WHSC Newsletter #17: It’s time to think about winterising

As the season draws to a close, welcome to WHSC Newsletter #17

It’s almost time to move your boats from the dinghy park

Reminder to all members who have a boat in the dinghy park along the West Pier (beside the main Clubhouse) that they must remove their dinghy from the dinghy park by 30th September. WHSC only have use of that space between April – September each year. If you have any queries please contact one of the Committee members.

Topper Club Championships Saturday September 17

Good luck to all taking part in the Topper Club Championships today, Saturday 17. First gun is at 2pm, and we hope to get four races done. If you’re around, please come down and help out. Enjoy the Topper fleet laying up dinner this evening.

Congratulations to these WHSC sailors

Congratulations due to the following WHSC sailors who have been representing the Club in National events recently:

  • Congratulations to Julian Hughes and the crew of Root 1, who placed 3rd in the 1720 Nationals in Baltimore recently. Well done too to Rob McConnell and Niall Power and their crews who also sailed in the event.
  • We’re very proud of all our sailors who took part in the Optimist Ulster Championships in Howth last week, with special congratulations to those who took home prizes: Nessa Brazil (who came 1st in the Senior Bronze fleet), Rory Whyte (1st in Senior Silver fleet) and Jack Doolan (5th in Junior Bronze fleet). And a very big well done to all those who represented WHSC at the event. It’s great to see such strong representation from the next generation.
  • Congratulations to Max Sweetman who took part in the 420 Nationals in Rush recently. Max crewed with Jack McDowell (MYC) at the helm, with the scratch pairing finishing 2nd in gold fleet.
  • Big congratulations to Eoin Byrne who finished off a great season’s sailing in the Topper fleet, including an 8th place in the silver fleet at the British Nationals with a selection for the Irish Sailing Laser 4.7 squad.

Thanks to all who helped recover an adrift boat

Thanks to all who immediately rowed in when a member’s yacht recently came adrift from its mooring and helped recover it from Stony Cove and move it to the pontoon. It was a really heartening example of the community spirit of the club in action.

And finally…

Adult sailing has been continuing throughout September. Thanks to Kim for keeping it going.

Tomorrow – Sunday September 18th – may be one of the last Water Times of the season, so get out and enjoy being on the water. Thanks to Charlie Boland for taking the lead on it.

We’ll have news shortly of our laying up dinner and a Hallowe’en event, so keep an eye out for updates on this via the newsletter and social media.

As we move into the autumn months, we’ll be reducing the frequency of our newsletters. The outgoing committee would like to say a big thank you to everyone who subscribed, read and submitted news or photos for inclusion throughout the year so far. This has become a really important way of keeping members up to date with everything that’s happening, and we welcome your news and feedback via the email address below to help the new committee keep the momentum going.

We’ll continue to stay active on social media (click on the icons below to follow us on Facebook or Instagram if you haven’t already). If you have anything you’d like to share with members, please email prwhsc@gmail.com. In the meantime, thank you.

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