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WHSC will be organising a Saturday Evening meal for Fireball sailors and their families.
As part of the evening there will be a FREE raffle for wetsuit and buoyancy Aid
All Fireball sailors buying a meal voucher automatically entered for a raffle courtesy of Dunmore East Adventure Centre
- 1st Prize 3mm Full Wetsuit
- 2nd Prize Buoyancy Aid
Draw takes place after Saturday Evening meal
During the weekend there will be 2 Special events for family members
Dunmore East Adventure Centre have organised a sea kayaking session on Saturday afternoon. No previous experience needed. Opportunity to explore the beaches and coves around the sailing club and admire the stunning views of cliffs and woods.
There will be a special rate of €30 per session. It’s essential that places are booked by Wednesday 21st. Phone 051 383 783 or email . See for details of their facilities.
The Dunmore East tourism group run a rambling festival in May each year with walks around the village and surrounding areas.
The group are organising a walk through the village followed by the spectacular marked walk along the cliff top. A local historian will give insight into the history, flora and fauna, delivered with thoughtful insights and humour. The walk is approximately 2.5 hours and suitable for most fitness levels. The walk will start at the sailing club on Sunday at 11.00am
This weekend the Bluegrass comes to Dunmore East and this year WHSC is getting involved….
Here are the results, and photos from the recent Flying Fifteen Southern Championships held at WHSC:
Well done to all competitors and thanks to all the club members who volunteered their time. Also thanks to Rodney Regan for the Photos.
Dale Morris Trophy
Presented by Mrs Mary Murphy to Aaron Vogelaar & Peter Queally
Presented by Claire Coleman to Hugo Boggan and Charlie Foster (joint winners)
(Parent & Child Race) Presented by Marina Harris to Charlie & Linda Foster
It was a rare honour for the Club to have the donors of all 3 trophies on hand to present them to the winners in person.
This weekend August 6th & 7th. 5 Races over 2 days. First gun Saturday at 2:30, Sunday at 11:00am.
Prizes for senior mixed fleet, junior mixed fleet and Oppies.
Entry is €5. Registration from 12:30pm.
Please text Charlie if you plan on racing: 087 2224475
Also, dinghy racing continues every Wednesday at 19:30 and Saturday at 14:30 during August.
WHSC in cooperation with Adventure Centre is organizing a display of all water activities on Sunday between 13.00 and 14.00 hrs.
Get in touch with your Instructor, Class Captain, to see how you can participate in these activities. All boats , kayaks, dinghy’s, cruisers, ribs are urged to participate to promote Dunmore East as a water sports centre and promote the club. After the display activities for each group on the water and of course the annual Cruiser Club Championships will take place.
Lifeboat ,helicopter & coast guard display for all to enjoy.
All must wear buoyancy aids, life jackets etc. according to club rules (special checks will take place by the coast guard). Boats must be early on the water to avoid congestion on the slip.
As experienced instructors are available and safety boats are on the water, we have decided to run Extra Sailing Courses on the week starting Monday 25th July. We feel there might be teenagers in the club who have finished many of the levels and would like an opportunity to get on the water and improve / practice their sailing skills.
Course C: Sailing Development Week
This course will offer sailors double handed boat handling and race training in the club 420’s and in Mirror dinghies.
The 420 is an established performance two person trapeze and spinnaker racing dinghy. There are 56,000 worldwide. This popular dinghy is sailed at school, club, open, national and international levels. The 420 is a youth development boat in Ireland.
We are delighted to announce that we have 4 racing spec 420’s at the club. This represents an exciting opportunity for students to bring their sailing on to another level
Students on this course will
- Learn the principles of double handed boat handling
- Improve trapeze and spinnaker work
- Practice line starts and other racing fundamentals
- Learn to match race
Course D: Fun Sailing Week
This course will allow young sailors get more time on the water and make the most of the summer season at the club. Students on this course will have the option to practice and perfect their sailing skills with the support of coaching and safety boat. All will get an opportunity to sail in the Club Omegas.
Course E: Catch Up Course
This course will allow students to catch up on modules for next year. This is an express course for those anxious to advance up the framework ladder and will allow an older sailor to advance with his/her age group.
The results are in for the first round of the match racing league.
The top 2 teams in each pool after 4 matches will qualify for the semi-finals
There are still places available for Pool B. Contact Charlie to enter: 087 2224475
Next Racing for Pool A: Tuesday 19th July
Next Racing for Pool B: Tuesday 12th July
Dinghy Sailors. The Prolines Match Racing League will run on Tuesdays in July. To enter your team, call or text Charlie 087 2224475. Numbers are limited.