Weekly Report 28/07/2017

Club Sailing
Saturday was a lovely summers day but, at race time, no wind, so the two planned races were
cancelled, much to the irritation of the ten boats who had put to sea to sail.
Tuesday evening was another lovely summer`s evening with bright sunshine and a rising
wind from the south west. Again ten boats contested the race run by James over a smallish
triangular course. Three Ospreys, three Lasers, two Redwings, an RS200 and a Comet made
up the fleet. The rising wind and flat sea suited Ted/Lucas in the Osprey and they sailed off to
take the win. Second were Dan/Scarlett in the RS200 then a visiting sailor, Nicholas, in a
Laser Radial winning the battle in the Laser fleet. Mike/Deanna were first Redwing from
Bill/Nan and the minor placings taken by Martin, John then Alex (making his first
appearance in the racing; welcome Alex).


Junior sailing  
Training continues throughout the school holidays but please note a few changes. 
Wed Aug 2nd as normal 5pm.  
Wed Aug 9th   changed to Thursday Aug 10th  
Wed Aug  16th   as normal 5pm. 
Wed Aug 23rd  as normal 5pm. 
No training on Wed Aug 30th due to club running the RS 200 national championships. 
Over 100 entries so far.  Many helpers needed. 
Then training throughout September.


Cruiser racing 
Great conditions for the Monday evening race which attracted 6 entries. A course was set to
go around Monkstone rounding the Saundersfoot pontoons to port and back. The fleet started
on a close fetch on port but with the tide already starting to ebb Slipstream did a quick hitch
to windward to gain the inside track with possibly less tide inside.  However Apatshe kept a
good line and powered ahead. When boats tacked back onto starboard after passing
Monksone, Crispin in Beagle was ahead with Tony, Billy and Geoff in Apatshe second. 
Blake in Slipstream had closed up on Steve in Aries . However Denny in Heather was always
close by and took an inside course towards the pontoons and rounded only just behind
Slipstream. The other boats could not shake him off and after the long sail back to Tenby
Heather was first on handicap. Positions were  Heather, Apatshe, Slipstream, Aries, Beagle
and then Phil in Accolade.
Next race Sunday at 10.30am. 


Cruise in company
With changeable weather forecast for the day a small but intrepid collection of hardy sailors
made their way out of the harbour at various intervals bound for Skrinkle. Sadly the sea
conditions rendered it impossible to get to the beach in tenders or ribs so the decision was
made to anchor for lunch in Paul Jones' bay on Caldy. Once there the yachts - Apatshe
with Billy and Pat, Tony and Sheila aboard, Aries containing Steve and Caroline, plus Bill
and Nan in their yacht - mostly opted to cook their lunch under the grill rather than on a
barbecue. As the ribs, Black duck crewed by Matt and Ioan and Prestissimo crewed by Paul
and Anthea and their grandchildren Chloe and Alfie, surprisingly don't possess either
onboard cooking facilities or a safe area to light a barbecue without causing considerable and
irreparable damage, they headed for Second Bay, followed shortly by M/V Zulu crewed by
Mike, Deanna, Isaac, Phil and Tracey, whereupon the sun came out and a jolly time was had
by all. All the children explored the rocks and the caves and generally had a great time
playing in and out of the water while Matt and Ioan selflessly consumed any surplus barbecue
food with very little persuasion. Alas the incoming tide put an end to the merriment and,

while Deanna and Tracey chose to swim back to the harbour, one by one both ribs and Zulu
also made their way back. The fun continued all the way back to the harbour as Chloe had
jumped ship into the ringo and enjoyed an exciting and splashy trip back.
Opening hours
The Club is open to the public every day from 11 am until late. Pop in to enjoy a drink and
the newly renovated premises in the best location in town! Prosecco Fridays and Gin
Thursdays; special offers available for each.


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.


Forthcoming events
Saturday 22 July 2017: Tenby Passage Race
Sunday 23 rd July: Cruise in company
26 th -30 th August: RS200 Nationals
Friday 17 th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving
Saturday 18 th November: AGM at the Club at 7.30.


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 online.