DHSC Newsletter July 2015
Welcome to the July 2015 Newsletter
The blessing of boats.
Zambian food and culture experience night.
Dungarvan 800 year celebrations.
The Blessing of Boats:
The blessing of boats will be held on the pontoon on Sunday the 12 of July at 1500hrs. After the blessing a flotilla of boats will go to sea to lay wreaths for those lost at sea.
The junior sailing courses commenced on the 29th of June and the participants had a good week of weather to get their sea legs. 22 students took to the water to participate in courses from start sailing level 1 to racing level 4.
The courses will run until the 6th of August. Many thanks to Ms. Sandra Wynne for all the work she has done in organising the courses. All details regarding the courses are on the clubs website including Sandra’s contact details if you want to inquire if places are available on any of the remaining courses.
Congratulations to Mr. Tony Murphy on winning the Cleary cup for a race in June.
There was not enough racing in June to constitute a league, therefore the overall prizes of Aer Lingus vouchers will be held back for a future event.
The committee will organise more racing for cruisers in July and August.
Zambian food and culture experience night:
Many thanks to Dorothy and Jasmine for the fantastic variety of Zambian style food, music and dancing they provided on the night. The event was immensely enjoyed by all who attended.
Dungarvan 800 year celebrations:
The weekend of the 3rd of July saw the celebration of Dungarvan being 800 years old, King John was landed on the clubs pontoon from the club launch, accompanied by a flotilla of Junior Sailors, from where he proceeded to the castle for more pageantry. Over the weekend the castle was open with exhibitions of mediaeval life.
The pontoon committee has been busy in the last fortnight with boats from Dublin, England, Scotland and Wales visiting Dungarvan and enjoying the amenity of the pontoon with fresh water and electricity and the convenience of nearby supermarkets, restaurants and pubs.
Waterford Harbour SC based in Dunmore East now has five moorings available to visitors at a charge of €15 per night inclusive of a ferry service to and from shore between the hours of 10am to 8pm. The following is the contact details to book a mooring or to call the ferryman 085 7713635 or VHF channel 69.