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.

Club Sailing
Saturday`s two races run by Alastair Knibb drew a fleet of five boats on a cloudy but dry
evening with a mid range north westerly blowing. The Osprey of Ted/Lucas won both, in the
first followed by juniors Ioan and Oscar in a Feva then Mike/Deanna in a Redwing and Igor
in a Laser. In the second race Mike/Deanna were second from Ioan/Oscar, Igor then Alex in
his Redwing
Six boats turned out for Tuesday evening`s race on a sunny and bright August evening. A
declining south westerly breeze provided an upwind leg towards Giltar, a reach towards the
Eastern and back to the start. The Scorpion of Peter/Igor picked the shifts well and took the
race on corrected time, from the Osprey of Ted and guest crew Jo and then the RS200 of
Dan/Scarlett followed by Mike/Deanna in their Redwing, Richard in a club Laser and John in
the Comet.


Junior sailing   
Junior training as usual next week but please note no training on Wednesday Aug 23 rd  due to
the RS200 championships at Tenby.  Training as usual in September. 
Last week there were light winds very suitable for the beginners. The more experienced were
given a supervised sail to Monkstone. All returned to enjoy the BBQ this week provided by
Erik.  Many thanks for stepping in for the job. 


Cruiser racing.
The weather last Friday evening resulted in a prolonged discussion but eventually it was
decided to go ahead despite the strong winds and light rain. This proved to be a bad decision
for the crew of Slipstream who ended up having an unplanned swim just off the Mayor`s
Slip.  No harm done except to hope there were no videos or CCTV to record the incident. 
The other competitors wisely decided to jump ship and cancel the race. 
Next race Saturday (19th) at 15.15.  See you there all dried out!


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.
26 th -30 th August: RS200 Nationals
Friday 8 th September: Club party
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
It was a grey evening on Saturday, but after a day of strong winds, the south westerly
blowing at race time had moderated to force three/four for the two planned club races run by
Mike Stace. Six boats competed; two Ospreys, two Lasers, a Cherub and a Comet. The first
race was over a port triangular course from Monkstone upwind towards the Skirs then out to
the Eastern. Ted/Richard in an Osprey were first to the windward mark inches ahead of
Dyfan/Igor also Osprey pursued by the slower single handers. The Cherub had issues and
eventually suffered a broken centre board and retired. After four laps the Ospreys in the same
order took first and second, followes by Dan in a Laser, Harri in a Laser then John in his
Comet. A second windward leeward race followed immediately again won by Ted/Richard
but Dan in Laser second and Dyfan/Igor third.


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.


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.


Forthcoming events.
Saturday 22 July 2017: Tenby Passage Race
Sunday 23 rd July: Cruise in company
26 th -30 th August: RS200 Nationals
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
Saturday`s three races for the August cup saw a fleet of five boats, depleted by holidays and
other absences, come to the line in a brisk and gusty northerly. Events were dominated by Jon
in his Phantom who won all the races and hence the August cup. Behind him Mike and
Deanna in their Redwing took three second places, despite approaching the windward mark
from the wrong side in the second race, thereby giving the Phantom something to think
about! Richard in a club Laser was demolished at the gybe mark by one of the tasty gusts that
characterised the day. Dyfan and Steve, in the only Osprey competing, didn`t bother with the
last race and were last seen heading for Caldey. Martin, in his new Laser, was on curfew and
had to go home half way!
Tuesday evening`s race drew nine boats to the start on a bright but cloudy evening with a
gusty shifty northerly breeze. The upwind start saw the fleet cross the bay from south to north
with the windward mark off Waterwynch. The Osprey of Ted/Lucas was first to the
windward mark and extended their lead over following laps, hotly pursued by the slower
Phantom, Scorpion and RS200. Also on the course were a Redwing, couple of Lasers and a
Comet. Unfortunately corrected time results are not presently available so outcome unknown!


Junior sailing   
At a recent racing session conditions were a bit testing with a good force 4.   Close races
though with excellent starts and close racing throughout and no capsizing! Excellent
improvements all-round.  Well done.


Race 1
Oscar Thompson and Luke Subbiani-Shaw    Feva         1st
James Goodwin-Close                                Laser        2nd
Osian Bhattacherjee                                   Topper     3rd


Race 2
James Goodwin-Close                                Laser        1st
Oscar Thompson and Luke Subbiani-Shaw    Feva         2nd
Osian Bhattacherjee                                   Topper     3 rd  


For the last 2 weeks only the most experienced ventured out under sail and had a session of
fast reaching in a force 4 to 5. The stage 3 group were finishing off their shore work while the
rest started with some land drill on use of tiller extension and then enjoyed some time on the
water in the Club Ribs.  Some of the less experienced juniors were taken out in a Miracle
(courtesy of Dan and Jeremy) to introduce them to planing. Junior sailing continues through
out the holidays with the exception of Wed August 30 th  when the Club will be fully occupied
looking after over 200 sailors during the RS 200 national UK Championships.
The sailing starts on Sunday Aug 27 th  and will be every day until Thursday Aug 31 st .
If you can help in any way please let me know (07717842713). 


Cruiser racing 
A record 7 cruisers turned out for Sunday morning’s race in a force 4 to 5 SW wind.  A
course was set to give a beat to the Giltar buoy then back to North High Cliff and back to
Tenby. Once again Billy, Tony and Geoff in Apatshe got away on port tack with everyone in
close pursuit although John, Jeff and Roger in Tejeda looked to be overpowered.  Phil in
Accolade managed particularly well in the conditions and was able to handle full sail while
everyone else had to reef. Apatshe rounded the Giltar buoy still ahead with Blake, Jeremy
and Phoebe in Slipstream second.  However Accolade was not far behind.  There was a broad
reach down to NHC with most boats goosewinging followed by another reach back to Tenby.
 Apologies for disturbing the seal on the NHC buoy! 

A very enjoyable race produced the following results with Accolade just missing out on first
place by a few seconds. 1 st , Apatshe, 2 nd  Accolade, 3 rd  Slipstream, 4 th  Steve in Aries, 5 TH  
Tejeda,  6 th  Denny in Heather  and Crispin in Beagle 7 th . 
The race last Saturday was run around Woolhouse Buoy to port then DZ2 to port and back to
Tenby.  It was again closely fought in the excellent conditions. Steve in Aries finished just
ahead of Billy in Apatshe and everyone awaited the handicap calculation which gave Aries
first place by 1 second! Phil in Accolade was 3 rd  and Crispin in Beagle 4 th . 
9 races have now been completed this season and 3 boats tie for first place overall.
Aries, Slipstream, Apatshe.  5 races are left to be sailed.  It`s tight at the top! 
Next race is tonight Friday at 7.15pm.


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.
26 th -30 th August: RS200 Nationals
Friday 8 th September: Club party
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
Saturday was a lovely summers day but, at race time, no wind, so the two planned races were
cancelled, much to the irritation of the ten boats who had put to sea to sail.
Tuesday evening was another lovely summer`s evening with bright sunshine and a rising
wind from the south west. Again ten boats contested the race run by James over a smallish
triangular course. Three Ospreys, three Lasers, two Redwings, an RS200 and a Comet made
up the fleet. The rising wind and flat sea suited Ted/Lucas in the Osprey and they sailed off to
take the win. Second were Dan/Scarlett in the RS200 then a visiting sailor, Nicholas, in a
Laser Radial winning the battle in the Laser fleet. Mike/Deanna were first Redwing from
Bill/Nan and the minor placings taken by Martin, John then Alex (making his first
appearance in the racing; welcome Alex).


Junior sailing  
Training continues throughout the school holidays but please note a few changes. 
Wed Aug 2nd as normal 5pm.  
Wed Aug 9th   changed to Thursday Aug 10th  
Wed Aug  16th   as normal 5pm. 
Wed Aug 23rd  as normal 5pm. 
No training on Wed Aug 30th due to club running the RS 200 national championships. 
Over 100 entries so far.  Many helpers needed. 
Then training throughout September.


Cruiser racing 
Great conditions for the Monday evening race which attracted 6 entries. A course was set to
go around Monkstone rounding the Saundersfoot pontoons to port and back. The fleet started
on a close fetch on port but with the tide already starting to ebb Slipstream did a quick hitch
to windward to gain the inside track with possibly less tide inside.  However Apatshe kept a
good line and powered ahead. When boats tacked back onto starboard after passing
Monksone, Crispin in Beagle was ahead with Tony, Billy and Geoff in Apatshe second. 
Blake in Slipstream had closed up on Steve in Aries . However Denny in Heather was always
close by and took an inside course towards the pontoons and rounded only just behind
Slipstream. The other boats could not shake him off and after the long sail back to Tenby
Heather was first on handicap. Positions were  Heather, Apatshe, Slipstream, Aries, Beagle
and then Phil in Accolade.
Next race Sunday at 10.30am. 


Cruise in company
With changeable weather forecast for the day a small but intrepid collection of hardy sailors
made their way out of the harbour at various intervals bound for Skrinkle. Sadly the sea
conditions rendered it impossible to get to the beach in tenders or ribs so the decision was
made to anchor for lunch in Paul Jones' bay on Caldy. Once there the yachts - Apatshe
with Billy and Pat, Tony and Sheila aboard, Aries containing Steve and Caroline, plus Bill
and Nan in their yacht - mostly opted to cook their lunch under the grill rather than on a
barbecue. As the ribs, Black duck crewed by Matt and Ioan and Prestissimo crewed by Paul
and Anthea and their grandchildren Chloe and Alfie, surprisingly don't possess either
onboard cooking facilities or a safe area to light a barbecue without causing considerable and
irreparable damage, they headed for Second Bay, followed shortly by M/V Zulu crewed by
Mike, Deanna, Isaac, Phil and Tracey, whereupon the sun came out and a jolly time was had
by all. All the children explored the rocks and the caves and generally had a great time
playing in and out of the water while Matt and Ioan selflessly consumed any surplus barbecue
food with very little persuasion. Alas the incoming tide put an end to the merriment and,

while Deanna and Tracey chose to swim back to the harbour, one by one both ribs and Zulu
also made their way back. The fun continued all the way back to the harbour as Chloe had
jumped ship into the ringo and enjoyed an exciting and splashy trip back.
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.


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.


Forthcoming events
Saturday 22 July 2017: Tenby Passage Race
Sunday 23 rd July: Cruise in company
26 th -30 th August: RS200 Nationals
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 online.