Dinghy Racing
Racing in the bay continues in a how shall we say? In a varied range of conditions from the sublime to the ridiculous. Last Saturday 4 th August saw two races being sailed. The first race was in very light winds causing the race to be shortened to just one lap, as the wind filled in the course was changed to a windward sausage and triangle course. With the freshening breeze the boats made a better time and the sailors started to sail rather than a organised drift. The eventual winners were in 1st place Ted Lewis 2nd Mike Stace, 3rd Jamie all in their Ospreys closely followed by John in a single hander


Scorpion Nationals
Last Sunday 5 th August saw the start of the Scorpion Nationals here at Tenby Sailing Club, the class is a double hander with a spinnaker and no trapeze. Its adjustable rig enables sailing in all weathers to crews of all weights. There were two races scheduled on Sunday the first kicking off at midday, the race did get away albeit in very light breeze which only dropped off more and more over the course of the race. It was decided by the Scorpion association to abandon racing for the day as the whole point of sailing is to sail not drift. Monday however the conditions started of with a nice breeze that built over the day. This allowed the race officer to plan and execute three races to catch up on the poor day before. The last race of the day saw fresher conditions and the crews started to have smiles on their faces and the boats were flying down the reaches with spinnakers in full flight.

Membership
For the month of August, we are offering a £20 discount on membership. This is for the first full paying member who is not returning within the last five years. There are many advantages to being a member a few of which are discounted bar prices, access to showers and toilets on the harbour and priority for social events. Please see the website for full details and to download the membership form.


Tenby Lugger
Due to poor weather conditions the entry into Tenby of the new Tenby Lugger had to be postponed, however it has now been rescheduled. The Lugger will be coming alongside Tenby Harbour on the high tide on Saturday 25th (weather permitting) It will be weighing anchor and sailing from Caldey island at approx 1600 to come alongside just before the high tide at 1700, then once alongside and made fast there will be a naming ceremony and blessing, she will be escorted by a small flotilla of boats from Caldey to Tenby lead by Tenbys Offshore Lifeboat the Haydn Miller.


Commodores Quiz
The quiz and quiz league continue the last quiz saw five teams taking part, although there was a change at the top on the day with the Dashers coming first the overall standings have not changed so far with the Cola Clan still first on the leader board. The next quiz will be held at the sailing club this Saturday the 25th, after the Lugger reception. All are welcome to take part. We are raising money for the RNLI and as you know this is a very worthy cause. The cost is £5 for a team of up to six people or £1 if you think you can go it alone. There is also a raffle running alongside the quiz at £1 a square. So, if you think you are the brains of Tenby or just want to come down and have a laugh while raising money for the RNLI it will start at 1830 in the top room.


Harbour Restaurant @ The Club
BBQ every Wednesday from 5pm and full menu with specials Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5pm. All dietary needs can be taken care of just ask the chef.


Socials
The Club is playing host to Pint Sized Plays on Tues 25 th Sept, this consists of three ten-minute plays bar will be open before and after. Fri 26 th Oct Pickle Night (members priority) more details soon. With the summer in full swing it will not be long until we all have to think about Christmas and New Year as it will be with us sooner rather than later. There will be a Junior and Members Christmas Parties, also there will be a New Years Eve party at the club with food laid on (members priority) so beat the crowds in the town and plan to spend it down the
club more details will follow soon.

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 online.

Club Sailing 

One race took place tuesday night with a good turnout and reasonable wind, it was a port triangle race with force 2 /3 winds. All the ospreys gota good start, especially Carwyn and Andy who were quick over the line and first to the windward mark. Unfortunately they couldn’t hold of Dibby and Mike for long, after 4 laps the race was by Mike on the water, with PY handicap results not yet calculated. 

Cruiser races 

Another great race last Saturday evening.  With tidal conditions allowing a linger time on the water a course was set around DZ2, Woolhouse and North high Cliff buoys all to be left to  port. With the wind in the SW Force 4 it was a long 2 mile reach to DZ2 but Blake and his team in Slipstream decided who dares wins and hoisted their spinnaker.  It did not seem to pay at first but eventually Slipstream started pulling away from the rest and arrived at the buoy just ahead of Tony in Apatshe . It was then a long 2 mile beat to windward passing the oolhouse Rock buoy to NHC. Slipstream was still ahead at the buoy with Apatshe , then Steve in Aries and Roy in Chiron  following on. Another tight spinnaker leg followed back to the finish at the Harbour. On corrected time the order was still the same as the finishing positions. Next race is on Sunday at 1.30pm. Hope to see the full fleet on the water.

Junior Report

Although numbers were down due to the football world cup, conditions were good for sailing with a wind further out.Hope to see a full turnout next week. Again many thanks to all the helpers on and off the water. 

Upcoming Events

BBQ every Wednesday from 5pm and full menu with specials Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5pm.

4th - 10th August Scorpion National Championships (Volunteers required) 

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.

 

Tenby Regatta 

Last weekend TSC hosted its annual regatta once again kindly sponsored by Lewis Lewis & Co Solicitors. On saturday there wason cruiser race and 3 dinghy races in the bay, the wind was complemented by beautiful sunshine and high temperatures. The winner of the 3 dinghy races was Oscar Chess from Tata Sailing club in Osprey 1348. On the sunday the wind was light and there was an increased level of cloud. The cruisers started at midway followed by the dinghies 15 minutes later, the fleet made good progress through the sound, but was becalmed passed St Margarets. After a wind shift and a spot of rain the fleet was underway again, as the fleet rounded the lighthouse an optimistic few hosited kites and broke away. Then it was just a relaxed fetch back to Tenby, the winner was Jason Taylor in a solo from Tata. The winner of the Team competition was Team Trout who who £500 generously sponsored by Lewis Lewis & Co Solicitors. 

Many thanks to all volunteers who made the weekend possibly, both to shore based and on the water crew. Plus a special thanks to Jo Musson who organised the weekend and PRO Mark Dashfield and Alistair MacKay.

 Club Sailing 

Only tuesday sailing took place this week due to the regatta, there was a force 3 breeze and warm sunshine for the race. The race was 3 laps of a triangular course, the first beat was a close fought battle between Ted, Carwyn and Peter. But by the gybe mark the wind has shifted 90 degrees and the run had become another upwind leg, by the end of the race all 3 legs had been runs and beats with the wind constantly shifting.

Upcoming Events

Hot food being served every wednesday & saturday after sailing, all welcome.

4th - 10th August Scorpion National Championships (Volunteers required) 

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.

Club Sailing 

Last saturday was a cup race with 3 races, there were 6 boats on the water. The first race was light winds and warm sunshine. It was won by Dibby in the RS200 followed by Peter in his Scorpion. The second and third were again by the scorpion, race continues Saturday at 5pm.

Cruiser Race 

Probably the best conditions of the season so far.  6 boats turned out for a race in Force 2 to 3 westerly.  The PRO Blake Shaw set the course around Eel point and North High Cliff to port.

The fleet set off on a starboard tack with Blake in Slipstream on the windward end of the line and pulled away.  Having cleared the Skirs everyone tacked down towards South beach. The boats chose different options but staying inshore did pay off.  However slipstream overstood and Tony Spiller in Apatshe tacked earlier and just managed to round Eel point ahead. Slipstream hoisted their spinnaker , took Apatshes wind and overtook on the downwind leg to NHC.

The fleet gybed onto a starboard reach back towards Tenby and it was just possible use spinnakers.

Slipstream maintained her lead with Steve lewis in Aries and Apatshe having a close tussle for second place.  Aries crossed the line second but Denny Young in Heather came third on corrected time resulting in Apatshe 4th, Phil Rees in Accolade 5th and Roy Lawrence in Chiron 6th.

A very enjoyable afternoon’s racing. Next race tomorrow Saturday at 6pm. 

Upcoming Events

Hot food being served every wednesday & saturday after sailing, all welcome.

4th - 10th August Scorpion National Championships (Volunteers required)

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.

Juniors CRYC
Last Saturday the Sailing Club hosted a training event for young sailors from Tenby and several other clubs in West Wales with three professional coaches from the RYA giving guidance and encouragement on the water. The wind proved light and fickle in the morning but after a break for lunch a sea breeze came in and the sailors relished the sparkling and exhilarating conditions. The emphasis of the training was on starting for races and rounding a race course. The youngsters were able to put everything they had learnt into practice when on Sunday 20 sailors competed in the Club Youth Racing Circuit event which was being held at Tenby. The wind was again light in the morning and a few sailors who had never sailed on the sea before found the strong tide quite challenging. Everyone however managed to complete the course in the morning race and were glad when the wind picked up in the afternoon to make the conditions much more manageable. Many members who helped in any way and a special thanks to Alistair Mackay for coordinating the racing on the Sunday.


Cruiser race Saturday 23 June
Beautiful day with a light westerly wind. Only 2 cruisers started the race, with a course out to DZ2 and back into Saundersfoot bay, before a beat back to the harbour. Heather pulled ahead at the start, but Chiron rounded DZ2 first. By then the wind appeared to be dying, and the course was shortened to the Monkstone buoy. The wind picked up again giving a fast lose reach to the mark, and a beat home. Chiron was first by 17 seconds on corrected time.


Tenby Regatta
Saturday 30th June
3 races in the bay for dinghies starting at 12:30, with a single Keelboat race starting at 12:15.
Sunday 1st July
Round caldey island race, keelboat start at 11:55 with dinghies starting at 12.10.
Team prize for weekend is £500 for a 5 boat team, Weekend is £20 per boat, £10 per day.


Upcoming Events
Hot food being served every wednesday & saturday after sailing, all welcome.
30th June - TSC Regatta (Volunteers required)
1st July - Round Caldey race (Volunteers required)
Then finally 4th - 10th August Scorpion National Championships (Volunteers required)


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.