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ISA ‘Safety Boat’ Course – May 25th,26th.

A two-day course will be delivered at WHSC, Dunmore East in partnership with the Irish National Sailing School, Dun Laoghaire.

The course is designed for those seeking to improve their competency in the sport and focuses upon areas such as escorting racing fleets of dinghies, windsurfers and canoes; providing safety and rescue cover for training fleets and assisting in race management duties.

Syllabus

  • Preparation of boat for use
  • Basic boat handling
  • Race management (sailing boats)
  • Approaching and assisting sailing dinghies and other watercraft
  • Towing
  • Incident management and medical emergencies

Details

  • 9:30am – 5pm, May 25th and 26th
  • WHSC Dunmore East
  • Pre-requisite: National Power Cert (often referred as Level 2 Powerboat) or equivalent and 20 hours driving experience
  • Cost €299
  • Book directly with INSS Dun Laoghaire. Contact Dave (01) 2844195
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May Coaching -Oppy & Topper

Four coaching sessions are offered on Saturday mornings during May for Optimist and Topper sailors. Objectives include (1) improved sailing skills and fun on the water and (2) preparation of sailors interested in competing at upcoming events such as:

  • Topper Traveller, Wexford Harbour Tennis and Boat Club, May 12th
  • Topper Ireland Training Day, Dunmore East, June 21st
  • Topper Southern Championships, Dunmore East, June 22nd-23rd
  • Optimist Leinster Championships, Malahide, June 15th-16th
  • Optimist Munster Championships, Dunmore East, July 20th-21st

Considering the wind levels, sea state and temperature in May, it is necessary for safety and tuition quality purposes to limit places as follows: 

  • Topper sailors who are qualified to minimum ISA level 3 or ISA level 2 with sailing experience and / or racing experience.
  • Competent Optimist sailors who are qualified to minimum Club ‘Cool Cadets’ or ISA level 1 with open sailing experience.

What:              1 – 2 hours on the water, 1 hour brief / debrief, boat storage

When:             10am – 1pm, May 4th,11th,18th & 25th

Cost:               €80 payable in advance for members and associate members

Volunteer:     RIBs, RIB drivers and on-the -water video operators required

Book:              Contact Ben O’Sullivan 087 6866905 whscdinghies@gmail.com

Notes: (1) Places are limited by coach and safety boat driver availability therefore first (qualified) come, first served. (2) Further coaching sessions for all levels are being planned for weekends in June. To be announced.

Filed under: Dinghys, Juniors, News, Racing

Save the date: Topper Training

Facilitated by The Irish Topper Class Association, a training day by external coaches is offered on Friday June 21st, immediately preceding the Topper Southern Championships .The championships, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday June 22,23rd will take place at our club and over 60 entrants are expected. All WHSC Topper Sailors are eligible for this training in 4.2 or 5.3 rigs.

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Check back for more details or contact Ben O’Sullivan whscdinghies@gmail.com

Filed under: Dinghys, Juniors, News, Racing

Squib For Sale

Squib Chocoholic 528

Boat in good condition

Very good boat for club racing

Colour Purple/Blue

Comes with 2 set of sails

self launching spinnaker pole

1Paddle, anchor and cover

Good road trailer

Price €2750

Contact Ian Rossiter 086 8543544 ianrossiter

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Easter Development Coaching

Four coaching sessions are offered during the Easter break for Topper and Optimist sailors. Objectives include (1) imparting high-performance sailing skills for general ability and enjoyment (2) preparation of sailors interested in competing at upcoming Topper and Optimist events such as:

  • Topper Youth National, RCYC, Crosshaven,  April 27th– 28th
  • Topper Traveller, Wexford Harbour Tennis and Boat Club, May 12th
  • Topper Southern Championships, Dunmore East, June 22nd-23rd
  • Optimist Ulster Championships, Location TBC, May18th – 19th
  • Optimist Leinster Championships, Malahide, June 15th-16th

Considering the wind levels, sea state and temperature at this time of year, it is necessary for safety and tuition quality purposes to limit places as follows: 

  • Topper sailors who are qualified to ISA level 3 
  • Optimist sailors who are qualified to ISA level 3 or ISA level 2 with strong sailing experience and / or racing experience

What:              2 – 3 hours on the water, 1 hour brief / debrief, boat storage

When:             10am April 16th & 18th,  1pm 20th & 24th with contingencies 25th only for bad weather *updated 27/3/19

Volunteer:       RIB driver and on-the -water video operator required

Cost:               €80 payable in advance for members and associate members

Book:              Contact Ben O’Sullivan 087 6866905 whscdinghies@gmail.com

Notes: (1)Places are limited by coach and safety boat drivers. First (qualified) come, first served. (2) Further coaching sessions for various levels are being planned for weekends in May and June. To be announced.

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VHF Course, March 29th & 30th

Places are still available. Contact Nicholas Walsh at walshnich@gmail.com 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. Find all details here

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Bereavement announcement – Ashleen (Tash) Mulligan (née Hanley)

On behalf of the Commodore

I regret to inform you of the very sad news of the passing of our club member and friend Tash (Ashleen) Mulligan (née Hanley) on the 2nd of March 2019.

Tash was beloved wife of Kieran and much-loved Mum of James, Jemima, Hugo and Natasha.

She will be greatly missed by her family, mother Jennie, sisters Audrey and Claire, brother Jim, mother-in-law Sheila, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Tash was a sister-in-law to our past Commodore Ronan.

May she rest in peace.

Removal on Sunday (March 3rd) to the Church of the Holy Cross, Killea, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, arriving at 5.00 pm. Requiem Mass on Monday (4th March) at 2.00 pm followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Tash will be greatly missed by all her friends at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club.

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They still exist these little gems !

3 years ago when in the Albin Ballad championships we had people coming over to look

at our boat and talk to us as one does in a “one design event”. All commented that we still had the original 40 year old

Lewmar winches. It was therefore to my despair that I lost a circlip of one of the winches. A new circlip from Lewmar kept popping off and so did the drum !

A call to Lewmar was bringing me to despair when they told me they changed the diameter 20 years ago and the old circlips were no longer in stock

Searching the internet for Circlips or replacement winches I came across a company Winchspares and talking to them lifted my heart.

http://winchspares.com

Tony of Winchspares could not only supply the circlips but posted them out FREE of Charge as long as I made a donation to a local Charity J.

Winchspare has 20 years of experience on Lewmar winches .
and offer a professional winch service to suit your needs .
If you want a complete winch refurbishment then this would be generally during out of season months. Tony might be sailing !
If necessary they manufacture custom winch parts that are no longer available to suit their customer’s needs

You can also ring Tony on 00-44-7588-767893. I am sure he can help, If you have any old winches lying about he would be surely grateful to

receive as he can make another sailor happy.

A Happy sailor again J

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