Category: News

Congratulations to Powerboat L2 Graduates

ISA National Powerboat Course | gbsc

Well done to Eimear Nolan, Kate Nolan, Maria Kelly,Andrea Quinlan, Caoilte Brennan, Criomhthann Brennan & Kevin Brennan who obtained their power boat certificates last weekend.

It’s great for club to have so many members qualified to drive. Well done!

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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 as soon as possible.

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 from April 1st – September 30th each year. It would be a great shame if the club lost access to this convenient location.

If you have problems travelling due to COVID restrictions please make contact with the club ( and let us know.

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

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Killaloe Sailing Club RAFFLE – Laser sailing dinghy worth €8K for only €100 !

A brand-new Laser Sailing Dinghy, worth €8K, for only €100!

Killaloe Sailing Club, situated on the beautiful shores of Lough Derg is a community-orientated, not-for-profit, Irish Sailing accredited amateur dinghy sailing club.

This little volunteer-run club has the vision to build a wonderful new Clubhouse, as current facilities are totally unsuitable for a club of its size.

Planning permission has been secured to build a new Clubhouse, with the plan including changing rooms with toilets and showers, a common room and small kitchen, raised walkways, a covered training area, facilities for the disabled, an enlarged boat shed, a new cark park and an enlarged dinghy park.

In order to raise much needed funds, the Club is running a Raffle this Autumn, whereby the winner will take a home a brand-new Laser dinghy, worth a spectacular almost €8,000!

Only 100 tickets are being sold, and 70 of them have been sold already. These tickets are not waiting around! As soon as all the tickets are gone, the raffle will take place and will be formally adjudicated.

The prize is a Laser XD ICE Blue and comes with Carbon Mast, Launching Trolley, Top Cover and Foil Bag. The winner can choose any Rig size – 4.7, Radial or Full Rig.

Anyone interested in purchasing a ticket or having any questions, please email: with your contact details and the number of tickets requested. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased via the ‘ClubZap’ app to get an official ticket number.

Remember there are only 100 tickets in total available. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Laser raffle poster 2020.pdf

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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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