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Marine Notice No.36 of 2020: Changes to Irish Coast Guard VHF working channels

As a result of amendments to transmitting frequencies in the VHF maritime mobile band which are harmonised internationally under the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), it is necessary for the Irish Coast Guard to make changes to the working channels currently used for communications with the public.

This will involve the Irish Coast Guard upgrading radio equipment at a number of the VHF network remote locations prior to the channel changeover at each site. The table below sets out the changes to the working channels that will occur later this year following completion of the upgrades.

Note: Channel 16 will remain available at each remote site for distress, safety and calling and will not be affected by these changes. Channel 67 is also available when required but may not be actively monitored at all times

Outline of Planned Changes

While at present it is not possible to provide definitive dates for these channel changes, the upgrade work is currently planned to start on week commencing Monday 5th October 2020 and continue for 10 weeks, to conclude on week commencing Monday 14th December 2020. Restrictions arising from social distancing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic may impact on the commencement of works.

The following table details the remote sites affected by the upgrade work, including the current channel associated with that site and the new channel that will be in operation following the completion of works.

The remaining sites of Carlingford, Wicklow, Mizen Head, Galway, Clew Bay, Donegal Bay, Galley Head, Lough Ree and Lough Derg will retain their currently assigned channel.

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Dunmore East RNLI book ‘Dauntless Courage’

Dear Members,
Dunmore East RNLI has announced the launch of an incredible book ‘Dauntless Courage’ by David Carroll, celebrating the story of lifeboats, maritime history and heritage of Dunmore East RNLI. The print version is scheduled for November release. It should be a great read, a super Christmas present and certainly worthy of us supporting ( all proceeds go to supporting Dunmore East RNLI).

Ian Doolan

More information on ordering and how you can support this book may be found on the website

Corporate level sponsorship is available for €250. A link and logo will be included on the website and the companies name will also be listed in the sponsor section of the book. Contact:

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Bathing Notice Prohibition Dunmore East


On foot of the recent bathing notice prohibition for Dunmore East, we recommend that you follow the guidance of the council and ensure that the water quality is within the guidelines for your activities, please amend your activities as required.

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Optimist September League 2020. Save the dates!

The 2020 WHSC Optimist League will take place on mornings of September 5th to 26th inclusive.


  • 4 Saturdays, September 5th to 26th inclusive. Upto 3 races will run each day with own start.
  • Prizes will include the WHSC September Optimist Shield
  • First warning each Saturday 11:00 unless otherwise notified on ‘WHSC Optimist’ WhatsApp Group.
  • Prize-giving on September 26th
  • Entry to the competition is free.
  • Sailors must be qualified to Level 2 with considerable sailing / racing experience


A Title Sponsor and Co-sponsors are sought. For more details contact Ben O’Sullivan or any committee member.

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Sponsored by Suirway Bus and Coach Services Ltd the 2020 WHSC September Topper League will begin early this year on August 15th to allow for travel away to Topper Ireland events but will extend through September.


  • Full and 4.2 m rigs may enter
  • 4 Saturdays, August 15th and 29th, September 19th and 26th. inclusive. Upto 3 races will run each day with own start.
  • Prizes will include the Perpetual Topper September League Shield, prizes for top places and more!
  • First warning each Saturday 14:55 unless otherwise notified on ‘WHSC Toppers’ WhatsApp Group.
  • Prize-giving on September 26th
  • Entry to the competition is free.
  • Note: dates allow for Topper Ireland ‘Traveller -Galway, Topper Nationals – Wexford and 420/Flying 15 Nationals – Dunmore East


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Job Vacancy – WHSC BOAT MANAGER 2021

Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, Dunmore East, Co Waterford, is seeking a person to manage the club’s fleet of Dinghies and Ribs for the summer season of 2021. The position is a seasonal full-time position running from the first week of June to the second week of September.

The inventory of boats consists of 28 dinghies of various classes and 7 ribs used for rescue and coaching.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the storage, maintenance, support equipment and allocation of boats at all times.

Reporting to the outdoor amenities officer and liaising daily with the leaders of the various interested parties such as club racing, water time, adult sailing, schools sailing, etc. The successful candidate will ensure accurate records are kept of all boat inventories and users, and that all assets are maintained and fit for purpose. An online booking system will facilitate the efficient allocation of boats. Additional duties will include the management of moorings and dinghy parking including the day to day organization of the boat house.

The successful candidate is likely to be an experienced sailor with excellent organization and communication skills. The ability to conduct minor repairs is a distinct advantage.

Salary will reflect experience and skill set.

Applications by email to

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Topaz for sale – €1500

Topaz for sale in excellent condition. One owner only. Includes; new jib(still in bag), launch trailer, mainsail, daggerboard and rudder. Has been always stored indoors, in dry conditions. Can be viewed in WHSC boatshed. Storage in WHSC boatshed included for remainder of the season.

Available immediately. Please contact Ciara on 085 757 2819 if interested. Price: €1500.

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Dinghy Championships 2020- Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

The WHSC Dinghy 2020 Open Club Championship will take place next weekend Saturday August 8th and Sunday August 9th. Races will be held on Saturday, two on Sunday. Entertainment and BBQ also !

Note we are expecting the biggest championship at YOUR club yet and there is a huge success dependency on volunteerism so please step forward indicate your contribution at the link below.

Exciting Racing

Races will be run for

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

Saturday – fleet briefings from 10:00am. First Gun 11am
Sunday – fleet briefings from 11:00am. First Gun 12pm
See Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions attached.

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 and Classic Boat. There will also be numerous runner up prizes as well as some fun prizes.


For the first time registration and fee payments are exclusively online – no more queues !

  • euro15 per sailor
  • All must register individually here by boat
  • Note Registration will close on Friday 7th August 2pm.
  • Booking queries to Maria Whyte

Sailing Supper and Live Music

Free entertainment by local musician Ross Kerley on Saturday evening.
Hot Sailing Supper by outside-catering will be available for adults and kids at reasonable prices.


Title and / or co-sponsorship have become available. Contact Ben O’Sullivan, Kimm Phelan or any committee member to learn of the benefits. h

Volunteer and make a difference

Thanks for considering. Please select your availability and preferred role here.

BBQ on Sunday after prize-giving!

Remember regular Sunday barbeque at 5:30pm

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Club seeking Racing Mark Sponsors

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Dear Members,
It’s been a great season on the water so far.. To keep this going we’re seeking a €500 sponsor to cover 4 racing marks for our busy little club… Perhaps you or your business would like to take this great opportunity to contribute to WHSC. If you can’t stretch to four marks perhaps you’d consider 2 or 1 ?

Interest parties contact Ian Doolan 086-8136193.

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