Dinghy Racing
Racing on Tuesday the 11th saw five boats out on the water in a bit of wind. Out of those five boats only three Ospreys finished with Dan Jackson coming home first, with Jamie
second and John third. Last Saturday the 15 th saw six intrepid Ospreys brave the windy conditions to complete two races. Fun was had by all and just to top of the excitement there
were a few capsizes that were thrown into the mix which made for leadership challenges. The eventual winner for race one was Dan then followed by Ted and then Jamie with Mike,
John and then Richard closely following. In Race two carried on the drama with only a slight change to the rankings again with Dan, Ted and Mike making up the one, two, three and
Jamie, Richard and John then coming home.


Junior Sailing
Another good session last week in great conditions, most groups concentrated on going around triangular courses which involves all points of sailing, rounding marks, tacking and gybing. There is just one sailing session left next wed with an end of season party on wed Oct 10 th . Many thanks to all the volunteers who have helped to run the 26 sessions involving training a total of 50 youngsters in 25 club dinghies and 5 safety boats on the water. And in other news 7 Tenby sailing club junior members attended the PPSA training day last Saturday with a CYRC junior racing event on Sunday. This is a first for some of them as they normally only sail on home waters.
The CYRC racing was delayed due to strong winds but racing got under way later. In the Topper training fleet jasmine HAIGH was 4th. In the general handicap Ioan Thompson was 2nd in a laser radial, Oscar Thompson and Iolo Shaw were 3rd in a Feva, Osian Bhatterchergie and Daniel De Kroon were 9th in a Feva. Scarlett Jackson also took part in a training day. A very promising turnout by our juniors not forgetting the efforts of the parents getting them there.
Next CYRC is at Dale on Saturday 22nd


Membership
Membership forms can be obtained from either the club’s website www.tenbysailingclub.org.uk or at the club itself. As the season is starting to draw to a close if you take up membership at the current rates you will get the rest of this year and the whole of next year included. There are many advantages to being a member a few of which are discounted bar prices, access to showers and toilets on the harbour and priority for social events, please see the website for full details.

Commodores Quiz
The next quiz will be held at the sailing club this Saturday the 29 th Sept all are welcome to take part. We are raising money for the RNLI and as you know this is a very worthy cause.
The cost is £5 for a team of up to six people or £1 if you think you can go it alone. There is also a raffle running alongside the quiz at £1 a square. So, if you think you are the brains of
Tenby or just want to come down and have a laugh while raising money for the RNLI it will start at 1930.


Harbour Restaurant @ The Club
Food is now available Tuesday to Saturday from 1700 serving a full menu plus the occasional specials with the addition of a BBQ every Wednesday also. Sunday Lunches are planned to
start at the club on Sunday 7 th Oct to coincide with our frostbite sailing series, please come and support as where is there a better place to enjoy a Sunday Lunch overlooking the
harbour. All dietary needs can be taken care of just ask the chef. So, come on down there is no better setting with the full view of the harbour to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat. Socials
As Part of the Tenby Arts Festival the club is playing host to a couple of events the first is a play on Sat 22 nd Sept and is called 'Dance of the Stickfighting Warriors' It's two men - one tells the story and the other plays the music. Ticket prices are £10 and will be held in the top room of the club. As space is limited early arrival would be prudent the start time is 19.30pm to 2200pm. Then on Tues 25 th Sept is the Pint-Sized Plays, this consists of three ten-minute plays in the main bar area of which will be before and after.  Fri 26 th Oct Pickle Night. Why Pickle Night? I hear you cry from the crows nest. The evening is a social gathering to celebrate the victory at the battle of Trafalgar but the unfortunate death of Admiral Lord Nelson. Although there is a little bit of formality to the occasion it is good fun with food and booze all included in the price. The cost is £20pp however the more people we get the less it could be. It will be held in the club room and will be set up as tables of six. Don’t worry if you are not part of a table we can fit you in. Space will be tight so booking will be essential if you would like to take part in this fun social night and in period costume please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, names of persons on your table and any dietary needs with the subject box as Pickle Night. For costumes think Nancy from Oliver Twist and you are pretty much there or period sailors costume of 1805. This is a member’s priority event.

1805 Sailors
There will be a Junior Christmas Party on Fri 7 th Dec and all members Christmas party on Sat  15th, also there will be a New Years Eve three course early dinner at the club (members
priority) so beat the crowds in the town and plan to spend it down the club, details can be found down the club or on the website and the TSC social page on Facebook, please email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with names of whom are attending with New Years Eve in the subject box.

Annual Dinner
This year’s annual dinner dance will take place at Trafloyne Manor on Friday 9 th Nov (slightly earlier this year due to the blues festival also being a week earlier), with the AGM at the Fri
23 rd starting at 1930. The dates have had to be unavoidably split this year due to events being held around the town commemorating the ending of the first word war one hundred
years ago. Menu Choices are now on the website and will soon arrive in the post, however if you would like a booking form please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will
be all to happy to send one out to you.
By The Commodore

Dinghy Racing

Racing on Tues 21st saw five boats on the water, three Ospreys one Redwing and an RS 200. The race was held in a moderate wind and in the rain, not that it matters much as you get wet before you start anyway. The top three places were taken up by the Ospreys 1st was Ted then closely followed by Jamie and then Daniel with the Rs helmed by Richard and then Bills Redwing following. Last Saturday 25th Was a generous amount of wind for the two races that were being held out in the bay. Taking part was a flotilla of 6 Ospreys. The first race was won by Dan closely followed by Ted. The second race was again won by Dan followed by Ted then Mike in 3rd place. Then on the Sunday with a lovely breeze the Osprey fleet took to the water for another two races back to back. It was a familiar one two with Daniel and Ted coming first and second respectively in both races. With Mike coming third in race one and Jamie coming fourth, John fifth and Richard sixth. In race two third was John fourth Mike and fifth Richard after Jamie being forced to retire.

Cruiser Racing

Another good turn out with 5 boats taking part.  The wind was just north of West force 3 to 4. The race officer Blake set a long course around the Woolhouse and DZ2 buoys. Blake in Slipstream had the best start and led the starboard broad reach with Spinnakers to the Woolhouse buoy. The broad reach on Port to DZ2 also allowed Spinnakers and Steve in Aries closed up on Slipstream and rounded the Buoy just ahead.  However, Slipstream did a better rounding and slipped past to leeward on a port tack. Unfortunately for Slipstream port tack towards Monkstone proved to be the wrong option with following boats realising that tacking onto Starboard toward Caldey was better. So it proved with Denny Young in Heather and Phil Rees in Accolade taking advantage of knowledge of tide and wind and Phil recording his first win, Denny second, Aries third, Tony and Billy in Apatshe 4th and Slipstream 5th. Well done Phil!

Next race Sunday at 1015 am.

Junior Sailing

Last Wednesday about 20 youngsters ignored the fine drizzle to enjoy a flat sea, tide in and force 2 to 4 wind.  Parents and helpers returned to the Club to dry out and for the excellent food provided by the chefs Dai and Phil. It was good to see so many of the junior section returning after their holidays.  Sessions will continue every Wednesday until the end of September with a junior end of season party on Wed Oct 10th.

Helpers Party

As a big thank you to all the people who helped make this years Tenby Regatta and Scorpions Nationals a great success, there will be a Bangers and Mash helper’s party at the club on Saturday 15th Sept from 1900. Food will be laid on for all who helped out anyone else wishing to come to the party the cost of the food will be £6.00pp. It is an opportunity for all to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all the helpers many of whom gave up their precious time and holidays to help out the club and without them staging any event would be impossible.

Membership

Membership forms can be obtained from either the club’s website www.tenbysailingclub.org.uk or at the club itself. As the season is starting to draw to a close if you take up membership at the current rates you will get the rest of this year and the whole of next year included. There are many advantages to being a member a few of which are discounted bar prices, access to showers and toilets on the harbour and priority for social events, please see the website for full details.

Tenby Lugger

Last Saturday saw the arrival of the new Tenby Lugger made from scratch by the Maritime Heritage Society based in Pembroke Dock. She was parked outside the Sailing club where she was named and blessed. I (The Commodore) got to join the crew from Caldey to Tenby, it was an absolute privilege to be able to sail her over from Caldey and also have a turn in rowing her part way into the harbour.

Commodores Quiz

Six teams took part this month, five of which are the regular quizzers that are part of the league building up their points to the grand final in November. The other was Team Heritage made up from the crew of the Tenby Lugger. There was another change at the top on the day with The Looser (contradiction in terms) being the winners. Very closely followed by the Dashers and then the Cola Clan, with the Four amigos the Lone Dogs and finally Heritage bringing up the rear. The next quiz will be held at the sailing club this Saturday the 29th Sept all are welcome to take part. We are raising money for the RNLI and as you know this is a very worthy cause. The cost is £5 for a team of up to six people or £1 if you think you can go it alone. There is also a raffle running alongside the quiz at £1 a square. So, if you think you are the brains of Tenby or just want to come down and have a laugh while raising money for the RNLI it will start at 1930.

Harbour Restaurant @ The Club

Food is now available all week from 1800 serving a full with the addition of a BBQ every Wednesday also look out for the specials. All dietary needs can be taken care of just ask the chef. So, come on down there is no better setting with the full view of the harbour to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.

Socials

As Part of the Tenby Arts Festival the club is playing host to a couple of events the first is a play on the 22nd Sept and is called 'Dance of the Stickfighting Warriors' It's two men - one tells the story and the other plays the music. Ticket prices are £10 and will be held in the top room of the club. As space is limited early arrival would be prudent the start time is 19.30pm to 2200pm. Then on Tues 25th Sept is the Pint-Sized Plays, this consists of three ten-minute plays in the main bar area of which will be before and after.

Fri 26th Oct Pickle Night. Why Pickle Night?? Slowly the news of Lord Nelson’s death began to spread. It reached Gibraltar on the 24th Oct 1805, and the Gibraltar Chronical rushed out a special edition, which contained a letter Vice Admiral Collingwood had written to the military Commander-in-Chief, with a French translation for propaganda purposes. It reached England in the early morning of November 4th when the Schooner HMS Pickle encountered the Cornish fishing fleet and hurried the news to Penzance.

HMS Pickle racing home

The evening is a social gathering to celebrate the victory at the battle of Trafalgar but the unfortunate death of Admiral Lord Nelson. Although there is a little bit of formality to the occasion it is good fun with food and booze all included in the price. The cost is £20pp however the more people we get the less it could be. It will be held in the club room and will be set up as tables of six. Don’t worry if you are not part of a table we can fit you in. Space will be tight so booking will be essential if you would like to take part in this fun social night and in period costume please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, names of persons on your table and any dietary needs with the subject box as Pickle Night. This is a member’s priority event.

With the summer in full swing it will not be long until we all have to think about Christmas and New Year as it will be with us sooner rather than later. There will be a Junior and Members Christmas Parties, also there will be a New Years Eve party at the club with food laid on (members priority) so beat the crowds in the town and plan to spend it down the club again cost tbc, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with names of whom are attending with New Years Eve in the subject box.

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 member’s 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 online.

Dinghy Racing

Racing on Tuesday the 4th saw seven boats on the water hotly contesting for the Cornish Down Bowel in a strong wind four Ospreys a Scorpion, Laser and a Laser Radial battled it out with the eventual winners being Dan Jackson in his Osprey Jennifer with Peter Rose in the Scorpion second. Third place was taken by Mike Stace and Fourth Ted Lewis. Fifth, Sixth and Seventh were Matt in the Radial martin in the Laser and John in the last Osprey.

Cruiser Racing

With a wind forecast to gust force 7 from the SW only the 2 boats still in contention for the seasons trophy put to sea. Blake In Slipstream decided to go for it and set full sail whereas Steve in Aries put in a small reef. The race started with a close reach to the North high Cliff buoy.  Slipstream had the best start and reached NHC just ahead of Aries.  Boats closed onto a Starboard tack but Slipstream had to dump the main repeatedly to keep control.

However, Aries slowly fell away to leeward and both waiting for each other to tack. Both tacked onto Port towards the EEL point buoy with a long beat on the Caldey side of the bay.  After 2 more tacks Slipstream rounded the buoy ahead onto a broad reach back to Tenby.  Aries at first appeared to be catching up with both boats goose winged and with a following sea had some exciting moments surfing on the swell. Slipstream managed to cross the line ahead to gain that extra win to get the overall cup and weekend trophy.  An exciting end to the seasons 14 completed races.

The crews retired to the bar for well-earned food and drinks and a final check on the points tally for the season, Aries won the midweek trophy and Roy Lawrence on Chiron won the harry Billing Cup for winning the first race of the season. Of which the trophies will be given out at the Annual Dinner at Trafloyne Manor on the 9th November.

Junior Sailing

Another very busy evening with over 30 youngsters in 20 dinghies on the water.

With a force 3 to 4 from the NW and ebbing tide it meant that boats were soon drawn towards the skirs and spent most of the time learning how to sail against wind and tide. The evening finished off with well received BBQ food provided by the chefs Phil and Dai.

There are 2 more sailing sessions left with an end of season party Wed Oct 10th at 6pm.  See you there.

Helpers Party

As a big thank you to all the people who helped make this years Tenby Regatta and Scorpions Nationals a great success, there will be a Bangers and Mash helper’s party at the club tomorrow Saturday 15th Sept from 1900. Food will be laid on for all who helped out anyone else wishing to come to the party the cost of the food will be £6.00pp. It is an opportunity for all to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all the helpers many of whom gave up their precious time and holidays to help out the club and without them staging any event would be impossible.

Membership

Membership forms can be obtained from either the club’s website www.tenbysailingclub.org.uk or at the club itself. As the season is starting to draw to a close if you take up membership at the current rates you will get the rest of this year and the whole of next year included. There are many advantages to being a member a few of which are discounted bar prices, access to showers and toilets on the harbour and priority for social events, please see the website for full details.

Commodores Quiz

The next quiz will be held at the sailing club this Saturday the 29th Sept all are welcome to take part. We are raising money for the RNLI and as you know this is a very worthy cause. The cost is £5 for a team of up to six people or £1 if you think you can go it alone. There is also a raffle running alongside the quiz at £1 a square. So, if you think you are the brains of Tenby or just want to come down and have a laugh while raising money for the RNLI it will start at 1930.

Harbour Restaurant @ The Club

Food is now available Tuesday to Saturday from 1700 serving a full menu plus the occasional specials with the addition of a BBQ every Wednesday also. Sunday Lunches are planned to start at the club on Sunday 7th Oct to coincide with our frostbite sailing series, please come and support as where is there a better place to enjoy a Sunday Lunch overlooking the harbour. All dietary needs can be taken care of just ask the chef. So, come on down there is no better setting with the full view of the harbour to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.

Socials

As Part of the Tenby Arts Festival the club is playing host to a couple of events the first is a play on Sat 22nd Sept and is called 'Dance of the Stickfighting Warriors' It's two men - one tells the story and the other plays the music. Ticket prices are £10 and will be held in the top room of the club. As space is limited early arrival would be prudent the start time is 19.30pm to 2200pm. Then on Tues 25th Sept is the Pint-Sized Plays, this consists of three ten-minute plays in the main bar area of which will be before and after.

Fri 26th Oct Pickle Night. There will be a Junior Christmas Party on Fri 7th Dec and all members Christmas party on Sat 15th, also there will be a New Years Eve three course early dinner at the club (members priority) so beat the crowds in the town and plan to spend it down the club again details and cost to follow, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with names of whom are attending with New Years Eve in the subject box.

Annual Dinner

This year’s annual dinner dance will take place at Trafloyne Manor on Friday 9th Nov (slightly earlier this year due to the blues festival also being a week earlier) details to follow, with the AGM at the Fri 23rd starting at 1930. The dates have had to be unavoidably split this year due to events being held around the town commemorating the ending of the first word war one hundred years ago.

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 member’s 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 online.

Dinghy Racing

Racing on Tues 28th saw nine boats on the water hotly contesting for the Cornish Down Bowel in a strong wind Six Ospreys one each of a Redwing Rs 400 and a Scorpion battled it out with the eventual winners being Peter Rose and Oscar Thompson in the Scorpion second Steve and Jas Stubbs in the Rs 400 and in third Bill and Nan Dowell in the Red Wing. The next races took place on Saturday 1st with three races. Seven boats took part in all three with race one’s results as follows, first Steve Stubbs and Martin Munro in the Rs 400 closely followed by Peter Rose and Dyfan Williams in an Osprey and Third Mike and Deanna also in an Osprey. Race two saw Mike and Deanna coming home first with Huw and Carwyn Owen coming second both in Ospreys and third Steve Stubbs and Martin Munro in the Rs 400. Third race saw a change at the top again with Jon Nuttal coming home first in the Phantom then the Rs 400 with Steve and Martin then third Mike and Deanna.

Cruiser Racing

The cruiser race Tuesday August 28th saw another nail-biting race with potential winners changing throughout. There was a long beat to the Red Giltar buoy with the inshore route favouring. However, the tide seemed to have started ebbing earlier than anticipated resulting in some boats over standing before rounding the mark, Aries, Apatshe, slipstream, Heather and Accolade all quite close at this stage. Blake In Slipstream hoisted their spinnaker first on the starboard reach to north high Cliff and slowly pulled away and was starting to catch Aries. A broad reach on port followed from North High Cliff to the Harbour, Steve in Aries maintained her lead and made her time to finish first and Slipstream managed to pull away from the rest to finish second on Handicap.  Denny in Heather was third, Phil in Accolade 4th and Billy in Apatshe last (problems with tangled halyards reported) Then the race on Sunday Sept 2nd started at 10. 15am.The rain and early start time reduced the entry but the 2 yachts in contention for the season’s trophy were not put off. There was a long beat to the North High Cliff Buoy after the start. Steve in Aries got away first on Starboard but Blake in Slipstream put in a short hitch towards the lifeboat slip and later took advantage of a wind shift towards the South and ended up well to windward of Aries. Slipstream maintained the lead with the wind increasing and rounded NHC first. There followed a spinnaker run to the finish at the harbour. This means that with the extra win for Slipstream the last race tomorrow Saturday 8th at 4.15 pm start will decide the overall winner for the season.  Rules for breaking ties may well have to be consulted. It has been another very successful racing season for the cruiser fraternity with only one race left to go in the series before the end of the season and the boats getting lifted out. On average five cruisers took part with a combined amount of fifteen sailors. With the handicap system having proved about right everyone has managed to win at least one race this season.




Junior Sailing

Numbers last week went back to normal after the summer holidays with 25 youngsters enjoying a pleasant force 2 to 3 westerly. The few adults also took advantage of the presence of the safety boats to brush up their sailing skills.  As ever the kitchen and bar busy as usual afterwards making it a good social occasion.

Sessions will continue every Wednesday until the end of September with a junior end of season party on Wed Oct 10th.

Helpers Party

As a big thank you to all the people who helped make this years Tenby Regatta and Scorpions Nationals a great success, there will be a Bangers and Mash helper’s party at the club on Saturday 15th Sept from 1900. Food will be laid on for all who helped out anyone else wishing to come to the party the cost of the food will be £6.00pp. It is an opportunity for all to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all the helpers many of whom gave up their precious time and holidays to help out the club and without them staging any event would be impossible.

Membership

Membership forms can be obtained from either the club’s website www.tenbysailingclub.org.uk or at the club itself. As the season is starting to draw to a close if you take up membership at the current rates you will get the rest of this year and the whole of next year included. There are many advantages to being a member a few of which are discounted bar prices, access to showers and toilets on the harbour and priority for social events, please see the website for full details.

Commodores Quiz

The next quiz will be held at the sailing club this Saturday the 29th Sept all are welcome to take part. We are raising money for the RNLI and as you know this is a very worthy cause. The cost is £5 for a team of up to six people or £1 if you think you can go it alone. There is also a raffle running alongside the quiz at £1 a square. So, if you think you are the brains of Tenby or just want to come down and have a laugh while raising money for the RNLI it will start at 1930.

Harbour Restaurant @ The Club

Food is now available all week from 1800 serving a full with the addition of a BBQ every Wednesday also look out for the specials. Sunday Lunches are planned to start at the club on Sunday 7th Oct to coincide with our frostbite sailing series, please come and support as where is there a better place to enjoy a Sunday Lunch overlooking the harbour. All dietary needs can be taken care of just ask the chef. So, come on down there is no better setting with the full view of the harbour to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.



Socials

As Part of the Tenby Arts Festival the club is playing host to a couple of events the first is a play on Sat 22nd Sept and is called 'Dance of the Stickfighting Warriors' It's two men - one tells the story and the other plays the music. Ticket prices are £10 and will be held in the top room of the club. As space is limited early arrival would be prudent the start time is 19.30pm to 2200pm. Then on Tues 25th Sept is the Pint-Sized Plays, this consists of three ten-minute plays in the main bar area of which will be before and after.

Fri 26th Oct Pickle Night. Why Pickle Night?? Slowly the news of Lord Nelson’s death began to spread. It reached Gibraltar on the 24th Oct 1805, and the Gibraltar Chronical rushed out a special edition, which contained a letter Vice Admiral Collingwood had written to the military Commander-in-Chief, with a French translation for propaganda purposes. It reached England in the early morning of November 4th when the Schooner HMS Pickle encountered the Cornish fishing fleet and hurried the news to Penzance.

HMS Pickle racing home

The evening is a social gathering to celebrate the victory at the battle of Trafalgar but the unfortunate death of Admiral Lord Nelson. Although there is a little bit of formality to the occasion it is good fun with food and booze all included in the price. The cost is £20pp however the more people we get the less it could be. It will be held in the club room and will be set up as tables of six. Don’t worry if you are not part of a table we can fit you in. Space will be tight so booking will be essential if you would like to take part in this fun social night and in period costume please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, names of persons on your table and any dietary needs with the subject box as Pickle Night. This is a member’s priority event.

Now the summer suns heat diminishing it will not be long until we all have to think about Christmas and New Year as it will be with us sooner rather than later. There will be a Junior Christmas Party on Fri 7th Dec and all members Christmas party on Sat 15th, also there will be a New Years Eve party at the club with food laid on (members priority) so beat the crowds in the town and plan to spend it down the club again details and cost to follow, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with names of whom are attending with New Years Eve in the subject box.

Annual Dinner

This year’s annual dinner dance will take place at Trafloyne Manor on Friday 9th Nov (slightly earlier this year due to the blues festival also being a week earlier) details to follow, with the AGM at the Fri 23rd starting at 1930. The dates have had to be unavoidably split this year due to events being held around the town commemorating the ending of the first word war one hundred years ago.

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 member’s 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 online.

Dinghy Racing

Due to the fleet being away at their nationals last week no club racing took place, however a big congratulations goes out to all Tenby sailors from the committee and the membership as a whole as the club was well represented at the Osprey Nationals and at the RS 100 Nationals. Five Tenby Ospreys set off last Wednesday to compete in the Osprey National Championship hosted by Weymouth Sailing Club. Jaime and Erik in "Back Again", Mike and Deanna in "Shameless", Ted and Lucas in "Best Chance", Carwyn and Huw in "Rhiannon" and Dan and guest crew Nick in "Jennifer". All boats took to the water on Thursday for a ten race, four-day series. The sun shone periodically and the wind blew nonstop, sometimes excessively! As the contest unfolded a pattern emerged with Jennifer at the top of the Tenby boats achieving a very creditable 16th position in a fleet of 46 Ospreys. The remaining Tenby contingent followed with Best Chance in 23rd, Shameless in 29th, Back Again in 37th and Rhiannon in 43rd. Carwyn and Huw in Rhiannon, the novices in the fleet attending their first Nationals, enjoyed the experience and were the only Tenby prize winners receiving the trophy for the loudest shirt and making many new friends in the Osprey fleet as a result! Tenby`s contingent was one of the largest from any club and enjoyed a vigorous social program once the daily racing was complete, making the following early starts challenging! On the last day racing was significantly delayed by 30 knot winds which didn`t abate until after lunch, by which time several boats had decided to head home, but not Team Jennifer who cemented her position as top Tenby crew, and well done to them. Meanwhile just down the road in Portland Jo became the First Lady at the RS100 European and National Championships. There were three races every day with four on the last day. The weather as you can well imagine was very windy having the same strength as the Ospreys in Weymouth but Jo said that although she is exhausted she had a lot of fun.    

Cruiser Racing

The race last Tuesday took place in a westerly force 3 to 4 but with a late tide the start was delayed until 1930. The course set was North High Cliff (NHC) to port and the Monkstone mark to port, this gave 2 nice reaches and a beat to finish. Steve in Aries pulled away on the reach to NHC mark with Billy and Tony in Apatshe, Blake in Slipstream and Phil in Accolade in close pursuit. After Gybing at NHC another Reach saw no change in position with Accolade always in touch. Slipstream tacked out to try something different but the flood tide meant the others gained further ground on her leaving to much of a gap for Slipstream to catch up. In the end only seconds separated the fleet on handicap with Aries coming in first, Apatshe second, Accolade third and Slipstream in fourth.

Next race tomorrow Sat 25th at 5.00pm with a further race on Tuesday 28th at 6.30pm.

 Junior Sailing

The winds were too strong last week to allow any on the water training.  However, all youngsters were given onshore training to help complete their certificate work.

Hope to see all our sailors returning next week.

Helpers Party

As a big thank you to all the people who helped make this years Tenby Regatta and Scorpions Nationals a great success, there will be a Bangers and Mash helper’s party at the club on Saturday 15th Sept from 1900. Food will be laid on for all who helped out anyone else wishing to come to the party the cost of the food will be £6.00pp. It is an opportunity for all to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all the helpers many of whom gave up their precious time and holidays to help out the club and without them staging any event would be impossible.

Membership

For the month of August, we are offering a £20 discount on membership. This is for the first full paying member who is not returning within the last five years. There are many advantages to being a member a few of which are discounted bar prices, access to showers and toilets on the harbour and priority for social events. Please see the website for full details and to download the membership form.

Tenby Lugger

Tomorrow 25th the new Tenby Lugger will be coming alongside Tenby Harbour on the high tide on Saturday 25th (weather permitting) It will be weighing anchor and sailing from Caldey island at approx 1600 to come alongside just before the high tide at 1700, then once alongside and made fast there will be a naming ceremony and blessing, she will be escorted by a small flotilla of boats from Caldey to Tenby. 

Commodores Quiz

The next quiz will be held at the sailing club this Saturday the 25th, after the Lugger reception. All are welcome to take part. We are raising money for the RNLI and as you know this is a very worthy cause. The cost is £5 for a team of up to six people or £1 if you think you can go it alone. There is also a raffle running alongside the quiz at £1 a square. So, if you think you are the brains of Tenby or just want to come down and have a laugh while raising money for the RNLI it will start at 1830 in the top room.

Harbour Restaurant @ The Club

Food is now available all week from 1800 serving a full with the addition of a BBQ every Wednesday also look out for the specials. There will be an addition of a Sunday Lunch this Sunday available before and after the racing. All dietary needs can be taken care of just ask the chef. So, come on down there is no better setting with the full view of the harbour to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.

Socials

As Part of the Tenby Arts Festival the club is playing host to a couple of events the first is a play on the 22nd Sept and is called 'Dance of the Stickfighting Warriors' It's two men - one tells the story and the other plays the music. Ticket prices are £10 and will be held in the top room of the club. As space is limited early arrival would be prudent the start time is 19.30pm to 2200pm. Then on Tues 25th Sept is the Pint-Sized Plays, this consists of three ten-minute plays in the main bar area of which will be before and after.

Fri 26th Oct Pickle Night Why Pickle Night?? Slowly the news of Lord Nelson’s death began to spread. It reached Gibraltar on the 24th Oct 1805, and the Gibraltar Chronical rushed out a special edition, which contained a letter Vice Admiral Collingwood had written to the military Commander-in-Chief, with a French translation for propaganda purposes. It reached England in the early morning of November 4th when the Schooner HMS Pickle encountered the Cornish fishing fleet and hurried the news to Penzance.

HMS Pickle racing home

The evening is a social gathering to celebrate the victory at the battle of Trafalgar but the unfortunate death of Admiral Lord Nelson. Although there is a little bit of formality to the occasion it is good fun with food and drinks all included in the price. The cost is £20pp however the more people we get the less it may well be less. It will be held in the club room and will be set up as tables of six. Don’t worry if you are not part of a table we can fit you in. Space will be tight so booking will be essential if you would like to take part in this fun social night and in period costume please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, names of persons on your table and any dietary needs with the subject box as Pickle Night. 

With the summer in full swing it will not be long until we all have to think about Christmas and New Year as it will be with us sooner rather than later. There will be a Junior and Members Christmas Parties, also there will be a New Years Eve party at the club with food laid on (members priority) so beat the crowds in the town and plan to spend it down the club again cost tbc, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with names of whom are attending with New Years Eve in the subject box.

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 member’s 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 online.

By The Commodore