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Adult Sailing week, week of 17th August.

Due to demand we are running another Adult Sailing week, week of 17th August.

Morning & afternoon sessions.

€100 pw if using own boat , €130pw if using club boat .

Contact Maire O’Reilly if interested – whscjo

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WHSC News Update – 24th July


‘Dale Morris Perpetual Trophy’ – Aug 1st

Put a note in your Diary for ‘Dale Morris Perpetual Trophy’ – Aug 1st.
Details to be posted on web page: latest news

Sunday BBQ – Salads needed & Someone who can flip burgers.

We need members to make some salads for this Sunday and someone to man the BBQ !

Contact Maria Kelly 0876891598

Boats Wanted

With increase time on the water, many members are looking to purchase new boats (optimist, toppers, topaz’s and lasers wanted) therefore if you have unused and unloved boats that you wish to sell, please send us details and we can share with all members.

Attention Parents

Please let children know that during COVID-19 the hall area is to be kept clear.

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– No gear is to be left in the hall at any time. Instructors will provide alternative location.
– No changing in the hall. Change at your car.
– No socialising in the hall.

The recommendation is to arrive kitted out and leave changing gear in your car. If you must have gear bag instructors will advise of ‘gear zone’ (no valuables).
Remember to social distance, no congregating in the hall as it’s uncomfortable for more vulnerable members.

Thank you all for your understanding.

Boat Stickers

You may have noticed a new boat sticker system at WHSC

Things you should know:
– Every boat at the club MUST have a sticker.
– The sticker always stays with the boat (even when sold – contact Andrea Kennedy if you sell your boat).
– The sticker will NOT change every year.
– The sticker does not mean you have paid parking fees (but we can check you have!)
– Later we will be making marine grade stickers available to mark your parts with the same disc number.

– To avoid paying someone else’s parking. Make sure you have the right disk number attributed, do this on the members portal, menu ‘boats’:
– If you don’t have a sticker on your boat yet, then contact me or Andrea Kennedy.

Sticker (Disc) number on members portal

A big thanks to volunteers Marian Disney, Ciaran Bailey & John McGrath who helped double sticker 150 boats (and that does not include Kayaks!)

**That’s all Folks **

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Fun Day Bank Holiday Sat Aug 1st


Coffee, Cake Sale and raffle . Proceeds in aid of the RNLI


All two-handed sailors (under 16) are welcome to participate in the Dale Morris Perpetual Trophy. Traditionally starting at Stoney Cove, one sailor swims to the boat at Goosey. Both sail to the first mark and perform a ‘man overboard’, then sail to the second mark and perform a capsize. First boat across the finish line wins!


Optimist sailors grab your parents for the Parent and Child Race! Starting at the slip, parents sail the Optimist round a named mark and back to the slip before handing over to their partner. The child will sail the same course with the winning boat first to finish at the slip.


  • 10:00 am RNLI Coffee and Cake Sale
  • 12:00 Dale Morris Fun Race Briefing
  • 12:00 Dale Morris Fun Race Gun
  • 13:00 Harris ‘Parent and Child’ Race Briefing
  • 13:30 Harris ‘Parent and Child’ Gun
  • 15:00 Saturday Dinghy Racing First Gun


Dale Morris Fun Race

Harris Cup Parent and Child Race

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Bereavement Announcement – Club member and friend Andy Torrie

On behalf of the Commodore

I regret to inform you of the very sad news of the passing of our club member and friend Andy Torrie on the 21st of July 2020.

Andy was a past commodore of Waterford Harbour Sailing Club during the years 2009 to 2010.

Andy was beloved husband of Margaret and much-loved father of Edwin and Patrick and Grandfather of the beautiful Willow.
He will be greatly missed by his family, mother Sylvia, sisters Shelagh, Hillary and Rosie, daughter-in-law’s Amy and Sinead, extended family, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace

Andy’s funeral will leave his house on Thursday 23rd of July at 11.30 am for a private funeral service in Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford at 12 noon followed by private cremation

Andy will be greatly missed by all his friends at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club.

Ian Doolan

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New members – Welcome on board ! Meeting this Sat. July 18th – 1pm


We’re really delighted to have our new members at WHSC. If you’re a new member, or an existing member still ‘learning the ropes’, then we’d like to cordially invite you and family to a new members welcome meeting at 1pm this Saturday July 18th in the WHSC club house.

The meeting will give you an overview of the club, its facilities and how it works. Provide some details on club safety and meet with the Commodore and some committee members. It’s also an opportunity to ask any questions and have a social introduction to other new members.

We very much hope you can attend.

Yours Sincerely
Commodore & Vice Commodore
Ian Doolan & Roy Power

When & Where: 1pm Saturday July 18th @ WHSC club house.

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Friday’s Fusion Menu 17th – €18/head

Join us for our new Friday dining menu.

€18 per head, kids menu €10. See menus below.

Date/Time: Friday 17th July Serving 6.30pm to 9.30pm

PS: Don’t forget Sunday BBQ! (Steaks €15 burger €10 chicken skewers €10 and kids burger or chicken €6)

Pre-booked meals ONLY due to Covid-19. Too book call Sean on

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Buy, Sell or Donate Used Sailing Gear

Help avoid this

Reduce, reuse and recycle – all help to cut down on the amount of waste we throw away. So….second hand adult and junior sailing clothing sale , Sat 18th July 11-2pm.

Bring your pre-loved, wetsuits, life-jackets, salopettes, jackets, cags etc for sale or donation and possibly source a good replacement and bargain! Proceeds will be used to fund junior sailing.

How ?

Take me sailing again

Items can be dropped to the club bar on Friday July 17th 5-7pm, immediately preceding the event on Saturday morning or at anytime from now to the club bar. Everything should be securely labelled with name, phone number and desired price .Monies raised from sale and unsold items must be collected at 2pm after the event.

Assist Schools and First Time Sailors

Surplus gear will be used to support “Sealegs”, ‘School Sailing’, ‘Try Sailing’ and ‘Adult Sailing’ Programs where required.

Re-use me


  • Kate Dunne (086) 837 1124
  • Dearbhaill Ivin (087) 252 1714
  • Deirdre Plant (087) 798 6345

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Opportunity to offer Team Racing Coaching for month of July and maybe August.

Good Morning All,

We have been given the opportunity to offer Team Racing Coaching for month of July and maybe August.
This will be run 3 evenings a week (subject to demand) . The program is aimed at sailors 13yrs and over who have completed Go Racing BUT is also open to those with racing experience OR if they would prefer to crew.
The course will be organised and delivered by club member Ruairi Finnegan who has sailed both nationally and internationally.
Ruairi will be using a set of 6 Fireflies so the sailors do not need their own boats.

If you think your teenage sailor may be interested please let me know this week and Ruairi will organise an information Evening re same.

Kind Regards

Interested? Contact:

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Friday Dining at the Club – Bookings Open

Hurray! ..Dining at the club is back, starts this Friday with a delicious menu.

€38 per head ( €3 supplement surf’n’turf) , kids menu €10. See menus below.

Date/Time: Friday 3rd July Serving 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Pre-booked meals ONLY due to Covid-19. Too book call Sean on

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