Category: News

Job Vacancy – WHSC BOAT MANAGER 2021

Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, Dunmore East, Co Waterford, is seeking a person to manage the club’s fleet of Dinghies and Ribs for the summer season of 2021. The position is a seasonal full-time position running from the first week of June to the second week of September.

The inventory of boats consists of 28 dinghies of various classes and 7 ribs used for rescue and coaching.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the storage, maintenance, support equipment and allocation of boats at all times.

Reporting to the outdoor amenities officer and liaising daily with the leaders of the various interested parties such as club racing, water time, adult sailing, schools sailing, etc. The successful candidate will ensure accurate records are kept of all boat inventories and users, and that all assets are maintained and fit for purpose. An online booking system will facilitate the efficient allocation of boats. Additional duties will include the management of moorings and dinghy parking including the day to day organization of the boat house.

The successful candidate is likely to be an experienced sailor with excellent organization and communication skills. The ability to conduct minor repairs is a distinct advantage.

Salary will reflect experience and skill set.

Applications by email to

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Dinghy Championships 2020- Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

The WHSC Dinghy 2020 Open Club Championship will take place next weekend Saturday August 8th and Sunday August 9th. Races will be held on Saturday, two on Sunday. Entertainment and BBQ also !

Note we are expecting the biggest championship at YOUR club yet and there is a huge success dependency on volunteerism so please step forward indicate your contribution at the link below.

Exciting Racing

Races will be run for

  • Senior PY
  • Junior PY
  • Main Fleet Optimists
  • Regatta Fleet Optimists

Saturday – fleet briefings from 10:00am. First Gun 11am
Sunday – fleet briefings from 11:00am. First Gun 12pm
See Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions attached.

Trophies will be awarded to Senior Club Champion, Junior Club Champion, Optimist Club Champion, Topper Club Champion, Mirror Club Champion Best Laser and Lady Helm and Classic Boat. There will also be numerous runner up prizes as well as some fun prizes.


For the first time registration and fee payments are exclusively online – no more queues !

  • euro15 per sailor
  • All must register individually here by boat
  • Note Registration will close on Friday 7th August 2pm.
  • Booking queries to Maria Whyte

Sailing Supper and Live Music

Free entertainment by local musician Ross Kerley on Saturday evening.
Hot Sailing Supper by outside-catering will be available for adults and kids at reasonable prices.


Title and / or co-sponsorship have become available. Contact Ben O’Sullivan, Kimm Phelan or any committee member to learn of the benefits. h

Volunteer and make a difference

Thanks for considering. Please select your availability and preferred role here.

BBQ on Sunday after prize-giving!

Remember regular Sunday barbeque at 5:30pm

Filed under: Dinghys, Events, Juniors, News, Racing

Club seeking Racing Mark Sponsors

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Dear Members,
It’s been a great season on the water so far.. To keep this going we’re seeking a €500 sponsor to cover 4 racing marks for our busy little club… Perhaps you or your business would like to take this great opportunity to contribute to WHSC. If you can’t stretch to four marks perhaps you’d consider 2 or 1 ?

Interest parties contact Ian Doolan 086-8136193.

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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

Filed under: Dinghys, Events, Juniors, News, Racing

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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