Topper Ireland SOUTHERNS Championship 2019

Waterford Harbour Sailing Club – Dunmore East on Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd June 2019

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Event Information

Waterford Harbour Sailing Club in conjunction with Topper Ireland are pleased to be hosting the 2019 Topper Southern Championships at Dunmore East in County Waterford in mid June.

Additionally, with the support of Irish Sailing we will host a Topper Training Day immediately preceeding the Championships.

We look forward to welcoming all the young Topper sailors and their parents to our club and hope that a weekend of competitive sailing and fun is enjoyed by all.

Date Time
Friday 21st June 10:30-16:30 Coaching (optional)
Friday 21st June 17.00 – 19.30 hours Registration
Saturday 22nd June 09.00 – 10.15 hours Registration

10.30 hours Competitors Briefing

12.25 hours Warning Signal for First Race
Sunday 23rd June 10.25 hours Warning Signal for First Race

15.30 hours No Warning Signal will be made after this time

How to get there:

When arriving in Waterford:

  • Take the ring road to Ardkeen Hospital roundabout and turn right onto the R684 to Dunmore East

or

  • Drive down the quays and turn left immediately after the Tower Hotel onto the Dunmore Road (R684)

Dunmore East is approx. 18km from Waterford City centre and the sailing club is located on the west pier of the Fisheries Harbour.
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Parking:

Boat Parking: When you arrive at the club there will be designated areas for boats to be parked with separate sections reserved for Junior and Youth boats. Please follow the instructions of our boat park attendants.

Car & RIB Trailer Parking: Vehicle, boat and/or RIB trailer owners will be requested not to park in the area around the clubhouse or west pier. Limited parking will be available between the Harbour Masters Office and the RNLI Station.

There is a large parking area, known as Shanoon close to the harbour area. To avoid congestion in the harbour area it is suggested that visitors should park at Shanoon. To get there you should drive down onto the harbour access road and immediately turn right after the Apartments up to the parking area. There are good views of Dunmore East from Shanoon and WHSC clubhouse is only a short walk from there. Please note that Shanoon is not a supervised parking area.

RIB Launching:

If you intend to bring a RIB then please fill in ‘Visiting RIB Registration Form’ during Registration.

RIBs can be launched down the slip behind the clubhouse any time prior to the event but RIB owners are requested not to launch after 9am on the Saturday or Sunday morning of the event to avoid unnecessary congestion around the clubhouse and on the slip.

Topper Boat Road Trailers:

A fenced area in front of the RNLI Station will be reserved for boat road trailers, however space in this area is limited and not guaranteed.

Club Catering:

Friday 21st June: Pizzas will be available in the clubhouse all day

Saturday 22nd June: Tea/coffee & cake available all morning

Hot pasta for sailors immediately coming off the water

‘Event BBQ’ starts at 5pm

Sunday 23rd June: Tea/coffee & toasties available all day

Hot pasta for sailors immediately coming off the water

Sunday BBQ immediately after Prize Giving

Parents are particularly requested to support the ‘Event BBQ’ on the Saturday evening to make it an enjoyable occasion for all.

Competitors should bring their own packed lunch each day in a waterproof lunch bag for consumption on the water.

Tides:

Date Time (BST) Height
Saturday 22nd June 03.47 1.2

09.27 4.0m

16.13 1.2m

21.51 4.1m
Sunday 23rd June 04.29 1.3m

10.07 3.9m

16.56 1.3m

22.34 3.9m

Note: Boats can be launched from the slip at all stages of tide.

Useful Links:

  • For information on Hotels, B&B, Restaurants, Pubs and Camping go to: www.discoverdunmore.com
  • Dunmore East Adventure Centre is located beside WHSC and offers a range of fun activities and a marine shop with a great selection of wetsuits, sailing gear and dinghy supplies – for info go to: www.dunmoreadventure.com