Club Sailing

Better weather last Sunday for the first in the Club`s winter series, but absolutely no wind. So racing cancelled, again!

 

Tata Regatta

The week end of 4th/5th November sees the annual Tata regatta at Port Talbot. Several dinghies from the Club are planning to attend; open to all; come racing on a pond!

 

Junior training 

End of season party next Wednesday 0ct 18th. Starts 6pm at the Clubhouse. Usual games, quiz, food followed by presentation of certificates and prizes. Parents also welcome. 

Full report will follow the party. 

Advance notice of the junior Christmas party on Friday 1st December, 7pm start.

 

Club Dinner and Prizegiving.

Friday 17th November at The Giltar Hotel, Tenby. Dinner, Prizegiving, live band and dancing. Tickets £25 per head. See website for menu and get your choices with payment to the Commodore as soon as possible and certainly before the end of this month.

 

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

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

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
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.