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WHSC boats in action


Four WHSC boats in action at 3 events this weekend

Fools Gold spent the past week in Cowes competing in the IRC European championships and Commodores Cup – after an eventful last race on Saturday, they narrowly missed a podium finish in the championships, but took 3rd place in the Commodores cup.
Congratulations to Rob (McConnell) and his crew of Roy Darrer, Lisa Tait,
Graham Curran, Doug Power, Brian O’Donnell and Rob Kerley.

Commodore Rene yesterday flew to the UK to collect Fools Gold from Cowes to deliver her to The Hague where she will compete at the Off shore sailing worlds from 12th to 20th July. Read all about it and follow the action on

Rene will skipper the boat across the English channel and into his port of origin, Den Haag. He is accompanied by his able crew of Bill McConnell, Jimmy and Declan Quinlan. Safe and enjoyable passage to them.

Our youngest helms this weekend, Isabelle Passberger and Mia McConnell were in action at Howth Yacht Club competing in the regatta fleet at the Leinster Optimist Championships. The girls sailed all 6 races – 2 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday – in extremely challenging conditions, gusts up to 28 knots! They both said they really enjoyed it and learned loads. Well done to both of you.

Geoff Power traveled to Royal Cork Yacht Club to compete at the Laser Connaughts – no that’s not a misprint, sailing associations boundaries can be quite fluid! Six races sailed over 2 days in very testing conditions, he’s very happy with his 3rd placing – narrowly missing 2nd by just 1 point. Well done!

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Re-cycle Your Old Gear

The club is doing it’s best to reach out to the community and attract new sailors, we’ve had lot’s of success with initiatives like ‘try sailing’ and ‘school sailing’.

Of course this often means bringing large groups onto the water who have no access to suitable gear.

We’d like to put a call out for any unused gear (like wetsuits, spray tops or buoyancy aids) which is too small or just gathering dust to be put to good use at the club.

If you have any gear to donate, please leave it at the bar or in the boathouse with Dave Marsden.

Thank you everybody, once again, for supporting your club.

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Missing Club Buoyancy Aids


We have 5 missing club buoyancy aids from last season and they are sorely missed for school sailing.

Can we kindly ask anyone who made use of club buoyancy aids to check they have been returned to the club. Any discoveries can be left at the clubhouse bar or with Dave Marsden.

Thank you.

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Family Table Quiz – Friday 15th

For marking in your diary: there’s a family table quiz at the club.

Friday 15th June 8pm start,

Family meal deal €14 for two pizzas and a jug of cordial.

Come down for some family fun!

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We safeguard all that is important to you !

Waterford Harbour Sailing Club would like to make your experience as safe and as secure as possible.

To limit access to the dressing rooms we change the code WEEKLY as a minimum. Please advise all the children

NOT to give the code to anybody else. If they are coerced into giving the code to anybody. Please advise Committee, instructor or

bar staff as soon as possible and we will first of all change codes immediately again.

To assist us in this you can ensure

1) No valuables are left in the dressing rooms. -You can hand items into the bar if necessary- E.G, Car keys.

2) For boat storage make sure all the small items are not left on the boat ‘ sometimes these small items are borrowed and not returned’

3) If you see anything suspicious please notify anybody from the committee or the bar staff; we are there to help

Wishing you a safe season


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Try Sailing Next Tuesday Sold Out

Try sailing Next Tuesday is already sold out.

After a fantastic evening this week the world has gone around that it is fun to sail. With numbers growing when can do with every bit of help to ensure everybody has a great time on the water and all is handled very safely.

If you can help with your own rib, as rescue driver, with your cruiser to take some people onto our beautiful waters please help !

The more help we have the more people we can introduce to our club…..

The Try Sailing event is sponsored by Volvo Boland Waterford and WLRFM


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