Category: Juniors

WHSC Fun Day

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!


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

Download PDF Flyer here

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2018 Club Championship Boat Rentals

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.

Where: Bar

When: Saturday Aug 4th

Time: 4pm – 5pm

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Saturday Sea legs – STARTS THIS SATURDAY

Saturday Sea Legs

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 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)
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Re-cycle Your Old Gear

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.

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Missing Club Buoyancy Aids


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.

Thank you.

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First Day of Try Sailing

How lucky can we get ? Glorious weather and tall ships in Dunmore East at Anchor offered the best possible start to the Volvo Boland sponsored Try Sailing Series.

Over 35 people from 6 till 60 went on the water and our formula of having Optimists, Wayfarers and Cruisers ensured there was the right boat for everybody.

The very young ones in the Optimists had a blast and some of them are offspring of long lost members ex Dunmore East ; Welcome home !

Next week bookings are being snapped up and we hope to have some more spaces available to offer sound instruction and lot’s of fun.

Bookings can be made via :

Thank you to all our Cruiser Skippers who volunteered their yachts and time , all the rescue boat drivers and all the dinghy skippers’ you are great ambassadors to WHSC. THANK YOU !!

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Membership Renewal 2018 – be an early bird!

Hope you all have received your renewal package in the mail for 2018

If you have not received it, you can download the pack here –

or please e-mail Andrea Kennedy ( and she will forward a renewal package to you.

Apply now to avail of the early bird discount (expires April 13th)

Please be advised the free boat parking scheme associated with debentures has ceased as per vote at 2017 AGM.
Unfortunately there was still a mention of this on some of the early revisions of application for boat parking however this is NOT correct, apologies for the inaccuracy.

With kind regards

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Reminder – Annual General Meeting – Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse

Dear Member,
I wish to advise you that the 86th WHSC AGM and the 51st Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Limited AGM will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse.



  1. Minutes of 85th WHSC & 50th Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Limited AGM 2016
  2. Commodores Report
  3. Hon. Treasurers Report
  4. Adoption of Accounts
  5. Motions or Special Resolutions
  6. Cruiser Captains report
  7. Dinghy Sailing Secretary Report
  8. Junior Sailing Report
  9. House Report
  10. Election of the Honorary Officers and Committee Members of the Club
  11. A.O.B. appropriate to the AGM
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Junior Sailing Course Schedule 2018 published

The Junior Sailing Course Schedule 2018 has been published, you will find full information pack here – summary below.


LEARN TO SAIL AND FUN SAILING                        
Teen Week   13Yrs  ✓              ✓ 195.00 Included
Boating Buddies   7yrs    ✓    ✓         120.00 Included
Cool Cadets   8yrs             120.00 Included
Beginners   9yrs         170.00 Not Included
Developing   10yrs         170.00 Not Included
Intermediate   11yrs         170.00 Not Included
Improvers   12yrs         170.00 Not Included
ADVANCED SKILLS                          
Race Coaching   12yrs         170.00 Not Included
420 Sailing   14yrs         220.00 Included
Wayfarer Sailing   14yrs         220.00 Included
Start Sailing   9yrs            ✓  ✓   170.00 Not Included
Basic Skills   10yrs            ✓  ✓   170.00 Not Included
Improving Skills   11yrs            ✓  ✓   170.00 Not Included
ADVANCED SKILLS                          
Go Racing   12yrs             200.00 Not Included
Advanced Boat Handling   13yrs            ✓  ✓   200.00 Not Included
Kites & Wires   14yrs            ✓  ✓   220.00 Included
Adventure   14yrs            ✓  ✓   220.00 Included
Assistant Instructor   16yrs             250.00 None None

Note 1: Assistant Instructor courses = Two X 2 week courses – limited to 3 places each course

Note 2: Participation in an ISA accrediting course does not guarantee your certification – you must be able to demonstrate that you have understood and can complete the relevant
skills to achieve certification. Similar to acquiring new skills in any discipline, the more time you spend practicing the better you will become. So we encourage you to gain
as much experience and time on the water as you can outside of course time. Take any and every opportunity that comes your way to go sailing, even if it’s not in a boat
that you have sailed before – get out there, have fun and enjoy your sailing.

Note 3: All courses begin at 9.30am everyday, except the TEEN WEEK beginning June 25th which begins on Monday 25th at 2pm, but begins at
9.30am all other days, and also excepting BOATING BUDDIES and COOL CADETS both begin at 10am and finish at 2pm daily.
All courses finish at 4.30pm everyday, except on WEDNESDAYS, when we break at 1pm, and everyone comes back at 5pm for club racing, which finishes about 9pm.

Note 4:  If you book 3 or more weeks in July you can avail of a 50% >discount on August courses.

The provision of each course is subject to demand and is at the discretion of the Commodore and the Junior Organiser.

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