Category: Dinghys

Dinghy Championships 2020- Notice of Race and Call for Volunteers

The WHSC Dinghy 2020 Open Club Championship will take place next weekend Saturday August 8th and Sunday August 9th. Four races will be sailed 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 attached. Sailing Instructions will be published shortly.

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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June 2020 Topper and Optimist Coaching

We’ve planned two Topper & Oppi coaching sessions in June, Saturday mornings 20th and 27th. Register your interest NOW, details below.


Contingent on Government Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, two coaching sessions are offered on Saturday mornings on June 20th and 27th for Optimist and Topper sailors. Corresponding WHSC COVID-19 guidelines will apply also.

Objectives include (1) improved sailing skills and fun on the water and (2) preparation of sailors interested in developing racing skills for club and national class events. Provisionally, this will be extended with a 4 x session series in July.

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 Club ‘Cool Cadets’ or ISA level 1 with frequent casual sailing experience e.g. “Water Time” sessions.

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

When:             10am – 1pm, June 20th & 27th

Cost:               €40 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. (2) Further coaching sessions are being planned for weekends in July. To be announced.

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Water Time is Back, Wednesdays too!

Watertime ‘casual sailing’ will take place on Wednesday evenings & Sunday mornings in June. Begins June 10th. Boat rentals available. More details below.


Recall casual, supervised dinghy sailing on Sunday mornings, June to September last year? We called it “Water Time”. Well, it’s back and will include Wednesday evenings in June only from June 10th.

Considering Government Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, single handed and household crewed boats are permitted. Corresponding WHSC COVID-19 guidelines will apply also.

What is it ? Member-driven, supervised sailing for all dinghies, aimed at families and sailors all levels on Sunday mornings on private boats or club rental boats.

When ?  Wednesday evening June 10th, 17th, 24th and Sundays from June 14th except on Sundays when major events are scheduled.

What Time ? Wednesday Start rigging at 5:30 for 6:30 launch. Start rigging etc at 9:30 for 10:30 launch. Sail until 11:30.

Cost?  Free

Rental boats:  3 Wayfarers, 1 Omega , 2 Toppers are available for rent at €20. and Optimists are freely available for €10. Damage Waiver Form is mandatory. Please print, complete and bring along.

Volunteer please! Weekly leaders, private RIBS, club RIB drivers, instructors who want to gain experience with the Optimist fleet.

Book: Join “Water Time” WhatsApp Group by sending a request to Stuart Harris 087 9696564 or whscdinghies@gmail.com

Note: Provisional to Government Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business and corresponding WHSC COVID-19 guidelines.

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Choppy Waters

Dear Members and fellow sailors,

I hope you are all keeping well and safe during these extraordinary times. Its been difficult for all of us and we have never been in more need of enjoying time on the water and family fun. It is my, and your committees’ intention to do all we can to deliver that possibility under the guidelines laid down by Government and Irish sailing. These guidelines are ever evolving and as such our plans will also change however I can assure you, that your committee is working hard, meeting once a week, to stay ahead of the game and prepare for sailing in advance. You must however appreciate this will not be a normal year and we ask for your patience and cooperation so we can all maximise our sailing in a way that is safe and enjoyable.

Firstly, may I thank all those members who have paid their annual subscriptions. The club will not survive without these. I appreciate there may not be full or normal value this summer but I can only encourage all members to renew as we need your support now more than ever if we are to continue to enjoy the sport we love at Dunmore East.

So where are we today? The Government has announced its plans for the easing of restrictions under the publication “Roadmap for reopening society and business”. On the back of this Irish Sailing (formerly the ISA) is due to publish this week its policy document “Covid-19: Return to sailing scheme”. I as Commodore of WHSC have had a briefing on the document before publication so I think with all the uncertainty you, our members, deserve to be brought up to speed.

In brief Sailing will return on a risk assessment basis. We must accept it is not possible to eliminate the risk of the spread of the virus completely from sailing but as sailors we are used to undergoing a risk assessment process before we go afloat but now we must give equal priority to minimising the risk of accidental transmission of the Covid -19 virus. The various members of your committee are currently drawing up risk assessment plans for every area of our activities at WHSC and we will have those in place at the appropriate time of sailing. These will involve practical issues on social distancing, rescue, sharing equipment, cleaning down, access to shed etc etc.

I appreciate you are planning your summer so the time frame, TODAY, for WHSC looks like the following. Please expect some of these to change as Government policy changes.

Phase 1. May 18th.  Subject to the RNLI/ Coastguard lifting their restrictions. It is permitted to lift in cruisers. Single handed or same household crewed multi handed sailing permitted. No racing. All boats must sail from and return to home port. Gov travel restrictions 5km. WHSC will not start now.

Phase2. June 8th. Travel restriction now 20Km. Still no racing. WHSC will start supervised sailing subject to risk assessment and appropriate volunteers.

Phase 3. June 29th. Club racing for single handed and household crewed boats now permitted. Junior courses permitted where arrangements are in place to enable participants to maintain social distancing. The practicalities of this will see many changes due to risk assessment. WHSC will publish these asap.

Phase 4. Provisionally July 20th. Travel restrictions lifted. So in theory events could take place, although this is unlikely.

Phase 5. Provisionally August 10th. Bars can reopen.

I cannot over emphasise enough that this is how it looks today and undoubtedly there will be changes, which we can only hope will be positive. In particular, the travel restrictions. Irish Sailing and most sporting bodies see this restriction as being discriminatory against country people so are lobbying hard for this to be lifted.

I will post the Irish sailing guidelines to our web site once published.

We are working on the risk assessment of all activities in the club and I will update you on a regular basis as we proceed. Please be patient and as supportive as you can, together we can make this work for family friendship and fun. Keep the subscriptions coming……

Yours in Sailing,

Ian Doolan
Commodore WHSC

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