Category: Juniors

URGENT Request for Volunteers – Topper Ireland SOUTHERNS Championship 2019

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Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June 2019

URGENT Request for Volunteers

Our club is expecting up to 70 boats to participate in the Topper SOUTHERNS Event in 10 days time.

We are in URGENT need for volunteers to assist in the following areas:

  • Beach Master and 3 assistants
  • Boat, Trailer & Car Parking – 2 men
  • Protest Committee – 2 experienced racing sailors

Please contact Derry O’Sullivan or Rene Wubben, or any committee member and let us know in which area you would like to be involved.

Derry O’Sullivan

derryosullivan2013@gmail.com

(086) 2413543

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Sunday dinghy sailing, “Water Time” is back !

Recall casual, supervised dinghy sailing from July, August and September last year? We called it “Water Time”. Well, it’s back but from June 9th this year!

What is it ? Member-driven, supervised sailing for all dinghies, aimed at families and sailors all levels on Sunday mornings on private boats or club rental boats.

When ?  Sundays from June 9th excluding June 23rd and July 21st.

What Time ? Start rigging etc at 9:30 for 10:30 launch. Sail until 11:30.

Cost?  Free

Rental boats:  3 Wayfarers, 1 Omega , 2 Toppers are available for rent at €20. 15 Optimists are available for €10. Damage Waiver Form is mandatory. Please print, complete and bring along.

Volunteer please! Weekly leaders,private RIBS, , club RIB drivers, instructors who want to gain experience with the Optimist fleet.

Book: Join “Water Time” WhatsApp Group by sending a request to Ben O’Sullivan 087 6866905 or whscdinghies@gmail.com

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Membership portal live

Our new membership portal is now live. All members should have received an email with login credentials (check your spam folder).

The online membership portal gives access to;

  • Your personal profile
  • Your membership information (everyone in your membership)
  • Your boats & berth
  • A members directory (members over 16)
  • A crew finder
  • your invoices, renewals & payment information
**More features to come

Logging in

To login visit the WHSC home page and click on the members icon (see fig. on right), or use the main menu item More > Login.

Each person in your membership will have their own login (if an email was supplied)

If you don’t have an active membership you will be able to login but the actions you can perform will be limited.

If you have any login related problems please contact whsc.webmaster@gmail.com


Check Profile & Membership

The first thing to do is when you login is check all your information is correct and fix inaccuracies yourself. We also encourage you to upload a profile photo so other members can identify you.

Not all boats & berths have been added. If your boat does not exist please add it yourself.

Note that you have sharing preferences for some data on your personal profile (example phone number). Sharing is by default ‘private’, change this to ‘members’ if you want it listed in the members directory (which can be accessed by members only).

Please note that this is a new system and we are aware some data is not yet added or checked on all accounts. If something is inaccurate or you’re unable to update information which needs to be corrected please email the membership secretary (but be patient, there is a lot to process!)

GoCardless / Direct Debit

Please set up your Bank details by following the link to GoCardless.

IMPORTANT: This is NOT setting up a direct debit recurring payment on your Bank account. Setting up GoCardless is a pre-cursor to allowing the club take paperless payments (for membership, courses etc..) in the future. You still have to initiate any payment.

For your convenience you can choose to enable/disable automatic payments of future invoices from WHSC. Even with automated payments rest assured you will still have to initiate renewals and purchases manually online before an invoice is generated. Any debits will also receive email notification prior to any financial transactions.

We thank you for your support in moving the club to paperless payments. This is one of the main benefits for the club, current processing & reconciliation is a huge burden for volunteers.

Problems / Feedback / Questions ?

Membership issues –  email membership secretary (Andrea Kennedy)

Login/technical – whsc.webmaster@gmail.com (Kevin Brennan)

Filed under: Cruisers, Dinghys, Juniors, News

June Coaching -Topper & Optimist

Four coaching sessions are offered on Saturday mornings during June for Optimist and Topper sailors. Objectives include (1) improved sailing skills and fun on the water and (2) preparation of sailors interested in participating at upcoming events such as:

  • Topper Ireland Training Day, Dunmore East, June 21st
  • Topper Southern Championships, Dunmore East, June 22nd-23rd
  • Optimist Leinster Championships, Malahide, June 15th-16th
  • Optimist Munster Championships, Dunmore East, July 20th-21st

Considering safety and tuition quality purposes to limit places as follows: 

  • Topper sailors who are qualified to minimum ISA level 3 or ISA level 2 with sailing experience and / or racing experience.
  • Competent Optimist sailors who are qualified to minimum Club ‘Cool Cadets’ or ISA level 1 with open sailing experience.

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

When:            10am – 2pm, June 1st,8th,15th & 29th

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

Volunteer:     RIB drivers and on-the -water video operators required

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

Notes: (1) Places are limited by coach and safety boat driver availability therefore first (qualified) come, first served. (2) Places will only confirmed by upfront payment in advance of starting date.

Did you know ?

[ Did you know that all confirmed social, sailing, training, committee and 3rd party events are posted on the club calendar ? Plan your own activities by viewing here. ]

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Boat stickers behind the bar this weekend

WHSC boat stickers

A special message from our membership secretary Andrea Kennedy

This weekend the boat stickers will be behind the bar ; you are kindly requested

To collect your named and numbered sticker and apply it to your boat as soon as possible

There have been payments received for boat parking however some people did not return the

parking application paperwork. If you remember that you did not send any to Andrea then do so

as soon as possible. You will find no sticker was issued if you did not complete the paperwork

An important reminder that with the original debentures from 10 years ago there is NO free boat parking any longer.

Unfortunately a number of forms went out erroneously stating there was free parking; Apologies for this.

Any questions reference boat stickers etc please contact andrea via E-mail : whscmembers@gmail.com

Filed under: Dinghys, Flying Fifteens, Juniors, News

Dunmore Harbour Festival 2019 – Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th of May

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Dunmore Harbour Festival 2019 Will take place on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th of May

Following the Festival launch at 11am on Saturday 18th WHSC are delighted to welcome the Norwegian Ambassador & friends.

Members and the public are invited to join us for some fun at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club (WHSC) with Power Boat trips around the bay for only €5 per person from 11am to 3pm every half hour each day. WHSC function rooms will also be open to host a series of talks based around health, wellness, history & more!

Important members notice: Access to boat sheds must be kept clear Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th of May.

Other events taking place around Dunmore East during the festival

  • Visit research vessel R.V. Keary
  • Portally Walks with Flahavan’s
  • Harbour Evening Paint Out with Dave West
  • Hooks and Crookes Concert at St. Andrews Church

For more information check out https://www.facebook.com/DunmoreHarbourFestival/

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“Sea legs” for age 5+ Bookings Open for June!

Course is now full.

Want to start your little ones sailing? Back by popular demand, the Saturday “Sea legs” program begins even earlier this year in June. Read on and book early . Places really are limited and some are available for non-members too.

Fun Activities

We accept children from age 5+ and introduce them to the shoreside, dinghies (Optimist) , RIBS and occasionally yachts too in a fun and safe environment. They will learn water safety, boating terms, a little sailing and begin to form their first club friendships that may last a lifetime !

The Details…

  • 4 Saturdays in June; 1st, 8th, 15th and 29th, 9-11am.
  • Wetsuit, buoyancy aid required.
  • Open to WHSC Members and non-members.
  • Cost €40 for members. €80 for non-members, payable upfront.
  • All sessions subject to weather. No refunds available for cancellations.

Course bookings are open now. Contact Yvonne Breen on (087) 267 6431 or email whscdinghies@gmail.com

Did you know ?

[ Did you know that all confirmed social, sailing, training, committee and 3rd party events are posted on the club calendar ? Plan your own activities by viewing here. ]

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May Coaching -Oppy & Topper

Four coaching sessions are offered on Saturday mornings during May for Optimist and Topper sailors. Objectives include (1) improved sailing skills and fun on the water and (2) preparation of sailors interested in competing at upcoming events such as:

  • Topper Traveller, Wexford Harbour Tennis and Boat Club, May 12th
  • Topper Ireland Training Day, Dunmore East, June 21st
  • Topper Southern Championships, Dunmore East, June 22nd-23rd
  • Optimist Leinster Championships, Malahide, June 15th-16th
  • Optimist Munster Championships, Dunmore East, July 20th-21st

Considering the wind levels, sea state and temperature in May, it is necessary for safety and tuition quality purposes to limit places as follows: 

  • Topper sailors who are qualified to minimum ISA level 3 or ISA level 2 with sailing experience and / or racing experience.
  • Competent Optimist sailors who are qualified to minimum Club ‘Cool Cadets’ or ISA level 1 with open sailing experience.

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

When:             10am – 1pm, May 4th,11th,18th & 25th

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

Volunteer:     RIBs, RIB drivers and on-the -water video operators required

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

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

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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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