Junior sailing with the tide out

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

Despite sun and a mid-range northerly only three Ospreys and a Cherub participated in sailing last Saturday. Carwyn and Huw in the Cherub, who are still coming to terms with their challenging craft, enjoyed some high speeds in a straight line but turning was an issue so they did not take part in the races. First race was triangular with an up wind start off St Catherines, across the bay towards Monkstone then out to sea for a gybe mark in the east. On the first beat Ted/Lucas reached the windward mark first, spinnaker up and away they went to take the win by some distance from Jaime/Griff then Richard/Alastair. The second race was windward leeward; this time racing was neck and neck between Ted/Lucas and Jaime/Griff with the lead changing hands at the first leeward mark. At the finish Ted/Lucas were about 20 yards ahead to take the win from Jaime/Griff then Richard/Alastair.

 

Junior training. 

Although the tide was out everyone welcomed the flat sea and good sailing conditions in the force 2-3 SW. All groups were on the water including the new racing section. A few in the beginners group had some unplanned capsize practice but most showed they were quite happy in the water.  However, with the sea temperature still low it was decided to cut the sailing session short and give everyone a warm-up with q quick ride around the bay in a rib. 

The usual BBQ food completed a very successful evening. 

 

Cruiser racing 

The first race of the season for the Harry Billing Cup is tomorrow Saturday starting at 19.15.  Not all the fleet is on the water as yet but the race will be run for those that make it. If the race is postponed the Cup will be awarded at the next race sailed on May 6th at 14.30.  Handicaps used have been amended depending on last season’s performance.  We await the usual friendly banter.

 

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 (once it`s light enough) 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 miniseries 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..

Sometime 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

 

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 member’s 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

Easter Saturday saw two early evening races run for the first time by James, ably assisted by Peter. Four Ospreys and a Comet competed over a triangular course with up wind start out to sea. The north westerly provided an upwind leg in, towards first point, followed by a tightish reach across towards St Catherines then a broader reach back to the start. In the first race Ted/Lucas in their Osprey took a slight lead on the first beat with Jaime/Steve and Mike/Deanna breathing down their necks. Hitting the leeward mark didn`t help their cause, the penalty turn enabling the others to close right up, then Jaime/Steve assumed the lead upwind, only to lose it again on the next lap. Restored to the lead Ted/Lucas then chose to fly their spinnaker on the tight reach believing the nasty gusts had eased. Wrong choice! Gusts at the end of the leg saw them overpowered and hitting the gybe mark this time. Another penalty turn and the two leaders were neck and neck, Ted/Lucas taking the win by a small distance. In the second race Jaime/Steve sailed away; two fast beats followed by good spinnaker work established a substantial lead and a deserved win. Ted/Lucas were second John in the Comet third, then Richard/Alistair, Mike/Deanna having retired.

 

Come and try

The Club will be taking part in the RYA “Push the Boat Out” scheme again this year, offering anyone who wants a go at sailing to have a go in club boats with experienced helms. 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.

 

Junior training. 

The conditions were much improved last Wednesday;  the tide was  in, sea flat and wind blowing force 2-4 from the west. All the beginners managed to do their first solo sail in Optimists and mastered the art of turning so that they all came back! The stage 3 group in Teras also performed well and had not forgotten their skills learnt last season. The Stage 4 group were introduced to double handed sailing in Fevas. We now have 4 Fevas including the 2 new boats purchased recently. The racing group was given instruction on starts, best place to be on the line etc and we look forward to some regular racing for this group. Many thanks to all the Instructors and parents who help during these sessions.  At least 15 people help to make these training nights possible. 

The evening finished with the usual BBQ food in the 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 (once it`s light enough) 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

 

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.




A very happy New Year to all! This brings about ……

Membership renewal

Renewals are due in January. We have made a slight adjustment to our membership rates for 2017. The first full member in a household is £60 (from £55) but if you renew before the 31 January 2017 you will receive a £5 bar voucher to be spent at the Club bar. 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.

A reminder of the benefits of membership:

  •  Access to our extensive calendar of adult and junior cruising, and racing throughout the year;
  •     Opportunities for ongoing skills development at heavily subsidised rates, e.g. RYA Dinghy training, VHF radio, Safety Boat, Race, Power Boat, First Aid and Seamanship training courses;
  •  Use of our club boats which include Wayfarers, Lasers, Optimists, Fevas, Youth Toppers and Teras;
  •  Use of the Clubhouse with its fully stocked bar, and food offering, wifi, changing facilities and showers
  •  Discounted food and drinks at the Clubhouse;
  •  Access to our storage including dinghy park and the engine, dinghy and kayak stores, all conveniently based on the harbour;  
  •     Access to our safety equipment;
  •  Eligible for a 24 hour access to the showers and toilets on the ground floor;
  •  Boat owners are eligible to apply for a permit for parking on the harbour;
  •  Discounted rates for private hire of the Clubhouse;
  •  Access to our social events throughout the year.

Club refurbishment – February 2017

We are pleased to announce that the first floor of the clubhouse will be undergoing a programme of renovation and improvements to provide a new modern bar and Club room in January/February. The first and second floors of the Club and will be closed for four weeks from 28 January until the end of February. The Ground floor and stores will not be affected. We welcome volunteers especially during the weekend of 28-29 January. If you would like to offer your time, please contact Michelle James on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will be looking to hold a party in the Spring to launch our new bar and club room and food offering. Further details to follow.

Summer Sailing 2017

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 (no firm commitment required at this stage) 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 will be organised to a local beach. See photo of a previous such cruise to Barafundle.

Forthcoming events.

21st January 2017. Sailing meeting 6.30 at the club, followed by Curry from We Love Curry at 8 pm.

27th January 2017. Burns Night at the club, organised by and in support of Save The Children, Tenby branch.

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

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

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.

 

 

Membership renewal

Renewals are due in January. We have made a slight adjustment to our membership rates for 2017. The first full member in a household is £60 (from £55) but if you renew before the 31 January 2017 you will receive a £5 bar voucher to be spent at the Club bar. 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.

A reminder of the benefits of membership:

  • Access to our extensive calendar of adult and junior cruising, and racing throughout the year;
  • Opportunities for ongoing skills development at heavily subsidised rates, e.g. RYA Dinghy training, VHF radio, Safety Boat, Race, Power Boat, First Aid and Seamanship training courses; 
  • Use of our club boats which include Wayfarers, Lasers, Optimists, Fevas, Youth Toppers and Teras;
  • Use of the Clubhouse with its fully stocked bar, and food offering, wifi, changing facilities and showers;
  • Discounted food and drinks at the Clubhouse;
  • Access to our storage including dinghy park and the engine, dinghy and kayak stores, all conveniently based on the harbour;
  • Access to our safety equipment;
  • Eligible for a 24 hour access to the showers and toilets on the ground floor;
  • Boat owners are eligible to apply for a permit for parking on the harbour;
  • Discounted rates for private hire of the Clubhouse;
  • Access to our social events throughout the year.

Club refurbishment – February 2017

We are pleased to announce that the first floor of the clubhouse will be undergoing a programme of renovation and improvements to provide a new modern bar and Club room in January/February. The first and second floors of the Club and will be closed for four weeks from 28 January until the end of February. The Ground floor and stores will not be affected. We welcome volunteers especially during the weekend of 28-29 January. If you would like to offer your time, please contact Michelle James on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will be looking to hold a party in the Spring to launch our new bar and club room and food offering. Further details to follow.

Summer Sailing 2017

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 (no firm commitment required at this stage) 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.

To ensure a safe summers sailing our rescue fleet (see photo) is undergoing its annual maintenance courtesy of arrangements made by Ed Dashfield; thanks Ed!

Forthcoming events.

21st January 2017. Sailing meeting 6.00 at the club, followed by curry from We Love Curry at 8 pm.

 - Details of Food (£10 per person)

 - Spiced Garlicky flat breads

 - Butter Chicken

 - Slow Cooked shoulder of lamb with spinach and chickpeas Veg dal Basmati Pilau rice.

 - Vegetarian Option Saag Paneer

All bookings/money needs to be in by Wednesday 18th Jan. Cheques should be made payable to Caspar Beck or cash is fine. Payment to be made in advance.  We cannot cater for any extras on the night as food will be prepared at 'We love Curry's” own kitchen. Either post payments to Marc Shepherd, 5 St.Johns Hill, Tenby. SA70 8HF or drop off to Sarah Webb at Alexander Partnership offices above Barclays Bank in Tenby. Enquiries to Marc Shepherd tel: 07968 821902

27th January 2017. Burns Night at the club, organised by and in support of Save The Children, Tenby branch.

Saturday 13 May 2017: Junior Race Training Day

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Sailing

Club Sailing

For the first time in a number of years the final race of the winter series took place on Boxing Day. A sunny bright and relatively warm morning prompted three boats to have a go; the Cherub sailed by brothers Carwyn and Huw, the Scorpion of Peter and Igor and a Feva sailed by Ioan and Jo for the two races run by Jaime. Wind was quite light westerly to start but on the gun it picked up and was quite gusty and shifting a lot.  Peter picked his way through these and was away.  On the second lap the wind shifted so much that Peter laid the windward mark without needing to tack. Ioan plugged away but by the time he rounded the leeward mark the wind had shifted back!! The wind picked up throughout the race and there were some significant gusts for all to deal with.  One in particular got the better of the Feva with the finish line in sight which caused a chilly end to proceedings! And what about the Cherub? Well they made it to the windward mark, capsized as they tacked around it and the day went downhill from there.  On one occasion it seemed to sail very well, though it was just after it had been righted and poor Huw had to swim after it.....muttering!

The thought of hot showers were too much for all and the second race was cancelled.

In the bar after the race Peter was presented with the prize for the frostbite series. Many congratulations to him. Thanks also to Jaime who gave up sailing to run the race sacrificing his chance of taking the series.

Poems and Pints

Another boisterous Christmas gathering on the Friday evening saw members enjoying some expertly read verses, mostly supplied by Terry, and enjoying a spot of darts. Double one as elusive as ever and the final match was still going when the club opened for the Boxing Day swim! Good stamina these Darters! The evening was brought to a riotous conclusion when Blake bought a round. Cheers Blake!

Boxing Day

Loads of members and friends were about on Boxing Day enjoying the weather and some refreshment in the club. Standing room only for hours whilst swapping tales of endurance swimming in the North Bay; and a bit of sailing too! Many thanks to all who contributed to the running of these events.

Membership renewal

Renewals are due in January. We have made a slight adjustment to our membership rates for 2017. The first full member in a household is £60 (from £55) but if you renew before the 31 January 2017 you will receive a £5 bar voucher to be spent at the Club bar. The Senior Citizen rate now applies to those aged 65 and above. For those of you 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.

A reminder of the benefits of membership:

  • Access to our extensive calendar of adult and junior cruising, and racing throughout the year;
  • Opportunities for ongoing skills development at heavily subsidised rates, e.g. RYA Dinghy training, VHF radio, Safety Boat, Race, Power Boat, First Aid and Seamanship training courses; 
  • Use of our club boats which include Wayfarers, Lasers, Optimists, Fevas, Youth Toppers and Teras;
  • Use of the Clubhouse with its fully stocked bar, and food offering, wifi, changing facilities and showers; 
  • Discounted food and drinks at the Clubhouse; 
  • Access to our storage including dinghy park and the engine, dinghy and kayak stores, all conveniently based on the harbour;
  • Access to our safety equipment;
  • Eligible for a 24 hour access to the showers and toilets on the ground floor;
  • Boat owners are eligible to apply for a permit for parking on the harbour;
  • Discounted rates for private hire of the Clubhouse;
  • Access to our social events throughout the year.

Club refurbishment – February 2017

We are pleased to announce that the first floor of the clubhouse will be undergoing a programme of renovation and improvements to provide a new modern bar and Club room in January/February. The first and second floors of the Club and will be closed for four weeks from 28 January until the end of February. The Ground floor and stores will not be affected. We welcome volunteers especially during the weekend of 28-29 January. If you would like to offer your time, please contact Michelle James on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will be looking to hold a party in the Spring to launch our new bar and club room and food offering. Further details to follow.

Summer Sailing 2017

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 (no firm commitment required at this stage) 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..

Forthcoming events.

New Years Eve

Club will be open from 7pm to the small hours. Make it your base for going up to the Tudor Square at midnight.  Hot food available before and after midnight.

21st January 2017. Sailing meeting 6.30 at the club, followed by Curry from We Love Curry at 8 pm.

27th January 2017. Burns Night at the club, organised by and in support of Save The Children, Tenby branch.

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

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

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.