Category: Dinghys

A HUGE thank you to everyone involved in junior courses 2019

From all kids, parents and committee; a HUGE thank you to everyone involved in junior courses for your contribution in 2019.

A brilliant job done by our senior instructor Alex and his team of instructors; Katie, Ciara, Zoe, Joanna, Holly, Sarah, Hugo, Conor, Geoff, Marcus, Darragh, Rioghan, Cormac, Patrick.

Thank you Dave Marsden, once again, for supporting and guiding our Instructor team with your experience.

Thank you to our JO Maire O’Reilly for doing a fantastic job of management.

Well done everyone !

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Suir Engineering WHSC Dinghy Championships 2019

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:

  • Senior PY
  • Junior PY
  • 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.

The Strobes

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.

Sponsorship

Register Online

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

https://forms.gle/HoDC6SfdjzTtCiSG6

Regular Sunday BBQ on Sunday after prize-giving!

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Saturday Coffee Morning & Cake Sale with RNLI shop

Saturday August 3rd will be a great day at WHSC

WHSC in conjuction with RNLI will have their traditional coffee morning and bake sale at the clubhouse. Also book sale, garden produce, raffle
and RNLI shop.

Open 10:30am, entry €5 (all welcome).

Supported by many of our kind members who will bake something for the event. We can still use a few more bakers, could you help ? Text or ring Rene 087-2199570

Book sale… you can bring all the books that you have read enough and are cluttering your shelves; we will move them for you.

Farm and Garden Produce sales supported by Killowen Orchard, The Little Apple Farm, Kilkenny Flower Bulbs, Grantstown Nurseries,and Ardkeen Stores

Followed by live entertainment at sea with the Dale Morris Trophy & Parent and Child Race ! 

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WHSC FUN DAY This Saturday!

RNLI COFFEE MORNING

Coffee and Cake Sale

JULY ‘SeaLegs’ PRESENTATION

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

Schedule

  • 09:00 am Final Session of July SeaLegs
  • 10:00 am RNLI Coffee and Cake Sale
  • 11:30 am July SeaLegs Presentation
  • 12:00 Dale Morris Trophy Briefing
  • 12:30 Dale Morris Fun Race
  • 13:30 Harris Trophy Fun Race Briefing
  • 14:00 Harris Trophy Fun Race
  • 15:00 Saturday Dinghy Racing First Gun

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VHF COURSES – Register interest for an upcoming VHF course

This is a call to register your interest in scheduling a VHF course at WHSC
We have a number for names but need more participants to schedule a date.

Course requires 1 evening and 1 full day of training and is normally offered as follows:

Friday 18:30 – 21:30, Saturday 09:30 – 17:30 ( incl. exam)

if you are interested in the course, please contact Nicholas Walsh at walshnich@gmail.com 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)

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Please apply your 2019 Boat Stickers

WHSC boat stickers

Dear Members,

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 : whscmembers@gmail.com

Thanks to all members for their continued support in managing our boat inventory.

Commodore Ian Doolin

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“Sea legs” for age 5+ Bookings Open for July!

Want to start your little ones sailing? Read on and book early . Places really are limited and some are available for non-members too.

Fun Activities

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 !

The Details…

  • 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.

Course bookings are open now. Contact Tara McGee on (0h-eight-six) 851 9068 or email whscdinghies@gmail.com

Did you know ?

[ Did you know that all confirmed social, sailing, training, committee and 3rd party events are posted on the club calendar ? Plan your own activities by viewing here. ]

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URGENT Request for Volunteers – Topper Ireland SOUTHERNS Championship 2019

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Topper Ireland SOUTHERNS Championship 2019

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Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June 2019

URGENT Request for Volunteers

Our club is expecting up to 70 boats to participate in the Topper SOUTHERNS Event in 10 days time.

We are in URGENT need for volunteers to assist in the following areas:

  • Beach Master and 3 assistants
  • Boat, Trailer & Car Parking – 2 men
  • Protest Committee – 2 experienced racing sailors

Please contact Derry O’Sullivan or Rene Wubben, or any committee member and let us know in which area you would like to be involved.

Derry O’Sullivan

derryosullivan2013@gmail.com

(086) 2413543

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Sunday dinghy sailing, “Water Time” is back !

Recall casual, supervised dinghy sailing from July, August and September last year? We called it “Water Time”. Well, it’s back but from June 9th this year!

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 ?  Sundays from June 9th excluding June 23rd and July 21st.

What Time ? 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. 15 Optimists are 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 Ben O’Sullivan 087 6866905 or whscdinghies@gmail.com

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Membership portal live

Our new membership portal is now live. All members should have received an email with login credentials (check your spam folder).

The online membership portal gives access to;

  • Your personal profile
  • Your membership information (everyone in your membership)
  • Your boats & berth
  • A members directory (members over 16)
  • A crew finder
  • your invoices, renewals & payment information
**More features to come

Logging in

To login visit the WHSC home page and click on the members icon (see fig. on right), or use the main menu item More > Login.

Each person in your membership will have their own login (if an email was supplied)

If you don’t have an active membership you will be able to login but the actions you can perform will be limited.

If you have any login related problems please contact whsc.webmaster@gmail.com


Check Profile & Membership

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.

Problems / Feedback / Questions ?

Membership issues –  email membership secretary (Andrea Kennedy)

Login/technical – whsc.webmaster@gmail.com (Kevin Brennan)

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