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.
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
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.
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.
For the first time registration and fee payments are exclusively online – no more queues !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 6866905or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Toppers – register interest on the WHSC Topper WhatsApp Group, with Fiona Passberger 087 9180605 or email email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.