Weekly Report 28/06/19

Dinghy Racing

Tues 18th saw the Tenby fleet of seven boats out in the bay the wind was fairly light but just enough to sail the sea was calm with slight rain on and off nothing too bad especially for Wales. The results were as follows in first place was Ted and Lucas in an Osprey in second Dyfan in his Aero 7. In third Mike and Deanna in an Osprey with James and Richard both in Lasers coming in fourth and fifth respectively. Then in sixth and seventh Carwyn and Hugh then John and Alistair in their respective Ospreys. There was no weekend sailing for club points due to the sailing club’s regatta.

Cruiser Racing

Due to the weather conditions last Sunday the Round Caldey race that was scheduled to take place during the regatta had to be cancelled and will be held this Sunday with a 1530 start. This will be the usual point’s race as well as the official round Caldey race.

Junior Sailing 

The Tenby junior section continues to go from strength to strength, Oscar and Katherine travelled away to the Welsh National Youth and Juniors Championships in Pwllheli last weekend. Where they came a very respectable third overall, and came first in the RS Fever dinghy class. Congratulations to both of you. The clubs Junior training Junior training continues on Wednesday evenings.

 

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

What a weekend we had at the annual Tenby Sailing Club Regatta, we had everything slung at us over the weekend, but a good time was had by all. Saturday afternoon started off with a lovely flat sea and a nice 8 mph wind coming from the east. The sun was out and the sky was blue, there were smiles all round. The first race got underway first time all be it a few over the line who did realise and returned to cross again. On completion of the first race the sequence started again quickly to get race number two away, some boats were being slightly cheeky and started going over the line early, but with shouts of ‘get back’ booming from the committee boat they saw the error of their ways, just managed to duck behind the line and the fleet got away. During the race however the wind totally dropped and there was less sailing and more of a synchronised drift. As the fleet were finishing there was cries of woe and are, we doing a third race. Luckily the sea breeze came back in although there was a big wind shift. The course was reset and the third race got underway but unfortunately the wind shifted back and the beat ended up being a fetch with all making the mark in one tack, but that is professional sailing for you sometimes you can’t help what the wind does.

The Sunday however it was a totally different sailing game, sea was rough the wind was howling. So, the PRO took the decision that the round Caldey race would have to be changed to a long-distance race with the sound due to the horrific conditions round the back of the island. The course was set to start near the harbour out to eel point then to north high cliff then back to St Catherin’s around a mark and back round then finishing just off the harbour again. Although the wind was strong and the sea choppy the fleet all crossed the line with smiles on their faces, well except for a couple who broke their masts.

The top three Saturday races are as follows, First Oscar Chase and Crew from Tata Sailing Club second Dan and Chris from Tenby both in Ospreys and then Simon and his crew in a 2000. Race two Again saw Oscar Chase and his crew in the top slot, then Ian Fryett and Crew from Cardiff in an RS 500 in in third Ted and Lucas in a Tenby Osprey. In Race three there was a change at the top with Simon and crew in the 2000 Second Oscar and crew in and Osprey and third Ross Prytherch in a Solo from PYC.

The top three in the long-distance race were in first place Simon and crew in the 2000 then closely followed by two Tenby Ospreys of Dan and Chris then Ted and Lucas.

The big prizes were presented to the respective winners in the club house by the Commodore Nathan Spiller. The Tenby Sailing Club did very well overall and the following trophies went to the following home sailors. The silver galleon went to Dan and Chris for the first Tenby Osprey over the line in race one. The Rolly Squibb’s memorial trophy went again to Dan and Chris from Tenby. And the team prize of £500 went to the Tenby Team Plonkersaurus, the prize money was generously given by the main event sponsors Lewis Lewis and Co, with other prize monies coming from Penally Abbey.

A big thank you goes out to all the competitors for making the effort to come to Tenby some travelling from quite a distance away and making it a weekend of excellent racing. Also a huge thank you to all the committee boat crew and all the safety boat helms and crews as well as the shore staff, whom are all volunteers and without them no event could take place. 

Commodores Quiz

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. Due to the location the defib box will have to be a heated one for obvious reasons, and they carry the cost of £1300 complete.

The next quiz will be held on Saturday 29th June at 1930 so make it a date in your diary and come down 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 for a laugh whilst raising money. 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 

The bar will be open every day from 11am for until the beginning of September.

The Harbour Restaurant @ The Club

The Harbour Restaurant will be open Wed Through to Sunday from 1800 serving freshly prepared local produce. Along with the club menu there will be some delectable delights on the special’s boards, BBQ style food will be served up on Wed evenings and Thursday being Creative Veggie Specials with dishes available from the main menu.

Don’t forget Sunday Lunch at the club served from 1200 freshly prepared by The Harbour Restaurant, the Sunday lunches are very popular and available from 1200-1500, booking is recommended, then this will roll onto the evening menu

Nationals 

This year we are hosting the 2000 National Championships from the 10th to the 16th of August 2019

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

Membership

Membership form scan be obtained from either the club’s website www.tenbysailingclub.org.uk or at the club itself. 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.

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 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, contact any member who will be pleased to help, or contact us online.

By. The Commodore.