Category: Powerboats

VHF COURSES – Register interest for an upcoming VHF course

This is a call to register your interest in scheduling a VHF course at WHSC
We have a number for names but need more participants to schedule a date.

Course requires 1 evening and 1 full day of training and is normally offered as follows:

Friday 18:30 – 21:30, Saturday 09:30 – 17:30 ( incl. exam)

if you are interested in the course, please contact Nicholas Walsh at walshnich@gmail.com or 086 256 9636.

ABOUT VHF COURSE

A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment.

The aim of the course, is to provide trainees understanding (practical and theoretical) of VHF communication at sea. The course includes training, preparation and examination for VHF radio license, required by the Irish Government.

All skippers and power-boat/rescue-boat skippers must be licensed radio-operators. Crews on yachts and rescue craft are encouraged to learn and become licensed operators also. A VHF license is highly recommended pre-requisite for ISA ‘Safety Boat’ candidates.

Successful attainment of a licence and associated personal identity radio codes from the Department will allow the holder to fully benefit from DSC emergency functions of his / her modern VHF radio or EPIRB in sending pre-defined digital distress messages.

Venue: WHSC Club house.

Equipment: VHF handsets are provided but if you have your own set please bring it along.

Cost: 220 EUR/per person (incl. tuition, oral and written examination, Irish Government VHF License and DSC codes)

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Dunmore Harbour Festival 2019 – Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th of May

WHSC

Dunmore Harbour Festival 2019 Will take place on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th of May

Following the Festival launch at 11am on Saturday 18th WHSC are delighted to welcome the Norwegian Ambassador & friends.

Members and the public are invited to join us for some fun at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club (WHSC) with Power Boat trips around the bay for only €5 per person from 11am to 3pm every half hour each day. WHSC function rooms will also be open to host a series of talks based around health, wellness, history & more!

Important members notice: Access to boat sheds must be kept clear Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th of May.

Other events taking place around Dunmore East during the festival

  • Visit research vessel R.V. Keary
  • Portally Walks with Flahavan’s
  • Harbour Evening Paint Out with Dave West
  • Hooks and Crookes Concert at St. Andrews Church

For more information check out https://www.facebook.com/DunmoreHarbourFestival/

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Additional Powerboat Courses

Some members have been busy this spring gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to safely, and effectively, skipper an open powerboat. They have been awarded with the very useful ISA ‘ National Powerboat Certificate’ Due to ongoing demand course offerings have been extended into (warmer!) May and June.

See here for more info and contact Gary Curran on 086 2623727 or by email info@southcoastsailing.net
with further enquiries.

Note the club have purchased 3 new RIBs and are actively facilitating subsequent driving experience for recent course graduates during ongoing dinghy coaching and RIB programs.. Don’t miss out !

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ISA ‘Safety Boat’ Course – May 25th,26th.

A two-day course will be delivered at WHSC, Dunmore East in partnership with the Irish National Sailing School, Dun Laoghaire.

The course is designed for those seeking to improve their competency in the sport and focuses upon areas such as escorting racing fleets of dinghies, windsurfers and canoes; providing safety and rescue cover for training fleets and assisting in race management duties.

Syllabus

  • Preparation of boat for use
  • Basic boat handling
  • Race management (sailing boats)
  • Approaching and assisting sailing dinghies and other watercraft
  • Towing
  • Incident management and medical emergencies

Details

  • 9:30am – 5pm, May 25th and 26th
  • WHSC Dunmore East
  • Pre-requisite: National Power Cert (often referred as Level 2 Powerboat) or equivalent and 20 hours driving experience
  • Cost €299
  • Book directly with INSS Dun Laoghaire. Contact Dave (01) 2844195
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VHF Course, March 29th & 30th

Places are still available. Contact Nicholas Walsh at walshnich@gmail.com or 086 256 9636

A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment. Find all details here

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VHF COURSES – March 29th & 30th.

A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment.

The aim of the course, is to provide trainees understanding (practical and theoretical) of VHF communication at sea. The course includes training, preparation and examination for VHF radio license, required by the Irish Government.

All skippers and power-boat/rescue-boat skippers must be licensed radio-operators. Crews on yachts and rescue craft are encouraged to learn and become licensed operators also. A VHF license is highly recommended pre-requisite for ISA ‘Safety Boat’ candidates.

Successful attainment of a licence and associated personal identity radio codes from the Department will allow the holder to fully benefit from DSC emergency functions of his / her modern VHF radio or EPIRB in sending pre-defined digital distress messages.

Dates: Course requires 1 evening and 1 full day of training and is offered as follows:

Friday 29/03/2019 18:30 – 21:30

Saturday 30/03/2019 09:30 – 17:30 ( incl. exam)

Additional courses may be scheduled subject to demand.

Venue: WHSC Club house.

Equipment: VHF handsets are provided but if you have your own set please bring it along.

Cost: 220 EUR/per person (incl. tuition, oral and written examination, Irish Government VHF License and DSC codes)

Confirmation: if you are interested in the course, please contact Nicholas Walsh at walshnich@gmail.com or 086 256 9636. Note fees will be collected in advance of the course.

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Learn to Powerboat at WHSC this Spring. Places Limited !


Happy New Year to all

It’s time for New Years resolutions or refreshing old ones! Consider adding a great life skill – Powerboating – in 2019 and the club will endeavor to facilitate supervised hours of driving experience after graduation ! Places have been filling up fast so read on and sign up today to avoid disappointment.

WHSC have partnered with South Coast Sailing to offer Power Boat training in Dunmore East this spring. Courses will result in award of up to the

ISA ‘ National Powerboat’ Certificate’ . Places are limited so please survey course availability and complete your booking here

Subject to demand, ISA ‘ Safety Boat’ course may also be offered.

For more info on either offerings or to express your interest in the ‘Safety Boat’ course contact details for Gary Curran – 086 2623727 or or info@southcoastsailing.net

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A great day to Tramore

Last Sunday saw 13 boats head for Tramore.

The Invitation by The Ritz Bar was in aid of the RNLI.

A well organized trip by our hosts ; ferrying by Dave Kelly and the RNLI

saw cruisers and racers alike have a great day.

Here are a few pictures

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Membership Renewal 2018 – be an early bird!

Hope you all have received your renewal package in the mail for 2018

If you have not received it, you can download the pack here – http://www.whsc.ie/membership/

or please e-mail Andrea Kennedy (whscmembers@gmail.com) and she will forward a renewal package to you.

Apply now to avail of the early bird discount (expires April 13th)

Please be advised the free boat parking scheme associated with debentures has ceased as per vote at 2017 AGM.
Unfortunately there was still a mention of this on some of the early revisions of application for boat parking however this is NOT correct, apologies for the inaccuracy.

With kind regards
Rene

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Reminder – Annual General Meeting – Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse

Dear Member,
I wish to advise you that the 86th WHSC AGM and the 51st Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Limited AGM will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse.

 

Agenda:

  1. Minutes of 85th WHSC & 50th Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Limited AGM 2016
  2. Commodores Report
  3. Hon. Treasurers Report
  4. Adoption of Accounts
  5. Motions or Special Resolutions
  6. Cruiser Captains report
  7. Dinghy Sailing Secretary Report
  8. Junior Sailing Report
  9. House Report
  10. Election of the Honorary Officers and Committee Members of the Club
  11. A.O.B. appropriate to the AGM
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