Weekly Report 29/12/2016

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.