Weekly Report 11/08/2017

Club Sailing
Saturday`s three races for the August cup saw a fleet of five boats, depleted by holidays and
other absences, come to the line in a brisk and gusty northerly. Events were dominated by Jon
in his Phantom who won all the races and hence the August cup. Behind him Mike and
Deanna in their Redwing took three second places, despite approaching the windward mark
from the wrong side in the second race, thereby giving the Phantom something to think
about! Richard in a club Laser was demolished at the gybe mark by one of the tasty gusts that
characterised the day. Dyfan and Steve, in the only Osprey competing, didn`t bother with the
last race and were last seen heading for Caldey. Martin, in his new Laser, was on curfew and
had to go home half way!
Tuesday evening`s race drew nine boats to the start on a bright but cloudy evening with a
gusty shifty northerly breeze. The upwind start saw the fleet cross the bay from south to north
with the windward mark off Waterwynch. The Osprey of Ted/Lucas was first to the
windward mark and extended their lead over following laps, hotly pursued by the slower
Phantom, Scorpion and RS200. Also on the course were a Redwing, couple of Lasers and a
Comet. Unfortunately corrected time results are not presently available so outcome unknown!

Junior sailing   
At a recent racing session conditions were a bit testing with a good force 4.   Close races
though with excellent starts and close racing throughout and no capsizing! Excellent
improvements all-round.  Well done.

Race 1
Oscar Thompson and Luke Subbiani-Shaw    Feva         1st
James Goodwin-Close                                Laser        2nd
Osian Bhattacherjee                                   Topper     3rd

Race 2
James Goodwin-Close                                Laser        1st
Oscar Thompson and Luke Subbiani-Shaw    Feva         2nd
Osian Bhattacherjee                                   Topper     3 rd  

For the last 2 weeks only the most experienced ventured out under sail and had a session of
fast reaching in a force 4 to 5. The stage 3 group were finishing off their shore work while the
rest started with some land drill on use of tiller extension and then enjoyed some time on the
water in the Club Ribs.  Some of the less experienced juniors were taken out in a Miracle
(courtesy of Dan and Jeremy) to introduce them to planing. Junior sailing continues through
out the holidays with the exception of Wed August 30 th  when the Club will be fully occupied
looking after over 200 sailors during the RS 200 national UK Championships.
The sailing starts on Sunday Aug 27 th  and will be every day until Thursday Aug 31 st .
If you can help in any way please let me know (07717842713). 

Cruiser racing 
A record 7 cruisers turned out for Sunday morning’s race in a force 4 to 5 SW wind.  A
course was set to give a beat to the Giltar buoy then back to North High Cliff and back to
Tenby. Once again Billy, Tony and Geoff in Apatshe got away on port tack with everyone in
close pursuit although John, Jeff and Roger in Tejeda looked to be overpowered.  Phil in
Accolade managed particularly well in the conditions and was able to handle full sail while
everyone else had to reef. Apatshe rounded the Giltar buoy still ahead with Blake, Jeremy
and Phoebe in Slipstream second.  However Accolade was not far behind.  There was a broad
reach down to NHC with most boats goosewinging followed by another reach back to Tenby.
 Apologies for disturbing the seal on the NHC buoy! 

A very enjoyable race produced the following results with Accolade just missing out on first
place by a few seconds. 1 st , Apatshe, 2 nd  Accolade, 3 rd  Slipstream, 4 th  Steve in Aries, 5 TH  
Tejeda,  6 th  Denny in Heather  and Crispin in Beagle 7 th . 
The race last Saturday was run around Woolhouse Buoy to port then DZ2 to port and back to
Tenby.  It was again closely fought in the excellent conditions. Steve in Aries finished just
ahead of Billy in Apatshe and everyone awaited the handicap calculation which gave Aries
first place by 1 second! Phil in Accolade was 3 rd  and Crispin in Beagle 4 th . 
9 races have now been completed this season and 3 boats tie for first place overall.
Aries, Slipstream, Apatshe.  5 races are left to be sailed.  It`s tight at the top! 
Next race is tonight Friday at 7.15pm.

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.

Forthcoming events.
26 th -30 th August: RS200 Nationals
Friday 8 th September: Club party
Saturday 11 th November: Blues night at the club.
Friday 17 th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving
Saturday 18 th November: AGM at the Club at 7.30.

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.