Category: Juniors

A HUGE thank you to everyone involved in junior courses 2019

From all kids, parents and committee; a HUGE thank you to everyone involved in junior courses for your contribution in 2019.

A brilliant job done by our senior instructor Alex and his team of instructors; Katie, Ciara, Zoe, Joanna, Holly, Sarah, Hugo, Conor, Geoff, Marcus, Darragh, Rioghan, Cormac, Patrick.

Thank you Dave Marsden, once again, for supporting and guiding our Instructor team with your experience.

Thank you to our JO Maire O’Reilly for doing a fantastic job of management.

Well done everyone !

Filed under: Courses, Dinghys, Juniors, News

Suir Engineering WHSC Dinghy Championships 2019

Sponsored by Suir Engineering, the WHSC Dinghy 2019 Club Championship will take place the weekend Saturday August 10th and Sunday August 11th.Three races will be sailed on Saturday, two on Sunday. Entertainment and BBQ also !

Races will be run for:

  • Senior PY
  • Junior PY
  • Main Fleet Optimists
  • Regatta Fleet Optimists

First gun Saturday 12:55 and Sunday 13:55.

Registration from 11am. Briefing at 12. Sailing instructions will be given at registration.

Trophies will be awarded to Senior Club Champion, Junior Club Champion, Optimist Club Champion, Topper Club Champion, Mirror Club Champion Best Laser and Lady Helm. There will also be some fun prizes.

Entry Fee €10 per sailor. The regatta is an open event so please encourage friends / visitors / former members to come along.

The Strobes

Entertainment by The Strobes on Saturday evening.
The Strobes will take you on a journey through four decades of the very best musical hits.
€20 entry fee including supper, dessert and raffle.

Sponsorship

Register Online

Beat the queues and register your data online. Note euro10 is still payable at final registration – Sat 18:30 – 19:30 or Sun 8:45 -9:45

https://forms.gle/HoDC6SfdjzTtCiSG6

Regular Sunday BBQ on Sunday after prize-giving!

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WHSC FUN DAY This Saturday!

RNLI COFFEE MORNING

Coffee and Cake Sale

JULY ‘SeaLegs’ PRESENTATION

A presentation of Certificates to our youngest 5-8 year olds

DALE MORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY

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!

HARRIS ‘PARENT AND CHILD’ TROPHY

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!P

Schedule

  • 09:00 am Final Session of July SeaLegs
  • 10:00 am RNLI Coffee and Cake Sale
  • 11:30 am July SeaLegs Presentation
  • 12:00 Dale Morris Trophy Briefing
  • 12:30 Dale Morris Fun Race
  • 13:30 Harris Trophy Fun Race Briefing
  • 14:00 Harris Trophy Fun Race
  • 15:00 Saturday Dinghy Racing First Gun

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Movies nights beginning tonight !

We are re-instating movie nights for kids every Tuesday during the summer season beginning tonight, 7pm, Free ! Member’s guests welcome. Come on down!

Volunteers required as always to provide movie content on a laptop, set-up the equipment and room, serve (and hoover) popcorn, serve refreshments etc. Contact Bar Manager Dermot.

  • July 23rd – Kellihers and Brazils
  • July 30th – Doolans, Rogers, Walshs
  • August 6 – Harris
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Our very own Apprentices!

150 school children from 5 local schools took the opportunity to sail in WHSC on our “Schools Sailing” program. This was possible due a massive contribution from The WHSC Apprentices (eat your heart out LordSugar}

Recruited but never press-ganged from our Optimist and Topper fleets, they -no complaints- were present at the club each morning at 9am on school holidays ! We can learn a lot from their example and the future of the club is bright indeed!

The 2019 Apprentices: Eoin Bailey, Max Passberger, David Kelliher, Eoin O’Gradaigh, Laura Bolton, Joe Landers, Sinead O’Reilly, Meabh O’Gradaigh, Cian O’Reilly, Isabelle Passberger, Grace Kelliher and Matthew Quinlan.

:Some tasks undertaken

  • Sorted and fitted our stock of club wet-suits and buoyancy aids including many donations from the recent club jumble sale !
  • Launched boats and nurtured the school kids’ confidence to go out on some of the more challenging days
  • Painted our spanking new Notice Board first used last week at Topper Training Day and Southern Championships
  • Cleverly recycled an old menu board into a a badly needed new Tally Board for up to 82 competitors, also used at the Topper events.
  • Sweeping, weeding, rubbish collection (our coffee cups!?)
  • Individual labelling of the club Optimists foils and spars for the Junior courses
  • ……and many more miscellaneous…..

A special acknowledgement is due to the tireless Fiona Passberger who supervised their activities !

Bualadh bas !

Filed under: Juniors, News

Reminder: “Sea Legs” July. Bookings Open

Want to start your little ones sailing? SeaLegs July begins on Saturday July 6th. Some places remain for members and non-members. Contact Tara McGee today

Fun Activities

We accept children from age 5+ and introduce them to the shore-side, 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 July 6th, 13th 27th and August 3rd , 9-11am.
  • Wetsuit, buoyancy aid required.
  • Open to WHSC Members and non-members.
  • Cost €40 for members. €80 for non-members, payable in advance.
  • All on-the-water sessions subject to weather. Occasionally indoors No refunds available for outright cancellations.
  • Participants in June Sealegs may re-apply but will be placed on a waiting list until first time applicants are booked in.

Course bookings are open now. Contact Tara McGee on (0h-eight-six) 851 9068 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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“Sea legs” for age 5+ Bookings Open for July!

Want to start your little ones sailing? 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 July 6th, 13th 27th and August 3rd , 9-11am.
  • Wetsuit, buoyancy aid required.
  • Open to WHSC Members and non-members.
  • Cost €40 for members. €80 for non-members, payable in advance.
  • All on-the-water sessions subject to weather. No refunds available for cancellations.
  • Participants in June Sealegs may re-apply but will be placed on a waiting list until first time applicants are booked in.

Course bookings are open now. Contact Tara McGee on (0h-eight-six) 851 9068 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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URGENT Request for Volunteers – Topper Ireland SOUTHERNS Championship 2019

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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

Filed under: Dinghys, Juniors, News, Racing

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)

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