Category: Dinghys

Optimist September League 2020. Save the dates!

The 2020 WHSC Optimist League will take place on mornings of September 5th to 26th inclusive.

Overview

  • 4 Saturdays, September 5th to 26th inclusive. Upto 3 races will run each day with own start.
  • Prizes will include the WHSC September Optimist Shield
  • First warning each Saturday 11:00 unless otherwise notified on ‘WHSC Optimist’ WhatsApp Group.
  • Prize-giving on September 26th
  • Entry to the competition is free.
  • Sailors must be qualified to Level 2 with considerable sailing / racing experience

Sponsorship

A Title Sponsor and Co-sponsors are sought. For more details contact Ben O’Sullivan or any committee member.

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Suirway.com September Topper League 2020

Sponsored by Suirway Bus and Coach Services Ltd the 2020 WHSC September Topper League will begin early this year on August 15th to allow for travel away to Topper Ireland events but will extend through September.

Overview

  • Full and 4.2 m rigs may enter
  • 4 Saturdays, August 15th and 29th, September 19th and 26th. inclusive. Upto 3 races will run each day with own start.
  • Prizes will include the Suirway.com Perpetual Topper September League Shield, prizes for top places and more!
  • First warning each Saturday 14:55 unless otherwise notified on ‘WHSC Toppers’ WhatsApp Group.
  • Prize-giving on September 26th
  • Entry to the competition is free.
  • Note: dates allow for Topper Ireland ‘Traveller -Galway, Topper Nationals – Wexford and 420/Flying 15 Nationals – Dunmore East

Sponsorship

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Job Vacancy – WHSC BOAT MANAGER 2021

Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, Dunmore East, Co Waterford, is seeking a person to manage the club’s fleet of Dinghies and Ribs for the summer season of 2021. The position is a seasonal full-time position running from the first week of June to the second week of September.

The inventory of boats consists of 28 dinghies of various classes and 7 ribs used for rescue and coaching.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the storage, maintenance, support equipment and allocation of boats at all times.

Reporting to the outdoor amenities officer and liaising daily with the leaders of the various interested parties such as club racing, water time, adult sailing, schools sailing, etc. The successful candidate will ensure accurate records are kept of all boat inventories and users, and that all assets are maintained and fit for purpose. An online booking system will facilitate the efficient allocation of boats. Additional duties will include the management of moorings and dinghy parking including the day to day organization of the boat house.

The successful candidate is likely to be an experienced sailor with excellent organization and communication skills. The ability to conduct minor repairs is a distinct advantage.

Salary will reflect experience and skill set.

Applications by email to vc@whsc.ie

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Dinghy Championships 2020- Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

The WHSC Dinghy 2020 Open Club Championship will take place next weekend Saturday August 8th and Sunday August 9th. Races will be held on Saturday, two on Sunday. Entertainment and BBQ also !

Note we are expecting the biggest championship at YOUR club yet and there is a huge success dependency on volunteerism so please step forward indicate your contribution at the link below.

Exciting Racing

Races will be run for

  • Senior PY
  • Junior PY
  • Main Fleet Optimists
  • Regatta Fleet Optimists

Saturday – fleet briefings from 10:00am. First Gun 11am
Sunday – fleet briefings from 11:00am. First Gun 12pm
See Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions attached.

Trophies will be awarded to Senior Club Champion, Junior Club Champion, Optimist Club Champion, Topper Club Champion, Mirror Club Champion Best Laser and Lady Helm and Classic Boat. There will also be numerous runner up prizes as well as some fun prizes.

Registration

For the first time registration and fee payments are exclusively online – no more queues !

  • euro15 per sailor
  • All must register individually here by boat
  • Note Registration will close on Friday 7th August 2pm.
  • Booking queries to Maria Whyte

Sailing Supper and Live Music

Free entertainment by local musician Ross Kerley on Saturday evening.
Hot Sailing Supper by outside-catering will be available for adults and kids at reasonable prices.

Sponsorship

Title and / or co-sponsorship have become available. Contact Ben O’Sullivan, Kimm Phelan or any committee member to learn of the benefits. h

Volunteer and make a difference

Thanks for considering. Please select your availability and preferred role here.

BBQ on Sunday after prize-giving!

Remember regular Sunday barbeque at 5:30pm

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Fun Day Bank Holiday Sat Aug 1st

RNLI COFFEE MORNING

Coffee, Cake Sale and raffle . Proceeds in aid of the RNLI

DALE MORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY

All two-handed sailors (under 16) are welcome to participate in the Dale Morris Perpetual Trophy. Traditionally starting at Stoney Cove, one sailor swims to the boat at Goosey. Both sail to the first mark and perform a ‘man overboard’, then sail to the second mark and perform a capsize. First boat across the finish line wins!

HARRIS ‘PARENT AND CHILD’ TROPHY

Optimist sailors grab your parents for the Parent and Child Race! Starting at the slip, parents sail the Optimist round a named mark and back to the slip before handing over to their partner. The child will sail the same course with the winning boat first to finish at the slip.

Schedule

  • 10:00 am RNLI Coffee and Cake Sale
  • 12:00 Dale Morris Fun Race Briefing
  • 12:00 Dale Morris Fun Race Gun
  • 13:00 Harris ‘Parent and Child’ Race Briefing
  • 13:30 Harris ‘Parent and Child’ Gun
  • 15:00 Saturday Dinghy Racing First Gun

Register

Dale Morris Fun Race

Harris Cup Parent and Child Race

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Buy, Sell or Donate Used Sailing Gear

Help avoid this

Reduce, reuse and recycle – all help to cut down on the amount of waste we throw away. So….second hand adult and junior sailing clothing sale , Sat 18th July 11-2pm.

Bring your pre-loved, wetsuits, life-jackets, salopettes, jackets, cags etc for sale or donation and possibly source a good replacement and bargain! Proceeds will be used to fund junior sailing.

How ?

Take me sailing again

Items can be dropped to the club bar on Friday July 17th 5-7pm, immediately preceding the event on Saturday morning or at anytime from now to the club bar. Everything should be securely labelled with name, phone number and desired price .Monies raised from sale and unsold items must be collected at 2pm after the event.

Assist Schools and First Time Sailors

Surplus gear will be used to support “Sealegs”, ‘School Sailing’, ‘Try Sailing’ and ‘Adult Sailing’ Programs where required.

Re-use me

Contacts:

  • Kate Dunne (086) 837 1124
  • Dearbhaill Ivin (087) 252 1714
  • Deirdre Plant (087) 798 6345

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Opportunity to offer Team Racing Coaching for month of July and maybe August.

Good Morning All,

We have been given the opportunity to offer Team Racing Coaching for month of July and maybe August.
This will be run 3 evenings a week (subject to demand) . The program is aimed at sailors 13yrs and over who have completed Go Racing BUT is also open to those with racing experience OR if they would prefer to crew.
The course will be organised and delivered by club member Ruairi Finnegan who has sailed both nationally and internationally.
Ruairi will be using a set of 6 Fireflies so the sailors do not need their own boats.

If you think your teenage sailor may be interested please let me know this week and Ruairi will organise an information Evening re same.

Kind Regards
Maire.

Interested? Contact: whscjo@gmail.com

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July 2020 Topper and Optimist Coaching

We’ve planned four Topper & Oppy coaching sessions for Saturday mornings in July, Please register your interest now, details below.


Four coaching sessions are offered on Saturday mornings from July 4th to 25th inclusive for Optimist and Topper sailors.

Objectives include (1) preparation of sailors interested in developing racing skills for club and national class events. (ii) improved sailing skills and fun on the water

Considering the wind levels, possible sea state and temperature it is necessary for safety and tuition quality purposes to limit places as follows: 

  • Topper sailors who are qualified to minimum ISA level 3 or ISA level 2 with sailing experience and / or racing experience.
  • Competent Optimist sailors who are qualified to minimum ISA level 2 or have equivalent frequent casual sailing experience e.g. “Water Time” sessions, club racing or IODAI event racing.

What:              2 hours on the water, 1 hour brief / debrief, tidy boat storage

When:             Optimists assemble 9:30am for briefing and launch 10:30 am
Toppers assemble 10:30am for briefing and launch 11:30am

Cost:               €80 payable in advance for members and associate members

Volunteer:     RIBs, RIB drivers and on-the -water video operators required

Book:              For Optimists – register interest on the WHSC Optimist WhatsApp Group with Ben O’Sullivan, 087 6866905 or email whscdinghies@gmail.com

For Toppers – register interest on the WHSC Topper WhatsApp Group, with Fiona Passberger 087 9180605 or email whscdinghies@gmail.com

Notes: (1) Provisional on the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business and corresponding WHSC guidelines (2) Places are limited by coach and safety boat driver availability therefore first (qualified) come, first served.

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Volunteers Needed, final tidy Wed 17th 6:30pm

The club is looking good after our clean and paint last Saturday, We’re now looking for volunteers to help with a final tidy and paint this evening.

If you are available this Wednesday 17th from 6:30pm to give a helping hand, please contact Ian Doolan 086-8136193 or Maria Kelly 0876891598.

A big thank you to everyone who helped last Saturday.

Thank You

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Attention: Boat Inventory

WHSC boat stickers

Dear Members,
A boat inventory will soon take place. Please make sure;

  • You have added your boats to the members portal.
  • You have paid any parking fees.
  • You have removed your boat if you no longer require storage. Please also decline the renewal online (or contact Andrea).

Renewals/declines through the membership portal (https://members.whsc.ie/), changes or amendments to the membership secretary Andrea Kennedy whscmembers@gmail.com

If you wish to remove your boat but are unable to travel to the club because of COVID-19 restrictions, please do so at your earliest convenience. Note that boats that are left in club storage will be invoiced accordingly.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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