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Sail and Fun Run in aid of RNLI

Due to popular demand, the St. Patrick’s weekend “Sail and Fun Run/ Walk” is being re-instated at WHSC ! The tradition they say, is nearly as old as ‘the man himself’ and will reunite many of us after the long winter. Some funds will be raised in aid of Dunmore East RNLI.

A fun dinghy sailing format will be followed by a group warm-up session and a run, walk or stroll  through the village.  The excursion will end back at the clubhouse for  prizes, hot food and refreshments all consumed just in time for Six Nations rugby; Wales vs Ireland, k.o. 14:45.

Costumes are suggested and all children will receive medals in recognition of their participation.

Suggested participant adult ‘price’,  i.e. RNLI donation €5. 18 and under go free.

Pre-register your interest via email to, Stuart Harris or Ben O’Sullivan on 087-6866905.

Venue:  Meet at the Clubhouse

Date:  Saturday 16th March, 11:00



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VHF COURSES – March 29th & 30th.

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.

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

Friday 29/03/2019 18:30 – 21:30

Saturday 30/03/2019 09:30 – 17:30 ( incl. exam)

Additional courses may be scheduled subject to demand.

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)

Confirmation: if you are interested in the course, please contact Nicholas Walsh at or 086 256 9636. Note fees will be collected in advance of the course.

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Young cruiser crew opportunity

There is an opportunity this year for young sailors age 17-25 years to form their own team on one of WHSC’s Cruisers.

Yacht “Seven Whistlers” will be going back in the water well prepared and is hoping to develop with “in house” coaches and external coaches a new generation of cruiser sailors.

You will be tasked with all the aspects of cruiser sailing on the boat in such a way that you will feel confident that you can sail and race a cruiser at the end of the season.

Aspects that will be coached:

  • Boat preparation
  • Start strategy
  • First to windward marker
  • Sail trim
  • Teamwork

At the end of the season we will be able to give the oldies a lesson in sailing .

What is required from you:

Availability to practice on Saturdays in May 14.00-17.00 hours

Availability for sailing frequently on Thursday – Sunday afternoons

Be a reliable part of the team

Membership for 2019 of Waterford Harbour Sailing club

Previous sailing experience would be great but not a pre-requisite.

To apply send e-mail with your experience and why you think you would be a good crew member for this season to

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South East Hospitals & Cardiac Support Rally Saturday afternoon, January 19th

We’d like to draw your attention to South East Hospitals & Cardiac Support Rally Saturday afternoon, January 19th.

See the below message from

The lack of a 24/7 cardiac care service is a serious health deficit that exists in the South East.

The South East cardiac centre based in University Hospital Waterford is the region’s emergency cardiac treatment centre for both sudden (acute) heart attack and cardiac arrest. This PPCI centre is one of 7 national centres so designated to deal with acute cardiac events but it is the only centre in the country restricted to a 39 hrs operating week Monday to Friday (closed at weekends) while all of the other national centres are funded to operate 24/7! This means that for those in the south east unfortunate to suffer a heart attack or cardiac arrest outside of the hours 9 to 5 – Monday to Friday, their nearest point of cardiac care rescue is in either Cork or Dublin centres depending on their starting location!

The single cardiac catheterisation Laboratory at UHW is the most efficient in the state doing the highest number of patient procedures nationally despite its restrictive 39 hr week. A 2nd Cath Lab and contract staff that could significantly add to access hours has been in situ at UHW since Sept 2018 but this 2nd laboratory is not allowed or resourced to provide any treatment beyond providing a diagnostic test for coronary disease. This lack of emergency access is a significant discrimination of the south east region where the UHW centre is the nominated point for over 500,000 people in the region. UHW has had for over 6 years, and continues to have the longest and largest cardiac waiting list in the country!

We in ‘Health Equality For the South East’ (hefse) believe this discriminatory situation should not be tolerated any longer. We note the addition of a 2nd cath lab to St Vincents Hospital Dublin in August 2018 to bring the total number of cath labs in Dublin city area to 21! The Capital has in addition 4 labs running 24/7! This, while the South East continues to operate with just a single lab and a 39 hrs service window!!

To continue to highlight this situation and pressure an immediate solution we are asking all members of our sporting clubs to participate in the support rally which is taking place this Saturday January 19th. The rally begins at 1.45pm in the Glen in Waterford and will march to John Roberts Square in the city to hear from campaigners and service providers on the issue.

We wish to send a resounding message to Government that this health discrimination cannot continue any longer!

For more information please log on to

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Many thanks for reviewing and we look forward to your support on the day!


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Learn to Powerboat at WHSC this Spring. Places Limited !

Happy New Year to all

It’s time for New Years resolutions or refreshing old ones! Consider adding a great life skill – Powerboating – in 2019 and the club will endeavor to facilitate supervised hours of driving experience after graduation ! Places have been filling up fast so read on and sign up today to avoid disappointment.

WHSC have partnered with South Coast Sailing to offer Power Boat training in Dunmore East this spring. Courses will result in award of up to the

ISA ‘ National Powerboat’ Certificate’ . Places are limited so please survey course availability and complete your booking here

Subject to demand, ISA ‘ Safety Boat’ course may also be offered.

For more info on either offerings or to express your interest in the ‘Safety Boat’ course contact details for Gary Curran – 086 2623727 or or

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Wexford Christmas Sailing Regatta at WHBTC

** From Wexford Harbour Boat & Tennis Club **

We are running our first Christmas Regatta on Sunday 30th December.

All of the details are attached including NoR, Sailing Instructions, Entry Form and a Poster and I would be grateful if you could post these on your websites, share on Facebook or put the poster up within your clubs.

Otherwise, if you could direct your members to the link below, they will find all the information they need.

If you have any queries, please contact and our Boating Captain, Damian Lynch will be happy to hear from you.
WHBTC Xmas Regatta Entry Form 2018 form.doc
Christmas Regatta December 30th 2019.docx
NOR Wexford HBTC Christmas Regatta.doc
Wexford HBTC Xmas Regatta SIs 2018.docx

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Reminder – WHSC 2018 AGM Thursday at 19.30

Dear Member,
Reminder the WHSC 2018 AGM will take place at the club house this Thursday 13th December 2018 at 19.30.

Your attendance would be appreciated as WHSC is your club, and your views and participation are important. Arrive at 19:30 if possible, we would like to begin promptly on the evening.

To keep the meeting as short as we can we would appreciate if all attendees read the attached ‘Minutes of 2017 AGM’ BEFORE the meeting.

With kind Regards
Rene Wubben

WHSC Minutes of 2017 AGM held 23 Feb 2018.doc
WHSC 2018 AGM Agenda.doc

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WHSC 2018 AGM Agenda

Dear Member,

Notice is hereby given of the 2018 AGM Meeting for Waterford Harbour Sailing Club.

We would like to start prompt on the evening and your attendance would be appreciated as WHSC is your club.

All proposals , special resolutions will need to be submitted 7 clear days in advance.

With kind Regards

Rene Wubben


Please also find attached the minutes of the AGM 2017
WHSC Minutes of 2017 AGM held 23 Feb 2018.doc
WHSC 2018 AGM Agenda.doc

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With sincere sympathy

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing David Sutton, from Dunmore East
Dave died on Wednesday November 14th

Dave was a log standing member of Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, passed committee member and fondly remembered by some of our older members.

Many learned the skill of sailing through the training of Dave and they will especially appreciate all he did for WHSC

Funeral service in St. Andrews Church, Dunmore East, Today Saturday November 17th at 2pm with interment afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.

Family flowers only please donations if desired to Dunmore East R.N.L.I.

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Improve your Upwind Sail trim & boat speed

Friday 16th brings to Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Shane Hughes and Nigel Young from North Sails.

Shane will be helping you to improve your boat speed through Sail trim and teach you all the finer

details how to win that trophy next season.

The Clubhouse will be open from 18.30 hours and the bar might still have a few beers for you.

No better way to start preparing for next season with some theory in the winter ! Bring yourself and your crew and certainly there will be things to be gained for all our dinghy sailors too.

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