Weekly Report 02/08/19

Dinghy Racing

Tues the 23rd greeted he fleet of eight racers with a lovely evening in the bay, five out of the eight boats were the clubs dedicated Osprey fleet. The others are the ones that get them worried when they work out the handicap system. The results for the race are as follows, in first place was Dan and Chris in and Osprey and in second was the classically built Redwing sailed by Bill and Peter. In third was the Osprey of Ted and Lucas with a Laser sailed by Ben in fourth. In fifth and sixth were another two Ospreys sailed by Mike and Deanna, John and Richard respectively. Next over the line in seventh was Dyfan in the RS Aero 7 and then in eighth the last of the Ospreys helmed by Carwyn.

Sunday the 28th saw a nice wind blowing across the bay with the sun out in force. Five boats took to the water sailing two races, race one’s results were in first place Dan and Jamie in an Osprey with Mike and Deanna in second also in an Osprey. In third was the Scorpion sailed by Peter and Oscar with the Phantom of Ted coming in fourth, last but not least in fifth was John and Richard in the last of the Ospreys.

In the second race it was all change with Peter and Oscar coming in first in the Scorpion and then in second was Ted in the Phantom. The rest all in Ospreys were Dan and Jamie in third, John and Richard in fourth and Mike and Deanna in fifth.

Cruiser Racing

Almost perfect conditions, sunny force 3 to 4, NNW attracted 6 boats the best of the season.

 

Unfortunately neap tides do not allow much floating time and a relatively short course was set around Giltar and North high cliff buoys to port. Blake in Slipstream started on starboard and led with a dead run through the Skirs. In hot pursuit was Steve in Aries followed by Billy and Tony in Apatshe, Phil in Accolade, Roy in Chiron and Denny in Heather. Slipstream maintained the lead to the Giltar mark and gybed to start the reach back to north high Cliff.  Aries was slowly closing up and just passed |Slipstream to round the mark ahead. The long beat to windward back to the harbour followed.  

All 6 boats chose different routes some with many tacks and Aries just with one long leg on port and one on starboard. Only seconds separated the fleet on handicap with Slipstream gaining line honours and first place, Aries second, Chiron 3rd, heather 4th, Apatshe 5th, Accolade 6th.

 

Next race tonight, Friday at 6pm.

Junior Sailing 

The clubs junior training continues on Wednesday evenings.

 

Commodores Quiz

Five teams took part in this month’s Commodores Quiz with a draw at the top position, Princess Consuela Banana Hammock and the Cola Clan both had 70 points. In second place came the Dashers with 44.5 points next were the 4Amigo’s with 42 and finally the Lone Dogs with 14

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 (although a break from tradition) will be held Fri 30th August at 1930 so 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 Tuesday Through to Sunday from 1200 – 1400 for lunch and then again 1700 – 2100 for evening service. If demand dictates then the lunchtime service will carry on through to the evening.

The Harbour Restaurant serves 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.

The Club has put on a dinghy class national every year since the first one held in 1976 and we have never missed a year. It brings in approx £20,000 to the town which is a great economic boost. Some classes of boat may be single handed but a lot more boats come down, others are the double handers, not so much of a big fleet but very family orientated so two families would be around the town waiting for the racing to finish.

Membership

Membership forms can 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.