Weekly Report 29/09/2017

Club Sailing
Seven boats competed in the two club races last Saturday; five Ospreys, an RS600 and a
Phantom. The wind from the south was brisk and rising but the weather was dry and the sun
made an appearance. From the start line over by Monkstone the course was upwind towards
St Catherines, left there and out to the gybe at the eastern, then back to the start. Dan in the
RS600 enjoyed the first race, blasting round the course to take a comfortable win from Jon in
the Phantom in second then Mike/Deanna in the first Osprey. In the second race Merlot
induced exhaustion caused the inversion of the RS600; Jon in the Phantom, enjoying a proper
workout, took full advantage and he took first, followed by Dan then Mike/Deanna, again
first Osprey. Of the other four Ospreys, Jaime/Griff and Dyfan Steve each scored a fourth;
Ted/John (making his Osprey crewing debut in a good force five!) were consistent in fifth,
whilst Richard/Alastair brought up the rear.
On Tuesday, the last evening race of the summer season took place, again with seven boats
competing, five Ospreys, a Scorpion and an RS200. The forecast very light wind in fact
turned out to be a force three to four south easterly with decent waves. The fleet were slow to
start, some slower than others!, but from the start line the triangular course was towards
Caldey then left out to sea, then gybing and back to the start. Mike/Deanna started promptly
and reached the windward mark first, pursued by the Scorpion and the rest of the fleet. Then
it was spinnakers up for the two down wind reaches, planing fast and surfing on the waves.
After four laps and in the gathering gloom, on corrected time the race was won by Peter/Igor
in the Scorpion, followed by Mike/Deanna then Dan/Scarlett in the RS200. This concludes
the summer series for the Scorpion who, despite missing the final week end of races on
Saturday, are club champions for 2017; well done Peter and Igor!
Last weekend Ioan and Oscar Thompson from TSC competed at The Zone Championship at
Fishguard in a RS Feva. They secured second overall in the general handicap fleet; a result to
be proud of, well done boys!


Junior training 
The wind abated in time for the more experienced to go on the water last Wednesday.
However the Stage 1 and 2 stayed ashore and were able to cover  the items needed to gain
their certificates. At the time of writing the forecast for the final on water session
Wednesday September 27th, is again for strong winds which have curtailed progress this
season. End of season party with presentation of certificates and trophies on Wednesday Oct
18th. 


Cruiser racing 
This has concluded for the year. 2017 champions are Steve Lewis and his crew in Aries.


Opening hours
The Club is open lunch times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and evenings on Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 5.30. Pop in to enjoy a drink in the best location in
town!


Forthcoming events
Wednesday Oct 18 th . Junior presentation evening.
Saturday 11 th November: Blues night at the club.
Friday 17 th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving. Full details on the website.
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.