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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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Staying Connected – Sync. WHSC Events Calendar to your phones.

You may all be aware of the WHSC events calendar on our website (available here), but you may not know it’s also easy to keep it sync’d with your phone.

How To Subscribe WHSC Calendar

On iPhone, iPad

You can sync Google Calendar with the Calendar app that comes on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap Calendar.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Tap Add account and then Google.
  5. Enter your email address and then Next.
  6. Enter your password. If you don’t have the latest operating system and you use 2-Step Verification, enter an app password instead of your regular password.
  7. Touch Next.
  8. Emails, contacts, and calendar events will now sync directly with your Google Account. To sync only your calendar, turn off the other services.
  9. Open the Calendar app on your iPhone to see your Google Calendar events.

For more see google support answers

On Android

Subscribe to the calendar using your google account (the one you are using on your phone)
  1. Make sure you are logged into google https://calendar.google.com (you will see your personal calendar if logged in)
  2. Go to the WHSC website calendar then click the ‘Add to google calendar’ button at the base of the calendar.
  3. You will see the calendar subscription appear under “Other Calendars” at https://calendar.google.com.
  4. Confirm that the subscription is working by verifying that the schedule appears in the calendar grid.
Configure you Android device to sync to your Google calendar.
  1. Go into you device’s Calendar app, in the settings make sure your Google account is checked, then select ‘Sync Now’.
  2. You may need to select the Google account calendar, then under “Other calendars” check the subscribed calendars the Android device is to sync with (by default, the “Other calendars”may not be checked).
  3. If the WHSC calendar fails to appear go Android Settings > Apps > All and try clicking CLEAR CACHE and CLEAR DATA for ‘Calendar Storage’ .
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Wexford Youth Trip

On Saturday 7th May WHSC were made very welcome at Wexford Harbour Sailing Club to continue the six week development squad initiative , to create some early season coaching sessions for our improving youth sailors

This weeks coach from WHSC was Dave Marsden who was accompanied by five boats consisting of Max Passberger and Melanie Jephson in Oppies , Jake Marsden and Fodhla Dunne in Toppers and Cormaic Doolan with his laser radial .

The fresh and gusty easterly breeze made it tricky but provided an excellent opportunity for our sailors to familarise themselves with flat water sailing , as opposed to our accompanying choppier conditions with winds in Dunmore East .

We were delighted to join in with Wexford’s coaches and rescue who provided us with starting practice , on and off water coaching , and great short courses . We look forward very much to returning the same welcome when we hope to see Wexford travel to WHSC on a Saturday in the next few weeks to be confirmed .

It is great to see our young sailors out early in the season , to also have the opportunity to travel to another venue and train with other clubs is fantastic and will surely stand to them when it comes to event and championship preparation / participation .

A big thank you to the parents who helped with travel and Andre Passberger who assisted Dave Marsden in a Rib provided by Wexford .

See Video Here 

 

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On the Rocks

Months of work to get a boat ready for the new season came nearly to an abrupt end. Seven Whistler was launched last week together with Seventh Heaven and Winjana. On Sunday electronics were wired and tested and all looked set for a smashing season. However the weather and tides in our cove had other plans.

At 17.15 the phone call came from Conor O’Nolan asking if I had moved my boat. He spotted it missing via the newly installed webcam. My heart stopped. 1 minute later Paddy Glody rang…. do you know your boat has broken its moorings ? I was on my way. It was the young hero Luke O’ Byrne who had spotted the unfolding drama and told his mother Martina . Who then alerted our other saviour Brendan Glody who without hesitation went straight to the harbour and got his angling boat Keltoi Warrior to the scene. It fist looked that the angling boat would not be able to get close enough to the stricken yacht but a handy transfer with the pioneer of a tow line established connection. The experienced manouvering of Brendan Glody moved Seven Whistler out of its precarious position and a sigh of relief was heard was when she was tied up at the pontoon by Jim, Patricia, Conor and Judie.

Thanks to you all !

The heroes Brendan & Luke

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Dunmore East RNLI Open Water Swim 20 May 2017

Dunmore East RNLI Annual Open Water Swim 2017

This year’s Dunmore East RNLI Open Water Swim will take place on Saturday 20 May. The swim will be located at the slip behind the Waterford Harbour Sailing Club in Dunmore East, with the first swim starting at 12.30 noon. The three swims will be over distances of 1600m, 800m and a junior swim of 500m. As the demand for and interest in different sporting events increases, the fundraising branch of Dunmore East RNLI is keen once again to host a major event that would see people take part in a rewarding and challenging open water swim.

Speaking at the launch, Dunmore East RNLI crewmember Neville Murphy said, ‘We had such a successful event last we are really looking forward to this year’s event. We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country with a stunning coastline, and it is the perfect location for this type of event. Let’s hope the weather is as good as last year and we have as many participants, which in turn will help us raise funds for the RNLI and their life-saving work.’

We are delighted to have Activate and Lidl as our main co-sponsors and this year’s event will have a real family atmosphere with balloon making, face painting with much more children’s entertainment and a BBQ for everyone. All prize giving will take place in newly refurbished Waterford Harbour Sailing Club after the completion of all three swims where music entertainment will be provided by DJ Frankie McAvoy.

For more information about the Dunmore East RNLI Open Water Swim and to register online go to www.athleticstiming.com. Entry costs €25.

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Photo Credit: RNLI Dunmore East

RNLI media contacts

For more information please contact Neville Murphy, Dunmore East volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 0876961832, email nevilleskibb or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer Ireland on 0876483547 or email Nuala_McAloon or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager Ireland on 0871254124 or 018900460 or email Niamh_Stephenson

RNLI online

For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.ie News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.ie/press

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the Ireland and the UK. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations with 44 in Ireland. The RNLI is independent of the Coast Guard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland and registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SCO37736)

Neville Murphy

Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Dunmore East Lifeboat Station

Telephone – 087-6961832

@DunmoreEastRNLI

Facebook – Dunmore East Lifeboat

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Waterford man to swim length of Ireland for charity

Alan Corcoran is probably one of the most driven men in the country at the moment. The 26-year-old is no stranger to charity challenges, but this one is certainly something special!

‘Marathon Man’ is the title given to this particular feat; in May, Waterford’s own Alan will swim the equivalent of the length of Ireland in just 30 swims.

This adds up to a whopping 500km, which is 10,000 times the length of an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and16 times the length of the English Channel.

We’re tired just thinking about it.

The best part of it all? Alan hopes to raise €50,000 for charity through the challenge, and it’ll go to the Irish Cancer Society and the National Rehabilitation Hospital.

In 2012, Alan did a ’35 marathons in 35 days’ challenge, and it was a great success. For this, he felt he really had to pump it up.

Speaking to Buzz, Alan explained why this challenge is unique:

“I thought realistically nobody would donate to my charities if I decided to run more marathons (say 50 marathons in 50 days) so I had to think of something more difficult; something that was further outside my comfort zone that would challenge me and that would get people’s attention to donate.

“This is where the idea of the swim came from, as nobody has swam the full length of the coast before. I swam from the ages of 6 to 12 so I thought ‘how hard it could be?’”

Alan’s optimism took a bit of a hit when he realised the extent of the challenge.

“It turns out to be very hard. But, I’ve been putting in the effort since September and I’m getting comfortable at long distances now.”

Donate at http://www.marathonman.co/

So, how will he do it?

“The plan is to swim 6 hours each day with the tide at my back. Unlike the run where I knew I would complete 26.2 miles each day it’s practically impossible to say how far I will actually swim each time since it depends greatly on wind and sea conditions.

“I’m hoping to average around 15km each day but regardless of my daily distance I will not stop until I reach my hometown of Waterford. I will start from the Giant’s Causeway, Co. Antrim and will head south along the east coast until I land in Dunmore East, Co. Waterford.”

The main motivation behind the spectacular challenge is Alan’s dad. He suffered from a stroke in his final years, and the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) gave him great support during his recovery.

Sadly, he passed away in August 2016 after a heartbreakingly short battle with cancer.

“When dad got diagnosed with cancer, it was only three weeks he had in hospital before dying. We were all helpless as we just hoped the chemo and medication would work. Not being able to do anything to help my dad that has done so much for me was the worst feeling I have ever experienced.

“I’m not a doctor or scientist so I can’t cure cancer and I can’t bring him back. But, by swimming this swim, I can feel like I have done something positive out of that hardship to try combat the disease, and to hopefully inspire people to be a bit more active and healthy to reduce their chances of being affected by cancer and strokes.”

The training involved in such an intense challenge must be gruelling, so we asked Alan how he’s finding it:

“Chris Bryan, Ireland’s top 10km marathon swimmer is looking after my training so I don’t need to think about it I just need to do it.”

“He’s provided plenty of variety but there’s no way of getting around spending hours before and after work and at weekends in the pool and in the gym.”

Here’s a snap of Alan in action; he’s explained on his Facebook post how hard it is to get the challenge organised too:

Donate at http://www.marathonman.co/

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Facebook

As many have noticed our Facebook page has become much more active.

If you have materials or information that you wish posted please Email to

Info@whsc.ie. Pictures are very welcome to accompany the material you wish to have posted. Our policy is to post non commercial materials only that is related to our water sport activities.  If in doubt  E-mail us and our PR group will advise.

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Bar open Sundays in May

The Weather is promising to be very good this weekend. Join us at the terrace from 16.00-19.00. We intend to have the bar open every Sunday in May

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Our promissing young sailors get a blustery start !

Last Saturday morning saw 4 of our development squad head out into wild waters of Dunmore East.

A real challenge for a first day out with winds over 25 knots to get the cobwebs out from the winter hibernation.

Instructor Kate Landers and rescue Driver Andre Passberger kept a watchful eye over proceedings as there was plenty of capsizing by everybody.

Joe Landers , Jake Marsden, Cormac Doolan and Melanie Jephson were the brave sailors on this first day of this 6 week training program that is arranged in conjunction with

Wexford Harbour Sailing Club and Dungarvan SC.

Next week they will be joined by Max Passberger, Fodhla Dunne, Cian O’Reilly and Joanna Green to represent WHSC in the, for them, new waters of Wexford Estuary.

Good luck to you all and enjoy !

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