Category: Dinghys

Membership Renewal 2018 – be an early bird!

Hope you all have received your renewal package in the mail for 2018

If you have not received it, you can download the pack here – http://www.whsc.ie/membership/

or please e-mail Andrea Kennedy (whscmembers@gmail.com) and she will forward a renewal package to you.

Apply now to avail of the early bird discount (expires April 13th)

Please be advised the free boat parking scheme associated with debentures has ceased as per vote at 2017 AGM.
Unfortunately there was still a mention of this on some of the early revisions of application for boat parking however this is NOT correct, apologies for the inaccuracy.

With kind regards
Rene

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Reminder – Annual General Meeting – Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse

Dear Member,
I wish to advise you that the 86th WHSC AGM and the 51st Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Limited AGM will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse.

 

Agenda:

  1. Minutes of 85th WHSC & 50th Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Limited AGM 2016
  2. Commodores Report
  3. Hon. Treasurers Report
  4. Adoption of Accounts
  5. Motions or Special Resolutions
  6. Cruiser Captains report
  7. Dinghy Sailing Secretary Report
  8. Junior Sailing Report
  9. House Report
  10. Election of the Honorary Officers and Committee Members of the Club
  11. A.O.B. appropriate to the AGM
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Junior Sailing Course Schedule 2018 published

The Junior Sailing Course Schedule 2018 has been published, you will find full information pack here – summary below.


 

COURSE     WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4 WEEK 5 WEEK 6 WEEK 7 WEEK 8 WEEKLY BOAT RENTAL BOAT RENTAL FEE
NAME   Min Age JUNE 25TH JULY 2ND JULY 9TH JULY 16TH JULY 23RD JULY 30TH AUG 6TH AUG 13TH COURSE FEE Limited Availability PER WEEK
LEARN TO SAIL AND FUN SAILING                        
Teen Week   13Yrs  ✓              ✓ 195.00 Included
Boating Buddies   7yrs    ✓    ✓         120.00 Included
Cool Cadets   8yrs             120.00 Included
Beginners   9yrs         170.00 Not Included
Developing   10yrs         170.00 Not Included
Intermediate   11yrs         170.00 Not Included
Improvers   12yrs         170.00 Not Included
ADVANCED SKILLS                          
Race Coaching   12yrs         170.00 Not Included
420 Sailing   14yrs         220.00 Included
Wayfarer Sailing   14yrs         220.00 Included
ISA ACCREDITED COURSES
Start Sailing   9yrs            ✓  ✓   170.00 Not Included
Basic Skills   10yrs            ✓  ✓   170.00 Not Included
Improving Skills   11yrs            ✓  ✓   170.00 Not Included
ADVANCED SKILLS                          
Go Racing   12yrs             200.00 Not Included
Advanced Boat Handling   13yrs            ✓  ✓   200.00 Not Included
Kites & Wires   14yrs            ✓  ✓   220.00 Included
Adventure   14yrs            ✓  ✓   220.00 Included
                           
Assistant Instructor   16yrs             250.00 None None

Note 1: Assistant Instructor courses = Two X 2 week courses – limited to 3 places each course

Note 2: Participation in an ISA accrediting course does not guarantee your certification – you must be able to demonstrate that you have understood and can complete the relevant
skills to achieve certification. Similar to acquiring new skills in any discipline, the more time you spend practicing the better you will become. So we encourage you to gain
as much experience and time on the water as you can outside of course time. Take any and every opportunity that comes your way to go sailing, even if it’s not in a boat
that you have sailed before – get out there, have fun and enjoy your sailing.

Note 3: All courses begin at 9.30am everyday, except the TEEN WEEK beginning June 25th which begins on Monday 25th at 2pm, but begins at
9.30am all other days, and also excepting BOATING BUDDIES and COOL CADETS both begin at 10am and finish at 2pm daily.
All courses finish at 4.30pm everyday, except on WEDNESDAYS, when we break at 1pm, and everyone comes back at 5pm for club racing, which finishes about 9pm.

Note 4:  If you book 3 or more weeks in July you can avail of a 50% >discount on August courses.

The provision of each course is subject to demand and is at the discretion of the Commodore and the Junior Organiser.


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Notice of Annual General Meeting – Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse

2nd February, 2018

Dear Member,
I wish to advise you that the 86th WHSC AGM and the 51st Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Limited AGM will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse.

In relation to any notices of motion and special resolutions that members may wish to bring forward at the AGM Section 6 (7) of the WHSC Rules and Regulations applies as follows:

All notices of motion and special resolutions that members may wish to bring forward at the AGM must be submitted to the Honorary Secretary in writing, together with the names of the proposer and seconder at least seven clear days before the date of the meeting. To be passed such motions and resolutions shall require a majority of two thirds of members present and entitled to vote”

Details should be forwarded to John Elmes, Hon. Secretary, Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, The Harbour, Dunmore East, X91XV1X or email info@whsc.ie

Agenda:

  1. Minutes of 85th WHSC & 50th Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Limited AGM 2016
  2. Commodores Report
  3. Hon. Treasurers Report
  4. Adoption of Accounts
  5. Motions or Special Resolutions
  6. Cruiser Captains report
  7. Dinghy Sailing Secretary Report
  8. Junior Sailing Report
  9. House Report
  10. Election of the Honorary Officers and Committee Members of the Club
  11. A.O.B. appropriate to the AGM

Yours sincerely,

John D Elmes
Hon. Secretary
WHSC

Download WHSC Notice of AGM

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Commodore’s New Year’s Message

Dear Friends:

I would like to convey my very best wishes and sincere thanks to all of you as we wrap up an eventful 2017 and sift our momentum into the next calendar year. The past 12 months have been marked by noteworthy achievements and change. As we reflect on the past year, I believe that we have many reasons to have real pride in our accomplishments and look forward with enthusiasm to next year at the WHSC.

A few examples that stand out include one of our cruisers swept the board in Sovereigns cup (Fool’s Gold) and won the IRC Welsh Open, Fulmar Fever excelled in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race and as icing on the cake, Flyover topped the Scora tables. In the Dinghy section Geoff Power and James McCann ruled supreme in Ireland and got a deserved place at the Worlds in Sanya.

At home small changes made a big impact. Our development squad together with Wexford S.C. proved that cooperation can be fruitful for all and this year we hope to extend this cooperation with one more club. Our Tenner Tuesdays supported by WLR FM turned out to be a huge success with over 200 people taking to the water. A lot of these sailors came back for more and are now joining the club. Our Sea Legs group grew and our new Sailing Buddies group had a great take up and lots of fun…. September showed the result of all the hard work at the younger age group and on the last day of September we had 15 Oppies sailing.

The message that we are open for business is spreading and our newly renovated clubhouse is proving a hit with members new and old.

All of this was made possible by the hard working committee some of whom went far beyond their line of responsibilities and I am sincerely grateful to them for their input. Outside of the committee, a lot of work was done by members for example, painting of tables, repair of Oppies, cleaning after rebuilding, quiz nights, breakfasts, helping with events and so on. I extend my thanks to you all.

I am delighted to be able to tell you that the club received an early Christmas present in the form of a €34,000 grant from the Dept. of Tourism and Sports for the purchase of 2 new rescue ribs. They are urgently needed to supplement our current fleet and these boats will allow us to expand our courses.

This grant was obtained on the basis of our inclusive approach and our work in the community with school sailing, Tenner Tuesdays and cooperation with other clubs.

We increased the diversity of our membership , attracted local people from Dunmore East and our total enrolment has reached 185 members up from 170. With our reduced membership fees we still managed to obtain the same revenue. The increase stemmed mainly from the adult sailing and the very young age groups. These are the building blocks for the future growth of the club. and our sailors of the future. Indeed, there are more than enough reasons to justify real optimism as we move forward. The club is financially stable but continued attention to the finances is a must

The search continues for a new Commodore due to take over at the end of 2018 from me… As in Shackleton’s case his advertisement was able to attract a full crew :

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Our journey is hardly as arduous as described above and the rewards are far greater… I promise!

Our club – and all of you who are part of it – will continue to make us proud in 2018.

In January we will be calling on everybody to start helping with maintenance of boats in the boat house and the committee boat Razor which is currently stored in Dunmore Boat Storage Yard. All hands are very welcome to help.

We will maintain our momentum and actively work to shape our own future as one of the nation’s most inclusive and healthy sailing clubs. We will continue to engage actively in the broadening of our member’s base without forgetting all of those who have been members for many years

WHSC is a great club and it is a privilege to be a part of it. My thanks to everyone for helping to make the past year so memorable and I look forward to what we will accomplish together in the new year.

With very best wishes to you all for 2018

Rene Wubben

Commodore

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Spanish Laying up dinner Saturday 4th of November

Location : WHSC Clubhouse

Date 04/11

Time 19.30

This year our laying up dinner will take on home turf in our clubhouse.

We will have the usual mix of traditional events and some light entertainment after the dinner in the bar.

Catering by the Lemon Tree and Joan will surprise us with a 6 course Tapas dinner

There will be some very special dishes that will please everybody’s pallete

Welcome drink by Stonewell Cider with their limited edition apple and rhubarb cider.

(Stonewell Rós won the prestigious Supreme Champion, Best in Ireland Award at the Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards this summer!)

Recognition awards for cruisers and dinghies and the volunteer of the year

This is an event for Cruisers , dinghies and All members

Booking for this dinner will be essential as spaces are limited ! Register below on eventbrite link to confirm your reservation …….

>Book here on Eventbrite<

Cost per head Euro 30,-

Time 19.30 for 20.00 hours

6 Course Menu

  • 1st course served to the bar – Chorizo cooked in Sherry, Marinated Olives, Manchego Cheese & Honey
  • Chickpea & Tomato Stew, Toast & Saffron Aioli
  • Calamari, Garlic Sauce
  • Paella
  • Slow cooked Beef Cheeks, Polenta
  • Custard Pot, Fresh Berries, Biscotti
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Last Day of Sailing for September Series Great Success


Saturday 30th of September saw the last of the September series sailing.

14 Oppies on the water and for some of them, this was the first solo sail after sailing the Oppies initially double handed.

The idea of the series was to extend the season and to give our young sailors more time on the water. With the assistance of Dave Marsden, Andrea Quinlan and Barry McConnell as rescue coordinator

it was a safe event. Many parents assisted on the water and on the shore which made it a real family sailing morning.

There was an Optimist September series Trophy to be sailed as well and honours for this trophy went to Julia McConnell

Our congratulations to Julia and to the parents our thanks for all their help !

 

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