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

2nd February, 2018

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.

In relation to any notices of motion and special resolutions that members may wish to bring forward at the AGM Section 6 (7) of the WHSC Rules and Regulations applies as follows:

All notices of motion and special resolutions that members may wish to bring forward at the AGM must be submitted to the Honorary Secretary in writing, together with the names of the proposer and seconder at least seven clear days before the date of the meeting. To be passed such motions and resolutions shall require a majority of two thirds of members present and entitled to vote”

Details should be forwarded to John Elmes, Hon. Secretary, Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, The Harbour, Dunmore East, X91XV1X or email


  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

Yours sincerely,

John D Elmes
Hon. Secretary

Download WHSC Notice of AGM

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Spanish Laying up dinner Saturday 4th of November

Location : WHSC Clubhouse

Date 04/11

Time 19.30

This year our laying up dinner will take on home turf in our clubhouse.

We will have the usual mix of traditional events and some light entertainment after the dinner in the bar.

Catering by the Lemon Tree and Joan will surprise us with a 6 course Tapas dinner

There will be some very special dishes that will please everybody’s pallete

Welcome drink by Stonewell Cider with their limited edition apple and rhubarb cider.

(Stonewell Rós won the prestigious Supreme Champion, Best in Ireland Award at the Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards this summer!)

Recognition awards for cruisers and dinghies and the volunteer of the year

This is an event for Cruisers , dinghies and All members

Booking for this dinner will be essential as spaces are limited ! Register below on eventbrite link to confirm your reservation …….

>Book here on Eventbrite<

Cost per head Euro 30,-

Time 19.30 for 20.00 hours

6 Course Menu

  • 1st course served to the bar – Chorizo cooked in Sherry, Marinated Olives, Manchego Cheese & Honey
  • Chickpea & Tomato Stew, Toast & Saffron Aioli
  • Calamari, Garlic Sauce
  • Paella
  • Slow cooked Beef Cheeks, Polenta
  • Custard Pot, Fresh Berries, Biscotti
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Cruiser and RIB trip – Saltee Islands – Sunday 30th July

This Sunday join us for a memorable joint cruiser and RIB expedition to the amazing Saltee Islands. For many centuries, the Great Saltee was home to pirates and smugglers but nowadays is a protected wildlife sanctuary.

View the spectacular colonies of puffins, guillemots and razorbills as we approach from the sea. We hope to get ashore for a picnic on the beach and allow you a chance to take photos of this unique landscape.

This special joint trip depends heavily upon weather conditions and will only go ahead if conditions are suitable. If not, we will opt for a more sheltered outing. Join us on Sunday 30th on our buccaneering adventure. All pirates welcome! Text, call or email us before Saturday afternoon.

Cruisers contact Barry McConnell (087) 225 9962 barry

RIBs contact Joe Friel (087) 418 9033 joe


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JO Call – Oppy or Rib Available Next Week ?

Hi all,

Hope you’re all enjoying this fab weather.

Would anyone who’s not doing a sailing course in their oppy next week or the week after, consider lending or renting their boat to some young sailors who are keen to have a go but don’t yet have a boat? And if anyone is thinking of selling an oppy please let me know and I can put it out there.

Also, any rib owners out there consider lending their rib to the junior sailing courses next week and/or the week after? All our instructors are qualified and certified to drive.

In anticipation, grateful JO!


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Photo Competition

We have a blank wall in the stairs of our club house and would like to fill this wall with 4 great pictures of what WHSC has to offer.

To do so successfully we are having a photo competition open to all. ALL ENTRIES will be displayed in the clubhouse and 4 winners will be chosen from the following categories.

A) Social

B) Dinghy

C) Cruiser

D) Powerboat

All entries to : Waterfordharboursc

Closing September 1st

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RIB Trip – Saturday 8th July – Another Viking Invasion!

The weather forecast for Saturday is looking great so get your RIB on the water. We’re off to invade Waterford City and are taking the same route as the Vikings did many years ago! We’ll show you the way, point out some of the sights enroute and we even have a river chart for you to keep. It’s not a race so nobody will be left behind.

We have arranged for FREE secure mooring in the Waterford City Marina which is perfectly located at Customs House Parade. You have an hour to enjoy the City. Why not go for a coffee and a ‘low calorie’ treat to Galweys Café on Henrietta Street? Or perhaps a quick visit to the Fat Angel tapas bar? There are plenty of options available. Here’s the plan:

2pm: Assemble in WHSC Clubhouse for quick safety briefing.

2.30pm: RIBs depart.

4pm: Arrive at Waterford City Marina.

5pm: Depart for return journey to Dunmore East.

Come on – join us on Saturday afternoon. To ensure we have enough mooring space, please text or call Joe Friel (087) 418 9033 before Friday evening. Hopefully the Lions will win their final test match on Saturday morning and we will have a good excuse to have a modest celebration in Waterford City!


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Try Sailing A Big Success – Thank you all.

Hi All,

The committee extends it gratitude to all who have made the Try Sailing Tuesday a big success.

Our Facebook and Website campaigners Nuala Treacy and Kevin Brennan who looked after the PR side of things and the priceless support from WLRFM’s Des Whelan, Oliver McCann and Mary O’Neill. Their advertising campaign and broadcast from the water helped us again with giving our club a wider appeal. THANK YOU ALL.

Over 4 Tuesdays we maxed our capacity and took to the water with over 180 guests in total.
It is up to all of us to turn these interested people into new members, crew for our cruisers, to build on our future. You will see new faces in the club house they could be your new friends to sail with.

Thanks, in no small part, to all of those who have assisted in organising, and I must say fantastic helpful instructors; this season’s instructors are a pleasure to work with !!. A special mention to our cruiser skippers who welcomed our introducees on board; John Cassidy, Finbar Cowman, Bill McConnell, Jamies Cleary, Conor O’Nolan, Charlie Boland, Dave Marchant, Robert Marchant, Tom Kennedy and Barry McConnell.

We are now evaluating how to build on this; extend it, make a smaller format or integrate it into racing evenings somehow. ? Any advise welcome and support for ideas.


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Another great job by Rescue 117

James Young one of our latest new members was one of the rescuers of a small rib driver which was thrown of his boat in Tramore bay. It seemed like NO KILL CORD APPLIED😡…… The sailor was brought to shore by James but later airlifted to Waterford hospital for treatment. And the boat ? Probably still doing circles….

A poignant reminder to everyone using the waters to be vigilant, no matter what the conditions always wear a lifejacket and tell someone where you are going and what time you expect to return. If you see someone in difficulty in the water dial 112 or 999 and ask for Coast Guard. Well done to all involved in the Rescue.

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Last Call for RIB trip! – Saturday 24th

Just a quick reminder – Don’t forget, the first RIB trip is planned for this Saturday (24th). Even better, conditions are great for a quick RIB outing to Duncannon and no rain is forecast. Of course, you’ll be in safe company and nobody will be left behind. Ask the family or a few friends along. Lunch will be in the superb Strand Tavern!

12.30pm Clubhouse for quick safety briefing.

1.30pm Depart for Duncannon.

2.15pm Lunch in Strand Tavern.

4.00pm Return to Dunmore East.

Go on – push the boat out! Let us know how many will be in your RIB. We need to reserve lunch so text before Friday afternoon to Joe Friel, RIB Captain (087) 418 9033 or simply email


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RIB Servicing – Tuesday 27th

Special thanks to Pat Power who has kindly contacted the RIB servicing specialists in Dungarvan. To save you time and hassle, they will visit Dunmore East on Tuesday (27th). Get that engine tuned for the Summer fun ahead! To arrange a service, just text Pat Power before Tuesday on (087) 259 1888.


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