Archive for the ‘Dinghys’ Category
Dale Morris cup and More
August 12th, 2013 By admin
Ciaran Finnegan Secures Irish Place
May 23rd, 2013 By Charlie Boland
Congratulations to Ciaran Finnegan who came 2nd at the Irish Youth Nationals 4.7 fleet in Lough Derg last month. This secured him a place on the Worlds team going to Hungary in July.
This is a fantastic achievement for the WHSC sailor who will fly our flag on an international stage. He has done Waterford proud.
Ruairi Finnegan and Dougie Power entered the ultra-competitive Radial fleet both getting very respectable results.
Geoff Power also entered in the Topper fleet and did very well.
Junior Sailing Course Updates
May 7th, 2013 By admin
Attention all Members
The Kites and Wires course starting on 1/7 is now closed.
Spaces are still available on Go Racing 1 starting on 1/7, Adventure starting on 15/7 and Kites & Wires starting 22/7, but they filling up fast.
Please be reminded that the Kites & Wires course requires an appropriate boat with a Spinnaker and Trapeze. The Club has 420’s available for rent for Kites & Wires. The Adventure Course can not be completed in a single handed dinghy, the Club has an Omega and the ISA Argo’s for rent for the Adventure Course.
All other July courses have spaces but they are limited.
Please book to avoid disappointment.
April 15th, 2013 By admin
The Mirror Association would like to invite all ex Mirror sailors and budding Mirror sailors to join them at their regional, national and world events this year. 2013 will see Lough Derg host the Mirror World Championship, which is a fantastic opportunity for young sailors to participate in a world class event.
6th & 7th April: Westerns – Lough Ree YC Athlone
4th & 5th May: Easterns – RIYC Dun Laoghaire
21st & 22nd June: O’Dowd & Bronze Fleet Event – Sligo YC
6th & 7th July: Southerns – Mullingar Sailing Club
22nd – 25th July: Nationals – Lough Derg YC
29th July – 2nd August: Worlds – Lough Derg YC
24th – 25th August: Northerns – Skerries Sailing Club.
Mirrors dinghies will be made available to rent for entry to the World Championship and the association welcome newcomers to join in with their training and regional events to prepare for the Worlds this summer.
2012 Irish 470 Olympian Scott Flannigan
April 8th, 2013 By admin
As part of the Go Racing 2 course we will have Scott Flannigan the 2012 470 Olympian coaching for one week in Dunmore East.
The dates for this course have been changed and will now run over a three week period starting on the 22/7 ending on 9/8. (course will still be 10 days in total)
This will allow us to join with the Kites & wires 2 for inter club Team racing.
If you are interested in either course the numbers are limited, so please submit you application as soon as possible. Email: email@example.com
Many Thanks Julie Finnegan.
Important Notice Re: Summer Sailing Course
March 28th, 2013 By admin
Due to the lack of interest in the Adventure Course, we are now planning to run just one course during the summer.
The course dates are Monday 15/7 to Friday 20/8. (3 weeks)
This year our instructor Michelle will be taking the group on an overnight stay to a nearby beach, where the sailors will camp for the night. If you are interested in taking this course the numbers are now limited. Please put your application in as ASAP.
Many Thanks Julie Finnegan.
Topper Training This Weekend
February 11th, 2013 By admin
Hi To All Junior Topper Sailors,
We have our first open Topper coaching for 2013 set up for Friday the 15th to Sunday 17th of February in the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire.
This coaching weekend again is open to all Topper sailors and is a great chance for club sailors to get a full weekend of coaching with top coaches.
Sailors attending need to have their boats rigged for 10.00 a.m. They don’t have to be changed into their sailing gear but they do need to be ready for briefing at 10 a.m. sharp
Please bring your own lunch. Can you also bring running gear as you might be brought for a run on the pier.
The intended finish time will be around 4.45 pm on the 3 days. The cost for the weekend is €60. Any sailor who can only do 1 day the cost is €25 or 2 days €50. Any Sailors interested can they please contact me by email in case we need to call off the coaching due to the weather or any unforeseen circumstances.
2013 Junior Sailing
January 28th, 2013 By admin
Hi, Julie here, this year I have volunteered to be the Junior Organiser for W.H.S.C..
In addition to running the summer sailing courses, which have been a huge success over the past years, I would also like to provide more sailing opportunities for our young sailors throughout the year. As such I am planning to start by offering a three day Clinic over the Easter break which is available to all levels.
The clinic will take place on Mon 25th/Tue 26th & Wed 27th March.
Optimists – Sailing in the morning from 10am to 12noon, followed by lunch (provided by club), finishing with practicial, boat rigging and fine tuning from 1pm to 2pm.
Cost will be €50 for the three days including lunch.
Laser/Topper – Same as Optimist with additional sailing in the afternoon finishing at 4pm.
Cost will be €75 for the three days including lunch.
If you are interested in enrolling your Son/Daughter please e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org before March 1st giving name/age/level.
We are aimimg to put together an optimist sailing team to compete in the Crosbie Cup (July 13th/14th) in Sutton DC.
We would also hope to send a group of Laser sailors to the Munsters in Baltimore (30th/31st March) or The Youth Nationals in Lough Derg (4th – 7th March).
Junior Organiser W.H.S.C.
Notice Re: Boats Stored in Boathouse and Parking Areas
October 12th, 2012 By admin
Despite our efforts we still have a number of boats in the boathouse and parked outside without a 2012 sticker indicating that parking for the past season has been paid.
The club pays substantial costs for these buildings and area and we need to make sure that revenue is created to cover these costs. To make space for boats next season we are making a last effort to identify these owners.
If you have a boat without a sticker for 2012 in the boat house or parked on the parking area; please contact Rene phone 087-2199570 or by e-mail: email@example.com. On payment of the outstanding parking fees a sticker will be issued. Proof of ownership will also be required.
Any boats unpaid for by 31/10/2012 will be removed and considered surrendered to the club
If you know anybody with an unpaid boat please let them get in touch with us asap
We hope you understand we have to keep the area properly managed
Dougie and Geoff Power at the UK Topper Nationals
August 13th, 2012 By admin
Congratulations, and well done to Dougie and Geoff Power on a great performance in the UK Topper nationals.
Dougie took an impressive 7th place in the standard fleet and the younger Geoff is hot on his heels with a 4th place in the 4.2 rig.
They Both go on to the world championships in the Netherlands next week. We wish them the very best of luck.