmore to Kinsale with the kite up at 10knts with David, Michael & Ricky on the megayacht, “Slack Alice”, a faithful old friend on which I have spent many joyful days sailing and racing with my fellow sailors and buddies from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club. Shane seems to think this might be a club record and is putting up a bottle of single malt whisky as a challenge. I don’t know how I cope with the pressure !!!
Gary

Sailing to Kinsale

I had a great weekend, sailing in Dunmore East with Ronan, Paul, Derry & Charles & then it was up at 6am this morning ( Monday !!! ) for a 9 hour, downwind, champagne sail, from Dunmore to Kinsale with the kite up at 10knts with David, Michael & Ricky on the megayacht, "Slack Alice", a faithful old friend on which I have spent many joyful days sailing and racing with my fellow sailors and buddies from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club. Shane seems to think this might be a club record and is putting up a bottle of single malt whisky as a challenge. I don't know how I cope with the pressure !!!

Posted by South Coast Sailing on Monday, 27 March 2017

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Sports Council Funding

Waterford Harbour Sailing Club applied this year for funding again to the Sports Council,

The funding we received last year went to the development of the dressing rooms toilets and in the same time the entrance hall has been changed to make the clubhouse more welcoming. The building should be finished by Friday 3rd of March. We are looking forward to having our clubhouse back.  In The New Round of funding we have applied for funding for more Wayfarers the highly successful boats from last year and for some Ribs. some of our ribs are coming near to their end of life and we could do with some additions.  The application to the sports council are a laborious and precise process that requires a lot of time.

Our thanks to Derry O’Sullivan and Ronan Mulligan for taking on this task.

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New Look Website

Website

As you have noticed our website is getting a new look, Kevin Brennan and Creevan have been working through the layout and all the pages to re-organize and make it more user friendly; Many thanks Kevin and Creevan

We hope you like the new look.

The website is geared to be inviting and accessible for potential new members this season. it is also to make us look a modern club. Any remarks or errors you see please do not hesitate to contact us at waterfordhsc@gmail.com. ALL comments welcome.

We are also looking for a pictures from last season:do you have some ?

Please email Waterfordhsc@gmail.com and we will arrange to collect them from you on a memory stick or transfer.

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Monday nights all welcome

Do It Yourself

Just to remind you there is a hardy bunch working all Monday nights in the boat house.

they have been doing sterling work but can still do with a few more hands.

work undertaken sofar:

Boat repair GRP optimists

Painting Race office

Electrics in boatshed

Identifying leaks in Clubhouse

Repairing race markers

Making VHF Charging bank

Putting up New Webcam

Surely amongst those job there is something you could do too.

All welcome coffee & tea & biscuits calore. Give a few hours to get your club ready

 

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This Saturday a night to chill out. 20.00 hrs

All are invited to this great night in WHSC clubhouse,

2 course dinner

Time to Chill out after an event full season with music , craic and a few drinks

Trophies will be awarded for Young Cruiser Sailor of the year ,Traveller Trophy, August League and more.

Then as special addition this year….. the Raspberry Awards to the various sailors.

Golden raspberry

Music by Cod Almighty, A mixture of folk , sing along for a great session afterwards.

Please bring your own guitar if you can play and of course your best voice.

session singing

Bring your partner, crew, guest, neighbour this is a relaxed night with laughter and music and time to reflect on this years sailing

Entry Euro 20,-

 

 

 

 

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