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Oppie parts wanted

ned's oppie

Our hobby group is on Monday nights donating some of their free time working on repairs of the club Oppies.  Do you have any oppie parts in a box in the garage or attic ? Any part is very welcome. these boats will enable us to welcome new members to the club to give them a taste of sailing.

Everybody is very welcome on Monday nights from 19.00 till 22.00 to give a helping hand. Even if you come only the odd time. Help is needed for all the club boats; they do need a lot of attention.

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Sailing south coast this summer

This year South Coast Sailing will be cruising and training in conjunction with Irish National Sailing School (INSS) the cruises will incorporate many ports along the South Coast including Dunmore East and are all 5 day courses.

for more info contact Gary Curran o86-2623727  or visit website


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Laying Up Dinner

This Saturday Laying Up Dinner in the Strand Hotel.

Time 20.00 hours

3 Course meal from a beautiful menu for Euro 25

please reserve your space with Ronan by text 086-8101100.

An evening  not to miss.



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Our young sailors on tour this year


Some of our home grown sailors we do not see around the club very often…

not because they are not sailing but because they are flying the flag  of WHSC sometimes in far corners of this world

Ciaran Finnegan this year is ranked as the 1st Youth Laser radial sailor. Sailing in the Youth Pathway Nationals he secured a 7th place and the UK Nationals in reached a 10th place and many more great results in other events. Time on the water and participation in events is what you need to do and that dedication can get you where Ciaran is now:)

geoff power
Geoff and James; You will see more from them in the next few years

In the 420’s we had 2 Waterford sailors in 2 different boats. WHSC sailor Geoff Power in his first Season with James McCann has straight gone to the top echelons of the class. On the very pinnacle but also in his last season in the 420’s was our Dougie Elmes with Colin O’Sullivan.  Douglas Elmes Colin had their hands full keeping the 420 with Geoff at bay.

Spot the proud father of Douglas Elmes
Spot the proud father of Douglas Elmes

Douglas Elmes secured in the World Championships in San Remo Italy 24th place and in the Under 17 group Geoff Power produced a very classy 29th place.  When they came home the ding dong between these sailors did not stop and Dougie took the National title with Geoff in 3rd Place. Douglas is now moving on to the 49’rs and we wish him well in this new boat. We can surely look forward to some good sailing in the 420’s next season by young Mr Power when he and James build up there experience.

When you meet these lads at the harbour you have to take your hat off !

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Crane lifts Saturday 17/9 and 1/10


A Flying 30 being launched

A crane has been arranged for lifting out boats now the season is coming to an end.

First Crane lift Saturday 17/9 starting at 08.30

Second Lift Saturday 1/10 starting at 08.30

if you want to be craned out contact Shane Statham who coordinates the crane.

If you need boat storage Shane can assist too !    PHONE 086-8245430


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New Look website and PR

Behind the screens we are working on next year’s PR for WHSC.

A lot of good work has been done ; but we need to use the media to spread the word of what WHSC has to offer.

This PR team will also support the various officers for Events, functions, sailing courses etc.

in our PR team we have:

Website burgee

Kevin Brennan and Creevan Brennan

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Catherine McMullen

Kate Dunne

Sheila Elmes


Ben O’Sullivan.

Kevin and Creevan are looking at this moment for your input for the website. What do you want to see on our website ?

Please E-mail    All comments are welcome.

We can have the best website available . do not wait with your comments until we are finished please…


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St Mullin’s Trip


The Fleet departs
The Fleet departs

17 ribs / motor boats set off at 9.30 last Monday with a total of 72 people on board , bound for St Mullins in Carlow led by Shane Statham.

New Ross with Dunbrody in background
New Ross with Dunbrody in background

After a stop to refuel and pick up some new passengers in New Ross , we made the 27 mile trip in good time and landed about 11.30 after a magical journey up the river …the scenery was absolutely stunning

The 2 sisters now !
On the 2 sisters now !

Martin in the Mulliochan Cafe had some wonderful food ready for all the seafarers having opened specially for WHSC as Monday is normally  a closed day for them.

A rear sight for all participants and all visitors to St Mullins
A rear sight for all participants and all visitors to St Mullins

Tides dictated that we had to depart again before 1.30 and the last three boats will testify to very shallow water … A close thing !

The journey back down river was equally enjoyable and it was  really pleasing  that all boats arrived back to the clubhouse without any engine issues.

Safely back at the moorings
Safely back at the moorings
Thanks Shane for all the guidance. You make a good delivery skipper for the cruisers...
Thanks Shane for all the guidance. You make a good delivery skipper for the cruisers…

If you missed the trip you will enjoy the video !

We had a  fun presentation afterwards in the clubhouse with little Seb Harris being feted as our youngest participant

More days out like this are a must for WHSC members

Well done to everyone & more to follow


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Family Fun sailing

 family sailing

WHSC Saturday Morning Family Fun Sailing

WHSC are going to run a Family Sailing session every Saturday Morning

10.30 – 12.00hrs from the 7th July to the 20th August,

 There will be a Instructor on hand to help give children the basics of sailing while having fun and gaining confidence on the water. This session is aimed at children who are not old enough for the WHSC sailing courses.

We will have rescue cover and a qualified instructor available but are reliant on parents to assist on the day. Parents and children can sail together or children can sail on their own if water-confident.

There are club boats available to use, Omegas, Optimists and Wayfarers.

To make these sessions possible, we require assistance from parents on and off the water.

On the water:      To take club boats out with the children

Sail own dinghy with your own children with rescue cover available

Assist with rescue cover

Onshore:               Rigging and de-rigging boats with children

                                Assisting on slip with launch and recovery.

Attractive introductory membership rates for new families are available on the website.

Due to expected high demand and limited club boats, places will be limited.


Please drop us a text/email/call if you are interested.

Stuart & Nicola Harris (Stuart, 087 9696564 or

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Family fun Sailing

WHSC is organizing on Saturday mornings a family sailing morning. Organized with the whole family in mind this might be the way to get used to be introduced to sailing. open to members and new members with very attractive rates. Try sailing, Bring out the children, come and try sailing in the safety of instructors.

please follow the link for full details.

WHSC Saturday Morning Family Fun Sailing



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