Category: Dinghys

First 2 hardy dinghy sailors

It is a bit like seeing the first lambs in the field or the first swallow that you think summer is coming. Not that i would like now to call our first Dinghy sailors out now animals. But you have to admit they are as hardy as our native beasts. Well done Ian and Jim you are leading by example. First round is on me you have deserved it. Come on young generation, check your boat out and get the season going.


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Sports Council Funding

Waterford Harbour Sailing Club applied this year for funding again to the Sports Council,

The funding we received last year went to the development of the dressing rooms toilets and in the same time the entrance hall has been changed to make the clubhouse more welcoming. The building should be finished by Friday 3rd of March. We are looking forward to having our clubhouse back.  In The New Round of funding we have applied for funding for more Wayfarers the highly successful boats from last year and for some Ribs. some of our ribs are coming near to their end of life and we could do with some additions.  The application to the sports council are a laborious and precise process that requires a lot of time.

Our thanks to Derry O’Sullivan and Ronan Mulligan for taking on this task.

Filed under: Cruisers, Dinghys, News

New Look Website


As you have noticed our website is getting a new look, Kevin Brennan and Creevan have been working through the layout and all the pages to re-organize and make it more user friendly; Many thanks Kevin and Creevan

We hope you like the new look.

The website is geared to be inviting and accessible for potential new members this season. it is also to make us look a modern club. Any remarks or errors you see please do not hesitate to contact us at ALL comments welcome.

We are also looking for a pictures from last season:do you have some ?

Please email and we will arrange to collect them from you on a memory stick or transfer.

Filed under: Cruisers, Dinghys, Events

Monday nights all welcome

Do It Yourself

Just to remind you there is a hardy bunch working all Monday nights in the boat house.

they have been doing sterling work but can still do with a few more hands.

work undertaken sofar:

Boat repair GRP optimists

Painting Race office

Electrics in boatshed

Identifying leaks in Clubhouse

Repairing race markers

Making VHF Charging bank

Putting up New Webcam

Surely amongst those job there is something you could do too.

All welcome coffee & tea & biscuits calore. Give a few hours to get your club ready


Filed under: Cruisers, Dinghys, Events, Flying Fifteens, Juniors, News

This Saturday a night to chill out. 20.00 hrs

All are invited to this great night in WHSC clubhouse,

2 course dinner

Time to Chill out after an event full season with music , craic and a few drinks

Trophies will be awarded for Young Cruiser Sailor of the year ,Traveller Trophy, August League and more.

Then as special addition this year….. the Raspberry Awards to the various sailors.

Golden raspberry

Music by Cod Almighty, A mixture of folk , sing along for a great session afterwards.

Please bring your own guitar if you can play and of course your best voice.

session singing

Bring your partner, crew, guest, neighbour this is a relaxed night with laughter and music and time to reflect on this years sailing

Entry Euro 20,-





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New Look website and PR

Behind the screens we are working on next year’s PR for WHSC.

A lot of good work has been done ; but we need to use the media to spread the word of what WHSC has to offer.

This PR team will also support the various officers for Events, functions, sailing courses etc.

in our PR team we have:

Website burgee

Kevin Brennan and Creevan Brennan

Facebook   Facebook logo

Catherine McMullen

Kate Dunne

Sheila Elmes


Ben O’Sullivan.

Kevin and Creevan are looking at this moment for your input for the website. What do you want to see on our website ?

Please E-mail    All comments are welcome.

We can have the best website available . do not wait with your comments until we are finished please…


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Wanted: Dinghy Captain

This year has proven that all ages can have fun in dinghies…. Our under 10 group is starting to sail and

we have all ages sailing in dinghies of various types.  Our Junior organizer has been very busy this season (understatement) and to coordinate the dinghy sailing we need somebody to represent this section on the committee.

What is the role of the Dinghy Captain ?

  1. Represent the interests of the dinghy sailors at the committee meeting.
  2. Organize the dinghy racing on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  3. Structure the dinghy rental scheme re safety and equipment
  4. Motivate all to go sailing.
  5. Organize the adult sailing classes.

We will have for you a class captain to represent the various classes. A PR team that will assist to promote events etc.

All we need is somebody willing to help organize ; no previous experience required:).


A: Lots of happy faces

B: Recognition for a job well done

C:The usual O Euro per hour generous WHSC salary

Come on board and represent your section and help the club. We need a leader for the dinghies !




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New Laser Group for young and old

If you have always wanted to sail but never quite had the time to try it, well this may be your opportunity to do it!

Nicola Harris, Trish Power and Oonagh Collins are in the process of setting up a Laser Class for adults/young adults for racing but also to encourage an adult group of laser sailors.
If you or anyone you know might be interested in this joining this group please:
Contact one of the following:
    • Oonagh Collins 086 8250457
    • Nicola Harris     087 6371096

If anyone has a laser (even if not in perfect condition) they could loan to the project either on a short/long term basis it would be much appreciated. Also if you know of Lasers that are laid up in Sheds, that might be for sale please contact Oonagh or Nicola. They might people who would like to blow new life in the forgotten Laser

Forgotten Laser
Finally, just to let you know that the club is offering very attractive introductory memberships to new or lapsed members for this year so if you are interested you can discuss this with Oonagh, Nicola or any committee member
Look forward to hearing from you,
Kind regards,
Oonagh Collins
WHSC Laser Sailing Group
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Boat House Survey VERY IMPORTANT

On Sunday 13th of March a survey was made of all the boats in the Boat house

Most boats have been identified ; Please check the list for your boats.

if your boat is not on the list or you are the owner of an unidentified boat please contact Pat Power outdoor amenities phone 087-2591888. If there are any outstanding storage fees they will have to paid. on May 1st all unidentified boats will be moved into off side storage to make space for new boats. It is therefore important to make contact with Pat before this time.

To check the list follow the link

Boat House Survey website list

With kind regards

The Committee





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