Sponsored by Suir Engineering, the WHSC Dinghy 2019 Club Championship will take place the weekend Saturday August 10th and Sunday August 11th.Three races will be sailed on Saturday, two on Sunday. Entertainment and BBQ also !
Races will be run for:
Main Fleet Optimists
Regatta Fleet Optimists
First gun Saturday 12:55 and Sunday 13:55.
Registration from 11am. Briefing at 12. Sailing instructions will be given at registration.
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. There will also be some fun prizes.
Entry Fee €10 per sailor. The regatta is an open event so please encourage friends / visitors / former members to come along.
Entertainment by The Strobes on Saturday evening. The Strobes will take you on a journey through four decades of the very best musical hits. €20 entry fee including supper, dessert and raffle.
Beat the queues and register your data online. Note euro10 is still payable at final registration – Sat 18:30 – 19:30 or Sun 8:45 -9:45
A presentation of Certificates to our youngest 5-8 year olds
DALE MORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY
All two-handed sailors (under 16) are welcome to participate in the Dale Morris Perpetual Trophy. 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 (on handicap) 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 oppi round the 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.
Sign Up on the notice board for both races if interested!P
if you are interested in the course, please contact Nicholas Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 256 9636.
ABOUT VHF COURSE
A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment.
The aim of the course, is to provide trainees understanding (practical and theoretical) of VHF communication at sea. The course includes training, preparation and examination for VHF radio license, required by the Irish Government.
All skippers and power-boat/rescue-boat skippers must be licensed radio-operators. Crews on yachts and rescue craft are encouraged to learn and become licensed operators also. A VHF license is highly recommended pre-requisite for ISA ‘Safety Boat’ candidates.
Successful attainment of a licence and associated personal identity radio codes from the Department will allow the holder to fully benefit from DSC emergency functions of his / her modern VHF radio or EPIRB in sending pre-defined digital distress messages.
Venue: WHSC Club house.
Equipment: VHF handsets are provided but if you have your own set please bring it along.
Cost: 220 EUR/per person (incl. tuition, oral and written examination, Irish Government VHF License and DSC codes)
If you have not applied your boat sticker yet, you are reminded to collect it from the bar and apply it to your boat as soon as possible.
An inventory of boats will soon take place and it’s helpful if stickers are correctly applied. If you are away or unavailable please contact Andrea and we will assist you in applying the sticker.
If you have paid for dinghy parking and do not have a sticker there may have been a problem with the paperwork received. Please contact Andrea as soon as possible to get this resolved.
We would also like to remind you that ALL dinghies parked at the club MUST display a 2019 boat sticker. Dinghies left parked without a sticker will have 2019 fees applied.
An important reminder that with the original debentures from 10 years ago there is NO free boat parking any longer. (Unfortunately a number of forms went out erroneously stating there was free parking; Apologies for this).
Any questions reference boat stickers etc please contact andrea via E-mail : email@example.com
Thanks to all members for their continued support in managing our boat inventory.
Want to start your little ones sailing? Read on and book early . Places really are limited and some are available for non-members too.
We accept children from age 5+ and introduce them to the shoreside, dinghies (Optimist) , RIBS and occasionally yachts too in a fun and safe environment. They will learn water safety, boating terms, a little sailing and begin to form their first club friendships that may last a lifetime !
4 Saturdays July 6th, 13th 27th and August 3rd , 9-11am.
Wetsuit, buoyancy aid required.
Open to WHSC Members and non-members.
Cost €40 for members. €80 for non-members, payable in advance.
All on-the-water sessions subject to weather. No refunds available for cancellations.
Participants in June Sealegs may re-apply but will be placed on a waiting list until first time applicants are booked in.
The first thing to do is when you login is check all your information is correct and fix inaccuracies yourself. We also encourage you to upload a profile photo so other members can identify you.
Not all boats & berths have been added. If your boat does not exist please add it yourself.
Note that you have sharing preferences for some data on your personal profile (example phone number). Sharing is by default ‘private’, change this to ‘members’ if you want it listed in the members directory (which can be accessed by members only).
Please note that this is a new system and we are aware some data is not yet added or checked on all accounts. If something is inaccurate or you’re unable to update information which needs to be corrected please email the membership secretary (but be patient, there is a lot to process!)
GoCardless / Direct Debit
Please set up your Bank details by following the link to GoCardless.
IMPORTANT: This is NOT setting up a direct debit recurring payment on your Bank account. Setting up GoCardless is a pre-cursor to allowing the club take paperless payments (for membership, courses etc..) in the future. You still have to initiate any payment.
For your convenience you can choose to enable/disable automatic payments of future invoices from WHSC. Even with automated payments rest assured you will still have to initiate renewals and purchases manually online before an invoice is generated. Any debits will also receive email notification prior to any financial transactions.
We thank you for your support in moving the club to paperless payments. This is one of the main benefits for the club, current processing & reconciliation is a huge burden for volunteers.