Weekly Report 25/10/2016

Club Sailing

At last a “Goldilocks” day, after a number of weekends with either too much wind or not enough, we finally had a race where the wind was “just right”; a steady force 3 to 4 south easterly. Five boats contested both races with Huw and Carwyn Owen having a first run out in their Cherub dinghy. A somewhat steep learning curve for them in this challenging boat. Ioan Thompson also took part in a Laser, choosing a 4.7 rig and was perhaps a little underpowered. Ted Lewis being otherwise engaged generously allowed Lucas his crew to take his Osprey out and he teamed up with Igor. It was Igor’s first sail in an Osprey and he had to quickly learn a few new skills such as trapezing and spinnaker handling. The honours however in both races were shared by Dan and Conor in their RS400 and Jamie and Griff in their Osprey, with Lucas coming in third in both. Dan took the first race and Jamie the second in a tactical race at which Jamie took every opportunity to “stuff up” Dan. In the first race

Griff, Jaime`s crew, fell out of the boat after bearing away at the 1st windward mark then had to pinch like crazy with the spinnaker up to make the mark by inches. Just a shame they were on plane as they passed the gybe mark. By the time they headed in the right direction Dan had passed and Lucas was threatening! 

In the second race Griff swung to the bow when they hit the back of a wave with the spinnaker up, but managed to stay in the boat, and they went on to win!

Junior report  

No sailing now until next spring but a reminder about the social get together on Wed Nov 2 at 6pm.  The theme for the party will be a late Halloween night. We are sure most will have some fancy dress, Pumpkins, etc left over so please bring them along. Prizes for the best dressed youngsters, parent or family! We hope to show a suitable spooky film and possible fun witch hunt around the club. However fancy dress not obligatory so please come along anyway. 

Plate of food as usual please.

Winter series. The club`s dinghy winter series started on the first Sunday in October and will continue, weather permitting, until Boxing Day. There will be two races back to back on each Sunday morning starting at 11.00am. Sailors from other clubs are invited. For a charge of £20 visitors will be entitled to enter all races, store their boat in the club dinghy park, and to membership of the club until new year.

Forthcoming events. 

Friday 18th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving at the Giltar Hotel, Tenby. Details have been mailed and emailed to members; menu on club website; cheques and choices to Commodore before end October please. 

AGM Saturday 26th November at 7.30 pm at the Clubhouse. Report on current year and election of officers for next year, as well as a bit of a social. Diarise now and come and have your say about your club!

Junior Xmas party Friday Dec 9th at 7pm.

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.