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Leader Board - 2014
Division 1 Leaders
Division 2


Cornish Down Bowl 2014


2014 Tenby Regatta kindly sponsored by Lewis Lewis Solicitors of Carmarthen, Tenby and St Clears

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race date

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monthly cups

Dr White Cup Ted and Matt
South Beach Cup Steve and Jasmine
Atlantic Cup Steve and Jasmine
Joe Wright Cup Steve and Jasmine
Simon Evans Trophy Dan and Ruby
  Thomas Cup     Steve and Jasmine

Weekly sailing report w/e 25 April 2014

Club Sailing
Sunday morning was cold and windy with a brisk northerly breeze. The Ospreys of Jaime and Hanna ,the Alistairs and Mike and Deanna took to the water along with Ed and Emily Dashfield in their RS500, Dan in his RS600 and Richard Johns in one of the club lasers. Race officers/safety boat/salvage crew were Paul the Commodore and Rib driver Ieuan James.
A triangular course was set from the outer moorings ,upwind towards Monkstone point and then out to sea to the gybe mark, a clean start was made by all boats with Dan Jackson doing his speciality ''cross the fleet on port tack amid much shouting'' signature start. During the first beat Hanna unexpectedly went for a walk around the deck of their Osprey whilst still clipped onto her trapeze but valiantly avoided a capsize (the only boat apart from Dan to do so).
After a keenly contested two laps the wind picked up somewhat when two of the Ospreys, the RS500 and Richards Laser were on the top (close) reach, the RS500 took off like a power boat, much to the consternation of Emily who appreciates the possibilities of asymmetric spinnaker gybes at twenty knots. Her reservations were proved correct as four boats including theirs capsized virtually simultaneously. The Alistairs had been catching up with Mike at a furious pace due to his spinnaker technical issues, until their boat fell over and after languishing on its side whilst they battled with a horribly tangled spinnaker, started to sink.
Mike and Deanna,Richard and Ed and Emily righted their boats and sailed on. However safety boat crew Paul and Ieuan spent some time grappling with the Alistairs Osprey, their dinghy salvage skills being hitherto chiefly concerned with dealing with boats that are still capable of floating once righted. Consequently they were not on hand to time the finish but it was generally agreed that as Dan had lapped everyone he had won, whilst the others hadn't.
The Alistairs Osprey ''U 1218'' was towed back to the harbour for major fettling and the addition of ''something that floats'' inside its buoyancy tanks before its next outing.

Junior Sailing
The first well attended junior on water session took place on Wednesday. There is still time to get involved; contact Blake Shaw 07717842713 for information.

Sailing dates
A couple of weekends for your diary; on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th May the club will be running its annual come and try week end. This is an opportunity to have a go at sailing at no expense in a variety of dinghies and cruisers. Registration on the Friday and on the water Saturday and Sunday. Come and have a go; open to members and non members. Email your interest to secretary@tenbysailingclub.org.uk
Secondly, the club regatta week end on 14th and 15th June. Three races round the cans on the Saturday and the Round Caldey race on the Sunday. Individual prizes and a team prize open to teams of five boats with a cash prize available of £500 to the winning team. Event kindly sponsored by Lewis Lewis and Co Ltd, Solicitors, 01994 231044.

Forthcoming Events
Greek flotilla holiday September 2014:
Still a few places left - book early to avoid disappointment! Please contact Paul Evenden.

Saturday Suppers
Deanna`s Diner is still operating in the club on a Saturday evening. Food varies weekly, and all home made. Come and give it a try. If possible give Deanna a ring to let her know you are coming on 07897220377; this will help planning and efficiency on the night.

Subscriptions for 2014 became due on 1st January, so please complete the form and renew now. The forms are available in the clubhouse or can be downloaded from the website.
This year we accept on line payments as well as in cash or by cheque. Please follow the instructions on the website. For all queries please contact Julia Dashfield, Membership Secretary, on the helpline (01834)844918.

Opening Hours

The club is open Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm.

Website - The club’s website can be found at www.tenbysailingclub.org.uk which includes a Facebook link and details of the clubs activities and sponsors. We are a friendly and welcoming members club and 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.