Waterford Harbour Sailing Club – News

By: Waterford Harbour Sailing Club  05/12/2011
Keywords: water sports, Sailing, Adventure Centre

Waterford Harbour Sailing Club – News

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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.

Skippers and assorted crew from the top boats celebrate their win.

Two days of great weather and steady (if not a little light) breeze made for a very enjoyable cruiser regatta this August bank holiday weekend. Shane Statham put in an almost flawless performance to take the first place trophy for class 1. Second place in class 1 went to Ciaran McGrath, Adam Doyle, and the crew of Lady J.

The whitesail fleet was popular as ever for this event where David Marchant and his crew took the first place trophy. Second place went to Paddy Kyne and his crew on Maximus.

Thanks to all who took part and helped out over the two days.

Full Results can be found here:

Updated:

This Saturday, July 30th WHSC will hold a coffee morning and Sale of work.

Starting at 11:00am. Any donations of baked goods or bric-a-brac welcome.

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.

Parents,

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.

Mary Egan

It’s that time again… The annual cruiser night Open to all members of course! Mark your calendars for Friday July 15th for one of the biggest nights of the season. First gun is 7:30pm with drinks, followed by dinner on deck.

Live music from The Navigators all the way from Wales.

Tickets are €25 available from Gillian: 0866737258

Don’t miss it!

Kilmore Quay

The Kilmore Quay sailing club have invited us to join them for a race this Saturday during the SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, 9th July 2011 commencing 3pm. Prize giving on –shore after the race.

Yacht type, length, keel type, racing experience, recent race results, crew numbers,  type of sails.  All this is just to have a fair handicap with an aim to finish boats together.

We would propose to leave at 10am on Saturday morning weather permitting.  Bring drinks and picnic / bar-b-que

For berth reservation contact the Harbour Office, Kilmore Quay at 053-91299 55 or 087 9001037

Ring Trudi 087 2455533 for any further details

A full schedule this weekend with the tall ships visiting and lots going on in the club….

Thursday 30th June

Cruiser Racing. First Gun at 7:00pm

Saturday 2nd July

Crews from the tall ships have been invited to take part in a Cruiser race. This promises to be a real highlight of the weekend  with 8 boats confirmed and up to 40  crew. Racing will consist of two short races in white sails only run under the ECHO handicap system to allow as many boats as possible take part. The schedule is as follows:

1:00 pm Crews arrive from Waterford

1:10 pm Race Briefing

2:00 pm Race 1 First Gun.

3:00 pm Race 2 First Gun

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Back to the clubhouse for prizes, food & drinks

Sunday 3rd July

Come watch the tall ships depart with breakfast on the deck from early morning followed by BBQ and live music from 3:00pm in the afternoon.

Calling all cruiser skippers!

WHSC has invited crews from the tall ships to join us for a yacht race on  Saturday, July 2nd.

Each cruiser should be manned by it’s owner (or a designated skipper) and a competent crew member. The rest of your crew for the day will be made up of professional and volunteer sailors from the tall ships.

Racing will consist of two or three short races back to back. First gun is 14:00

Don’t worry about handicap certficates or spinnaker work, this is a fun race, and a great chance to get involved with the festival and extend a warm welcome from our club.

Come along and join the fun, banter, and music with the sailors as they get ready for their saturday morning departure.

No need to book a ticket just grab your friends and family and come along for the fun.

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

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