Weekly Report 08/05/2017

Launch party

Tonight May 12th from 7.30pm. Come along to see the newly refurbished Club Room and Bar.

Most of the work was done in February and March by a very enthusiastic small group of lady members, Michelle, Diane and Jane.  Others helped but they deserve a special mention.

Canapés and bubbly on arrival. There will be live music later to tempt you to stay for the evening. New selection of wines specially tasted and approved in advance by the bar committee. So if you haven’t been down to the Club for a while why not give it another try.

Everybody welcome.

 

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

Saturday`s race attracted three Ospreys, a Scorpion, a Laser and a Comet for the three planned races for the May Cup. Unfortunately the wind had other ideas; it blew sufficiently to start the first race and for all boats to sail two laps, but the faster boats who were on their third lap found that it turned off completely just after Mike/Deanna in the leading Osprey, had crossed the line. The only other finishers were the Laser and Comet, both of whom had been finished after two laps. So, on corrected time, the winners were Mike/Deanna followed in second by Richard in the Laser, then John in the Comet.

 

Junior training. 

Fortunately the strong winds earlier in the day abated by the evening and all groups enjoyed some time on the water.  There were 16 dinghies out with 8 of them trying their hand at some racing. Tomorrow, Saturday, a junior introductory race training day has been arranged by RYA Cymru Wales with 10 of our youngsters already booked in to take part. Let`s hope for some suitable weather conditions. In addition to improving sailing skills the aim is to encourage more of our youngsters to join in the main Club racing programme. 

 

Cruiser racing. 

Although winds were light there was enough to tempt 4 boats onto the water for a race last Saturday afternoon.  The PRO Blake Shaw offered to take a Dan buoy out into the  bay beforehand because the nearest alternative (North Cliff) was too far away in the conditions.  This worked well and a starboard triangle was set with a reach to start then a beat and reach back.

The starting line was chosen between the main RNLI buoy and one of the nearby fishermen’s buoys. Unfortunately with about 30 seconds to go one of the local fishing boats arrived at the buoy and proceeded to lift iti.  This caused some confusion but the boats got away with possibly a slight advantage to Slipstream being furthest along the line.  Blake in slipstream pulled away in clear wind with the others enjoying some close quarter sailing.

After 2 rounds Slipstream took line honours and also won on handicap with The Lawrence brothers 2nd in their new boat Chiron, Steve Lewis in Aries 3rd and Phil Rees in Accolade not

far behind in 4th.

 

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 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 mini series 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..

Some time 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.

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