report w/e 21 November 2014
A stiff breeze that
eased somewhat as the races wore on, together with choppy seas under
a leaden sky, greeted the three intrepid crews that set forth on
Sunday morning. Race officer Paul Evenden and rib driver Ieuan James
set a triangular course with near perfect reaching angles (according
to the RO!) for the two races run back to back.
In the first race, the RS200 of Dan Jackson and Connor Keohane was
first over the line and soon built a lead on the Osprey of Jaime
Bohata; meanwhile Danny in his Streaker took a conservative starting
approach, mooring up to the start mark for a few moments whilst he
gauged the best route up the beat for his attack on the lead. The
reaching angles meant that Dan and Connor in the asymetric boat,
spinnaker up, soon built a commanding lead on the Osprey that chose
not to fly their spinnaker. Danny was plugging away until a
collision with a partially submerged floating object tore his rudder
from its mountings and put paid to his chances.
He was towed in by the safety rib with a little difficulty, due to
some of his boats buoyancy tanks filling with water, through the
holes left by the damaged rudder mountings.
Whilst the towing operation went on and the sun came out, a second
race was underway, once again won by Dan and Connor after a capsize
caused by a tangled main sheet bridle put paid to Jaime's chances.
Racing will continue until Boxing Day, weather permitting with two
races on Sunday mornings. Any dinghy sailors out there looking for
some racing are welcome to attend. Membership taken out now will
include all of next year too, so the winter racing will effectively
Saturday nights Tenby Blues weekend performance of the five piece
band 'Cottonmouth' at the club was, once again, a roaring success
with the club crammed to capacity. Many thanks to the organisers,
all that attended and especially Mr Terry Evans and Mr John Akrill
for stepping into the breach and running the bar at the last minute,
after Mike Stace was taken ill. Mike is now recovering and assures
us he will back on the water and winning races again very soon.
Tenby Sailing Club Annual Prize giving dinner. To be held at
the Giltar Hotel, The Esplanade Tenby, tonight at 7pm for 7.45.
Dinner, Prize giving and Raffle, followed by a Disco and Bar until
late. £26.00 per person. Dress code, Black tie, Lounge Suit or Mess
Dress. Members have been emailed with full details.
Autumn International Rugby. Its Wales v New Zealand on
Saturday, kick off 5.30. Bar open from 5pm. After that moving
seamlessly on to the Club AGM beginning once the rugby is over.
Saturday Nov 22nd. There are some vacancies on the Committee and
volunteers are sought to help in the running of the club. If any
member out there would like to get involved please get in touch with
any current Committee member, and/or come to the AGM and speak up!
Also, our membership secretary, Julia Dashfield, is relinquishing
her post after many years service. Thanks Julia for all your work.
That means we are looking for a replacement; get your application in
Christmas Party. Date to be confirmed. All juniors parents
and helpers welcome.
Party 20th December. Full details to follow.
Demonstration. One for the diary; there will be a
demonstration of the Sailwave racing results software at the club on
21st February; all welcome.
The club is now open Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday
Website The club’s website can be found at
www.tenbysailingclub.org.uk and includes a Facebook link and details
of the clubs activities and sponsors. 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.