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.
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.
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 !
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.
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
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!
PARENT & CHILD RACE
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
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.
When: Saturday Aug 4th
Time: 4pm – 5pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
The club is doing it’s best to reach out to the community and attract new sailors, we’ve had lot’s of success with initiatives like ‘try sailing’ and ‘school sailing’.
Of course this often means bringing large groups onto the water who have no access to suitable gear.
We’d like to put a call out for any unused gear (like wetsuits, spray tops or buoyancy aids) which is too small or just gathering dust to be put to good use at the club.
If you have any gear to donate, please leave it at the bar or in the boathouse with Dave Marsden.
Thank you everybody, once again, for supporting your club.
We have 5 missing club buoyancy aids from last season and they are sorely missed for school sailing.
Can we kindly ask anyone who made use of club buoyancy aids to check they have been returned to the club. Any discoveries can be left at the clubhouse bar or with Dave Marsden.