Newsletter May 2015

Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club

Newsletter May 2015

Welcome to the May 2015 Newsletter


  • Open Days.
  • Cruiser Sailing.
  • Summer Courses.
  • Dungarvan 800 year celebration.

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

Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club

Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club, Co. Waterford is situated on the South East coast of Ireland, approximately mid way between Cork and Rosslare harbours. Dungarvan Bay is sheltered allowing safe sailing for both racing and junior sailing and training.

The modern clubhouse is situated right on Dungarvan Quay in the harbour and is in the centre of Dungarvan town. It is also adjacent to the club’s pontoon. The clubhouse has a spacious bar and function area and has all the facilities expected of a modern clubhouse.


Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club
Davitts Quay, Dungarvan,
Co. Waterford,

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Sunday: 6.30pm

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