Category: Cruisers

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/

Download flyer

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MAJOR Crane lift in Saturday 27th of May

Please note we are planning a major Crane lift for Saturday 27th of May.

NO other date has been planned yet after this and costs therefore for next crane lift could be substantially higher

To book your space contact Shane Statham

phone 086-8245430

It is important to have many boats together for lifting to keep these facilities in place !!

Your assistance would be appreciated to be ready for this Saturday the 27th !!

 

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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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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.

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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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