Category: News

Another great job by Rescue 117

James Young one of our latest new members was one of the rescuers of a small rib driver which was thrown of his boat in Tramore bay. It seemed like NO KILL CORD APPLIED😡…… The sailor was brought to shore by James but later airlifted to Waterford hospital for treatment. And the boat ? Probably still doing circles….

A poignant reminder to everyone using the waters to be vigilant, no matter what the conditions always wear a lifejacket and tell someone where you are going and what time you expect to return. If you see someone in difficulty in the water dial 112 or 999 and ask for Coast Guard. Well done to all involved in the Rescue.

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Reminder – Saturday Sea Legs confirmation due by June 24th

For those who have requested a place to be held via provisional booking for Saturday Sea Legs. Please remember
applications and payments must be received by June 24th in order to confirm your place.

If you no longer want to hold your provisional booking, please let Andrea know ( so that those children on the waiting list can be accommodated.

Thank you for your understanding.

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5 Waterford Harbour Sailing Club boats battling it out in Sovereigns Cup Kinsale

It is quiet with cruiser racing in Dunmore East. Some of our Fleet have ventured west to battle it out in Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale. 4 days of quality racing in Kinsale against boats from as far as the UK , Howth and the West Coast of Ireland.

Halfway through day 2 of the event Fool’s Gold leads the Class 1 with 3 Bullets. Their old rivals Storm and Joker 2 are however hot on their heals…..

Only just recovered from their Dun Laoghaire to Dingle success Fulmar Fever helmed by Dave Delahunty got off to a blistering start. A fierce battle between the Flyover and Fulmar Fever at sea showed that in cruiser racing there is no love lost when it comes to cruiser racing in a major championships.

Meltimi is starting to lift her skirts in the same class 4 in her first event and we will see her surely picking up a few tricks during the event.

In Class 1 White Sails. Slack Alice is holding her own in a field of very good sailors; they might not hoist the kite but sailing they can do for sure in this class.

The weather for the next few days is promising some more Champagne sailing which makes this very well organised event even more enjoyable.

Keep flying WHSC’s flag high lads !


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Afloat article – Revitalised Dunmore East Springs Back with Fresh New Facilities

Article in Afloat Magazine.

Time was when Dunmore East was known among the cruising fraternity as The Glue Pot writes W M Nixon.In a time now barely within living memory, it was a picturesque little port which was at its busiest with the fishing during the winter, while in summer it was a very popular staging post for east coast cruisers headed for the delights of West Cork.

But often they would have had such a struggle rounding Ireland’s notoriously-challenging southeast corner – ………Read full article

Dunmore East Harbour Master Harry McLoughlin in his control centre atop the new Harbour Services Building, with the busy new Visitors Pontoon beyond

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Last Call for RIB trip! – Saturday 24th

Just a quick reminder – Don’t forget, the first RIB trip is planned for this Saturday (24th). Even better, conditions are great for a quick RIB outing to Duncannon and no rain is forecast. Of course, you’ll be in safe company and nobody will be left behind. Ask the family or a few friends along. Lunch will be in the superb Strand Tavern!

12.30pm Clubhouse for quick safety briefing.

1.30pm Depart for Duncannon.

2.15pm Lunch in Strand Tavern.

4.00pm Return to Dunmore East.

Go on – push the boat out! Let us know how many will be in your RIB. We need to reserve lunch so text before Friday afternoon to Joe Friel, RIB Captain (087) 418 9033 or simply email


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RIB Servicing – Tuesday 27th

Special thanks to Pat Power who has kindly contacted the RIB servicing specialists in Dungarvan. To save you time and hassle, they will visit Dunmore East on Tuesday (27th). Get that engine tuned for the Summer fun ahead! To arrange a service, just text Pat Power before Tuesday on (087) 259 1888.


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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.

If you don’t have a booking for this evening we invite you to book early to reserve a place for Tuesday the 27th.

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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VHF license Course – Saturday July 22nd and Monday evening July 24th



ON Saturday July 22nd With exam on Monday evening July 24th

Cost to complete course is €220

The VHF license Short Range Certificate of Competence (module 1 and 2) is issued by the Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport

Places are limited and will be filled by first to reserve get the places – non-refundable €100 deposit secures your place, balance to be paid on the day.

You can give your deposit to Nicky, Trish Power, or leave it at the bar in the sailing club, in an envelope with your name, telephone no and the name of the course – i.e. VHF

To register your interest and for further information please contact Nicky Walsh, course tutor, at 086 256 9636 or

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RYA Marine 1st Aid Course – Saturday July 29th




Cost to complete course is €100

Places are limited and will be filled by first to reserve get the places – €25 deposit secures your place, balance to be paid on the day.

To register your interest and for further information please contact Nicky Walsh, course tutor, at 086 256 9636 or

You can give your deposit to Nicky,  Trish Power, or leave it in at the bar in an envelope clearly marked with you name, phone number, and name of course – i.e 1st aid.

Please note – this is a specialised marine 1st aid course which is specifically for anyone involved in water sports or other water related activities.

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Dun Laoghaire to Dingle

Should the Dun Laoghaire be renamed the triple D race ? Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Destruction race ?

40 yachts set out on Wednesday evening to complete the race and none of the elements worked in their favour.

A southerly Gale 25-30 knots along the east coast meant a long beat towards Rosslare, and to add insult to injury at the point where the main fleet

reached Tuskar the wind started to veer Westerly meaning another 150 mile beat in big waves along the South Coast.

The Fleet was slowly being depleted and by Thursday night only 19 yachts were still in the race. Dunmore East was packed with retirees and some of the fast and best yachts had succumbed to the elements

Bravely battling on was our own WHSC Yacht Fulmar Fever which at the time of this going to print was battling on in Courtmacsherry Bay . holding 3rd place in Cruising and 14th place on IRC

Skippered by Owner Robert Marchant and helmed by Dave Delahunty (16 hours out of 24 !! ) and assited by Stephen Devine , Kevin and our own Fintan Bonner this is a boat to be proud of as their target is to finish the Race and Qualify for the Fastnet Race.

1 more night to go and hopefully they will be going around the corner in the early hours of the morning and will start to reach towards Dingle.

When you see Fulmar Fever in Dunmore home next time you better salute them !


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