Category: Dinghys

Learn to Powerboat at WHSC this Spring. Places Limited !

Happy New Year to all

It’s time for New Years resolutions or refreshing old ones! Consider adding a great life skill – Powerboating – in 2019 and the club will endeavor to facilitate supervised hours of driving experience after graduation ! Places have been filling up fast so read on and sign up today to avoid disappointment.

WHSC have partnered with South Coast Sailing to offer Power Boat training in Dunmore East this spring. Courses will result in award of up to the

ISA ‘ National Powerboat’ Certificate’ . Places are limited so please survey course availability and complete your booking here

Subject to demand, ISA ‘ Safety Boat’ course may also be offered.

For more info on either offerings or to express your interest in the ‘Safety Boat’ course contact details for Gary Curran – 086 2623727 or or

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Video roll – Looking back at our September Optimist Sailors

Take a look at the smiles on our video roll of Optimist sailors, mostly under 10, enjoying freestyle sailing. Using club boats and their own boats with casual instruction from volunteer parents on Saturday mornings in September. What a great way to finish the season and introduce young ones to the fun of sailing.

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Please Remove your boat from the Boat park

Please be advised that the boat park is no longer available to WHSC from October 1st.

All boats do have to be removed as soon as possible.

Take note also there will be another storm tonight and that it is highly recommended

To remove your boat to a safer place. 2 boats were already damage due to the last storm and we would

not like to see more boats in this situation


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Ye be warned!. Smugglers Cove pirate party 29th of September.

Avast ye lily-livered scurvy dogs.

Mark your ships log for Smugglers Cove pirate party Saturday 29th of September, we be havin’ a bash for all club scallywags.. Buckaneers, Landlubbers and Sprogs welcome.

Put on your finest pirate attire matey (dress-up if ye dare).

Ye old shin-dig will start at 19:00 sharp.
Sit-down for grub from the lass Paula Prendiville with a fine choice of chicken or beef on the menu. **Special kids menu**.

Movie to follow for all sprogs.
€10 kids, €15 Adults.

If ye want a place text gentleman o’fortune Ian Doolin on 086-8136193.

There’s a black spot if ye don’t come.


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And you thought the Season was over ?

Like last year our season is extending well into September

3 groups of sailors went onto the water to enjoy all that WHSC has to offer

It started early with 17 young sailors in Optimists who are at the beginning of their career.

This group has been taken under the wings by Ben O’Sullivan as leader and a lot of detail had been covered

In his ‘first’ as looking after a large group.

The group was supported by 16 parents all helping with rescue, launching , registration and instruction. Well done Ben !

Then our development squad went on the water with Dave Marsden, they are the sailors with some more experience and Dave is teaching them to improve on the Water in sailing and racing skills.

At 15.00 all other sailors went on the water and again Dave look after the course and the results. A Beautiful day in Dunmore

and many ended up in our club house well run by Sean for some refreshment’s after their time on the water.

Thanks for all your Help !

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September ‘Water Time’ for Optimist Saillors – STARTS THIS SATURDAY!

September ‘Water Time’ for Optimist Saillors – STARTS THIS SATURDAY!

WE won’t let the summer end ! The fabulous summer ‘Water Time’ series is being extended. The series is aimed at Optimist sailors from ‘Cool Cadets’, ISA Level 1 courses and for those with equivalent competence. Format is fun sailing (not racing) for up to 2 hours on the water.

Contact Ben at benosullivan – at – gmail .com or by phone now to book your place.

· 4 Saturday sessions, September 1st to 22nd inclusive. Launch at 11am.

· Postponement to Sunday in lieu of poor weather is possible.

· Open to members and associate members.

· Cost €40 . Club boats available to rent €20 for 4 sessions.

· Basic lunch provided to sailors after each session .

· Award ceremony after final session.

Limited places. Please confirm if you want a place (and boat) by child ‘s name immediately.

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Club Championship Update –

Hi All,  4 races for the club championships tomorrow.

40 +  Sailors registered already , still time for Early morning registration and some club boats available !!

  • Briefing 10:30 all sailors
  • First gun 11:30 sharp!
  • Sailors to bring packed lunch for lunch on the water.
  • 4 races Prize Giving approximately 5:30/6pm

Registration from 09.00 tomorrow morning with Andrea if you still want to join

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WHSC Fun Day

WHSC FUN DAY Aug 4th 2018


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!


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!

Please Note: No club boat rentals available for these race



10am RNLI Coffee Morning bric-a-brac / cake sale


12:00 Dale Morris Briefing


12:30 Dale Morris Race


13:30 Parent and Child Briefing


14:00 Parent and Child Race

Download PDF Flyer here

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2018 Club Championship Boat Rentals

Please note that in order to provide you with the best service and boat for all club activities, club boat rental bookings will open one week before the club championship. This will ensure sufficient time for inspection of the boats prior to racing. Deposits will be taken on all boats and will be returned once the boat has been inspected, is neat and tidy and is in full working order. If not, your deposit will be used to pay an instructor to fix the boat so that it can be ready for the sailing course on the next day.

Please note that boat rental monies and deposits MUST be paid for IN FULL at the time of booking.

Rent: €10 / day for single handed boat

€20 / day for double handed boat

Deposit: €50 / boat except Wayfarer at €100.

Where: Bar

When: Saturday Aug 4th

Time: 4pm – 5pm

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Saturday Sea legs – STARTS THIS SATURDAY

Saturday Sea Legs

July 21st – Aug 18th

Saturday Sea legs

Have you found yours?

Want to start your little ones sailing? Try out our family sailing group ‘Saturday Sea legs’. We accept children from age 5+ and introduce them to sailing in a fun and safe environment. They will learn water safety, sailing and boating terms and will make loads of new friends. This course is open to WHSC members and non-members.

Contact Maire by email to book your place now!

  • Fun and safe introduction to sailing for ages 5+
  • 5 Saturdays from 9am – 11am
  • Open to WHSC Members and non-members
  • Cost: €40 for members, €80 for non-members (Boat rental INCLUDED)
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