WHSC Newsletter #16: Summer is drawing to a close…

Welcome to WHSC Newsletter #16

Congratulations to Eoin Byrne

Warmest congratulations to Eoin Byrne who finished eighth out of a 24 boat 4.7 fleet at the recent ILCA (Laser) Nationals at Tralee Bay SC, which was held between August 18 and 21. Eoin was also eighth in the silver fleet at the British Topper Nationals in Weymouth and Portland earlier this month. A very impressive double.

Lady Helm winners

Congratulations to the winners of last weekend’s Lady Helm races, IRC winner Trudi on Slack Alice, and Julia and crew on Monkey Business. Congratulations to all participants and thanks to Andre Passberger for the images (below).

Dinghy sailing continues throughout September

With many sailors back to school and the nights closing in, there’s no sailing on Wednesday evenings. However, Saturday afternoons will continue till the end of the month, and training for Optimists and Toppers will continue.

Toppers will sail their Club Championships over three races each weekend with first gun at 2pm, and the PY fleets will have their first gun at 3pm for two races. PY fleets 1 and 2 are encouraged not to interfere with the Toppers as much as possible. As always, anyone not sailing is encouraged to volunteer for safety on the water.

Cruiser Sailing

Our cruiser fleet is still getting out on Thursday nights with a slightly earlier start time of 6.30pm planned to account for darker evenings.

This Sunday will see a coastal race of approximately 40 miles. Briefing 8.30am, first gun 9am. See the WhatsApp group for more details.

Club Opening Hours for September

Please see below for our adjusted opening hours for September:

Thurs 5pm – close

Fri 5pm – 9pm

Sat 12 noon – 8pm

Sun 10am – flexible

Opening times are subject to sailing going ahead. If sailing is cancelled due to weather, then the bar will be closed, and this will be communicated as soon as possible.

Message from our Dinghy Captain Conor Cronin

A number of incidents have been brought to the attention of the WHSC Committee regarding items being stolen from members’ boats. This, as a behaviour, is completely unacceptable for our membership, and it’s clear with particular incidents that a great effort must have been made to remove the items taken from a member’s boat. If you do not have what is required on your own boat this is your responsibility.

The club has some regularly needed items available to purchase and this should be the first port of call.

Any and all incidents occurring will be investigated with the club’s CCTV. We are a community and a club, and we need to be able to trust each other and trust that our belongings are safe with each other. If you have any information regarding any of the incidents which have been detailed on WhatsApp groups, please contact one of the admins within that group. If you have borrowed an item from another sailor’s boat with the intention of returning it, or you have inadvertently ended up with someone else’s property, please do make the effort to return it now.

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