Neither Ollie and Mary had sailed before, so they were delighted at the opportunity to try their hands at the sport. They were brought out on a Cruiser and a Wayfarer respectively and had a lot of fun…
It won’t be long now til the long hot summer’s days – wishful thinking – when school’s out and the need to make, and eat, another boring school lunch is over!
We are receiving a lot of enquiries from new people interested in learning to sail, and there are some initiatives coming up in June to promote the club and the sport of sailing, which is all good stuff. However there is a problem in that the club boats are all booked up for the 6 weeks of the courses, except a couple left for the first week.
So we are wondering if any of you sailors who own your own boats would be willing to lend/rent your boats to the kids who we are hoping will want to join in the sailing courses. If this is something you would do, will you please email me back telling me the class of boat (ie type of boat) you have, and the weeks that your boat is definitely free and that you will commit it to another sailor.
I should also say that the going rate for boat hire is €50 per week, and while the agreement will be between you and the other sailor, I can organize the swap.
Contact: whscjo or tel: 086-8325930
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 .
WHSC is organizing on Saturday mornings a family sailing morning. Organized with the whole family in mind this might be the way to get used to be introduced to sailing. open to members and new members with very attractive rates. Try sailing, Bring out the children, come and try sailing in the safety of instructors.