Weekly Report 25/04/2017

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.