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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
http://www.whsc.ie/try-sailing/

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REMINDER – MAJOR Crane lift in Saturday 27th of May

Please note we are planning a major Crane lift for Saturday 27th of May.

NO other date has been planned yet after this and costs therefore for next crane lift could be substantially higher

To book your space contact Shane Statham

phone 086-8245430

It is important to have many boats together for lifting to keep these facilities in place !!

Your assistance would be appreciated to be ready for this Saturday the 27th !!

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Redwater Village twittering

Dunmore East is the setting for most of the scenes in the BBC series Redwater. The shooting caused some disruption last year. The locals put up with road closures and traffic jams hoping that it would all pay off in the end. To make sure it pays off, the local Tourism group launched a major digital initiative to turn viewers into visitors.

DunmoreRedwater is a combined website, twitter stream and Youtube channel feature stories and people in the village. Local business owners showcase the premises where scenes were shot. Extras tell their stories, such as the fact that priest Oisin Stack used the wrong hand to bless himself at the cemetery. A local restaurant owner bemoans the fact that he wasn’t allowed to cook breakfast for the crew. He also tells us he isn’t bitter about the fact that his bar wasn’t used in the soap spinoff.

David Harris, chairman of the Dunmore East Tourism group said “We have a gem here, we love the fact that the series was made here and we look forward to welcoming visitors who want to see where it all happened”

The effort has been further supported by Waterford Council, who are doing their own twittering and promotion to gather more visitors to Dunmore East and Waterford.

The website is www.dunmoreredwater.com Twitter handle is @DunmoreRedwater Youtube channel is Dunmore Redwater.

have a look at article in the Radio Times here

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Boat parking and membership.

Andrea Kennedy our membership secretary has been doing sterling work in keeping up our membership administration. We have already seen a number of new members enrolling and I take this opportunity to say you are all very welcome.
If you have not renewed yet, or did not join despite sailing with WHSC, there is no better time than now at the beginning of the season. We would like to concentrate on all the activities that we have this season. Please renew your membership now.

Our new boat stickers for the boat storage / mooring / parking have arrived; they look really good with our new logo.
The stickers will be issued shortly, they are numbered and will be named. This is our last bid to get our boathouse in order and our boat park paid for. They are expensive assets owned by all the members of the club and we need to ensure that all users share rented space and our boathouse equitably.

If you have not paid for storage it is not too late and you can still do so. Alternatively remove your boat on Saturday 20th or the 27th when the boathouse is open.

We thank you all for your co-operation.
Rene

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RNLI swim – volunteers needed

Ahoi! This weekend will be the annual RNLI swim and WHSC will put its best foot forward in supporting this great event organised by a great team of volunteers from the Dunmore East lifeboat station. Months of planning and PR on local radio, news papers etc. is coming to fruition with 350 swimmers; another 500 supporters and spectators are expected to go through the clubhouse. A real opportunity for WHSC to show what we have on offer and also that we fully support our local lifeboat organization wherever we can. We can still do with a few helping hands.

Please give a few ours of your time. Ring Rene 087-2199570… every hand is appreciated by the club and RNLI.

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For Sale: Topaz 6578

For Sale: Topaz Sailing Dinghy 6578.

Excellent condition. Ready to sail.
New main sail. All blocks, foils, spars and controls in excellent condition.
Top cover and galvanised launching trolley included.
Ideal family sailing dinghy.
Available immediately.
Ned Daly 087 4184279

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MAJOR Crane lift in Saturday 27th of May

Please note we are planning a major Crane lift for Saturday 27th of May.

NO other date has been planned yet after this and costs therefore for next crane lift could be substantially higher

To book your space contact Shane Statham

phone 086-8245430

It is important to have many boats together for lifting to keep these facilities in place !!

Your assistance would be appreciated to be ready for this Saturday the 27th !!

 

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2017 Watersports Inclusion Games Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire – Invite & Volunteer Call

Invitation to the Watersports Inclusion Games 2017

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A celebration of sailing, rowing and canoeing activities for people with disabilities or people from disadvantaged areas.

24th / 25th June

Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire

The Games are aimed primarily at secondary school-going boys and girls along with their families and friends, but are open to all ages to participate. Equipment will be provided. A programme of regional pre-event training is available for volunteer clubs and organisations however previous experience is NOT mandatory in order to participate in the games.

The Programme

  • Saturday 24th June
    • All day EXPO
    • 10.00 – 16.00 Introduction, Demonstrations, Practice Sessions
    • 17.00 – Barbecue and Music
  • Sunday 25th June
    • All day EXPO
    • 10.00 – 16.00 Practice, Games, Competitions
    • 16.30 – Awards & BBQ

Clubs, organisations and community groups working with people with disabilities or from disadvantaged areas who are interested in bringing a group or individuals, or in having a presence at the expo element of the event, are invited to register their interest (see below) in what is to be an exciting and landmark occasion.

Clubs and organisations associated with sailing, rowing and canoeing, who already offer inclusive activities or who are interested in increasing their inclusive approach to training, are also invited to register their interest in attending the event or having a presence at the expo.

Volunteers are required and those who would like to volunteer at the even are also invited to register their interest.

Participant Booking: Contact Watersports Inclusion Games Co-ordinator Johanne Murphy at wsinclusion to register your interest as a participant. Participants can register as an INDIVIDUAL (+ up to 2 guests) or as an ORGANISATION booking as a group.

Participant Training: For sailing opportunities in advance of the event go to www.sailing.ie/sailability for contact details for Sailability around the country

Volunteer Booking: Contact Watersports Inclusion Games Co-ordinator Johanne Murphy at wsinclusion to register your interest as a volunteer.

Volunteer Training: Free Inclusion training for registered volunteers (see above) will take place on the following dates:

  • • 10th June: Royal St George Yacht Club Dun Laoghaire
  • • 11th June: Howth Yacht Club
  • • 17th June: Royal Cork Yacht Club
  • • 18th June: Galway Bay Sailing Club

Basic awareness training will be 10am – 1pm
Waterspouts Activity Inclusion training will be 10am – 5pm

– Booking of Inclusion Training is FREE and now available to book in the ISA shop here.
– You will be notified which type of training to attend via the event co-ordinator after registration.
– Alternate arrangements can be discussed for volunteers who have difficulty attending on these dates.

More detail to follow: Further detail on training, activities and more will be continually updated here, in the meantime

Contact event organiser Johanne Murphy at

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The event is organised by the Irish Sailing Association in association with Canoeing Ireland, Irish Sea Scouts, Dun Laoghaire Sailability, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and hosted by Royal St George Yacht Club.

The event is supported by the ‘Spinal Injuries Ireland, National Yacht Club, Royal Irish Yacht Club and Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club.

The event is funded by the Sport Ireland Dormant Account Sports Inclusion Fund 2016.

Inclusion Training for event is supported by Royal St George Yacht Club, Howth Yacht Club, Royal Cork Yacht Club and Galway Bay Sailing Club’

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