Category: Dinghys

Save the date: Topper Training

Facilitated by The Irish Topper Class Association, a training day by external coaches is offered on Friday June 21st, immediately preceding the Topper Southern Championships .The championships, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday June 22,23rd will take place at our club and over 60 entrants are expected. All WHSC Topper Sailors are eligible for this training in 4.2 or 5.3 rigs.

Club Website Calendar

Did you know that the majority of all club events, sailing, social, community outreach are already loaded on the club’s website calendar of events Browse today to plan your activities.

Check back for more details or contact Ben O’Sullivan whscdinghies@gmail.com

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Easter Development Coaching

Four coaching sessions are offered during the Easter break for Topper and Optimist sailors. Objectives include (1) imparting high-performance sailing skills for general ability and enjoyment (2) preparation of sailors interested in competing at upcoming Topper and Optimist events such as:

  • Topper Youth National, RCYC, Crosshaven,  April 27th– 28th
  • Topper Traveller, Wexford Harbour Tennis and Boat Club, May 12th
  • Topper Southern Championships, Dunmore East, June 22nd-23rd
  • Optimist Ulster Championships, Location TBC, May18th – 19th
  • Optimist Leinster Championships, Malahide, June 15th-16th

Considering the wind levels, sea state and temperature at this time of year, it is necessary for safety and tuition quality purposes to limit places as follows: 

  • Topper sailors who are qualified to ISA level 3 
  • Optimist sailors who are qualified to ISA level 3 or ISA level 2 with strong sailing experience and / or racing experience

What:              2 – 3 hours on the water, 1 hour brief / debrief, boat storage

When:             10am April 16th & 18th,  1pm 20th & 24th with contingencies 25th only for bad weather *updated 27/3/19

Volunteer:       RIB driver and on-the -water video operator required

Cost:               €80 payable in advance for members and associate members

Book:              Contact Ben O’Sullivan 087 6866905 whscdinghies@gmail.com

Notes: (1)Places are limited by coach and safety boat drivers. First (qualified) come, first served. (2) Further coaching sessions for various levels are being planned for weekends in May and June. To be announced.

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Sail & Fun Run,16th March. Pre-Register now.

Due to popular demand, the St. Patrick’s weekend “Sail and Fun Run/ Walk” is being re-instated at WHSC ! Some funds will be raised in aid of Dunmore East RNLI. Please assist by pre-registering to participate or volunteer.

A fun dinghy sailing format will be followed by a group warm-up session and a run, walk or stroll  through the village on adult and junior routes. The excursion will end back at the clubhouse for  prizes, hot food and refreshments all consumed just in time for Six Nations rugby; Wales vs Ireland, k.o. 14:45.

All welcome to join in Run and at Clubhouse.

All are welcome to join in the run and at the clubhouse but sailing limited to members this time. Suggested participant adult ‘price’,  i.e. RNLI donation €5. 18 and under go free.

Volunteers make the difference!

A significant volunteer contribution is required. Any assistance on the water, as course stewards, as race management and in the clubhouse would be greatly appreciated

Please pre-register your interest in participating or volunteering via email to whscdinghies@gmail.com, or to Stuart Harris or Ben O’Sullivan on 087-6866905.

Venue:  Meet at the Clubhouse

Date:  Saturday 16th March, 11:00

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Sail and Fun Run in aid of RNLI


Due to popular demand, the St. Patrick’s weekend “Sail and Fun Run/ Walk” is being re-instated at WHSC ! The tradition they say, is nearly as old as ‘the man himself’ and will reunite many of us after the long winter. Some funds will be raised in aid of Dunmore East RNLI.

A fun dinghy sailing format will be followed by a group warm-up session and a run, walk or stroll  through the village.  The excursion will end back at the clubhouse for  prizes, hot food and refreshments all consumed just in time for Six Nations rugby; Wales vs Ireland, k.o. 14:45.

Costumes are suggested and all children will receive medals in recognition of their participation.

Suggested participant adult ‘price’,  i.e. RNLI donation €5. 18 and under go free.

Pre-register your interest via email to whscdinghies@gmail.com, Stuart Harris or Ben O’Sullivan on 087-6866905.

Venue:  Meet at the Clubhouse

Date:  Saturday 16th March, 11:00

 

 

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VHF COURSES – March 29th & 30th.

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.

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

Friday 29/03/2019 18:30 – 21:30

Saturday 30/03/2019 09:30 – 17:30 ( incl. exam)

Additional courses may be scheduled subject to demand.

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)

Confirmation: if you are interested in the course, please contact Nicholas Walsh at walshnich@gmail.com or 086 256 9636. Note fees will be collected in advance of the course.

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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 info@southcoastsailing.net

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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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