Club Sailing

Adverse weather on sailing days mean there are no races to report.

Junior training 

With just 2 training sessions left a number of youngsters have almost completed their stage certificate course. Just a few more items to cover, mostly on shore work.  Please make an effort to attend. We are planning to hold an end of season junior party on Wednesday Oct 18th when certificates and trophies will be presented.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who have helped through the season. 

Cruiser racing 

Another hotly contested race was held Sat 2nd Sept.  The wind was SSW force 3 to 4.

The leg to North High Cliff proved to be almost a fetch but the wind did head towards the end. Apatshe rounded first with Slipstream and Aries in close pursuit. A one sided beat to Giltar buoy gave Slipstream a chance to overtake Aries but Apatshe stayed in the lead. Accolade was always also in contention. Spinnakers were flown on the dead run back to Tenby. Tony and Geoff in Apatshe stayed ahead and took first place with Steve in Aries getting back into second place. Blake gained 3rd with Phil in Accolade 4th. With 12 races sailed this season the result puts Slipstream, Apatshe and Aries all tying for first place for the overall trophy. All to play for in the last race tomorrow Sat at 2pm.!!

Opening hours

The Club is open lunch times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and evenings on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 5.30. Pop in to enjoy a drink in the best location in town!

Forthcoming events.

Wednesday Oct 18th. Junior presentation evening.

Saturday 11th November: Blues night at the club.

Friday 17th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving

Saturday 18th November: AGM at the Club at 7.30.

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 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.

RS200 National Championship
This event concluded last Thursday after five days of racing in Tenby bay. Two hundred
competitors enjoyed a memorable contest over five sun kissed days, sailing hard during the
day and partying hard in the evening. Local interest was provided by Jas and Steve Stubbs,
Peter Rose and Ioan Thompson (at 13 the youngest competitor) and Paul and Julia Griffiths
from Saundersfoot. The event drew participants from all over the UK and was won by Ben
Palmer and Amy Seabright from Hayling Island Sailing Club on the South coast of England.
Several reports of the event can be found on the Yachts and Yachting website for those
interested in more detail.


Club Sailing
Saturday was the first in September so three races were sailed for the September Cup.
Following only a couple of days after the end of the RS200 Nationals many members were
taking a break and only four dinghies competed; two Ospreys, a Scorpion and a Laser. The
races, over a triangular course and run once again by Carwyn (many thanks Carwyn) saw an
upwind start off Monkstone, upwind towards St Catherines and left there to the gybe mark at
the Eastern. The south westerly wind that greeted the sailors increased throughout the racing
producing some spectacular reaching and surfing down the waves. In the first race the
Scorpion of Peter/Igor kept up well with the Ospreys to take a comfortable win on corrected
time with the Laser fourth. In the second Ted/Lucas got away, helped by an inversion by the
Scorpion and they took first from the Scorpion second and Jaime/Alastair in third. Martin in
the Laser had enough of a work out by then and he retired leaving only the three boats to
contest the third race. Ted/Lucas were quick out of the blocks and seemed to be building a
winning lead only to stop for a swim at the gybe. Jaime/Alastair took over the lead and
completed the race with a good lead, but not far enough ahead of the Scorpion who won on
corrected time, with Ted/Lucas limping home third.
On Tuesday three lasers and a Comet competed on a sunny September evening with a force
three to four westerly breeze blowing. For the first time for a long time there were no Ospreys
and no other two man boats either. After a pleasant race the honours went to Peter followed
by Martin, both in Lasers, then John in his Comet and Carwyn also Laser.
Junior Sailing. This continues through September; some of the Juniors are close to
completing their various certificates.
Cruiser Sailing. The contest this season is going down to the wire. Attendance has been
good throughout with only a point or two separating the leading boats with the final race
looming.


Club Party
Tonight (8th Sept) there is a party at the club for all members and helpers at the RS200s. Happy hour,
canapes and musical entertainment are planned. All members and helpers welcome.


Opening hours
The Club is open to the public every day from 11 am until late. Pop in to enjoy a drink and
the newly renovated premises in the best location in town! Prosecco Fridays and Gin
Thursdays; special offers available for each.
Forthcoming events.
Friday 8 th September: Club party (See above).
Saturday 11 th November: Blues night at the club.
Friday 17 th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving
Saturday 18 th November: AGM at the Club at 7.30.


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 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.

Club Sailing
Saturday`s two races run by Alastair Knibb drew a fleet of five boats on a cloudy but dry
evening with a mid range north westerly blowing. The Osprey of Ted/Lucas won both, in the
first followed by juniors Ioan and Oscar in a Feva then Mike/Deanna in a Redwing and Igor
in a Laser. In the second race Mike/Deanna were second from Ioan/Oscar, Igor then Alex in
his Redwing
Six boats turned out for Tuesday evening`s race on a sunny and bright August evening. A
declining south westerly breeze provided an upwind leg towards Giltar, a reach towards the
Eastern and back to the start. The Scorpion of Peter/Igor picked the shifts well and took the
race on corrected time, from the Osprey of Ted and guest crew Jo and then the RS200 of
Dan/Scarlett followed by Mike/Deanna in their Redwing, Richard in a club Laser and John in
the Comet.


Junior sailing   
Junior training as usual next week but please note no training on Wednesday Aug 23 rd  due to
the RS200 championships at Tenby.  Training as usual in September. 
Last week there were light winds very suitable for the beginners. The more experienced were
given a supervised sail to Monkstone. All returned to enjoy the BBQ this week provided by
Erik.  Many thanks for stepping in for the job. 


Cruiser racing.
The weather last Friday evening resulted in a prolonged discussion but eventually it was
decided to go ahead despite the strong winds and light rain. This proved to be a bad decision
for the crew of Slipstream who ended up having an unplanned swim just off the Mayor`s
Slip.  No harm done except to hope there were no videos or CCTV to record the incident. 
The other competitors wisely decided to jump ship and cancel the race. 
Next race Saturday (19th) at 15.15.  See you there all dried out!


Opening hours
The Club is open to the public every day from 11 am until late. Pop in to enjoy a drink and
the newly renovated premises in the best location in town! Prosecco Fridays and Gin
Thursdays; special offers available for each.
Forthcoming events.
26 th -30 th August: RS200 Nationals
Friday 8 th September: Club party
Saturday 11 th November: Blues night at the club.
Friday 17 th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving
Saturday 18 th November: AGM at the Club at 7.30.


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 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.

Club Sailing

It was bright and sunny on Saturday afternoon with a strong gusty and shifty westerly blowing across the course for the two club races run by Carwyn and Martin. Five Ospreys and a Scorpion competed, with Peter and Igor in the Scorpion giving a lesson in heavy weather sailing and taking both races by a convincing margin on corrected time. In the first race Mike/Deanna in their Osprey were first to the windward mark, a lead they kept to the end despite the efforts of the other four Ospreys to challenge. The wind was sufficiently strong and erratic to persuade all that spinnakers were best kept in the boat, so it was two sail reaching only, but pretty fast in the gusts nonetheless. On the second reach Dyfan/Steve and Jaime/Tim both sailed over the top of Ted/Richard, but promptly lost their advantage on the following beat. Ted/Richard eventually passed the Scorpion on the water on the third lap, but nowhere near far enough in front to make up the handicap, so first race was Peter/Igor in the Scorpion, Mike/Deanna in their Osprey then Ted/Richard, Osprey. Special mention for Jaime`s latest crew Tim making his debut and kindly including some swimming practice, see photo.  A second race followed immediately over the same triangular course. This time Ted/Richard were first to the windward mark, a lead they kept to the end but despite building it to more respectable proportions still well short of the required distance to beat Peter/Igor in the Scorpion (although they were a little worried evidenced by the appearance of the Scorpions spinnaker on the last reach). So Peter/Igor posted another bullet, followed by Ted/Richard then Mike/Deanna. All in all a great fun evening on the water in strong and challenging conditions.

Tuesday evenings race also started in quite strong easterly wind and rough seas, although the wind declined markedly during the race. Five Ospreys and a Scorpion competed again, one of the Ospreys going three up in anticipation of a rough outing. In fact, although quite rough, the wind was manageable and they were well overstaffed!  Ted/Jo got away fast from the competitive upwind start and they reached the windward mark first. Once again the Scorpion was keeping up well with the faster boats and after three challenging laps they took the win on corrected time from ted/Jo then Mike Deanna in their Osprey.

Junior sailing   

Strong winds once again curtailed the training to just heavy weather experience in a RIB. 

A reminder that there is no training next week Wednesday Aug 30th due to the RS 200 championships at the Club.  Come down and watch.  Racing starts 12 noon on Sunday and 1pm Monday  to Thursday with 100 boats entered. 

Training as usual in September. 

Cruiser racing 

3 boats braved the force 5 to 6 westerly wind on Saturday. The course was set around North High Cliff and Giltar buoys. Blake, Terry, Chris and Harriet had the best start in Slipstream with Billy and Tony in Apatshe close behind.  Chris and George wisely reefed Beagle.  

The reach to NHC got the boats almost planing in the strong gusts.  Slipstream stayed on starboard on rounding NHC onto the beat while Apatshe tacked on the buoy but had some trouble in the strong wind resulting in need to reef. Slipstream continued under full sail but struggled to stay ahead.  There was another reach back to Tenby with Slipstream having to decide whether to sail inside the Skirs with the possibility of Apatshe nipping inside.  All boats took the inside route; Slipstream finished 1st with Apatshe close second and Beagle third. This puts Slipstream ahead by 1 point in the series trophy. All to play for.

Club party. 

Friday Sept 8th there is a party at the club for all members and helpers at the RS200s. Happy hour, canapes and musical entertainment are planned. Put the date in your diary and keep an eye on the club facebook pages for further details.

Opening hours

The Club is open to the public every day from 11 am until late. Pop in to enjoy a drink and the newly renovated premises in the best location in town! Prosecco Fridays and Gin Thursdays; special offers available for each.

Forthcoming events.

26th-30th August: RS200 Nationals

Friday 8th September: Club party (See above).

Saturday 11th November: Blues night at the club.

Friday 17th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving

Saturday 18th November: AGM at the Club at 7.30.

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 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.

Club Sailing
Saturday`s three races for the August cup saw a fleet of five boats, depleted by holidays and
other absences, come to the line in a brisk and gusty northerly. Events were dominated by Jon
in his Phantom who won all the races and hence the August cup. Behind him Mike and
Deanna in their Redwing took three second places, despite approaching the windward mark
from the wrong side in the second race, thereby giving the Phantom something to think
about! Richard in a club Laser was demolished at the gybe mark by one of the tasty gusts that
characterised the day. Dyfan and Steve, in the only Osprey competing, didn`t bother with the
last race and were last seen heading for Caldey. Martin, in his new Laser, was on curfew and
had to go home half way!
Tuesday evening`s race drew nine boats to the start on a bright but cloudy evening with a
gusty shifty northerly breeze. The upwind start saw the fleet cross the bay from south to north
with the windward mark off Waterwynch. The Osprey of Ted/Lucas was first to the
windward mark and extended their lead over following laps, hotly pursued by the slower
Phantom, Scorpion and RS200. Also on the course were a Redwing, couple of Lasers and a
Comet. Unfortunately corrected time results are not presently available so outcome unknown!


Junior sailing   
At a recent racing session conditions were a bit testing with a good force 4.   Close races
though with excellent starts and close racing throughout and no capsizing! Excellent
improvements all-round.  Well done.


Race 1
Oscar Thompson and Luke Subbiani-Shaw    Feva         1st
James Goodwin-Close                                Laser        2nd
Osian Bhattacherjee                                   Topper     3rd


Race 2
James Goodwin-Close                                Laser        1st
Oscar Thompson and Luke Subbiani-Shaw    Feva         2nd
Osian Bhattacherjee                                   Topper     3 rd  


For the last 2 weeks only the most experienced ventured out under sail and had a session of
fast reaching in a force 4 to 5. The stage 3 group were finishing off their shore work while the
rest started with some land drill on use of tiller extension and then enjoyed some time on the
water in the Club Ribs.  Some of the less experienced juniors were taken out in a Miracle
(courtesy of Dan and Jeremy) to introduce them to planing. Junior sailing continues through
out the holidays with the exception of Wed August 30 th  when the Club will be fully occupied
looking after over 200 sailors during the RS 200 national UK Championships.
The sailing starts on Sunday Aug 27 th  and will be every day until Thursday Aug 31 st .
If you can help in any way please let me know (07717842713). 


Cruiser racing 
A record 7 cruisers turned out for Sunday morning’s race in a force 4 to 5 SW wind.  A
course was set to give a beat to the Giltar buoy then back to North High Cliff and back to
Tenby. Once again Billy, Tony and Geoff in Apatshe got away on port tack with everyone in
close pursuit although John, Jeff and Roger in Tejeda looked to be overpowered.  Phil in
Accolade managed particularly well in the conditions and was able to handle full sail while
everyone else had to reef. Apatshe rounded the Giltar buoy still ahead with Blake, Jeremy
and Phoebe in Slipstream second.  However Accolade was not far behind.  There was a broad
reach down to NHC with most boats goosewinging followed by another reach back to Tenby.
 Apologies for disturbing the seal on the NHC buoy! 

A very enjoyable race produced the following results with Accolade just missing out on first
place by a few seconds. 1 st , Apatshe, 2 nd  Accolade, 3 rd  Slipstream, 4 th  Steve in Aries, 5 TH  
Tejeda,  6 th  Denny in Heather  and Crispin in Beagle 7 th . 
The race last Saturday was run around Woolhouse Buoy to port then DZ2 to port and back to
Tenby.  It was again closely fought in the excellent conditions. Steve in Aries finished just
ahead of Billy in Apatshe and everyone awaited the handicap calculation which gave Aries
first place by 1 second! Phil in Accolade was 3 rd  and Crispin in Beagle 4 th . 
9 races have now been completed this season and 3 boats tie for first place overall.
Aries, Slipstream, Apatshe.  5 races are left to be sailed.  It`s tight at the top! 
Next race is tonight Friday at 7.15pm.


Opening hours
The Club is open to the public every day from 11 am until late. Pop in to enjoy a drink and
the newly renovated premises in the best location in town! Prosecco Fridays and Gin
Thursdays; special offers available for each.


Forthcoming events.
26 th -30 th August: RS200 Nationals
Friday 8 th September: Club party
Saturday 11 th November: Blues night at the club.
Friday 17 th November: Club Dinner and Prize giving
Saturday 18 th November: AGM at the Club at 7.30.


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 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.