Weekly Report 05/04/2019

Tenby Sailing club

Dinghy Racing

The Dinghy racing season has now commenced, Sunday the 31st March saw the good-sized fleet of nine boats take to the water. Wind direction was onshore, coming in from the east. Wind speed was about 15mph gusting 20. Sea state was a little bit bumpy to start and then calmed down towards the end of the racing. General weather, cloudy for most of it although we did get a peek at the sun a few times.

The results for race one are as follows, In first place in the RS400 was Steve and Jasmin, then the RS500 of Ed and Emily, Peter and Oscar in their Scorpion, Ted and Lucas in the Osprey closely followed by Mike and Deanna also in an Osprey. Next over the line was Dyfan in the RS Aero 7, Jamie and Tim in an Osprey, Carwyn in a Laser Radial and then Sophie in the Laser 4.7.

The second race saw a change at the top with Peter and Oscar taking first in the Scorpion, then two Ospreys crossed the line these were Ted and Lucas then Mike and Deanna. Steve and Jasmin were next in the RS400 with Ed and Emily in the RS500 coming next. The lower half of the fleet remained unchanged with Dyfan, Jamie and Tim, Carwyn and Sophie coming over the line.

Junior Sailing

Sailing sessions for all enrolled juniors will commence on Wednesday April 10th. Please turn up by 1700 planning to get on the water by 1745.  All sessions are weather permitting but there will always be sessions onshore in their place.

If you have not already registered then please make sure you turn up by 1700 on the 10th to fill in the necessary paper work. We look forward to another successful season and a big thank you goes out to all the volunteers in advance who come along every week to help out.

If you require any more information then please phone Blake on 07717842713

Power Boat Training

Three of our members recently attended a power boat course at the club, Chris Thompson, Paul Rapi and Lou Middleton all gained their RYA Power Boat level 2 certificate. Very many thanks to Jason Richards for running the course. We look forward to seeing them helping out with safety boat duties during sailing events.

Boat Lift In

The lift IN for the boats on the harbour in Tenby is Monday April 8th commencing from 0600. Access to the harbour at this time will be very limited due to safety reasons.

Come and Try SATURDAY 11TH MAY 2019

TENBY SAILING CLUB TASTER SESSION Come and Try Sailing

TSC are pleased to offer an opportunity to all to try sailing in dinghies or cruisers, or just to get afloat in power boats. The day will start at 9.30 am with introductions and briefing followed by a morning session on the water. In for lunch then an afternoon session afloat in different craft to give a good idea of what sailing is like. At the end of the day there will be a de-brief in the club about 5 pm, and for those who wish to take things further an opportunity to sign up for a club course learning the basics of how to sail and race.

Food will be available lunch time and evening, and you are welcome to stay on to enjoy a spot of rehydration after sailing!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place.

Membership

Membership forms can be obtained from either the club’s website www.tenbysailingclub.org.uk or at the club itself. The membership rates for this current year remained unchanged as agreed by the members at the AGM. There are many advantages to being a member a few of which are discounted bar prices, access to showers and toilets on the harbour and priority for social events. Please see the website for full details. 

Members only Lounge

The committee are pleased to say that the top room has been going through an extensive refurbishment and is nearing completion. The volunteers headed up by Martin Munroe and Dan Jackson have done a sterling job, not only in the decorating but securing grants to help in the project. This versatile space will provide facilities for training, events and functions as well as a members only lounge. 

Commodores Quiz

There was an excellent turn out for the monthly Commodore’s quiz, in true form top of the teams was the Cola Clan then in order came the Birthday Bashers, The Bo Ho’s, Princess Consuela Banana Hammock, The Dashers, The 4 Amigo’s, Hopeful and then the Lone Dogs.

This year we are raising funds for a Defibrillator to be sited outside the club at the bottom of the stone steps by the big doors. Due to the location this will also have to be a heated cabinet. The defib will then be listed on the local network and will benefit the wider community and visitors alike as there will be a defib situated on the harbour. The cost of the defibrillator will be £1300.

The next quiz will be held tonight (05/04/2018) at 19.00 (for pre-quiz bangers and mash) so come down to the club and have a bit of fun while raising money for our Defib. Cost of the entry to the quiz is £5 for a team of up to six people or £1 if you think you can go it alone. There will be a league running for the whole year up to the final in November, you don’t have to be part of the league just come to enjoy the atmosphere whilst raising money for a great cause. Alongside the quiz there will be a raffle, all prize donations will be gratefully received.

If anyone would like to donate to the Defib Fund please get in contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 The Bar & Harbour Restaurant @ The Club

The bar times are as follows for this weekend open on Friday from 1900, Saturday & Sunday from 1200 so come down to the club to enjoy the best view in town.

Don’t forget Sunday Lunch at the club served from 1200 freshly prepared by The Harbour Restaurant.

T.S.C. Regatta sponsored by Lewis Lewis and Co

The club’s annual regatta will be held on Saturday the 22nd June and the round Caldey race on Sunday 23rd. The club is proud to announce the continued support and sponsorship from Lewis Lewis & Co Solicitors of Tenby. Lewis and Lewis have been there to support the club over the years and it is they who sponsor the team prize so very generously.  There was a good turn out last year with the Tenby Sailors winning the team prize of £500. Let’s hope they keep it on home turf this year.

Nationals

This year we are hosting the 2000 National Championships from the 10th to the 16th of August.

We would not be able to put on these events without the help of willing volunteers, so if you would like to help out on all or some of these dates please get in touch. There are positions both on and off the water so no sailing experience is necessary if you would like to volunteer or have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch

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, aspiring sailors and non-sailors. We are a member’s 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, apply online or contact any member who will be pleased to help.

By. The Commodore.