Sailing Club extends a very warm welcome to Merlin Rockets
10-16 August 2013
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT TENBY SAILING CLUB
Sailing Club has been staging National Dinghy
Championships for nearly 40 years with at least one major
class visiting each year. The venue is fully booked up to
2017 with the Enterprises (2012), Merlin Rockets (2013),
Fireballs (2014), RS400s (2015), Fireflies (2016) and
RS200s (2017). Other past championships include Scorpions,
RS800s, Toppers, National 12s, Redwings and Ospreys, all
expressing an interest to return to this superb venue.
Tenby is a very popular holiday resort in West Wales in
the Pembrokeshire National Park offering an excellent
range of accommodation (early booking is needed to get a
place near the harbour). Typical journey time from the
Severn Bridge is less than 2 hours with dual carriageway
to within 15miles of Tenby.
The Clubhouse, with bar and catering, changing rooms,
showers, storage, meeting room, is in the middle of the
picturesque Harbour surrounded by the slipways, dinghy
parks, beaches, accommodation, restaurants, pubs and town.
Families and supporters will find they can be in the
middle of the action just by going to the harbour beach or
viewing the action from Castle Hill or relaxing on the
Club balcony overlooking the harbour and launching area.
There is a very experienced race management team of club
members (including two NROs) who make every effort to make
the events a success on and off the water and to make
everyone welcome. In 1999 Tenby SC was very proud to have
won the prestigious RYA/RTYC 1840 Challenge Trophy for
excellence in Event and Race Management.
The Race area is in sheltered Carmarthen Bay and is
reached within minutes being off the North Bay side of
Tenby. Launching can take place at all states of the tide
with a hard sandy beach right down to low water. Courses
are laid out as far as possible to minimize the shifts
caused by the wind coming over the land mass and cliffs
with dates to coincide with neap tides.
The Club is currently inviting bids for future
championships with fleets from 55 to130 boats for 2018 to
For further information regarding TSC hosting your event
Mark Dashfield NRO TSC Nationals Coordinator 01834 844918
Shaw NRO TSC
Hon Secretary 01834 842535
email or to
contact the TSC/Nationals Co-ordinator -
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