Adult Sailing Course
June 5th, 2013 By admin
Details of the adult sailing courses have been finalised.
Anyone interested in learning to sail can sign up by calling Karen (051 383 783) or Charlie (087 2224475). This is a great offer including sailing lessons and club membership.
Click the poster here for more info.
Ciaran Finnegan Secures Irish Place
May 23rd, 2013 By Charlie Boland
Congratulations to Ciaran Finnegan who came 2nd at the Irish Youth Nationals 4.7 fleet in Lough Derg last month. This secured him a place on the Worlds team going to Hungary in July.
This is a fantastic achievement for the WHSC sailor who will fly our flag on an international stage. He has done Waterford proud.
Ruairi Finnegan and Dougie Power entered the ultra-competitive Radial fleet both getting very respectable results.
Geoff Power also entered in the Topper fleet and did very well.
Waterford Victory in Kinsale Regatta
May 22nd, 2013 By admin
By Marcella Connolly
It was a victorious day for Waterford Sailing last weekend in Co. Cork, where the annual Spring Series Regatta was held at Kinsale. Three boats from the Dunmore East Yacht Club raced to claim top places in each of their respective classes.
Rob McConnell won the overall event at Kinsale for IRC Class 0 & 1 in Fool’s Gold. Shane Statham took first place for IRC Class 2 in Slack Alice while Dave Marchant took second place for IRC Class 3 in Flyover.
Speaking with Shane Statham at the prize giving ceremony, he said “We are absolutely thrilled that three boats from the Dunmore Yacht Club have proven themselves here today. It shows that the Dunmore Club is a force to be reckoned with and we hope that people from other clubs around Ireland will recognise this and come and join us this season for high quality competition.“
The first two weekends of the regatta had to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions meaning that a total of four races were held during the event.
Waterford Harbour Sailing Club Fitting Out Dinner 2013
May 16th, 2013 By rmarchant
Get your season off to a flying start with this year’s fitting out dinner to be held at the club on Saturday the 8th of June.
Tickets can be purchased individually at the bar for only €25. It’s a great way to meet up and get to know other members. Alternatively, organise eight of your family & friends to share a table.
Enjoy a choice of starter, main & desert prepared by our experienced chef. Our new Commodore will say a few words and we wish to acknowledge the triumph of our WHSC boats in Kinsale this April.
View our extensive trophy collection in the new display cabinet. There will be a photographer on hand to capture the event.
We need to raise some of the €1000 needed for a windless for our committee boat. The new windless will advance the standard of racing at W.H.S.C. even further.
We’ll round off the evening with some live music at the bar. So buy your tickets soon and help make this a successful event for your club. See you there.
7:30 June 8th
· Champagne Reception
· Pre-dinner drinks at the bar.
· 3 course table d’hôte meal in our decorated function room.
· Commodores address and formal recognition of the success of all W.H.S.C. boats in the Kinsale Spring series.
· Photographer to take photos of crews and trophies.
· Raffle to support the purchase of an anchor windless for Club Red.
· Drinks and entertainment at the bar.
Tickets available at the bar. Be sure to purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Crane lift Saturday 18th May
May 14th, 2013 By rmarchant
Anyone thinking about craning in this Saturday should ring Nicki (Waterford Crane Hire) on 0866002424? He’ll be putting boats in this Saturday.
Junior Sailing Course Updates
May 7th, 2013 By admin
Attention all Members
The Kites and Wires course starting on 1/7 is now closed.
Spaces are still available on Go Racing 1 starting on 1/7, Adventure starting on 15/7 and Kites & Wires starting 22/7, but they filling up fast.
Please be reminded that the Kites & Wires course requires an appropriate boat with a Spinnaker and Trapeze. The Club has 420’s available for rent for Kites & Wires. The Adventure Course can not be completed in a single handed dinghy, the Club has an Omega and the ISA Argo’s for rent for the Adventure Course.
All other July courses have spaces but they are limited.
Please book to avoid disappointment.
2013 Calendar is out now!
May 3rd, 2013 By admin
The 2013 WHSC calendar is out now. This years theme is the history of Dunmore and WHSC, it contains some great pictures of days gone by.
You can pick up a copy at the bar.
Thanks to our sponsors (see the ads above) and to Rene Wubben for putting it all together.
Expansion to the Slip Has Begun
May 1st, 2013 By admin
Some good news for the boating community in the South-East. Works have commenced to extend the slip. The photos below were taken by a club member last weekend. We look forward to a safer, and more usable slip for all…
Dunmore East Mention in Afloat Magazine
April 29th, 2013 By admin
Dunmore East has gotten some serious attention in an article on Afloat.ie
The author examines possibilities for developing the harbour for leisure use.
April 15th, 2013 By admin
The Mirror Association would like to invite all ex Mirror sailors and budding Mirror sailors to join them at their regional, national and world events this year. 2013 will see Lough Derg host the Mirror World Championship, which is a fantastic opportunity for young sailors to participate in a world class event.
6th & 7th April: Westerns – Lough Ree YC Athlone
4th & 5th May: Easterns – RIYC Dun Laoghaire
21st & 22nd June: O’Dowd & Bronze Fleet Event – Sligo YC
6th & 7th July: Southerns – Mullingar Sailing Club
22nd – 25th July: Nationals – Lough Derg YC
29th July – 2nd August: Worlds – Lough Derg YC
24th – 25th August: Northerns – Skerries Sailing Club.
Mirrors dinghies will be made available to rent for entry to the World Championship and the association welcome newcomers to join in with their training and regional events to prepare for the Worlds this summer.