Category: News

Commodores Newsletter – Uncharted waters

To all members

In view of the fact that we have a few difficult months ahead, the Committee are working hard to plan for the Summer season.

We hope that the virus COVID-19 will ease quickly to allow us to proceed with the planned programme and that we will be able to function with some normality by early May.

In the interim, we would appreciate if all members could pay their subscriptions as early as possible as funds are required to pay our bank loans, our instructors and bar staff when we are able to open the clubhouse and bar.

At this stage, we do not know when we will be able to continue with events already planned. It may be a case that the sailing and activity side of WHSC will start before the social side, but we will adhere to best medical advice and will keep in touch on a regular basis to advise on the latest. In the meantime, the show goes on in the background and we are preparing for a full active season. So please renew your membership as soon as possible.

You can keep in touch through our WhatsApp groups or Facebook page.

If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact me via WhatsApp, pm or text on 086 813 6193  

Stay safe and well.

Ian Doolan

Commodore

Waterford Harbour Sailing Club

Filed under: Cruisers, Dinghys, Juniors, News

Payment of membership by direct debit.

Dear Member,

If you would like to pay your membership by Direct Debit.  You can do so by following the instructions below.  This would be of great help to the Membership Secretary Andrea Kennedy  and  also would be a considerable saving in time.

The are a few steps which you need to follow which I list below.

  • Go to Waterford Sailing Club Web site
    http://www.whsc.ie/
  • Click on MORE on the website top bar .
  • Click on Members Login on the drop-down menu.
  • Enter your email address in the space provided.
  • Note: If you have not used the member’s log in before, you have to click  Forgot Password ( The membership portal will then generate a link which  will  be sent to your e-mail with instructions.)
  • Enter your password.
  • Go to the GoCardless on the list on the left  and  click setup
  • Click on GoCardless  authorise.
  • Note: By default payments are automatic for generated invoices, you can disable this by choosing GoCardless setup on the menu then Disable Automatic Payments.

You are now set up to pay you membership by direct debit.

Many thanks,
Ian Doolan
Commodore

 More detailed setup instructions can be found here

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Reminder of Annual General Meeting

Dear Member,

Reminder that the 89th WHSC AGM and the 54th Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Limited AGM will be held on Thursday 12th March 2020 at 7.30pm in the clubhouse.

In relation to any motions that members may wish to bring forward at the AGM Section 6 (7) of the rules applies as follows:

“All notices of motion and special resolutions for submission to a general meeting of the club must be transmitted to the Honorary Secretary in writing together with the names of the proposer and seconder at least 7 clear days before the date of the meeting. To be passed such motions shall require a majority of two thirds of members present and entitled to vote”

Details should be forwarded to Joanne Power, Hon. Secretary WHSC, The Harbour, Dunmore East, Waterford, on or before 5th March 2020.

Agenda

  1. Minutes of AGM 2019
  2. Commodore’s report
  3. Hon. Treasurer’s report
  4. Adoption of Accounts
  5. Appointment of Auditors
  6. Motions or Special Resolutions
  7. Cruiser Captain’s report
  8. Dinghy Captain’s report
  9. Junior Sailing report
  10. House report
  11. Election of Officers and Committee Members
  12. Adoption of Subscriptions for 2020
  13. AOB appropriate to the AGM

Kind regards,

Yours sincerely

Joanne Power

Hon. Secretary

WHSC

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

WHSC AGM 12 th March 2020

Notice of Annual General Meeting

18th February 2020

Dear Member,

I wish to advise you that the 89th WHSC AGM and the 54th Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Limited AGM will be held on Thursday 12th March 2020 at 7.30pm in the clubhouse.

In relation to any motions that members may wish to bring forward at the AGM Section 6 (7) of the rules applies as follows:

“All notices of motion and special resolutions for submission to a general meeting of the club must be transmitted to the Honorary Secretary in writing together with the names of the proposer and seconder at least 7 clear days before the date of the meeting. To be passed such motions shall require a majority of two thirds of members present and entitled to vote”

Details should be forwarded to Joanne Power, Hon. Secretary WHSC, The Harbour, Dunmore East, Waterford, on or before 5th March 2020.

Agenda

  1. Minutes of AGM 2019
  2. Commodore’s report
  3. Hon. Treasurer’s report
  4. Adoption of Accounts
  5. Appointment of Auditors
  6. Motions or Special Resolutions
  7. Cruiser Captain’s report
  8. Dinghy Captain’s report
  9. Junior Sailing report
  10. House report
  11. Election of Officers and Committee Members
  12. Adoption of Subscriptions for 2020
  13. AOB appropriate to the AGM

Kind regards,

Yours sincerely

Joanne Power

Hon. Secretary

WHSC

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*NEW TIME* – 16th November – RSGYC Art Exhibition opening at WHSC

WHSC welcome an exhibition of artwork from the Royal St. George Yacht Club art group for the weekend 16th-17th November.

UPDATE: The opening reception date and time have changed, updated information is;

Opening Wine Reception Saturday Nov. 16th @ 3pm until 4pm (all welcome, no admission fees).
The exhibition will be open all day Saturday and Sunday 16th & 17th from 10am.

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Maritime Careers Event & Open Day At NMCI, Cork Harbour

Thinking of a career at sea? as the annual Maritime Careers Event and Open Day will take place next month at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI).

The event at the waterfront college campus in Ringaskiddy, Cork Harbour is to be held on Thursday, 7th November from 10:00 to 15:00.

See more https://afloat.ie/resources/marine-industry-news/jobs-and-careers/item/44251-nmci-maritime-careers-event-open-day

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Outdoor Dinghy Parking – Reminder: Time to Remove


For those with dinghies in the outdoor parking. We would like to remind you that boats must be removed immediately.

We hope you understand that the outdoor dinghy parking is a leased area, if we abuse the lease we risk loosing our lease rights for next year (others parties have expressed an interest in obtaining the lease on this area). The club lease runs strictly from April 1st – September 30th each year. It would be a great shame if the club lost access to this convenient location.

We thank you for your kind co-operation and understanding in this matter.

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