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Weekly sailing report w/e 24 April 2015
Club Sailing After a windy day the Saturday evening races took place in a declining easterly breeze. The first race, run by the Alistairs, had an upwind start just off the lifeboat slip; upwind from there to the eastern, left there and across to Monkstone; left again and back to the start. The Ospreys of Paul and Anthea and Ted and Gillan reached the windward mark first and hoisted spinnakers for the reach to Monkstone. However the wind had other ideas as it headed and faded and then disappeared altogether. Twenty minutes or so later it filled in from behind and all the boats closed up. Steve and Jas in their RS200 hoisted spinnaker and sailed passed everyone into the lead. The race was ended after the first lap and on corrected time won by Bill and Nan in a Redwing followed by John in his Comet then Steve and Jas.
A second race followed immediately over the same course but with the wind building again to about force three. Again the Ospreys hit the front and this time Paul and Anthea stayed there to take the win followed by Jon in his Phantom and Steve and Jas again in third. All in all an enjoyable evening on the water, a good spread of results and some swimming practice for a certain crew!
Junior Sailing The enrolment sessions are over. Its on the water sessions every Wednesday from now on. All welcome; for further information phone Blake on 07717842713.
for 2015 are now due. All
members should have received an email or letter about this. To renew
membership either use the forms supplied or do it on line through
the club website;
Please note, any former members who
have electronic admission fobs for the changing rooms but who have
not renewed their membership by 11th
April will find
their fobs will not work after that date. There will be a £5 admin
fee for reactivation of same.
Forthcoming events 9th, 10th May. Annual “Come and Try” weekend in conjunction with the RYA “Push the Boat Out” initiative. This is an opportunity for all those people out there who have fancied trying sailing, to have a go at no cost. It is likely, weather permitting, that there will be a brief introduction/registration Friday evening then two sessions on the water on each of Saturday and Sunday. There will be a selection of boats available from small singlehanders to double handed racing boats and cruisers. Please notify your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Blake on 07717842713.
20th and 21st June. The annual club regatta which, this year includes the Pembrokeshire County Regatta. Three races round the cans on the Saturday and the round Caldey Island race on the Sunday. Individual prizes available as well as a team prize of £500 for teams of five boats. The Regatta is kindly sponsored by local Solicitors Lewis Lewis & Co Ltd of Tenby St Clears and Carmarthen.
Opening Hours The club will be open Wednesday evenings for Junior sailing, Friday and Saturday evenings from 7.30.
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.