Club Sailing

Conditions were poor last Saturday for the final races in the Club`s summer series, with a strong and gusty southerly blowing hard. As race time approached this was compounded by mist and rain with very poor visibility, causing the racing to be cancelled. We hope for better on Sunday for the first in the winter series.

Junior training 

On the water sessions have ended and we are now looking forward to the end of season party with presentation of certificates and trophies on Wednesday Oct 18th and the Junior Christmas Party on Friday December 1st

Opening hours

The Club is open lunch times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and evenings on Friday and Saturday from 5.30. Pop in to enjoy a drink in the best location in town!

Forthcoming events.

Wednesday Oct 18th. Junior presentation evening.

Saturday 11th November: Blues night at the club.

Friday 17th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving. Full details on the website.

Saturday 18th November: AGM at the Club at 7.30.

Friday 1st December:  Junior Christmas Party.

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 on line.

Club Sailing
Seven boats competed in the two club races last Saturday; five Ospreys, an RS600 and a
Phantom. The wind from the south was brisk and rising but the weather was dry and the sun
made an appearance. From the start line over by Monkstone the course was upwind towards
St Catherines, left there and out to the gybe at the eastern, then back to the start. Dan in the
RS600 enjoyed the first race, blasting round the course to take a comfortable win from Jon in
the Phantom in second then Mike/Deanna in the first Osprey. In the second race Merlot
induced exhaustion caused the inversion of the RS600; Jon in the Phantom, enjoying a proper
workout, took full advantage and he took first, followed by Dan then Mike/Deanna, again
first Osprey. Of the other four Ospreys, Jaime/Griff and Dyfan Steve each scored a fourth;
Ted/John (making his Osprey crewing debut in a good force five!) were consistent in fifth,
whilst Richard/Alastair brought up the rear.
On Tuesday, the last evening race of the summer season took place, again with seven boats
competing, five Ospreys, a Scorpion and an RS200. The forecast very light wind in fact
turned out to be a force three to four south easterly with decent waves. The fleet were slow to
start, some slower than others!, but from the start line the triangular course was towards
Caldey then left out to sea, then gybing and back to the start. Mike/Deanna started promptly
and reached the windward mark first, pursued by the Scorpion and the rest of the fleet. Then
it was spinnakers up for the two down wind reaches, planing fast and surfing on the waves.
After four laps and in the gathering gloom, on corrected time the race was won by Peter/Igor
in the Scorpion, followed by Mike/Deanna then Dan/Scarlett in the RS200. This concludes
the summer series for the Scorpion who, despite missing the final week end of races on
Saturday, are club champions for 2017; well done Peter and Igor!
Last weekend Ioan and Oscar Thompson from TSC competed at The Zone Championship at
Fishguard in a RS Feva. They secured second overall in the general handicap fleet; a result to
be proud of, well done boys!


Junior training 
The wind abated in time for the more experienced to go on the water last Wednesday.
However the Stage 1 and 2 stayed ashore and were able to cover  the items needed to gain
their certificates. At the time of writing the forecast for the final on water session
Wednesday September 27th, is again for strong winds which have curtailed progress this
season. End of season party with presentation of certificates and trophies on Wednesday Oct
18th. 


Cruiser racing 
This has concluded for the year. 2017 champions are Steve Lewis and his crew in Aries.


Opening hours
The Club is open lunch times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and evenings on Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 5.30. Pop in to enjoy a drink in the best location in
town!


Forthcoming events
Wednesday Oct 18 th . Junior presentation evening.
Saturday 11 th November: Blues night at the club.
Friday 17 th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving. Full details on the website.
Saturday 18 th November: AGM at the Club at 7.30.


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 on line.

 

RS200 National Championship
This event concluded last Thursday after five days of racing in Tenby bay. Two hundred
competitors enjoyed a memorable contest over five sun kissed days, sailing hard during the
day and partying hard in the evening. Local interest was provided by Jas and Steve Stubbs,
Peter Rose and Ioan Thompson (at 13 the youngest competitor) and Paul and Julia Griffiths
from Saundersfoot. The event drew participants from all over the UK and was won by Ben
Palmer and Amy Seabright from Hayling Island Sailing Club on the South coast of England.
Several reports of the event can be found on the Yachts and Yachting website for those
interested in more detail.


Club Sailing
Saturday was the first in September so three races were sailed for the September Cup.
Following only a couple of days after the end of the RS200 Nationals many members were
taking a break and only four dinghies competed; two Ospreys, a Scorpion and a Laser. The
races, over a triangular course and run once again by Carwyn (many thanks Carwyn) saw an
upwind start off Monkstone, upwind towards St Catherines and left there to the gybe mark at
the Eastern. The south westerly wind that greeted the sailors increased throughout the racing
producing some spectacular reaching and surfing down the waves. In the first race the
Scorpion of Peter/Igor kept up well with the Ospreys to take a comfortable win on corrected
time with the Laser fourth. In the second Ted/Lucas got away, helped by an inversion by the
Scorpion and they took first from the Scorpion second and Jaime/Alastair in third. Martin in
the Laser had enough of a work out by then and he retired leaving only the three boats to
contest the third race. Ted/Lucas were quick out of the blocks and seemed to be building a
winning lead only to stop for a swim at the gybe. Jaime/Alastair took over the lead and
completed the race with a good lead, but not far enough ahead of the Scorpion who won on
corrected time, with Ted/Lucas limping home third.
On Tuesday three lasers and a Comet competed on a sunny September evening with a force
three to four westerly breeze blowing. For the first time for a long time there were no Ospreys
and no other two man boats either. After a pleasant race the honours went to Peter followed
by Martin, both in Lasers, then John in his Comet and Carwyn also Laser.
Junior Sailing. This continues through September; some of the Juniors are close to
completing their various certificates.
Cruiser Sailing. The contest this season is going down to the wire. Attendance has been
good throughout with only a point or two separating the leading boats with the final race
looming.


Club Party
Tonight (8th Sept) there is a party at the club for all members and helpers at the RS200s. Happy hour,
canapes and musical entertainment are planned. All members and helpers welcome.


Opening hours
The Club is open to the public every day from 11 am until late. Pop in to enjoy a drink and
the newly renovated premises in the best location in town! Prosecco Fridays and Gin
Thursdays; special offers available for each.
Forthcoming events.
Friday 8 th September: Club party (See above).
Saturday 11 th November: Blues night at the club.
Friday 17 th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving
Saturday 18 th November: AGM at the Club at 7.30.


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 on line.

Club Sailing

Adverse weather on sailing days mean there are no races to report.

Junior training 

With just 2 training sessions left a number of youngsters have almost completed their stage certificate course. Just a few more items to cover, mostly on shore work.  Please make an effort to attend. We are planning to hold an end of season junior party on Wednesday Oct 18th when certificates and trophies will be presented.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who have helped through the season. 

Cruiser racing 

Another hotly contested race was held Sat 2nd Sept.  The wind was SSW force 3 to 4.

The leg to North High Cliff proved to be almost a fetch but the wind did head towards the end. Apatshe rounded first with Slipstream and Aries in close pursuit. A one sided beat to Giltar buoy gave Slipstream a chance to overtake Aries but Apatshe stayed in the lead. Accolade was always also in contention. Spinnakers were flown on the dead run back to Tenby. Tony and Geoff in Apatshe stayed ahead and took first place with Steve in Aries getting back into second place. Blake gained 3rd with Phil in Accolade 4th. With 12 races sailed this season the result puts Slipstream, Apatshe and Aries all tying for first place for the overall trophy. All to play for in the last race tomorrow Sat at 2pm.!!

Opening hours

The Club is open lunch times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and evenings on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 5.30. Pop in to enjoy a drink in the best location in town!

Forthcoming events.

Wednesday Oct 18th. Junior presentation evening.

Saturday 11th November: Blues night at the club.

Friday 17th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving

Saturday 18th November: AGM at the Club at 7.30.

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 on line.

Club Sailing

It was bright and sunny on Saturday afternoon with a strong gusty and shifty westerly blowing across the course for the two club races run by Carwyn and Martin. Five Ospreys and a Scorpion competed, with Peter and Igor in the Scorpion giving a lesson in heavy weather sailing and taking both races by a convincing margin on corrected time. In the first race Mike/Deanna in their Osprey were first to the windward mark, a lead they kept to the end despite the efforts of the other four Ospreys to challenge. The wind was sufficiently strong and erratic to persuade all that spinnakers were best kept in the boat, so it was two sail reaching only, but pretty fast in the gusts nonetheless. On the second reach Dyfan/Steve and Jaime/Tim both sailed over the top of Ted/Richard, but promptly lost their advantage on the following beat. Ted/Richard eventually passed the Scorpion on the water on the third lap, but nowhere near far enough in front to make up the handicap, so first race was Peter/Igor in the Scorpion, Mike/Deanna in their Osprey then Ted/Richard, Osprey. Special mention for Jaime`s latest crew Tim making his debut and kindly including some swimming practice, see photo.  A second race followed immediately over the same triangular course. This time Ted/Richard were first to the windward mark, a lead they kept to the end but despite building it to more respectable proportions still well short of the required distance to beat Peter/Igor in the Scorpion (although they were a little worried evidenced by the appearance of the Scorpions spinnaker on the last reach). So Peter/Igor posted another bullet, followed by Ted/Richard then Mike/Deanna. All in all a great fun evening on the water in strong and challenging conditions.

Tuesday evenings race also started in quite strong easterly wind and rough seas, although the wind declined markedly during the race. Five Ospreys and a Scorpion competed again, one of the Ospreys going three up in anticipation of a rough outing. In fact, although quite rough, the wind was manageable and they were well overstaffed!  Ted/Jo got away fast from the competitive upwind start and they reached the windward mark first. Once again the Scorpion was keeping up well with the faster boats and after three challenging laps they took the win on corrected time from ted/Jo then Mike Deanna in their Osprey.

Junior sailing   

Strong winds once again curtailed the training to just heavy weather experience in a RIB. 

A reminder that there is no training next week Wednesday Aug 30th due to the RS 200 championships at the Club.  Come down and watch.  Racing starts 12 noon on Sunday and 1pm Monday  to Thursday with 100 boats entered. 

Training as usual in September. 

Cruiser racing 

3 boats braved the force 5 to 6 westerly wind on Saturday. The course was set around North High Cliff and Giltar buoys. Blake, Terry, Chris and Harriet had the best start in Slipstream with Billy and Tony in Apatshe close behind.  Chris and George wisely reefed Beagle.  

The reach to NHC got the boats almost planing in the strong gusts.  Slipstream stayed on starboard on rounding NHC onto the beat while Apatshe tacked on the buoy but had some trouble in the strong wind resulting in need to reef. Slipstream continued under full sail but struggled to stay ahead.  There was another reach back to Tenby with Slipstream having to decide whether to sail inside the Skirs with the possibility of Apatshe nipping inside.  All boats took the inside route; Slipstream finished 1st with Apatshe close second and Beagle third. This puts Slipstream ahead by 1 point in the series trophy. All to play for.

Club party. 

Friday Sept 8th there is a party at the club for all members and helpers at the RS200s. Happy hour, canapes and musical entertainment are planned. Put the date in your diary and keep an eye on the club facebook pages for further details.

Opening hours

The Club is open to the public every day from 11 am until late. Pop in to enjoy a drink and the newly renovated premises in the best location in town! Prosecco Fridays and Gin Thursdays; special offers available for each.

Forthcoming events.

26th-30th August: RS200 Nationals

Friday 8th September: Club party (See above).

Saturday 11th November: Blues night at the club.

Friday 17th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving

Saturday 18th November: AGM at the Club at 7.30.

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 on line.