Category: Juniors

JO Call – Oppy or Rib Available Next Week ?

Hi all,

Hope you’re all enjoying this fab weather.

Would anyone who’s not doing a sailing course in their oppy next week or the week after, consider lending or renting their boat to some young sailors who are keen to have a go but don’t yet have a boat? And if anyone is thinking of selling an oppy please let me know and I can put it out there.

Also, any rib owners out there consider lending their rib to the junior sailing courses next week and/or the week after? All our instructors are qualified and certified to drive.

In anticipation, grateful JO!


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Photo Competition

We have a blank wall in the stairs of our club house and would like to fill this wall with 4 great pictures of what WHSC has to offer.

To do so successfully we are having a photo competition open to all. ALL ENTRIES will be displayed in the clubhouse and 4 winners will be chosen from the following categories.

A) Social

B) Dinghy

C) Cruiser

D) Powerboat

All entries to : Waterfordharboursc

Closing September 1st

Filed under: Cruisers, Dinghys, Juniors, News, Powerboats

Optimist Connaught Championships – A Massive Thanks

Hi Everybody,

Last weekend’s Optimist Connaught Championships was a massive success; The success can be attributed to the meticulous preparations of Derry O’Sullivan and the input from many members who gave their time so generously during this weekend.

We also thanks our sponsors Palmer auctioneers, Stuart & Nicola Harris and Jim and Maire O’Reilly that helped to give a touch of class to this event with their support.

Our club showed it’s very best side and we heard many compliments from Optimist parents about the great atmosphere WHSC has and the commitment that our members are giving for an event like this.

To all the helpers , You all know who you are, a big round of applause, you deserve it



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Reminder – Oppy IODAI Connacht Championships 2017 this weekend

Waterford Harbour Sailing Club (WHSC) is hosting the 2017 International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) Connacht Championships regatta in Dunmore East, Co Waterford on the 15th & 16th of July 2017.

  • IMPORTANT – Parking will be difficult at the club this weekend, if you can, park your car elsewhere and walk. 

Come to the club over the weekend and enjoy the spectacle. About 110 boats are expected with two fleets sailing as follows:

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Dun Laoghaire Regatta


2 of our boats went to sail in the Volvo Dun laoghaire Regatta. Probably Ireland’s largest sailing event on the calendar at the moment.

Flyover sailed with their all WHSC crew in the Sigma 33 National Championships. A Fleet of over 20 boats and some very experienced sailors in this very popular 1 design class.

A respectable 9th place ensure they remained in the gold fleet. It is great to sail against your fellow Sigma 33 sailors in such a well-organized event. Fun was had by all and the entertainment in the evenings was enjoyed by all

In the 420 fleet the Leinster Championships were up for grabs, Geoff Power and James McCann continued their good run in this fleet and secured the Leinster title. The were even in a position that they could discard the last race and therefore took a break from the hard work.

Congratulations James and Geoff ! keep it up… China is calling.

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Reminder to all Optimist Sailors – IODAI Connacht Championships

iodaiReminder to all Optimist Sailors

Waterford Harbour Sailing Club (WHSC) is hosting the 2017 IODAI Connacht Championships in Dunmore East, Co Waterford.

About 130 boats are expected with two fleets sailing as follows:

  • Main Fleet – Junior & Senior
  • Regatta Fleet- novice sailors

To register with IODAI here

Registration is open until Friday 30th June – entry fee is €60. Late entries will be accepted up to 10pm 5th July – late entry fee is €120.

More information on this page

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Try Sailing A Big Success – Thank you all.

Hi All,

The committee extends it gratitude to all who have made the Try Sailing Tuesday a big success.

Our Facebook and Website campaigners Nuala Treacy and Kevin Brennan who looked after the PR side of things and the priceless support from WLRFM’s Des Whelan, Oliver McCann and Mary O’Neill. Their advertising campaign and broadcast from the water helped us again with giving our club a wider appeal. THANK YOU ALL.

Over 4 Tuesdays we maxed our capacity and took to the water with over 180 guests in total.
It is up to all of us to turn these interested people into new members, crew for our cruisers, to build on our future. You will see new faces in the club house they could be your new friends to sail with.

Thanks, in no small part, to all of those who have assisted in organising, and I must say fantastic helpful instructors; this season’s instructors are a pleasure to work with !!. A special mention to our cruiser skippers who welcomed our introducees on board; John Cassidy, Finbar Cowman, Bill McConnell, Jamies Cleary, Conor O’Nolan, Charlie Boland, Dave Marchant, Robert Marchant, Tom Kennedy and Barry McConnell.

We are now evaluating how to build on this; extend it, make a smaller format or integrate it into racing evenings somehow. ? Any advise welcome and support for ideas.


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Reminder – Try Sailing Tuesday This Evening *FULL*

Reminder ‘Try Sailing Tuesday’ is this evening at 19:00. We’re looking forward to a pleasant evening out on the water.

IMPORTANT: This evenings bookings are FULL, you will need to have a place confirmed via phone or eventbrite to join in the sailing this evening.

For new visitors we extend a warm welcome, we’re looking forward to meeting you. Make way to the WHSC clubhouse for registration. The bar will be open this evening, you are invited to bring spectators to enjoy the view from the comfort of the lounge and terrace.

More information on Try Sailing Tuesdays Here

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IODAI Connacht Championships – Volunteers Required !

WHSC are hosting a major regatta in three weeks time.

The regatta is the Connacht 2017 Championships of the International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) and it will be held in Dunmore East this coming 15th & 16th July so please come to the club over the weekend and enjoy the spectacle.

This will be a big event for WHSC with approx 130 boats expected to race over the two days.

There will be two fleets on the water:

  1. Regatta Fleet          max 40 boats for novice sailors
  2. Main Fleet              up to 100 boats in 4 Divisions
    • Senior – Gold
    • Senior – Silver
    • Junior – Gold
    • Junior – Silver

Support on the water will include members yachts acting as committee boats, start/finish boats, mothership etc as well as up to 20 RIBS providing marker boat, safety/rescue, umpire and coaching services.

On shore we will have teams of members organising parking, launching & retrieval of boats not to mention a big effort by the clubhouse staff to provide food, drinks and racing related services.

So far many members have very kindly volunteered their time to be part of the event but we still need many more members to help out to make the weekend a financial and reputational success for the club.

In particular we are looking for RIB owners + crew, help with parking, launching, committee boat racing assistants, clubhouse support, misc helpers etc..

If you feel you could help in any way please please contact one of us below or any committee member – thank you.

Derry O’Sullivan   086 2413543
Pat Power           087 2591888
Joe Friel              087 4189033
Aoife McCarthy    087 6785955

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