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Try Sailing Tuesdays – WLR-FM Great Breakfast Blaa.

Tuesday will bring us to the second day in our drive for new members Tenner Tuesday or also called Try sailing Tuesdays will after last week’s successful evening bring out more people to join us for an evening of sailing.

We will have instructors for the Little ones in Oppies , Wayfarers and the help of some cruiser skippers to get the Adults out.

We will have 2 very special guests Oliver Carrol and Mary O’Neill also known as the Breakfast team on WLR-FM Great Breakfast Blaa.

Together, with the sound crew, they will be recording for the Breakfast Show and we would like to see as many happy faces and voices on the water on Monday.

Bring a Friend, Neighbour

Book on number: 0818 229505 or use Eventbrite priority registration


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School (Sailing), The Best Days of Your Life

Tuesday saw the start of the School Sailing programme with the local school – Light of Christ. Eleven very excited girls had “the most amazing time” in super sailing conditions – fresh winds and sunshine.

Wednesday brought sailing “as Gaeilge” as 23 pupils from Gaelscoil Phortlairge, Ballygunner, took to the waves in 3 Wayfarers. The word “awesome” was used a lot.

Fresh winds again on Thursday for the pupils of Educate Together who had a brilliant time despite the drizzly misty morning.

Friday was the turn of Faithlegg School and 23 pupils sailed in glorious sunshine and again fresh winds.

All children went home exhausted and excited and cant wait for round 2!

Thanks to all who gave the loan of wetsuits and buoyancy aids to make these fun days on the water possible.

Thanks also to Senior Instructor Conor and his crew of Katie, Zoe, Matthew, Conor, Geoff, James and safety officer Dave who made this an fantastic experience for so many of our local children.

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Tenner Tuesdays off to a good start !

This blustery Tuesday saw the start of our Tenner Tuesdays; we opened our doors to those who wanted a taste of sailing.

Lucky for us, the strong northwesterly which blew all day calmed in the evening and we had very pleasant sailing conditions.

All ages turned up and 22 people set out to sea in cruisers , Wayfarers and Oppies. It was a pleasure seeing our new instructors at work with the very young ones on their first day of work. The smiles on the children said it all.

Some of our bigger guests went on the Wayfarers helmed by Kevin Brennan and Douglas Elmes. Bill McConnell and Dave Marchant tested some new sailors that could come in handy for crewing this season. Many were put through their paces and asked to perform all kind of jobs on the cruisers.

This Tenner Tuesday series has been supported by WLRFM with an advertising campaign which you have possibly heard on the air and with a Facebook campaign under the expert control of our own PR expert Nuala Brown Treacy.

Next week special guests Ollie Carrol and Mary O’Neill from the big Breakfast Bla will be Joining us to report on our Try Sailing / Tenner Tuesday !

We’re looking forward to seeing you there too !

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Bar Vouchers

Please note all bar vouchers are behind the bar.

Ask John for your vouchers and you need to sign as usual for them.

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Boat Stickers – Please collect and stick on your boat.

The boat stickers for your boat are ready and available from John behind the bar. There are stickers for boats on moorings, in the parking and the boat shed

Please be advised the stickers are numbered , named and marked for which type boat the sticker is valid. Therefore stickers are only valid for the correct boat in the correct place.

Please collect your sticker if you have paid or are entitled to it under your debenture and apply at a clearly visible place on your boat.

The boat park will be audited on July 1st and all unpaid boats will be removed.
Boat shed will be open on Saturdays and Sunday afternoons.

If you have not paid your membership yet and boat parking get in touch with our
membership secretary Andrea Kennedy without further delay.

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Reminder – Try Sailing Tuesday This Evening

Reminder ‘Try Sailing Tuesday’ is this evening at 19:00. We’re looking forward to a pleasant evening out on the water.

Weather is looking good, North Westerly blowing but Dunmore East is nicely sheltered. Forecast is for winds to lighten slightly in the evening.

For new visitors we extend a warm welcome, we’re looking forward to meeting you. Make way to the WHSC clubhouse for registration. The bar will be open this evening, you are invited to bring spectators to enjoy the view from the comfort of the lounge and terrace.

More information on Try Sailing Tuesdays Here

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Get your dinghy out this bank holiday weekend

It’s the Bank holiday weekend and time to get your dinghy out on the water.

Dinghy sailing planned for Saturday and Monday but we need to get the numbers up. Get in touch with Ian Doolin on 086-8136193 and let him know you want to go out on the water.

For regular updated to dinghy sailing ask Ian to add you to the dingy sailors WhatsApp group 086-8136193

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Memberships Renewals

We have slowly been ramping up at WHSC towards the new season, at this point in time a lot of the cruisers have launched; they will start racing in earnest shortly. Our development squad has been on the water for 5 weeks with noticeable improvements in sailing skills and this week our Laser group will go on the water. We can’t wait for our bank holiday and hope weather will be good.

To run the club and have all sailing, hospitality, changing facilities in place costs a lot of money and to help with this we hope you will re-join / join us this year to help spread the costs over as many people as possible.

As you know we reduced membership fees by € 100,- to encourage people to be part of our club and make it affordable for as many as possible.

This year there is a lot in place for your enjoyment which will make your membership worthwhile. Rib trips, Saltees Trip, Dinghy and cruiser racing , Sea Legs,  Sailing courses ,adult courses and more.

We hope you will re-join / join as soon as possible to get us off on a good start for 2017

With kind Regards

Rene Wubben


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WHSC boat Fools Gold take podium position at Scottish Series

Rob McConnell’s A35’ Fools Gold took home the silver position in the newly established RC35 class on Lough Fyne at last weekend’s Scottish Series. For anyone who has sailed Tarbert Harbour, they will be familiar with the often-obscure weather conditions and this year was no different, the consistency of the sailing was going to take the prize. Day two saw the boats retire to shore as the racing had to be cancelled due to the lack of wind, however three Irish boats remained in the top six, making the RC35 class a very close call indeed. Day three saw champagne sailing conditions as all classes enjoyed the averaging 10-knot breeze and by the end of the day, it was too close to call it. The last day of the series saw rougher weather conditions – favoured by Fools Gold, who topped off the event with a first and a second position, allowing Pat Kelly’s J109 Storm from Rush Yacht Club to claim the title. WHSC’s Rob McConnell, who won the overall title in 2015 said “I’m truly delighted for the lads on Storm. This was our first time out on the water this year and I believe that Pat and his crew were very deserved winners. It’s fantastic that Irish boats can travel to places like Scotland and show just how competitive the Irish cruiser scene is”.

Article by Marcella Connolly

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Adult life jacket appeal.

The club is short of Adult life jackets / buoyancy aids for guest sailing on Tuesday nights.

Please text/call Rene on 087-2199570 if you have an adult life jacket which you could lend / donate to the club for use.

Required every Tuesday (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) 19:00-21:00.

Thank you all for your help and assistance.

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