Club Sailing

Last Saturday’s two races in the club’s summer series took place in light and variable south-westerly winds. The fleet of six boats, all of different classes, sailed a triangular course in both races, with Jaime/Griff doing the business as PRO.

In the first race, the RS400 of Dan/Tracy, powered by Merlot, set a pace none of the others could match and they took the win from the Scorpion of Peter/Igor, then the Osprey of Ted/Lucas.

In the second race, the Osprey and the RS400 enjoyed a good battle and it looked like the RS400 would do the double as the boats entered the final leg. Unfortunately, the wind then moved to the west and died and the Osprey was able to reach the line first, but only inches ahead of the Scorpion who had made up significant ground, and they took the win from the Osprey in second and RS400 third.

In both races, John in the Comet took fourth, with juniors Oscar and James in a Feva fifth and the Owen brothers in their Cherub, mostly upright, in sixth.

Tuesday’s planned races were cancelled because of poor visibility and excess wind and rain.

Junior sailing 

Fairly light winds again, but 15 boats took to the water to make the most of the warm weather.

The beginners group are showing more confidence and were tacking and gybing on the whistle. The racing group attempted some racing practice, but eventually when the wind died even further, resorted to multiple capsize practice. Many can now capsize and recover without getting wet!

Once again the BBQ finished the night off. Thanks to all the helpers. 

Cruiser racing 

Due to other commitments the cruiser fleet was reduced to three boats for the race on Saturday evening. The fleet motored out in very light winds and were planning to use some of the dinghy markers, but luckily the wind filled in enough to attempt a race to North High Cliff Buoy and back. 

It proved to be a one-sided beat out to the buoy, with only a short tack onto port to round the buoy. Tony, Billy and Geoff in Apatshe rounded first and looked to be uncatchable. Blake, Chris, Harriet and Anne in Slipstream were second at the buoy and hoisted the spinnaker for the reach back. Steve, Phil and Josh on Aries also used their spinnaker and slowly both closed the gap on Apatshe. 

With all crews giving full concentration, it was a nail-biting leg, Apatshe finally deciding they had to use their spinnaker and managed to stay ahead, but the three boats crossed the finish line within a few seconds of each other.

On handicap, Slipstream bagged another win, with Apatshe second and Aries third.  

Next race 10.30 am on Sunday. The passage race from Pembroke Dock to Tenby takes place Saturday, July 22, probable start time 10 am.

Cruise in company

Note that a cruise in company is planned for Sunday, July 23, probably to Barafundle. Cruisers would have to be put out by 9.15 am so they could start around 9.30 am. Any Ribs could leave later. 

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, July 22: Tenby Passage Race.

Sunday, July 23: Cruise in Company (Barafundle, weather permitting).

August 26 - 30: RS200 Nationals.

Friday, November 17: Club Dinner and Prize giving

Saturday, November 18: AGM at the club at 7.30 pm.

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
Saturday was a beautiful evening with a force three south westerly breeze, so perfect sailing conditions. Eleven dinghies took to the water for two races in the club summer series. In the first race, Dan sailing with wife Tracey in their RS400 saw off all comers to take first, followed by Jaime/Griff in their Osprey then Peter with James (one of our juniors making his debut in club racing- Welcome James) in third. In the second race the Jacksons failed to maintain their form, the honours going to Jas/Steve Stubbs, from Jaime/Griff then Mike/Deanna.
Junior report.
At last excellent conditions resulted in 22 club dinghies and 5 RIBS on the water. It was decided to do a racing session for all those doing Stage 3 or above. 15 youngsters took part in the racing and enjoyed 3 short races over a triangular course set by Alistair and Jo.
There is an increasing interest in the racing side and we are holding a junior regatta on Saturday July 1st, turn up 9.30am. Details will be sent out to all youngsters but if not received please ring 07717842713 to reserve a boat. The aim is to get more youngsters joining in the Club sailing which takes place every Tuesday and Saturday evenings.
Results of the 3 races are:-

Race 1:
1st Ioan Thompson, Laser
2nd Max Richards, Laser
3rd Tom David and Megan Dooner, RS Feva

Race 2:
1st Ioan Thompson, Laser
2nd Anna Otahalova, Optimist
3rd Oscar Thompson, Topper

Race 3:
1st Ioan Thompson, Laser
2nd Max Richards, Laser
3rd James Goodwin Close, Topper

The Stage 1 group taken by Blake progressed well and have now started Stage 2.
Cruiser racing
The Tuesday and Sunday races had to be cancelled due to calm conditions. However 7 of the racing fleet were on the water on father’s Day under engine and enjoyed an impromptu cruise in company. They look forward to the round Caldey race this coming Sunday with cruiser start time 12 noon. (warning signal 11.55 )


Membership renewal
Renewals were due in January. Any members who have not renewed by now are advised that access fobs will be de-activated at the end of this month; if you wish to preserve your access please renew promptly.
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 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.
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
Friday 17th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving
Saturday 18th November: AGM at the Club at 7.30.

 

Saturdays racing fleet launching 

Club Sailing - Last Tuesday evening’s race took place in a light south-westerly to start, but it faded as the race progressed and on the last lap disappeared completely, only to fill in again from the north.

Dan and Tracy in their RS400 showed the way, were first around the course and crossed the line first ahead of the two Ospreys, Scorpion and Redwing. The three club Lasers fought a race within a race and they were finished a lap short of the others and before the wind failed completely so may well have taken the race on handicap. Unfortunately, results are not to hand.

Saturday’s races for the July Cup took place in grey overcast and drizzly conditions with a stiff south-westerly breeze. Seven boats competed, but it was the Osprey of Ted/Lucas who took the honours in both races, followed in the first by Dan/Tracy, then Mike/Deanna, and in the second by the same boats the other way round.

Two club Lasers competed, but one of those suffered gear failure and retired. Igor in the other competed well with the faster boats and only minimal swimming, and the Cherub provided moments to treasure for those on the water with several perfectly executed capsizes. By contrast John in the Comet kept his ship upright despite the boisterous wind.

Junior Report

Fortunately the rain stopped around 5 pm and most sailors except the beginners went on the water. They had a couple of race practice session in readiness for the junior regatta.

The stage 1 group moved on to stage 2 shore work.

Junior regatta

Last Saturday we ran a regatta for our local youngsters. Thirteen took part sailing in 10 boats, three Fevas, two Lasers, one Topper, three Teras, and an Optimist.

Blake and Alistair first gave a briefing about the plans for the day and the sailing course to be set. The boats were rigged and on the water by 11.30, with the first race started around 11.45. Wind was from the NW force 3 and provided good conditions, resulting in all boats managing to finish their race,

Oscar and Luke were first Feva, with Osian and Daniel second and Jasmine and Mairwen third, all managing two laps.

James was first Laser, with Brynley second.

In the Tera race, Iolo was first, with Ella second. Thea did not finish.

Tom was first Topper and Scarlett, just seven, in an Optimist completed her first race. Well done to all.

The wind then changed direction to the SW and just after the second start increased to force 4 to 5 which was too much for most of the fleet. However, four of them still managed well, with Oscar and Luke finishing first after two rounds without a capsize. Osian and Daniel finished one round. This time Brynley was first Laser, with James second suffering a capsize.

With many mums and dads in attendance in the four Ribs and a Topper, all boats and crews were returned safely to the harbour after most practising their capsize drill and swimming skills.

Overall winners on handicap were Oscar Thompson and Luke Subbiani-Shaw in a Feva, with James Goodwin-Close and Brynley Moore in Lasers joint second.

Terry and Matthew provided the welcome BBQ to finish off a successful day.

Many thanks again to all the helpers on shore and afloat which made this event such a success.

 

Cruiser racing

Five boats started the race on Sunday in a pleasant force 3-4 SW. This gave a long beat to Eel Point buoy just off Caldey. Usually, tacking inshore pays off, but the tide had already started to ebb in the middle of the Sound, which meant all boats came together at the EelPoint buoy whichever way they went.

John Griffiths in Tejeda rounded first and expertly hoisted their spinnaker and pulled away. Blake in Slipstream rounded second, but their spinnaker took some time to fill correctly and Steve in Aries pulled past.

The leg from North High to Tenby Harbour was a close reach, but Tejeda managed to keep their spinnaker up. It looked as though Tejeda was going to finish well ahead, but just before crossing the line, the wind disappeared and they stopped. Aries also fell in to a hole in the wind. Slipstream also slowed, but the wind filled in again and Slipstream had closed up on the other two enough to win on handicap.

Phil Rees in Accolade and Denny Young in Heather kept the wind all the way in with the result that Accolade finished third. The first and last boats finished within 90 seconds of each other on handicap, a very close result.

 Tenby Regatta Photos

The photos from this years regatta are available to view at the link below, high resolution unwatermarked version are available to buy for £5. Please contact the club directly for more information.

Photos From Tenby Regatta 2017

 

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 too windy and murky for club sailing on Saturday, but the opposite on Tuesday evening when nine boats put to sea for the scheduled club race. The sun came out, the wind declined and it was a beautiful summers evening. Unfortunately the wind kept on declining. Those who launched early reached the race area, but the two club Lasers and Jo in her RS100 found too little wind to even reach the course! Four Ospreys, a Scorpion and a Comet did though, and the race was on. Carwyn, running the race set a small course and the six boats drifted slowly around it for one lap. Happily it was nearing high tide so its effect was minimal. Peter/Igor in the Scorpion gave a masterclass in light wind sailing, picking up the slightest zephyr and putting the faster Ospreys to shame. They were first around the course and won comfortably, from Ted/Lucas then Dianna/Mike. John in his Comet kept up well and took fourth with the other two Ospreys of Jaime/Eric and Dyfan/Steve bringing up the rear.  

Junior report. 

Another evening on shore due to the weather. However the opportunity was taken to catch up on the theory bits of the various stages. Hoping for better this week. 

Cruiser race 

This was also a victim of the weather.  Force 5-7 poor visibility meant the bar was far safer. 

Next race Sunday 11.15 am. Don’t forget the Round Caldey race on Sunday 25th.

We have now rearranged the race training day for sat July 1st,   9pm to 4.30. 

Those who booked a place on the previous cancelled day can have their entry carried forward. 

Membership renewal

Renewals were due in January. Any members who have not renewed by now are advised that access fobs will be de-activated at the end of this month; if you wish to preserve your access please renew promptly.

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 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.

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

Friday 17th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving

Saturday 18th November: AGM at the Club at 7.30.

Catrin Richards from Regatta sponsor Lewis Lewis & Co Ltd, with the Commodore.