Category: Dinghys

Wexford Youth Trip

On Saturday 7th May WHSC were made very welcome at Wexford Harbour Sailing Club to continue the six week development squad initiative , to create some early season coaching sessions for our improving youth sailors

This weeks coach from WHSC was Dave Marsden who was accompanied by five boats consisting of Max Passberger and Melanie Jephson in Oppies , Jake Marsden and Fodhla Dunne in Toppers and Cormaic Doolan with his laser radial .

The fresh and gusty easterly breeze made it tricky but provided an excellent opportunity for our sailors to familarise themselves with flat water sailing , as opposed to our accompanying choppier conditions with winds in Dunmore East .

We were delighted to join in with Wexford’s coaches and rescue who provided us with starting practice , on and off water coaching , and great short courses . We look forward very much to returning the same welcome when we hope to see Wexford travel to WHSC on a Saturday in the next few weeks to be confirmed .

It is great to see our young sailors out early in the season , to also have the opportunity to travel to another venue and train with other clubs is fantastic and will surely stand to them when it comes to event and championship preparation / participation .

A big thank you to the parents who helped with travel and Andre Passberger who assisted Dave Marsden in a Rib provided by Wexford .

See Video Here 

 

Filed under: Dinghys, Juniors, News, Racing

South East Dinghy Coaching Sessions

In a new cooperation with Wexford and Dungarvan, WHSC is offering 6 consecutive Saturdays of coaching in dinghy racing to those who have reached an adequate level of sailing Level 2 +. The coaching will be given by top sailors and is intended to get those ready and confident for larger national events. This is not a sailing course but a coaching series to learn the finer art of racing from some very experienced people.

Date             Location

29/4 09.00    WHSC Home Coaching

6/5   10.00    Wexford Boat & Sailing Club  (3 clubs racing and coaching)

13/5 10.00    WHSC Home Coaching

20/ 5 10.00   Dungarvan Sailing Club   (3 clubs racing + coaching)

27/5  10.00   WHSC Home Coaching

3/6    10.00   WHSC Finals of Coaching Series ( 3 clubs racing and coaching)

Costs for 6 weeks Sailing coaching € 125

DUE TO NUMBER OF COACHES max 8 BOATS FOR TOTAL SERIES. BOOK QUICKLY-  FIRST COME FIRST SERVED 

COACHING AT HOME ( 3 HOME SESSIONS ) € 25   There are Additional spaces for this above the 8

Boats could be Oppies, Toppers, Lasers , Feva’s Argo’s etc.crosbie cup 2015-3

For bookings contact Andrea Quinlan 085-8046333 to reserve your space !

Filed under: Dinghys, News

Our New Bar Steward

We are glad to announce we have the bar team complete

We think we brought in experience and enthusiasm but that is for you to come and check out…

Our new manager is John Joy, John has been manager in Waterford and in Dingle and will be

coaching our junior staff consisting of:

Matthew Kelly

Emma Walsh

Alex Brown

Ali Murphy

Can’t wait for this Pint !!

Our clubhouse will be open Sunday from 15.00- 18.00 hours

Filed under: Cruisers, Dinghys, News, Powerboats

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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Filed under: Dinghys, News

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

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 waterfordhsc@gmail.com. ALL comments welcome.

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

Please email Waterfordhsc@gmail.com 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,-

 

 

 

 

Filed under: Cruisers, Dinghys, Events, Flying Fifteens, Powerboats

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

TwitterTwitterbird

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 Whsc@redsquared.com.    All comments are welcome.

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

 

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