Photo credit : Chas Bedford 

Club News

Due to the Sailing clubs regatta on Saturday the 30th June the Commodores Quiz and league this month will be held on Sat 23rd. All money raised goes to the RNLI. Quiz entry is £5 For a team of up to six people or £1 if you think you can go it alone. Please come down and support this worth cause. 

Membership fees are now overdue, please renew your membership as soon as possible. All those members not renewing and that are in possession of a fob for access to the toilets and showers please return them to the club. All those not returned will be deactivated at the end of the month on or around the 30th June.

 

Dinghy Racing 

Saturday afternoon was breezy with very strong gusts, of the sailors that came down to Tenby only 3 boats left the shore. The first race was started after Jamie had take a quick dip and had to swim after his rudder which had detached itself. The first and only race was abandoned, due to strong winds. Only Jon in the RS Vareo posted a time of 22 minutes. Racing continues next Saturday 5pm and Tuesday 7pm.

 

Juniors 

A large turnout but very calm at first.  Fortunately, by the time the boats were on the water a light breeze had filled in and each group managed some sailing. A few adults also joined in the training. 

As usual the bar and BBQ were very busy afterwards. Again, many thanks to all the helpers. 

A reminder that there will be a training weekend at Tenby SC June 23rd 24th There will be visiting race coaches on the Saturday and racing on the Sunday. If you wish to take part please reserve a club dinghy for your use. It’s an opportunity to really improve your sailing.  Any confident Stage 2 and above welcome.

 

Cruiser racing 

The course had to be changed last minute due sea fog rolling in.

Aries and Slipstream had an exciting duel passing all marks neck and neck. Slipstream won on Handicap.  Heather retired due to potential visibility problems.

 

Tenby Regatta 

Saturday 30th June

3 races in the bay for dinghies starting at 12:30, with a single Keelboat race starting at 12:15. 

Sunday 1st July

Round caldey island race, keelboat start at 11:55 with dinghies starting at 12.10.

Team prize for weekend is £500 for a 5 boat team, Weekend is £20 per boat, £10 per day.

 

Upcoming Events

 Hot food being served every wednesday & saturday after sailing, all welcome.

23rd June - Junior training day

24th June - CYRC Junior regatta

30th June - TSC Regatta (Volunteers required)

1st July - Round Caldey race (Volunteers required)

Then finally 4th - 10th August Scorpion National Championships (Volunteers required) 

Website

The club’s website can be found at www.tenbysailingclub.org.uk; the club and details of events going on can be found on Facebook and Twitter. New members welcome; sailors, aspirant sailors and non sailors. We are a members club run by volunteers who try to involve all members in a variety of activities both sailing and social. To enquire about joining call at the clubhouse, contact any member who will be pleased to help, or contact us online.

 

Club Sailing 

Saturdays race saw 8 boats on the water, with a 4 ospreys competing. The wind was force 3/2 and shifty, with warm sunny spells. The first race was a good size triangle course with light winds, Ted and lucas in best chance made a good start to the race but so did peter in the scorpion. All boats made it quickly up to the windward mark and hoisted kites, but by the time the last boat had rounded the gybe mark the wind had all but died. Only Ted in best chance finished the lap, before drifting back past the leeward mark. Racing was abandoned and the sailors headed back to the clubhouse for refreshments. 

Tuesday night was sunny and warm, but with no wind. Racing was abandoned before anyone had rigged there boats, once again the sailors headed to the clubhouse for refreshments. 

Sailing continues next saturday 5pm & Tuesday 7pm, where we are hoping for the much more wind.

 

Junior sailing 

30 youngsters in 20 dinghies enjoyed another great evening of sailing followed up with bbq afterwards. A few of the adult come and triers also came along and were taken out by club sailors in osprey dinghies. Many thanks to all the helpers

 

Cruiser racing 

During this weeks race there was confusion over the position of the first mark which resulted in some boats taking the wrong course. After a discussion in the bar afterwards final result stand as 1st Aries, 2nd Chiron and 3rd Heather. With redress points awards to Apatshe and Slipstream. 

Next race tonight at 7pm (1st June) 

 

Forthcoming events

Hot food being served every wednesday & saturday after sailing, all welcome.

23rd June - Junior training day

24th June - CYRC Junior regatta

30th June - TSC Regatta (Volunteers required)

1st July - Round Caldey race (Volunteers required)

Then finally 4th - 10th August Scorpion National Championships (Volunteers required) 

Website

The club’s website can be found at www.tenbysailingclub.org.uk; the club and details of events going on can be found on Facebook and Twitter. New members welcome; sailors, aspirant sailors and non sailors. We are a members club run by volunteers who try to involve all members in a variety of activities both sailing and social. To enquire about joining call at the clubhouse, contact any member who will be pleased to help, or contact us online.

Come & Try Sailing Day 20th May 9.30am

If you have never sailed before, or just not in a long time and would like to try sailing at TSC then this is the day for you. We will have dinghies and cruiser for you to have a go in and see what it is all about. There will be morning and afternoon sessions with break at lunchtime.

Contact Ted Lewis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and confirm your attendance.

 

Club Sailing

Saturdays race saw 8 boats on the water, with a season record of 6 ospreys competing. The wind was light and shifty, with warm sunny spells. The first race was a good size triangle course with light winds, Ted and lucas in best chance made a rare mistake and managed to cross the start line at the back of the fleet. The first beat left the fleet tightly grouped with consistent winds, but as soon as the fleet passed the windward mark the wind dropped and the fleet was split, with the scorpion and a couple of osprey taking a good size lead over the back of the fleet. It wasn’t until after an uneventful gibe and run towards the leeward mark that the wind picked back up. The winner of race one was Peter in the scorpion, followed by Dyfan in a Aero 7 then Jennifer helmed by Dan Jackson. 

The second race was started after a quick adjustment to the course due to the wind shift. The second race was again one by Peter, followed by Dan then Mike in his osprey. 

Tuesday night was the first race of the season with winds above 15kts, all the gathered sailors were joyful at the prospect of being able to finally trapeze. It was one 45 minute race, with an impressive 9 boats on the water. Pro was Sharon & Ioan Thompson who set an enjoyable course out in Tenby bay. After an almost trouble free start the scorpion and ospreys made good progress upwind and quickly rounded the windward mark, then hoisted kites and flew along the beam to the gibe. There were 4 laps, with the winner being the scorpion, followed by Jennifer and then Ted in best chance. 

Sailing continues next saturday 5pm & Tuesday 7pm, where we are hoping for the same wind again. 

 

Juniors 

Another wet and Windy Wednesday meant that all the juniors were confined to the clubhouse and caught up on sailing theory, knots and racing practices.

The beginners group have almost completed their RYA stage 1 requiring just 1 more on the water session to achieve this. While the racing group is still wait suitable conditions to go on the water and put theory into practice.

Junior sailing continues to have a good social scene with parents and youngsters enjoying the evening with the usual BBQ food on offer to finish.

There will be a junior social for parents and youngsters on Friday evening June 1st.

 

Cruiser racing

5 boats got away last Saturday at 4pm on a starboard course going out on a Starboard reach to a  conveniently placed pot buoy. Denny in Heather rounded first followed closely by Roy in Chiron, Steve in Aries, Blake in Slipstream and the Phil in Accolade. There followed a beat to windward. Roy and Blake soon tacked back onto port  towards the south Bay with the rest continuing out to sea on a starboard tack. Chiron and Slipstream soon gained the advantage of a favourable tide and a shift in wind direction and rounded North High Cliff well ahead. Fortunately times were taken at North high cliff as the wind died away when the boats were approaching the skirs. Order of finish on corrected time was Chiron, Slipstream, Aries, Heather, Accolade. 

Next race this evening Friday (18th) at 7pm!

 

Forthcoming events

Hot food being served every wednesday & saturday after sailing, all welcome.

23rd June - Junior training day

24th June - CYRC Junior regatta

30th June - TSC Regatta (Volunteers required)

1st July - Round Caldey race (Volunteers required)

Then finally 4th - 10th August Scorpion National Championships (Volunteers required)

 

Website

The club’s website can be found at www.tenbysailingclub.org.uk; the club and details of events going on can be found on Facebook and Twitter. New members welcome; sailors, aspirant sailors and non sailors. We are a members club run by volunteers who try to involve all members in a variety of activities both sailing and social. To enquire about joining call at the clubhouse, contact any member who will be pleased to help, or contact us online.

 

Come & Try Sailing Day 20th May

Attendance at the come and Try event on Sunday was well attended those that some along enjoyed a sail in 2 yachts (Aries and Slipstream) and then followed by a sail in Ospreys and a Scorpion. All participants were eager to come back for more and we hope to see them joining in the regular sailing nights first as crew  and also taken out on a Wednesday evening while junior training is taking place. Many thanks to all the club members who helped stage the event. 

The event ended with a BBQ  thanks to Dai.

 

Club Sailing 

Saturdays race saw 8 boats on the water, with a 5 ospreys competing. The wind was light and shifty, with warm sunny spells. The first race was a good size triangle course with light winds, Ted and lucas in best chance made a good start to the race but so did peter  in the scorpion. The first beat left the fleet tightly grouped with consistent winds, but as soon as the fleet passed the windward mark the wind the fleet was split, with the scorpion and a couple of osprey taking a good size lead over the back of the fleet. It was just then an uneventful gibe and run towards the leeward mark to complete the lap. Most boats completed 4 or 3 laps. The winner of race one was Peter in the scorpion, followed by Ted in an osprey then Mike. 

The second race was started after a quick adjustment to the course due to the wind shift. The second race was again one by Peter. 

Tuesday night was the a good evening with winds above 15kts, all the gathered sailors were joyful at the prospect of being able to finally trapeze. It was one 45 minute race, with an impressive 10 boats on the water. Pro was Alistar & Ioan Thompson who set an enjoyable course out in Tenby bay. After an general recall start  the scorpion and ospreys made good progress upwind and quickly rounded the windward mark, then hoisted kites and flew along the beam to the gibe. There were 4 laps, with the winner being the scorpion, followed by Jennifer and then Ted in best chance. 

Sailing continues next saturday 5pm & Tuesday 7pm, where we are hoping for the same wind again.

 

Junior sailing 

Another wet and Windy Wednesday meant that everyone stayed ashore and caught up on sailing theory, knots and racing ideas.

The conditions the following Wednesday were perfect for all the groups to go on the water. 20 dinghies and 5 Ribs put to the water.  The beginners have now just about finished their Stage 1, The racing group   ractised mark rounding and boat handling. Every Wednesday continues to be a good social scene with parents and youngsters enjoying the evening with the usual BBQ food on offer to finish.

 

Cruiser racing 

5 boats got away last Saturday at 4pm on a starboard course going out on a starboard reach to a  conveniently placed pot buoy.  Denny in Heather rounded first followed closely by Roy in Chiron, Steve in Aries, Blake in Slipstream and the Phil in Accolade. There followed a beat to windward.  Roy and Blake soon tacked back onto port towards the south Bay with the rest continuing out to sea on a starboard tack   Chiron and Slipstream soon gained the advantage of a favourable tide and a shift in wind direction and  rounded North High Cliff well ahead. Fortunately times were taken at North high cliff as the wind died away when the boats were approaching the skirs. Order of finish on corrected time was Chiron, Slipstream, Aries, Heather, Accolade. Last Friday 3 boats started in fairly light winds and rounded 2 marks in the bay.  A fairly chaotic start was followed by a reach to the first mark with Aries in the lead then Chiron and Slipstream.

A reach to the second mark was followed by a beat against tide and wind to finish.  Steve in Aries  maintained her lead but Blake in Slipstream managed to finish second ahead of Roy in Chiron. Next race is tomorrow Saturday at 4pm. 

 

Forthcoming events

Hot food being served every wednesday & saturday after sailing, all welcome.

23rd June - Junior training day

24th June - CYRC Junior regatta

30th June - TSC Regatta (Volunteers required)

1st July - Round Caldey race (Volunteers required)

Then finally 4th - 10th August Scorpion National Championships (Volunteers required)

 

Website

The club’s website can be found at www.tenbysailingclub.org.uk; the club and details of events going on can be found on Facebook and Twitter. New members welcome; sailors, aspirant sailors and non sailors. We are a members club run by volunteers who try to involve all members in a variety of activities both sailing and social. To enquire about joining call at the clubhouse, contact any member who will be pleased to help, or contact us online.

Club Sailing
After some discussion saturday morning about the wind, a number of sailors headed down to Tenby for the cup race. There were 6 dinghies on the water for the 3 races, all 3 races were won by Peter in his Scorpion, followed by Dan in his RS400 in the first two races and Mike in his osprey in the 3rd. Conditions were warm and light with a calm sea state, this made for
interesting racing with opportunities for all sailors to get there best results.


Juniors
Finally last wednesday provided suitable conditions for junior sailing to take place. All the groups went on the water in a total of 15 dinghies. The racing group were in Teras and Toppers and enjoyed some close quarter manoeuvring. The beginners group is now full for the time being with 11 registered, but more spaces may open up as the season progresses. As usual the post sailing BBQ was enjoyed by all, junior sailing continues next week where hope the good weather continues. There is a junior social evening planned for Friday June 1st , Further details to follow.
Also a massive congratulations to Ioan & Oscar Thompson who came 5th overall at the Eric Twiname Championship at Rutland Sailing Club last weekend.


Cruiser racing
The cruiser race planned for last Sunday morning was cancelled due to the sea fog covering tenby most of the morning.The next race for the harry Billing Cup is tomorrow (Saturday 12th) starting at 4pm.
NB no car parking Saturday due to the Carten marquee at the Harbour

Come & Try Sailing Day 20th May 9.30am
If you have never sailed before, or just not in a long time and would like to try sailing at TSC then this is the day for you. We will have dinghies and cruiser for you to have a go in and see what it is all about.
Contact Ted Lewis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and confirm your attendance.


Forthcoming events
Hot food being served every wednesday & saturday after sailing, all welcome.
23rd June - Junior training day
24th June - CYRC Junior regatta
30th June - TSC Regatta (Volunteers required)
1st July - Round Caldey race (Volunteers required)
Then finally 4th - 10th August Scorpion National Championships (Volunteers required)


Website

The club’s website can be found at www.tenbysailingclub.org.uk; the club and details of events going on can be found on Facebook and Twitter. New members welcome; sailors, aspirant  sailors and non sailors. We are a members club run by volunteers who try to involve all members in a variety of activities both sailing and social. To enquire about joining call at the clubhouse, contact any member who will be pleased to help, or contact us online.