Regatta.

The Club Regatta and Round Caldey Island race are scheduled for 24th and 25th June 2017, once again kindly sponsored by local Solicitors Lewis Lewis and Co Ltd. Three races in the bay on Saturday then the Round Caldey race on Sunday, culminating in a prize giving on Sunday afternoon and the awarding of the team prize of £500. Get your team organised and come and have a go!  As ever volunteers are needed to run the event; if you would like to help please email Ted Lewis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Club Sailing

It was windy on Saturday for the two scheduled races in the club`s summer series run by Jon Morris. A triangular course with up wind start was set, the windward mark off St Catherines, the gybe at the Eastern and Start line off Monkstone. In the first race the RS400 of Dan/Conor pulled off a port flyer but then continued heading inshore. The Ospreys went out towards Caldey and it was Ted/Lucas who reached the windward mark first. Those two boats enjoyed a close tussle for the top spot throughout the race, the RS400 being faster downwind but the Osprey making up upwind. However at the last gybe things did not go well in the Osprey ending on its side while the RS400 sailed past laughing, as did several others!  In the end Jon in the Phantom took the race from Dan/Conor then Peter/Igor in the Scorpion.

A second race followed immediately. This time the Osprey of Ted/Lucas stayed upright and they took the win from Peter, then Jon. The fleet of ten boats who took to the water, the best for some time, enjoyed an exhilarating evening with wind and sunshine, before retiring to rehydrate!

Tuesday evenings race took place in grey and gloomy conditions with a light south westerly blowing. Seven boats competed, four Ospreys, a Scorpion, an RS200 and a Phantom. The outgoing tide caused three of the fleet to be over the line at the start, and they had to re start. The others headed off to the windward mark off St Catherines, reached first by Ted/Lucas with the others in hot pursuit. Mike/Deanna were hot on the heels of the leaders until a port/starboard incident saw them doing penalty turns. Further down the fleet the Phantom and Scorpion were keeping up well with the faster boats, as was the RS200, helmed this season by Jas Stubbs as part of her GCSE studies. In the end it was the Scorpion who prevailed, taking the win on corrected time from the Osprey of Ted/Lucas, then Jon in the Phantom, recovering well from starting too soon!

Junior training. 

Although the tide was out otherwise conditions were perfect for sail training especially for the beginners which at one time had 8 optimists on the water and upright!  Most are now nearing the end of the Stage one course and were able to improve their reaching and tacking. 

The Stage 3 and 4 groups are also progressing well although we need to increase the numbers in the racing group.  Again many thanks to all who help and the backup team organising the BBQ. 

Cruiser racing. 

There was no race last weekend due to the Come and try event.  Next race is tomorrow Sat at 18.00.  Hope for a good turnout.

Come and Try. 

Last Sunday`s event went well although with a slightly lower turnout than we would have liked. Those who came were taken out in dinghies with experienced helms in the morning when the wind was at its strongest. The novices seemed to enjoy the physicality of it, particularly trapezing upwind on the Osprey. The tide came in lunch time enabling cruisers to launch, and all participants were able to spend a pleasant few hours out in the bay towards Caldey and back.

Membership renewal

Renewals were due in January. The first full member in a household is £60. The Senior Citizen rate now applies to those aged 65 and above. For those who wish to re-join, there is no re-joining fee. If you would like to set up an annual standing order for your membership fees, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All forms etc are available on the club website.

Volunteers needed

We are presently short of a club secretary. If you would like to help please email Ted Lewis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Club opening hours.

The club is now open every day from 12 noon until late. Pop in to enjoy a drink and the newly renovated premises in the best location in town!

Forthcoming events.

Saturday 24 June 2017: Tenby Regatta - Dinghies

Sunday 25 June 2017: Caldey Island - Dinghies & Cruisers

Saturday 22 July 2017: Tenby Passage Race

26th-30th August: RS200 Nationals

Jamie/Griff under spinnaker

Tenby Sailing Club

 

Regatta.

The Club Regatta and Round Caldey Island race are scheduled for 24th and 25th June 2017, once again kindly sponsored by local Solicitors Lewis Lewis and Co Ltd. Three races in the bay on Saturday then the Round Caldey race on Sunday, culminating in a prize giving on Sunday afternoon and the awarding of the team prize of £500. Get your team organised and come and have a go!  As ever volunteers are needed to run the event; if you would like to help please email Ted Lewis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Club Sailing

It was windy on Saturday for the two scheduled races in the club`s summer series run by Jon Morris. A triangular course with up wind start was set, the windward mark off St Catherines, the gybe at the Eastern and Start line off Monkstone. In the first race the RS400 of Dan/Conor pulled off a port flyer but then continued heading inshore. The Ospreys went out towards Caldey and it was Ted/Lucas who reached the windward mark first. Those two boats enjoyed a close tussle for the top spot throughout the race, the RS400 being faster downwind but the Osprey making up upwind. However at the last gybe things did not go well in the Osprey ending on its side while the RS400 sailed past laughing, as did several others!  In the end Jon in the Phantom took the race from Dan/Conor then Peter/Igor in the Scorpion.

A second race followed immediately. This time the Osprey of Ted/Lucas stayed upright and they took the win from Peter, then Jon. The fleet of ten boats who took to the water, the best for some time, enjoyed an exhilarating evening with wind and sunshine, before retiring to rehydrate!

Tuesday evenings race took place in grey and gloomy conditions with a light south westerly blowing. Seven boats competed, four Ospreys, a Scorpion, an RS200 and a Phantom. The outgoing tide caused three of the fleet to be over the line at the start, and they had to re start. The others headed off to the windward mark off St Catherines, reached first by Ted/Lucas with the others in hot pursuit. Mike/Deanna were hot on the heels of the leaders until a port/starboard incident saw them doing penalty turns. Further down the fleet the Phantom and Scorpion were keeping up well with the faster boats, as was the RS200, helmed this season by Jas Stubbs as part of her GCSE studies. In the end it was the Scorpion who prevailed, taking the win on corrected time from the Osprey of Ted/Lucas, then Jon in the Phantom, recovering well from starting too soon!

Junior training. 

Although the tide was out otherwise conditions were perfect for sail training especially for the beginners which at one time had 8 optimists on the water and upright!  Most are now nearing the end of the Stage one course and were able to improve their reaching and tacking. 

The Stage 3 and 4 groups are also progressing well although we need to increase the numbers in the racing group.  Again many thanks to all who help and the backup team organising the BBQ. 

Cruiser racing. 

There was no race last weekend due to the Come and try event.  Next race is tomorrow Sat at 18.00.  Hope for a good turnout.

Come and Try. 

Last Sunday`s event went well although with a slightly lower turnout than we would have liked. Those who came were taken out in dinghies with experienced helms in the morning when the wind was at its strongest. The novices seemed to enjoy the physicality of it, particularly trapezing upwind on the Osprey. The tide came in lunch time enabling cruisers to launch, and all participants were able to spend a pleasant few hours out in the bay towards Caldey and back.

Membership renewal

Renewals were due in January. The first full member in a household is £60. The Senior Citizen rate now applies to those aged 65 and above. For those who wish to re-join, there is no re-joining fee. If you would like to set up an annual standing order for your membership fees, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All forms etc are available on the club website.

Volunteers needed

We are presently short of a club secretary. If you would like to help please email Ted Lewis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Club opening hours.

The club is now open every day from 12 noon until late. Pop in to enjoy a drink and the newly renovated premises in the best location in town!

Forthcoming events.

Saturday 24 June 2017: Tenby Regatta - Dinghies

Sunday 25 June 2017: Caldey Island - Dinghies & Cruisers

Saturday 22 July 2017: Tenby Passage Race

26th-30th August: RS200 Nationals

Osprey the right way up!!

 

 

 

 

 

Launch party

Tonight May 12th from 7.30pm. Come along to see the newly refurbished Club Room and Bar.

Most of the work was done in February and March by a very enthusiastic small group of lady members, Michelle, Diane and Jane.  Others helped but they deserve a special mention.

Canapés and bubbly on arrival. There will be live music later to tempt you to stay for the evening. New selection of wines specially tasted and approved in advance by the bar committee. So if you haven’t been down to the Club for a while why not give it another try.

Everybody welcome.

 

Try Sailing

On Sunday 21st May the Club will be taking part in the RYA “Push the Boat Out” scheme, offering anyone who wants a go at sailing the chance to have a go in club boats with experienced helms; for those with some experience perhaps in a single hander, for others maybe a cruiser or club rib. The event will be on Sunday 21st May; if you would like to have a go please contact Ted Lewis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place.

 

Club Sailing

Saturday`s race attracted three Ospreys, a Scorpion, a Laser and a Comet for the three planned races for the May Cup. Unfortunately the wind had other ideas; it blew sufficiently to start the first race and for all boats to sail two laps, but the faster boats who were on their third lap found that it turned off completely just after Mike/Deanna in the leading Osprey, had crossed the line. The only other finishers were the Laser and Comet, both of whom had been finished after two laps. So, on corrected time, the winners were Mike/Deanna followed in second by Richard in the Laser, then John in the Comet.

 

Junior training. 

Fortunately the strong winds earlier in the day abated by the evening and all groups enjoyed some time on the water.  There were 16 dinghies out with 8 of them trying their hand at some racing. Tomorrow, Saturday, a junior introductory race training day has been arranged by RYA Cymru Wales with 10 of our youngsters already booked in to take part. Let`s hope for some suitable weather conditions. In addition to improving sailing skills the aim is to encourage more of our youngsters to join in the main Club racing programme. 

 

Cruiser racing. 

Although winds were light there was enough to tempt 4 boats onto the water for a race last Saturday afternoon.  The PRO Blake Shaw offered to take a Dan buoy out into the  bay beforehand because the nearest alternative (North Cliff) was too far away in the conditions.  This worked well and a starboard triangle was set with a reach to start then a beat and reach back.

The starting line was chosen between the main RNLI buoy and one of the nearby fishermen’s buoys. Unfortunately with about 30 seconds to go one of the local fishing boats arrived at the buoy and proceeded to lift iti.  This caused some confusion but the boats got away with possibly a slight advantage to Slipstream being furthest along the line.  Blake in slipstream pulled away in clear wind with the others enjoying some close quarter sailing.

After 2 rounds Slipstream took line honours and also won on handicap with The Lawrence brothers 2nd in their new boat Chiron, Steve Lewis in Aries 3rd and Phil Rees in Accolade not

far behind in 4th.

 

Membership renewal

Renewals were due in January. The first full member in a household is £60. The Senior Citizen rate now applies to those aged 65 and above. For those who wish to re-join, there is no re-joining fee. If you would like to set up an annual standing order for your membership fees, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All forms etc are available on the club website.

 

Volunteers needed

We are presently short of a club secretary. If you would like to help please email Ted Lewis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Summer Sailing 2017

  • Club races will take place Tuesday evenings and Saturday late afternoon. The season started on 1st April and will continue every Saturday at 5pm.
  • Junior sailing will be on Wednesday evenings, see above.
  • Cup races will be first Saturday in the month when there will be three short races in a mini series for that months cup.
  • The club championship will remain over all races from April to end September.
  • There will be early, mid and late series as the summer progresses.

The Club Regatta and Round Caldey Island race are scheduled for 24th and 25th June 2017, and the Club will be running the National Championship of the RS200 class of dinghy from Saturday 26th August to Thursday 31st August 2017. Volunteers will be needed to help with both events, both on and off the water. In particular, the RS200 Nationals will be the biggest event hosted by the club in ten years with over 100 double handed boats expected. Please diarise now and register your intention/availability to help by contacting our National Race Officer and TSC Nationals co-ordinator, Mark Dashfield on T: 01834 844918 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Some time during the summer a Cruise in Company may be organised to a local beach.

 

Forthcoming events.

Friday 12th May. New bar launch party.

Saturday 13 May 2017: Junior Race Training Day.

Sunday 21st May: Come and Try, part of the RYA Push the Boat Out scheme, see above.

Saturday 24 June 2017: Tenby Regatta - Dinghies

Sunday 25 June 2017: Caldey Island - Dinghies & Cruisers

Saturday 22 July 2017: Tenby Passage Race

26th-30th August: RS200 Nationals

 

 

Tenby Sailing Club

 

Try Sailing

On Sunday 21st May the Club will be taking part in the RYA “Push the Boat Out” scheme, offering anyone who wants a go at sailing the chance to have a go in club boats with experienced helms; for those with some experience perhaps in a single hander, for others maybe a cruiser or club rib. The event will be on Sunday 21st May; if you would like to have a go please contact Ted Lewis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place.

Club Sailing

Racing on Tuesday last week took place in warm sunshine and a light southerly breeze. A small fleet enjoyed the conditions but results are not to hand. However a significant first was achieved; the Cherub, helmed by Carwyn and crewed by Jaime, completed its first whole race, and without capsizing. Except, that is, for the one before the start!

Saturdays races were in doubt because of forecast heavy rain and wind, however, at race time the sun was shining and the wind blowing a decent but manageable force four from the south. Seven boats competed, four Ospreys, a Scorpion and two club Lasers. The Lasers found the rising wind too much, and they retired. The other boats set off on the first race and enjoyed an exhilarating blast around a triangular course that was very much to the taste of the Ospreys who recorded a 123. Throughout the race the wind was rising and by the end was a solid force 5-6, and the rain descended. The planned second race was abandoned.

This Tuesday saw four Ospreys, the Scorpion, an RS200 and a club Laser compete in a light southerly breeze, with light but very wet drizzle. There was a good tussle between the Ospreys with several place changes over the three lap race, but none of them could get far enough ahead of the Scorpion of Peter and Igor, who took the win on corrected time, from Mike/Deanna then Ted/Lucas. It was good to welcome the RS200 helmed by Jaz Stubbs with her father, Steve, doing what he was told at the front of the boat!

Junior training. 

Tide full in, flat sea, no wind.  It was decided to try Plan B. The 26 youngsters were taken out in the 5 Ribs and given a variety of experiences. Marine biologist Jon Moore pointed out what to look for at sea and around the coastline before setting off. Some  navigation exercises involved pointing out the purpose of each of the buoys when going down the sound and round the islands.   Bird watching at St Margaret’s and seal spotting at the back of the island completed a very enjoyable evening.  With no swell it was even possible to venture into the cave at the end of the Margarets.  Then back to the Club at 8pm for the usual BBQ. 

Cruiser racing. 

The Saturday evening race was cancelled due to the forecast of rising winds and heavy rain.  The crews retired to the bar and were thankful the right decision had been made when the rain and wind did come in at 7pm.

TSC Sea Swimmers- The Penguins.

Eight junior members of Tenby Sailing Clubs Open Water swim squad attended their first swim of the year - Sospan Charity Swim at the North Dock, Llanelli. They all chose to swim the 750m event as it was early in the season and the water hasn't usually warmed up by now. All 8 swimmers came in within the top 11 places with 2 swimmers building on last years long course swim success by taking 1st places for male and female (Owen Thomas and Katie Hicks), Billy Kinnear taking 2nd place and Lloyd Thomas (little brother to Owen - watch out Owen as Lloyd wants your title) taking 3rd. All remaining swimmers (Fin Bowie, Lauren Watkins, Lillie Murray-Coller and Safi Rooney) were close on their heels in this mass participation event. Well done and keep up the training. If any under 18's would be interested in trying Open Water Swimming please contact the Sailing Club.

 

Membership renewal

Renewals were due in January. The first full member in a household is £60. The Senior Citizen rate now applies to those aged 65 and above. For those who wish to re-join, there is no re-joining fee. If you would like to set up an annual standing order for your membership fees, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All forms etc are available on the club website.

Volunteers needed

We are presently short of a club secretary. If you would like to help please email Ted Lewis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Sailing 2017

  • Club races will take place Tuesday evenings and Saturday late afternoon. The season started on 1st April and will continue every Saturday at 5pm.
  • Junior sailing will be on Wednesday evenings, see above.
  • Cup races will be first Saturday in the month when there will be three short races in a mini series for that months cup.
  • The club championship will remain over all races from April to end September.
  • There will be early, mid and late series as the summer progresses.

The Club Regatta and Round Caldey Island race are scheduled for 24th and 25th June 2017, and the Club will be running the National Championship of the RS200 class of dinghy from Saturday 26th August to Thursday 31st August 2017. Volunteers will be needed to help with both events, both on and off the water. In particular, the RS200 Nationals will be the biggest event hosted by the club in ten years with over 100 double handed boats expected. Please diarise now and register your intention/availability to help by contacting our National Race Officer and TSC Nationals co-ordinator, Mark Dashfield on T: 01834 844918 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Some time during the summer a Cruise in Company may be organised to a local beach.

Forthcoming events.

Sunday 21st May: Come and Try, part of the RYA Push the Boat Out scheme, see above.

Saturday 24 June 2017: Tenby Regatta - Dinghies

Sunday 25 June 2017: Caldey Island - Dinghies & Cruisers

Saturday 22 July 2017: Tenby Passage Race

26th-30th August: RS200 Nationals

 

Cherub, the right way up!!

Sea swimmers


Launch party

Friday May 12th from 7.30pm. Come along to see the newly refurbished Club Room and Bar.

Most of the work was done in February and March by a very enthusiastic small group of lady members. Michelle, Diane and Jane.  Others helped but they deserve the special mention.

Canapés and bubbly on arrival. There will be live music later to tempt you to stay for the evening. New selection of wines specially tasted and approved in advance by the bar committee. So if you haven’t been down to the Club for a while why not give it another try.

Everybody welcome.

Try Sailing

On Sunday 21st May the Club will be taking part in the RYA “Push the Boat Out” scheme, offering anyone who wants a go at sailing the chance to have a go in club boats with experienced helms; for those with some experience perhaps in a single hander, for others maybe a cruiser or club rib. The event will be on Sunday 21st May; if you would like to have a go please contact Ted Lewis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place.

Club Sailing

No results available at present, but sailors please note the first Tuesday evening race was last Tuesday and these will continue weekly at 7pm Tuesday evenings until mid September.

Junior training. 

The cold weather and strong winds resulted in most groups doing shore work.  The stage 4 group did venture on the water and went over to the more sheltered First point side of the bay. The opportunity was taken to fit in some Rib training for those doing their PB2 certificates. Juniors are reminded that there will be a day of introductory race training for those with stage 2 and above on Saturday May 13th. This is to be run at Tenby and organised by RYA Cymru Wales.

Cruiser Racing

The first race was cancelled due to the force 5 /6 South easterly .  The sailors that did turn up went for the other option of sampling the drinks at the new bar. We hope that conditions will be better for the race scheduled for tomorrow Sat at 2.30 pm.

Membership renewal

Renewals were due in January. The first full member in a household is £60. The Senior Citizen rate now applies to those aged 65 and above. For those who wish to re-join, there is no re-joining fee. If you would like to set up an annual standing order for your membership fees, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All forms etc are available on the club website.

Volunteers needed

We are presently short of a club secretary. If you would like to help please email Ted Lewis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Sailing 2017

  • Club races will take place Tuesday evenings and Saturday late afternoon. The season started on 1st April and will continue every Saturday at 5pm.
  • Junior sailing will be on Wednesday evenings, see above.
  • Cup races will be first Saturday in the month when there will be three short races in a mini series for that months cup.
  • The club championship will remain over all races from April to end September.
  • There will be early, mid and late series as the summer progresses.

The Club Regatta and Round Caldey Island race are scheduled for 24th and 25th June 2017, and the Club will be running the National Championship of the RS200 class of dinghy from Saturday 26th August to Thursday 31st August 2017. Volunteers will be needed to help with both events, both on and off the water. In particular, the RS200 Nationals will be the biggest event hosted by the club in ten years with over 100 double handed boats expected. Please diarise now and register your intention/availability to help by contacting our National Race Officer and TSC Nationals co-ordinator, Mark Dashfield on T: 01834 844918 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Some time during the summer a Cruise in Company may be organised to a local beach.

Forthcoming events.

Friday 12th May. New bar launch party.

Saturday 13 May 2017: Junior Race Training Day – Further details to follow.

Sunday 21st May: Come and Try, part of the RYA Push the Boat Out scheme, see above.

Saturday 24 June 2017: Tenby Regatta - Dinghies

Sunday 25 June 2017: Caldey Island - Dinghies & Cruisers

Saturday 22 July 2017: Tenby Passage Race

26th-30th August: RS200 Nationals