Weekly Report 09/08/19

Change of T.S.C. Constitution

Three Month Notice

At the Annual General Meeting on the 16th November 2019 there will be an item on the agenda to change the clubs constitution. Every year one of the items on the agenda is the club’s membership fee, the Committee would like to put a proposal that it is the Committee, in conjunction with the accountant are best placed to evaluate the clubs finances and capital spends for the next year, then decide whether or not membership fees should be raised, frozen or indeed lowered for the next year. If passed then it would come into effect Nov 2020. This will be voted on at the A.G.M. on Sat 16th Nov 2019 by those members present.

 

Tenby Sailing club

Dinghy Racing

Racing took place last Tues the 30th July out in the bay with a somewhat lively wind, which intern forced a reef or two. Three intrepid bats and their sailors took to the water sailing with alacrity and gusto. The eventual winners were Dan and Chris in and Osprey with Jamie and Dave in second also in an Osprey. Third was James in a laser that although reefed had a terrific race, and there was only just over a minute separating the racers.

On Sunday the 04th August saw a somewhat depleted fleet take to the water, the reason for the reduced number was that some of Tenby’s Osprey fleet have gone to that there England for the class nationals. Still it gave the sailors left behind to get some points in to go up the rankings. In race one Peter and Oscar came top of the shop in the Scorpion, in second was Dyfan in his Aero 7, in third was Ted and Lucas with John and Richard in fourth all in Ospreys. Race two saw the same results however in race three there was a slight change. There was no difference at the top with the Scorpion of Peter and Oscar coming in first, but in second was Ted and Lucas in an Osprey with Dyfan in third with the Aero with John and Richard in fourth in the second of the Ospreys.

Cruiser Racing

With very light winds a course was set around some nearby pot buoys left kindly by some fishermen.

 The first leg was a starboard reach.  Blake in Slipstream got away first but Denny in Heather, Roy in Chiron and Steve in Aries were just behind. Aries was just in front for the gybe around the first mark onto a very broad port reach. Aries hoisted a spinnaker and pulled away slowly with other 3 neck and neck behind. Aries rounded on to the beat back to the finish at the Harbour and crossed the line first.  Slipstream and heather crossed the line together with Chiron close behind. Final result on handicap was Aries 1st the, Heather, Slipstream, Chiron.

Next race Sat 17 Aug at 18.30 after the Championship week 

Junior Sailing 

There will be no junior sailing next week Wed 14th.   The races for Championship week (Aug 11th to 16th) will normally start about 11.30am every day from Sunday to Friday except Wednesday as if all goes to plan it will be a lay day. Come and watch and even pick up some tips from some seasoned sailors.

Junior training will be back to normal from Aug 21st.

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 (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 this week coming from the 10th to the 16th of August 2019.

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, and 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.