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VHF COURSES – Register interest for an upcoming VHF course

This is a call to register your interest in scheduling a VHF course at WHSC
We have a number for names but need more participants to schedule a date.

Course requires 1 evening and 1 full day of training and is normally offered as follows:

Friday 18:30 – 21:30, Saturday 09:30 – 17:30 ( incl. exam)

if you are interested in the course, please contact Nicholas Walsh at walshnich or 086 256 9636.


A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment.

The aim of the course, is to provide trainees understanding (practical and theoretical) of VHF communication at sea. The course includes training, preparation and examination for VHF radio license, required by the Irish Government.

All skippers and power-boat/rescue-boat skippers must be licensed radio-operators. Crews on yachts and rescue craft are encouraged to learn and become licensed operators also. A VHF license is highly recommended pre-requisite for ISA ‘Safety Boat’ candidates.

Successful attainment of a licence and associated personal identity radio codes from the Department will allow the holder to fully benefit from DSC emergency functions of his / her modern VHF radio or EPIRB in sending pre-defined digital distress messages.

Venue: WHSC Club house.

Equipment: VHF handsets are provided but if you have your own set please bring it along.

Cost: 220 EUR/per person (incl. tuition, oral and written examination, Irish Government VHF License and DSC codes)

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Crane Dates

Please be advised the first day for craning out at Dunmore East

Saturday August 31st t

Due to new Health and safety regulations costs payable to Crane has increased to approximately euro 140,-

This is for banks man to be in attendance and guide the Crane driver etc.

Book your space in advance with Shane Statham 086-8245430

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Blessing of the boats

Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat Blessing of the Boats Ceremony will take place on Sunday 25 August 2019

Dunmore East RNLI is hosting a Blessing of the Boats Ceremony in Dunmore East harbour, under the lighthouse, on Sunday 25 August at 2.30 pm.

At 2.30 pm the Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat will position in the harbour under the lighthouse, all seagoing vessels are welcome to come alongside the lifeboat for the ceremony. The blessing of the boats will be concluded with songs by Margaret Brooks and Richie Roberts which will include the lifeboat song. The flotilla of boats will then head to sea, just outside the harbour wall where the Dunmore East lifeboat crew will lay a wreath to remember those lost at sea.

On return to the harbour, the lifeboat station house will be open to the public. The crew and management of Dunmore East RNLI would invite everyone to come and join them for light refreshments. The lifeboat shop, located at the station, will be open all day also.

Commenting on the event Volunteer Lifeboat Chairman Eddie Stewart Liberty said ‘It has been a great tradition here in Dunmore East for many years and this year, in particular, we remember the Fastnet race tragedy from 40 years ago. Dunmore East lifeboat was one of 13 RNLI lifeboats involved and our volunteers spent 15 hours at sea rescuing three yachts.

It is always lovely to see all the dressed boats and yachts come alongside the lifeboat in the harbour for the blessing and watch the flotilla go to sea for the wreath-laying. It is a day of remembrance and we would welcome all boats and yachts to join us on the day’

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A HUGE thank you to everyone involved in junior courses 2019

From all kids, parents and committee; a HUGE thank you to everyone involved in junior courses for your contribution in 2019.

A brilliant job done by our senior instructor Alex and his team of instructors; Katie, Ciara, Zoe, Joanna, Holly, Sarah, Hugo, Conor, Geoff, Marcus, Darragh, Rioghan, Cormac, Patrick.

Thank you Dave Marsden, once again, for supporting and guiding our Instructor team with your experience.

Thank you to our JO Maire O’Reilly for doing a fantastic job of management.

Well done everyone !

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Pre-register online for WHSC Dinghy Championships

60 boats will race tomorrow, 11th August,  in the ‘Suir Engineering WHSC 2019 Dinghy Club Championships’ in PY Fleet and Optimist Fleets. You can avoid standing in a long queue this evening or tomorrow morning by pre-registering your data at the link below now 

This will also help immensely with timely execution of the event.

Note euro10 must still be paid at final registration this evening 6:30 -7:30 or tomorrow 8:45 to 9:45

Thanks for your co-operation with this !
Ben O’Sullivan

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Saturday night not to be missed !

Saturday night the Strobes at WHSC.

Bar open from 19.30.

Food Downstairs 20.30

Menu : by Ardkeen Stores Chef


Lemon and Basil Chicken

Beef Stroganoff

Chicken Curry

Served with rice or roast new potatoes and vegetables.


Chocolat and walnut brownie

Apple Sponge

Classic apple tart

served with vanilla ice cream.

Coffee / Tea.

And then… The Strobes. Entry Euro 20,- a night not to miss

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The Strobes on Saturday !!

This Saturday the floor is yours !

The Strobes will be performing and are looking forward to

Getting you out on the dance floor !

This 6 piece band is Waterford’s number 1 showband at the moment.

Last year was their first year and they were nothing more than sensational.

Food and music for only euro 20 !

Why not join us on this evening ?

For tickets : text Dermot 089-4986193

Tickets also available behind the bar

Follow the link to get a taste of the Strobes

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Suir Engineering WHSC Dinghy Championships 2019

Sponsored by Suir Engineering, the WHSC Dinghy 2019 Club Championship will take place the weekend Saturday August 10th and Sunday August 11th.Three races will be sailed on Saturday, two on Sunday. Entertainment and BBQ also !

Races will be run for:

  • Senior PY
  • Junior PY
  • Main Fleet Optimists
  • Regatta Fleet Optimists

First gun Saturday 12:55 and Sunday 13:55.

Registration from 11am. Briefing at 12. Sailing instructions will be given at registration.

Trophies will be awarded to Senior Club Champion, Junior Club Champion, Optimist Club Champion, Topper Club Champion, Mirror Club Champion Best Laser and Lady Helm. There will also be some fun prizes.

Entry Fee €10 per sailor. The regatta is an open event so please encourage friends / visitors / former members to come along.

The Strobes

Entertainment by The Strobes on Saturday evening.
The Strobes will take you on a journey through four decades of the very best musical hits.
€20 entry fee including supper, dessert and raffle.


Register Online

Beat the queues and register your data online. Note euro10 is still payable at final registration – Sat 18:30 – 19:30 or Sun 8:45 -9:45

Regular Sunday BBQ on Sunday after prize-giving!

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Saturday Coffee Morning & Cake Sale with RNLI shop

Saturday August 3rd will be a great day at WHSC

WHSC in conjuction with RNLI will have their traditional coffee morning and bake sale at the clubhouse. Also book sale, garden produce, raffle
and RNLI shop.

Open 10:30am, entry €5 (all welcome).

Supported by many of our kind members who will bake something for the event. We can still use a few more bakers, could you help ? Text or ring Rene 087-2199570

Book sale… you can bring all the books that you have read enough and are cluttering your shelves; we will move them for you.

Farm and Garden Produce sales supported by Killowen Orchard, The Little Apple Farm, Kilkenny Flower Bulbs, Grantstown Nurseries,and Ardkeen Stores

Followed by live entertainment at sea with the Dale Morris Trophy & Parent and Child Race ! 

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