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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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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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Junior Sailing Course Schedule 2018 published

The Junior Sailing Course Schedule 2018 has been published, you will find full information pack here – summary below.


 

COURSE     WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4 WEEK 5 WEEK 6 WEEK 7 WEEK 8 WEEKLY BOAT RENTAL BOAT RENTAL FEE
NAME   Min Age JUNE 25TH JULY 2ND JULY 9TH JULY 16TH JULY 23RD JULY 30TH AUG 6TH AUG 13TH COURSE FEE Limited Availability PER WEEK
LEARN TO SAIL AND FUN SAILING                        
Teen Week   13Yrs  ✓              ✓ 195.00 Included
Boating Buddies   7yrs    ✓    ✓         120.00 Included
Cool Cadets   8yrs             120.00 Included
Beginners   9yrs         170.00 Not Included
Developing   10yrs         170.00 Not Included
Intermediate   11yrs         170.00 Not Included
Improvers   12yrs         170.00 Not Included
ADVANCED SKILLS                          
Race Coaching   12yrs         170.00 Not Included
420 Sailing   14yrs         220.00 Included
Wayfarer Sailing   14yrs         220.00 Included
ISA ACCREDITED COURSES
Start Sailing   9yrs            ✓  ✓   170.00 Not Included
Basic Skills   10yrs            ✓  ✓   170.00 Not Included
Improving Skills   11yrs            ✓  ✓   170.00 Not Included
ADVANCED SKILLS                          
Go Racing   12yrs             200.00 Not Included
Advanced Boat Handling   13yrs            ✓  ✓   200.00 Not Included
Kites & Wires   14yrs            ✓  ✓   220.00 Included
Adventure   14yrs            ✓  ✓   220.00 Included
                           
Assistant Instructor   16yrs             250.00 None None

Note 1: Assistant Instructor courses = Two X 2 week courses – limited to 3 places each course

Note 2: Participation in an ISA accrediting course does not guarantee your certification – you must be able to demonstrate that you have understood and can complete the relevant
skills to achieve certification. Similar to acquiring new skills in any discipline, the more time you spend practicing the better you will become. So we encourage you to gain
as much experience and time on the water as you can outside of course time. Take any and every opportunity that comes your way to go sailing, even if it’s not in a boat
that you have sailed before – get out there, have fun and enjoy your sailing.

Note 3: All courses begin at 9.30am everyday, except the TEEN WEEK beginning June 25th which begins on Monday 25th at 2pm, but begins at
9.30am all other days, and also excepting BOATING BUDDIES and COOL CADETS both begin at 10am and finish at 2pm daily.
All courses finish at 4.30pm everyday, except on WEDNESDAYS, when we break at 1pm, and everyone comes back at 5pm for club racing, which finishes about 9pm.

Note 4:  If you book 3 or more weeks in July you can avail of a 50% >discount on August courses.

The provision of each course is subject to demand and is at the discretion of the Commodore and the Junior Organiser.


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