Good Luck to Sailors Representing WHSC this weekend
Dave Marchant and his crew on Flyover are competing in the SCORA – Kinsale Fastnet overnight race organised by Royal Cork Yacht Club on Friday and Saturday. First gun is at 8pm at Kinsale. Fair winds, Flyover.
Best of luck too to our Laser sailors competing in the Connaught Championships in Wexford this weekend.
Fiachra Rowan, Ian Kelly and Jake Marsden are travelling for the championships hosted by Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club. Entry to the event is capped at 100 boats and it is expected to be very competitive.
A number of WHSC 420s are travelling to Malahide for the 420 Leinster Championships this weekend. Good luck Fodhla Dunne and Sinead O’Reilly and Bertie and Polly Rogers
Good luck all.
Dinghy prize giving
This coming Wednesday July is prize giving for Wednesday Series 1, sponsored by Ardu International Mentoring Ltd, who also kindly sponsored our zoom sessions. ardu.ie.
The prize giving will take place directly after dinghy racing – first gun as usual at 6.30pm – on the bar deck.
A massive thanks to everyone who helped make Series 1 a success, but in particular our volunteers and rescue, without whom nothing could happen. We’re very fortunate that the club has so many people willing to give up their time so that so many of the rest us can race.
A note from dinghy captain Conor Cronin: Please watch the videos! And remember that you do need to register every week for racing, as well as for all other WHSC events. This is to facilitate adequate rescue cover.
Name the Boat competition
Well over 100 brilliant suggestions were received from junior members for our Name the Committee Boat competition. The judges have been very impressed by the thought, research and ingenuity that went into coming up with your suggestions. They are now deliberating on their choices and we expect to make an announcement of the winner soon. Stay tuned.
Inaugural Paddling Event
The inaugural easy paddling event – for members who have some experience but would like to paddle with more experienced people – is happening this Sunday, July 18. Arrive at 9am if you would like a check of your boat, 10am to get on the water. Please reply in the WHSC Paddling and Kayaking group if you intend to participate, so that the organisers can ensure a good balance of experienced and less experienced paddlers.
Kayakers, can you please make sure you have your kayak clearly named and parking paid for. Please put your mobile number on the Kayak also. If anyone is having difficulty registering/paying for their kayak on the WHSC system or have any parking related queries please email Ronan at email@example.com.
Our weekly summer programme of events is now fully up and running with a busy schedule of regular sessions including. Please note that you must register every week by the deadline for all activities. This is to ensure adequate rescue cover and facilitate Covid safety.
- Team Racing (Monday and Tuesday evening at 6.30pm)
- Adult beginner coaching (Mondays and Fridays at 6.30pm)
- Oppie racing (Tuesday evening at 6.30pm)
- Adult laser coaching (Tuesdays at 6.30pm)
- Dinghy racing (Wednesday eve 6.30pm and Saturday afternoon 3pm)
- Cruiser racing (Thursday eve and Sunday afternoon 3pm)
- Kayaking and paddling outings (occasional – see WhatsApp groups)
- Oppie development coaching (Saturday morning 9.30am)
- Sea Legs (Saturday at 12 midday until 1.30pm)
- Water Time (Sunday morning at 11am)
- As well as the packed programme of junior courses which continue run all week.
None of these events are possible without volunteers, including committee members, class captains, coaching organisers, qualified rib drivers, experienced crews, shore helpers, people to help with trolleys and even serve pasta on Saturday mornings to younger sailors. A huge thank you to all of our volunteers, and if you haven’t yet got involved in that side of club life, please give a few hours in whatever capacity you can.
Last year, we were very reliant on a limited number of volunteers to oversee safety during racing and Water Time, and it meant that some members didn’t get out to sail as much as they would like. This year, we’d like to make sure that doesn’t happen, so please get involved.
Keep an eye on the individual WhatsApp groups for opportunities to volunteer, as well as updates and late changes to the schedule.
As we enter into a period of high Covid cases nationally, members are reminded to practice social distancing. Masks must be worn in all indoor settings – this includes the bar and bathroom area. There is to be no changing in the toilets. This is essential both in order to keep the club open and continue with our busy summer programme of activity, but also for the safety and protected of unvaccinated members. Many thanks as ever for your co-operation.
If you need any help navigating what’s happening at the club, you can always email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do what we can to help.