Weekly Report 08/09/2017

RS200 National Championship
This event concluded last Thursday after five days of racing in Tenby bay. Two hundred
competitors enjoyed a memorable contest over five sun kissed days, sailing hard during the
day and partying hard in the evening. Local interest was provided by Jas and Steve Stubbs,
Peter Rose and Ioan Thompson (at 13 the youngest competitor) and Paul and Julia Griffiths
from Saundersfoot. The event drew participants from all over the UK and was won by Ben
Palmer and Amy Seabright from Hayling Island Sailing Club on the South coast of England.
Several reports of the event can be found on the Yachts and Yachting website for those
interested in more detail.


Club Sailing
Saturday was the first in September so three races were sailed for the September Cup.
Following only a couple of days after the end of the RS200 Nationals many members were
taking a break and only four dinghies competed; two Ospreys, a Scorpion and a Laser. The
races, over a triangular course and run once again by Carwyn (many thanks Carwyn) saw an
upwind start off Monkstone, upwind towards St Catherines and left there to the gybe mark at
the Eastern. The south westerly wind that greeted the sailors increased throughout the racing
producing some spectacular reaching and surfing down the waves. In the first race the
Scorpion of Peter/Igor kept up well with the Ospreys to take a comfortable win on corrected
time with the Laser fourth. In the second Ted/Lucas got away, helped by an inversion by the
Scorpion and they took first from the Scorpion second and Jaime/Alastair in third. Martin in
the Laser had enough of a work out by then and he retired leaving only the three boats to
contest the third race. Ted/Lucas were quick out of the blocks and seemed to be building a
winning lead only to stop for a swim at the gybe. Jaime/Alastair took over the lead and
completed the race with a good lead, but not far enough ahead of the Scorpion who won on
corrected time, with Ted/Lucas limping home third.
On Tuesday three lasers and a Comet competed on a sunny September evening with a force
three to four westerly breeze blowing. For the first time for a long time there were no Ospreys
and no other two man boats either. After a pleasant race the honours went to Peter followed
by Martin, both in Lasers, then John in his Comet and Carwyn also Laser.
Junior Sailing. This continues through September; some of the Juniors are close to
completing their various certificates.
Cruiser Sailing. The contest this season is going down to the wire. Attendance has been
good throughout with only a point or two separating the leading boats with the final race
looming.


Club Party
Tonight (8th Sept) there is a party at the club for all members and helpers at the RS200s. Happy hour,
canapes and musical entertainment are planned. All members and helpers welcome.


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.
Friday 8 th September: Club party (See above).
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.


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 on line.