Category: Juniors

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

WHSC

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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Sail & Fun Run,16th March. Pre-Register now.

Due to popular demand, the St. Patrick’s weekend “Sail and Fun Run/ Walk” is being re-instated at WHSC ! Some funds will be raised in aid of Dunmore East RNLI. Please assist by pre-registering to participate or volunteer.

A fun dinghy sailing format will be followed by a group warm-up session and a run, walk or stroll  through the village on adult and junior routes. The excursion will end back at the clubhouse for  prizes, hot food and refreshments all consumed just in time for Six Nations rugby; Wales vs Ireland, k.o. 14:45.

All welcome to join in Run and at Clubhouse.

All are welcome to join in the run and at the clubhouse but sailing limited to members this time. Suggested participant adult ‘price’,  i.e. RNLI donation €5. 18 and under go free.

Volunteers make the difference!

A significant volunteer contribution is required. Any assistance on the water, as course stewards, as race management and in the clubhouse would be greatly appreciated

Please pre-register your interest in participating or volunteering via email to whscdinghies@gmail.com, or to Stuart Harris or Ben O’Sullivan on 087-6866905.

Venue:  Meet at the Clubhouse

Date:  Saturday 16th March, 11:00

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Video roll – Looking back at our September Optimist Sailors

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.

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Ye be warned!. Smugglers Cove pirate party 29th of September.

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.

 

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And you thought the Season was over ?

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 !

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