Dear Members,

It’s that time of year again, the season is done and we’re looking forward to the Christmas Party - we have a great event planned for you this year!

The Christmas party is organised for Saturday 9th December

Dinner at 7.30pm

Music and dancing with The Relics

Tickets are limited!Get your Christmas Party tickets here!

DHSC AGM Report 2023

We had a fantastic turnout at this year’s AGM and were delighted to have so many strong candidates for the committee.

Commodore’s Report

Treasurer’s Report

Harbour Development Report


Many thanks to the outgoing Committee for their dedication and work, and welcome to the new members.

Commodore - John Connolly

Vice Commodore - Austin Flynn

Treasurer - Oliver Clancy

Secretary - Joey Miller

Elected committee members

Sunday Sailing

Sunday Sailing will continue as long as the weather allows, so we encourage all who are interested to keep coming!

Membership Subs are due

As mentioned in the AGM report, membership has increased by €10 per category.

Fees are as follows:

Single membership: €220

Family membership: €290

Clubhouse membership €90

Pay your membership online here

Looking forward to seeing you at the Clubhouse!

Joey Miller

Congratulations to all our Regatta Competitors and a huge thank you to Séamus, Martin, Ciaran, Tess and team who made it happen.

Best Female Sailor 2023 Sinéad O’Sullivan

Best Male Sailor 2023 Dylan Kennedy

Top Adult Sailors Oonagh Dunford and Louis Gorey

Petrel World Cup Winners Samuel, Victor and Alfie Carroll

Gareth & Tomás Higgins

Malachy & Cormac Hallahan

Elise Ferguson & Orlaith Rossiter

DHSC teamed up with Waterford Sports Partnership to run an over 50s Try Sailing Day on Saturday 10th June.

Although the day was pretty windy with strong gusts, participants were very enthusiastic and were flying around the Western Bay in no time. Martin also brought participants out on his Sonar to give them a taste of the real deal!

Thanks to Brid, John, Martin and our instructors, who as always, ensured everyone was safe and having fun!

New course for 2023!

Cara na Mara - a child centered approach to sailing and the marine environment for children aged 6-9.

Includes essential sailing skills along with skills and knowledge which will allow the sailors to enjoy the water and marine environment safely with fully qualified ISA instructors.

Children aged 6-9 years.

Limited to 12 spaces.

€130 per child.

Monday the 26th - Friday 30th June.

Buoyancy aids provided.

No event found!

After a smashing summer last year, we cannot wait to get the season started again!

The course dates are as follows:

Course Dates: Mornings: 9am until 1pm OR Afternoons: 2pm until 6pm
Course 1 3rd - 14th July
Course 2 17th - 28th July
Course 3 1st - 11th August (Course 3 participants will have 1 full day’s
sailing to make up for the loss of the Bank Holiday Monday)


Cost €385 for non-members

          €285 for members

5% reduction for siblings

Bookings & More Info

Club sweatshirts are now available in all common sizes.

€30 each.

Collect from Brid, Mary(Austin)Flynn or from Clubhouse.

Congratulations to Michael from Midleton for winning the Jaguar 22 boat raffle.

Thank you -- to everyone who participated!

Boat owners boat lift out October 2015

Boat Lift Nr. 1:

Date: 10th of October 2015.

Crane start time: 0800 hrs.

First high water: 0448hrs (3.9)

First Low Water: 1126 hrs. (0.7m)

Second High Water: 1711hrs. (3.7m)

Boat Lift Nr. 2: 

Date: 17th of October 2015.

Crane start time: 0800 hrs.

First Low Water: 0245 hrs. (0.9)

First High Water: 0841hrs. (3.9)

Second Low Water: 1502hrs (0.9)

Please text your name and preferred lift date to 087 3250093 (Approximately 15 boats per lift).

Owners turning up unannounced at either lift date may not be accommodated.

Punts on the inside of the upstream sections of pontoon are requested to be moved to facilitate berthing of boats waiting to be lifted out.

It is expected that boat owners whose boat is not being lifted on the first lift date will turn up to help those that are being lifted and vice verse for the second lift date.

If a boat owner delays the crane outside of a normal lift he/she will be responsible for the extra cost of the crane.

Tidal conditions will determine the order of lifting. Shallow draft boats will be expected to wait if the crane is busy with deep draft vessels around high water times. However if an opportunity presents itself they will be lifted, so boat owners please remain in the vicinity.

Please be organised for the lift days. Boats that can have their masts lowered without crane assistance should do so before the lift day, ensure your trailer is serviceable and towing vehicle organised for the day.

Boats that require the crane for dismasting should have all sails off and rigging ready for quick disconnection.

Please have your boat as light as possible for the crane lift e.g. empty water tanks, no excess of fuel where possible and remove excessive anchor chair if possible. It is expected that everyone will give time to help on the day.

Terms  and recommendations for the Lift:

Boat owners shall check they have adequate insurance for the boat lift separate to that of the crane contractors insurance.

Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club will not be responsible for any accident, injury or damage to persons or boats.

Please keep clear of the crane operating area and please help by ensuring that the members of the public watch from a safe distance.

No children or spectators allowed in the crane working area.

Please help with traffic flow management on the Quay.

Do not stand under boats being lifted.

Do not stand under the crane block.

Please keep fingers clear when boats are being lowered onto the trailers.

Absolutely no children shall be aboard a boat being lifted. It is safer if no one is aboard during lifting.

It is recommended that lifejackets shall be worn.

It is recommended that high visibility jackets shall be worn.

No Alcohol please.

Crane operator will only take instruction from the banks man who will ask boat owner if he is happy to proceed with the lift once the slings are on his/her boat.

All boat owners are expected to help other boat owners with slings, traffic management and clearing up at the end of the day on both lift days.

If you go away when your boat is lifted and do not come back it leaves less people to finish the job.

Please be patient, everyone will be treated fairly and equally.

Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club

Newsletter May 2015

Welcome to the May 2015 Newsletter


Open Days:

It is planned to have an introductory open day for dinghies and cruisers these will take place as follows:

The dinghy open day will take place on Saturday the 13th of June. Interested parties should meet on the lookout at 1400hrs, this event is open to both Adults and Juniors. ( Please note that juniors have to be over twelve years of age to participate in this event.)

The cruiser open days will take place on the 17th and 18th of June. Interested parties should meet on the gangway to the pontoon at Davitt’s Quay at 1830hrs, this event is open to adults only.

 Cruiser Sailing:

Despite the early morning start a number of boats turned out for the shakedown sail on Sunday the 24th of May.

A cruiser league is organised for June, the first race will take place on Wednesday the 3rd of June with the first gun at 1830hrs. Subsequent dates for the league will be posted on this website shortly in the activities section.

The prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the league are as follows. 1st place a voucher for AER LINGUS to the value of €300.00, 2nd place a voucher for AER LINGUS to the value of €200.00, 3rd place a voucher for AER LINGUS to the value of €100.00.

Very good prizes plus there will be extra prizes for classes of three boats or more.

The Portsmouth Yardstick handicap system will apply for the league.

So let’s see those big sails out on the water.

Summer Courses:

The summer courses are now booking, full details of the courses and how to apply for a course are posted on this website in the notices section. It is hoped to get junior sailing up and running shortly.

The best of luck to all our juniors who may be sitting the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate examinations in June.   

The  Pontoon:

The terms of use for the pontoon are being updated and will be posted in the documents section of this website in June.

The main points are:

That as and from the 1st of June members will have to use their fobs to enter and exit the pontoon.

The last two sections of the pontoon at the bridge end are designated as visitor’s berths.

The first two sections of the pontoon on entering the harbour are designated as pick up and set down only. The maximum stay in this area is ten minutes and boats must be attended by a competent person at all times.

Dungarvan 800 year celebrations:

Dungarvan is celebrating its 800th birthday this year and Dungarvan Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event in King John’s Castle on the 3rd of July where some Vikings will land the king on the pontoon around 5.30pm.


Memberships are now due for the 2015 season since the AGM in 2014. 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.  Please also text the Treasurer at 0876644734 to notify him that you have paid by electronic transfer as it is sometimes not possible to identify the payee.  The following is the clubs bank details if you wish to pay by electronic transfer,

AIB, Dungarvan,

Sort Code:  93 40 70

Account Number:   10041304

Family sub:  €240, Single sub: €160, Club house sub:  €60

Cruiser boat owners meeting 20th March 2015.

A meeting of cruiser boat owners was held in DHSC clubhouse on Friday the 20th of March 2015 at 2000hrs.

The following was agreed by those present at the meeting:

That there will be two crane lift days, one on the 11th of April 2015 and one on the 25th of April 2015.

The lift on the 11th of April is limited to a maximum of 12 boats in order to avoid traffic congestion on the quay due to the Food Festival which is also taking place on this weekend.

All other boats will be launched on the 25th of April 2015.

Please note the information set out below for both crane lifts:


Date of launch: 11th of April 2015

Launch start time: 0700hrs.

High Water:  1051hrs.

A maximum of twelve boats will be launched on this day in Dungarvan as follows:

  1. Alex Ballot.
  2. Donal Walsh.
  3. Clare Morrissey.
  4. John Connolly.
  5. James Mackey.
  6. Gerard Grant.
  7. Dick Lincoln.
  8. Frank Daly.
  9. Robert O’Connor.
  10. Tony Murphy.
  11. Michael Daly.
  12. Frank Shorthall.

The crane will relocate to Helvick when it is finished in Dungarvan to launch the following boats:

  1. Ian Walsh.
  2. Declan Walsh.
  3. Patrick Harty.
  4. Syvester Murray (to be confirmed).



Launch Day 2:

Date of Launch: 25th of April 2015.

Launch start time: 0700hrs.

High Water:  1105hrs.

All remaining boats will be launched on this date.



If you have any queries or require further information please contact Ml. Whelan, Phone Number 087 3250093.

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