Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club
Newsletter December 2014
Season’s greetings to all Members,
• Santa Claus visit to DHSC Pontoon.
• End of Season/Christmas party.
• Rib Run.
• Frostbite League.
• Club jackets for sale.
• Sailing/Racing/Junior sub committees
• Clubhouse Christmas opening hours.
Santa Claus visits DHSC Pontoon to turn on the Christmas Lights:
On Friday 21st of November Santa Claus arrived by sea to Dungarvan to turn on the Christmas lights. Santa Claus was escorted by members of the RNLI to the quay where he disembarked at the DHSC new pontoon assisted by members of DHSC. A large crowd of parents and excited children had gathered despite the torrential rain. Santa Claus turned on a section of the lights from the pontoon and then led the crowd to Grattan Square to turn on the town’s Christmas lights. Dungarvan is looking good all lit up at night.
Please note that in the interest of security entry and exit from the pontoon will be by fob only for the foreseeable future.
End of Season/ Christmas Party:
The end of season party on the 29th of November was a great success with 60 plus people in attendance. The Commodore thanked Mary Power and her team and Maurice Brennock for the excellent catering provided. Many thanks to the D.J., Gregory Fay, for the music played which had everyone out on the dance floor.
The RIB Run will take place on the 1st of January 2015 (weather permitting) from Ferrypoint to Cappoquin. Boat owners are asked to have their boats on the water in Ferrypoint at 1300hrs. Warm clothing, hats and gloves, oilskins, lifejackets and waterproof boots should be worn. Please bring a packed lunch with something warm to drink as it is proposed to have a pit stop at Cappoquin. If boat owners have spare berths and non rib owners would like to avail of a spare berth please contact Mr Edwin Fay at 086 2503895 to inform him of same.
A Frostbite league will be run in the New Year, program details are listed below.
A Notice of Racing will be posted on the DHSC website at a future date and sent out to local clubs.
The league will be open to senior and junior members and the committee hopes to have visitors from local clubs.
It is hoped to run two races per weekend.
There will be a prize giving ceremony each weekend with the overall prize giving ceremony on the final day of racing.
Date Day High water First gun
18-Jan Sun 15.38 hrs 14.30 hrs
01-Feb Sun 15.57 hrs 14.30 hrs
15-Feb Sun 14.11 hrs 14.30 hrs
01-Mar Sun 14.43 hrs 14.30 hrs
15-Mar Sun 12.22 hrs 12.00 hrs
29-Mar Sun 13.57 hrs 12.00 hrs
Fleece lined jackets with the club logo are still available and would make a nice Christmas present for the sailor in your life. Please contact Ms. Niamh Power at 087 9472996 for more details. A sample jacket is available for viewing in the clubhouse.
A junior sailing sub-committee was formed at the last Committee meeting. It comprises Edwin Fay, Sandra Wynne, Austin Flynn, John Queally and Maurice Brennock. The sub-committees will be busy early in the New Year and their programmes will be posted on the website when they are finalised.
Memberships are now due for the new season. Membership may be paid by cheque or electronically, please ensure you enter your name in the correct box so as to identify the member on the bank statement. The following is the clubs bank details if you wish to pay by electronic transfer,
Sort Code: 93 40 70
Account Number: 10041304
Family sub: €240, Single sub: €160, Club house sub: €60
Clubhouse Christmas opening hours:
24th December 2014: 1800hrs.
25th December 2014: Closed.
26th December 2014: 1900hrs.
27th December 2014: 1800hrs.
28th December 2014: 1800hrs.
31st December2014: 1900hrs.
1st January 2015: 1800hrs.
2nd January 2015: 1900hrs.
3rd January 2015: 1800hrs.
4th January 2015: 1800hrs.
Wishing all members a Happy Christmas
and a prosperous New Year.