Weekly Report 07/06/2017

 

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 windy again on Saturday for the three scheduled races for the June cup in the club`s summer series run by Ted and Lucas. A triangular course with up wind start was set for the first race, the windward mark off North Beach, the gybe East of St Catherines and start line off Monkstone. The strong gusty westerly presented the six competing boat with significant challenges and nearly everyone capsized at some stage. Dan and Daniel in the RS400 got their swim over early, before the start. Jaime/Griff in their Osprey, not to be out done capsized more than once both up wind and down. Peter/Igor in the Scorpion succumbed on the gybe. Mike/Deanna went trawling with their spinnaker under the boat, but kept the boat the right way up. Richard and Martin in club Lasers joined in the mayhem despite wearing round at the gybe mark. Great fun was had by all and some spectacularly fast sailing when the right way up. After four laps of a smallish course the honours were taken by Peter/Igor in the Scorpion followed by Dan/Daniel in the RS400 then Jaime/Griff in their Osprey, then Richard and Martin in the Lasers. The second race was over the same course but the Lasers both decided enough was enough and they retired; Mike/Deanna had retired in the first race unable to untangle their spinnaker, leaving only the RS400, Scorpion and Jaime/Griffs Osprey to contest this race. The Osprey suffered a long capsize early in the race and they retired. The Scorpion capsized at the gybe and despite recovering well couldn`t prevent the RS400 taking this race with the Scorpion in second. For the final race the same three boats competed, the Osprey having recovered its composure. This time the course was windward leeward so the boats could fly spinnakers down wind without too much trauma. More issues in the Osprey opened the door for the other two boats and after several laps it was the Scorpion who took first on corrected time from the RS400 and with it the June cup for Peter/Igor. Well done to them.

Junior report. 

Conditions last week were good with a sailing breeze suitable for all although there were a few absences due to it being half term. Most beginners have almost finished their stage one and are gaining more confidence when sailing on their own. The Stage 3 and 4 groups were all on the water. The usual BBQ completed an enjoyable evening. 

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. 

Cruiser racing 

2 races to report. The Saturday evening race attracted 6 entries and was sailed in a testing force 4 to 5 WSW. Race officer Blake set a course around Monkstone, into Saundersfoot bay leaving the pontoons to port and back. It was a broad reach to Monkstone and the fleet stayed together but with a close reach to the pontoons John Griffihts in Tejeda rounded ahead with Steve Lewis just managing to round them inside Tony and Billy in Apatshe with Slipstream close behind.  Again the fleet closed up during the broad reach back to Monkstone. The leg back to Tenby had been expected to be a beat but proved to be just a close fetch due to a change in wind direction.  However everyone enjoyed the race.  Final results were Apatshe, Aries, Slipstream, Tejeda, Denny Young in Heather and Phil Rees in Accolade. 

Last Sunday`s afternoon race attracted 5 entries.  Numbers are well up this year with 8 boats all keen to take part.  Maybe we will get all 8 out at the same time soon. Again a force 4 to 5 breeze gave a reach to North High Cliff buoy with Aries just ahead of Slipstream  and Tejeda just behind.  Accolade was also now in contention with Heather a little behind probably due to over reefing the genoa. A solid beat down the Sound to Giltar Spit buoy followed and the 3 leading boats rounded almost together.  Due to the strong gusts no spinnakers were flown on the run back to NHC. Again the leading 3 rounded very close together but Slipstream lost a little on the rounding due to not setting the sails quickly enough for the second beat back to NHC. The wind had abated slightly for the broad reach back to Tenby and Tejeda risked the spinnaker and reached the Skirs alongside Aries.  However Aries lost the wind by staying in too close and Tejeda took line honours.  Slipstream saw the problem stayed well out and gained a little time. On handicap the positions were Aries first, Slipstream just 30 seconds behind, Tejeda  3rd, Accolade 4th and Heather 5th. Hope to see everyone on the water tomorrow Sat at 6pm.

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!

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.

 

Cruisers racing enjoying good numbers!