Welcome to Cruiser Meeting 2015
Agenda
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Acknowledgements
Safety and rescue training days
Crewing what is a skipper looking for?
Sailing & racing OPEN coaching series May
Racing / cruising program June September
Semi permanent marker buoys
Course card
Club Red
Ferryman.
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Safety and Rescue training day 1
 Date 18 th April ``- FIRST DAY
 11.00 hrs start
 Meet at Waterford Airport for helicopter breefing
 Lunch soup and sandwiches at clubhouse
 14.oo instruction at Lifeboat Station
 15.50 hand held flares at Shanoon
 16.00 Lifejacket inspections at clubhouse
 Bar open afterwards
Safety and Rescue training day 2
 Man overboard
 High line helicopter
 Setting up tow
 Evacuating man to lifeboat
 VHF Radio drills
A skipper’s perspective
He is not expecting
He is looking for
 Experience
 Continuity
 Somebody to replace him
 A fully kitted out crewmember
 Payment
 You to be member day 1
 Loyalty
 Teamwork
 Initiative
 Good sense of humour.
 A drive to be competitive.
 To eventually get your own kit
 In time to become member
A Crew members perspective
He should not be looking
for
 A Class 1 boat
 Always to win
 A Red Carpet
 All equipment to be supplied
 Free beer
 Abuse
He should be looking for
 A steady place
 Clear instructions.
 Some patience
 In time to become an
accepted crew member
 FUN
 Skills
 Results
Cruisers need open policy
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Guest today could be best crew in the future.
Guest today will become member and pay for the club.
Guest today could be boat owners next year.
Guest today could kick your A..e in 5 year’s time.
Guest today could be your skipper in the future.
 WE NEED NEW MEMBERS FOR ALL OUR SAKES
Coaching Series May
4 Sundays 13.00-16.30
 4 Coaches
 4 Units
 Shane Statham,
 Crew Tasks
 Gary Curran,
 Racing Rules
 Barry McConnell,
 Sail Faster
 Dave Marsden
 Starting
Something for Everybody
Communications
 Program on
WWW.WHSC.IE
 Reminders send by Email
 Reminders send by
Whatsap
 Results on Website day
after
 Fewer reminders send by
Text message
Main points
 Separate series for Thursdays and Sundays
 5 long races individual and for long distance series
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trophy
23 short races
White sails and class 1
Cruisers can travel with races
Race against Kilmore Quay in Kilmore
Working around events and Cruiser Nationals
The Buoys
 Bright yellow
 7 in total
 3 between Dunmore and Creadon
 Flat rocks- South rocks – Mid channel (3)
 1 in the middle
 Course card with approx 40 courses
 Divided in 4 wind directions
 4 Buoys for sale
What do you get for a buoy?
 Your name on the buoy
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for season 2015
Buoys on course card
Racing area map with
Company name and logo
in club
Logo and link on website
Costs 150 Euro per buoy
only
For 2015 season
Jeremy
Clarkson
Unbeatable
Presenter available
Course Card
 Valid for the season
 GPS Positions
 Divided in 4 wind directions
 Sorted on short to long
 All marks named after sponsor
Club Red
 Needs major work Euro 700
 Should be a primary workhorse
 Required for events
 Requires a winch costs Euro 700
 We need your help
 Together we can get her ready
 Please donate.
The Future of Club Red ?
Ferry man
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Start last week June
Finish first week August
Needs powerboat level 1
From 09.00 – 18.00
On race nights and days
Will use pioneer
With VHF
With mobile
Assistance and hospitality for visitors
Will work on basis of gratituity
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Welcome to Cruiser Meeting 2015 - Waterford Harbour Sailing Club