Category: News

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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WHSC Sailing courses – Boats required.

It won’t be long now til the long hot summer’s days – wishful thinking – when school’s out and the need to make, and eat, another boring school lunch is over!

We are receiving a lot of enquiries from new people interested in learning to sail, and there are some initiatives coming up in June to promote the club and the sport of sailing, which is all good stuff. However there is a problem in that the club boats are all booked up for the 6 weeks of the courses, except a couple left for the first week.
So we are wondering if any of you sailors who own your own boats would be willing to lend/rent your boats to the kids who we are hoping will want to join in the sailing courses. If this is something you would do, will you please email me back telling me the class of boat (ie type of boat) you have, and the weeks that your boat is definitely free and that you will commit it to another sailor.

I should also say that the going rate for boat hire is €50 per week, and while the agreement will be between you and the other sailor, I can organize the swap.

Best wishes
Contact: whscjo or tel: 086-8325930

Filed under: Dinghys, Juniors, News

The Clubhouse bar opening times for this week – Watercolour Exhibition

Hi all,
The Clubhouse bar opening times for this week are:

Date Time What’s on
Thursday, 1st June 6-10pm Cruiser Sailing
Friday, 2nd June 5-9pm Art Exhibition
Saturday 3rd June 2-8pm Final of the South East Dinghy Coaching Series, Art Exhibition
Sunday, 4th June 2-8pm Cruiser Sailing, Art Exhibition
Monday, 5th June 2-8pm Bank Holiday, Art Exhibition

Opening times are frequently updated on the website here –

The Dunmore East Watercolor Exhibition supporting Waterford Hospice takes place at the clubhouse this weekend. Free admission, all welcome.

Looking forward to seeing you in the club – let’s hope the sun shines!!!

Regards, Barbara Heade-Brown

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Try Sailing Tuesdays – Get involved

How it works – Every Tuesday evening in June the club will be open to anyone wishing to try cruising, dinghy sailing or power boating. All they have to do is turn up with €10 in their pocket.

This year the club committee have been working very hard to get more sailors on the water. Growing the membership benefits everyone; we broaden the sailing window with more eyes on the water and race days become more exciting. In short the club becomes a more vibrant place to sail and socialise.

As part of this effort to grow the club we are running ‘Try Sailing Tuesdays’ for the month of June. The ‘Try Sailing’ initiative was conceived by the ISA to bring new sailors to the sport and has been working successfully for other clubs.

We expect a good turnout every Tuesday, the club have been busy distributing flyers and WLR have kindly sponsored radio advertising to broadcast our message. If you have friends or work colleagues who you think would enjoy sailing then we encourage you to spread the word!

We do need your help – As you can imagine a lot of effort goes into making this happen. We need all hands on deck and the slip ! We hope members will embrace this opportunity to take their boat out and fill the bay with sails every Tuesday evening, but also help where possible. If you have free time on Tuesday evenings and can take some crew or help in any other way please contact Rene on 087-2199570

More information

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