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.
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.
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.
We’ve planned four Topper & Oppy coaching sessions for Saturday mornings in July, Please register your interest now, details below.
Four coaching sessions are offered on Saturday mornings from July 4th to 25th inclusive for Optimist and Topper sailors.
Objectives include (1) preparation of sailors interested in developing racing skills for club and national class events. (ii) improved sailing skills and fun on the water
Considering the wind levels, possible sea state and temperature it is necessary for safety and tuition quality purposes to limit places as follows:
Topper sailors who are qualified to minimum ISA level 3 or ISA level 2 with sailing experience and / or racing experience.
Competent Optimist sailors who are qualified to minimum ISA level 2 or have equivalent frequent casual sailing experience e.g. “Water Time” sessions, club racing or IODAI event racing.
What: 2 hours on the water, 1 hour brief / debrief, tidy boat storage
When: Optimists assemble 9:30am for briefing and launch 10:30 am Toppers assemble 10:30am for briefing and launch 11:30am
Cost: €80 payable in advance for members and associate members
Volunteer: RIBs, RIB drivers and on-the -water video operators required
Book: For Optimists – register interest on the WHSC Optimist WhatsApp Group with Ben O’Sullivan, 087 6866905or email email@example.com
For Toppers – register interest on the WHSC Topper WhatsApp Group, with Fiona Passberger 087 9180605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: (1) Provisional on the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business and corresponding WHSC guidelines (2) Places are limited by coach and safety boat driver availability therefore first (qualified) come, first served.
The death occurred in Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross of Clodagh Liddy on 12th June.
Clodagh was eldest daughter of Arthur Morris, former Commodore of WHSC (65/69) and Mary Morris.
The name Morris is synonymous with the Juniors at WHSC every August Bank Holiday Weekend. That is the weekend when one of our oldest Junior Trophy Events is held and the prize is the Dale Morris Trophy.
Dale was a brother of Clodagh Liddy and when he was tragically killed in his late teens in a motorbike accident his parents donated the trophy in his memory. Over the years it became a trophy which was won by club members who would go on to be National and International as well as World Champions. There was such contention for it, that the late Mary Morris agreed that another trophy could be named in her honour for the older Juniors. And the Mary Morris Trophy too, is also hotly contested each Junior Regatta.
The family connection with the club continued in recent years when Clodagh’s granddaughter, daughter of Rachel Liddy, took part in the Junior Course.
A boat inventory will soon take place. Please make sure;
You have added your boats to the members portal.
You have paid any parking fees.
You have removed your boat if you no longer require storage. Please also decline the renewal online (or contact Andrea).
Renewals/declines through the membership portal (https://members.whsc.ie/), changes or amendments to the membership secretary Andrea Kennedy email@example.com
If you wish to remove your boat but are unable to travel to the club because of COVID-19 restrictions, please do so at your earliest convenience. Note that boats that are left in club storage will be invoiced accordingly.