Dinghy Racing
Racing in the bay continues in a how shall we say? In a varied range of conditions from the sublime to the ridiculous. Last Saturday 4 th August saw two races being sailed. The first race was in very light winds causing the race to be shortened to just one lap, as the wind filled in the course was changed to a windward sausage and triangle course. With the freshening breeze the boats made a better time and the sailors started to sail rather than a organised drift. The eventual winners were in 1st place Ted Lewis 2nd Mike Stace, 3rd Jamie all in their Ospreys closely followed by John in a single hander


Scorpion Nationals
Last Sunday 5 th August saw the start of the Scorpion Nationals here at Tenby Sailing Club, the class is a double hander with a spinnaker and no trapeze. Its adjustable rig enables sailing in all weathers to crews of all weights. There were two races scheduled on Sunday the first kicking off at midday, the race did get away albeit in very light breeze which only dropped off more and more over the course of the race. It was decided by the Scorpion association to abandon racing for the day as the whole point of sailing is to sail not drift. Monday however the conditions started of with a nice breeze that built over the day. This allowed the race officer to plan and execute three races to catch up on the poor day before. The last race of the day saw fresher conditions and the crews started to have smiles on their faces and the boats were flying down the reaches with spinnakers in full flight.

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
Due to poor weather conditions the entry into Tenby of the new Tenby Lugger had to be postponed, however it has now been rescheduled. The 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 lead by Tenbys Offshore Lifeboat the Haydn Miller.


Commodores Quiz
The quiz and quiz league continue the last quiz saw five teams taking part, although there was a change at the top on the day with the Dashers coming first the overall standings have not changed so far with the Cola Clan still first on the leader board. 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
BBQ every Wednesday from 5pm and full menu with specials Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5pm. All dietary needs can be taken care of just ask the chef.


Socials
The Club is playing host to Pint Sized Plays on Tues 25 th Sept, this consists of three ten-minute plays bar will be open before and after. Fri 26 th Oct Pickle Night (members priority) more details soon. 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 more details will follow soon.

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.

Photo credit : Chas Bedford 

Club News

Due to the Sailing clubs regatta on Saturday the 30th June the Commodores Quiz and league this month will be held on Sat 23rd. All money raised goes to the RNLI. Quiz entry is £5 For a team of up to six people or £1 if you think you can go it alone. Please come down and support this worth cause. 

Membership fees are now overdue, please renew your membership as soon as possible. All those members not renewing and that are in possession of a fob for access to the toilets and showers please return them to the club. All those not returned will be deactivated at the end of the month on or around the 30th June.

 

Dinghy Racing 

Saturday afternoon was breezy with very strong gusts, of the sailors that came down to Tenby only 3 boats left the shore. The first race was started after Jamie had take a quick dip and had to swim after his rudder which had detached itself. The first and only race was abandoned, due to strong winds. Only Jon in the RS Vareo posted a time of 22 minutes. Racing continues next Saturday 5pm and Tuesday 7pm.

 

Juniors 

A large turnout but very calm at first.  Fortunately, by the time the boats were on the water a light breeze had filled in and each group managed some sailing. A few adults also joined in the training. 

As usual the bar and BBQ were very busy afterwards. Again, many thanks to all the helpers. 

A reminder that there will be a training weekend at Tenby SC June 23rd 24th There will be visiting race coaches on the Saturday and racing on the Sunday. If you wish to take part please reserve a club dinghy for your use. It’s an opportunity to really improve your sailing.  Any confident Stage 2 and above welcome.

 

Cruiser racing 

The course had to be changed last minute due sea fog rolling in.

Aries and Slipstream had an exciting duel passing all marks neck and neck. Slipstream won on Handicap.  Heather retired due to potential visibility problems.

 

Tenby Regatta 

Saturday 30th June

3 races in the bay for dinghies starting at 12:30, with a single Keelboat race starting at 12:15. 

Sunday 1st July

Round caldey island race, keelboat start at 11:55 with dinghies starting at 12.10.

Team prize for weekend is £500 for a 5 boat team, Weekend is £20 per boat, £10 per day.

 

Upcoming Events

 Hot food being served every wednesday & saturday after sailing, all welcome.

23rd June - Junior training day

24th June - CYRC Junior regatta

30th June - TSC Regatta (Volunteers required)

1st July - Round Caldey race (Volunteers required)

Then finally 4th - 10th August Scorpion National Championships (Volunteers required) 

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 online.

 

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.

Come & Try Sailing Day 20th May 9.30am

If you have never sailed before, or just not in a long time and would like to try sailing at TSC then this is the day for you. We will have dinghies and cruiser for you to have a go in and see what it is all about. There will be morning and afternoon sessions with break at lunchtime.

Contact Ted Lewis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and confirm your attendance.

 

Club Sailing

Saturdays race saw 8 boats on the water, with a season record of 6 ospreys competing. The wind was light and shifty, with warm sunny spells. The first race was a good size triangle course with light winds, Ted and lucas in best chance made a rare mistake and managed to cross the start line at the back of the fleet. The first beat left the fleet tightly grouped with consistent winds, but as soon as the fleet passed the windward mark the wind dropped and the fleet was split, with the scorpion and a couple of osprey taking a good size lead over the back of the fleet. It wasn’t until after an uneventful gibe and run towards the leeward mark that the wind picked back up. The winner of race one was Peter in the scorpion, followed by Dyfan in a Aero 7 then Jennifer helmed by Dan Jackson. 

The second race was started after a quick adjustment to the course due to the wind shift. The second race was again one by Peter, followed by Dan then Mike in his osprey. 

Tuesday night was the first race of the season with winds above 15kts, all the gathered sailors were joyful at the prospect of being able to finally trapeze. It was one 45 minute race, with an impressive 9 boats on the water. Pro was Sharon & Ioan Thompson who set an enjoyable course out in Tenby bay. After an almost trouble free start the scorpion and ospreys made good progress upwind and quickly rounded the windward mark, then hoisted kites and flew along the beam to the gibe. There were 4 laps, with the winner being the scorpion, followed by Jennifer and then Ted in best chance. 

Sailing continues next saturday 5pm & Tuesday 7pm, where we are hoping for the same wind again. 

 

Juniors 

Another wet and Windy Wednesday meant that all the juniors were confined to the clubhouse and caught up on sailing theory, knots and racing practices.

The beginners group have almost completed their RYA stage 1 requiring just 1 more on the water session to achieve this. While the racing group is still wait suitable conditions to go on the water and put theory into practice.

Junior sailing continues to have a good social scene with parents and youngsters enjoying the evening with the usual BBQ food on offer to finish.

There will be a junior social for parents and youngsters on Friday evening June 1st.

 

Cruiser racing

5 boats got away last Saturday at 4pm on a starboard course going out on a Starboard reach to a  conveniently placed pot buoy. Denny in Heather rounded first followed closely by Roy in Chiron, Steve in Aries, Blake in Slipstream and the Phil in Accolade. There followed a beat to windward. Roy and Blake soon tacked back onto port  towards the south Bay with the rest continuing out to sea on a starboard tack. Chiron and Slipstream soon gained the advantage of a favourable tide and a shift in wind direction and rounded North High Cliff well ahead. Fortunately times were taken at North high cliff as the wind died away when the boats were approaching the skirs. Order of finish on corrected time was Chiron, Slipstream, Aries, Heather, Accolade. 

Next race this evening Friday (18th) at 7pm!

 

Forthcoming events

Hot food being served every wednesday & saturday after sailing, all welcome.

23rd June - Junior training day

24th June - CYRC Junior regatta

30th June - TSC Regatta (Volunteers required)

1st July - Round Caldey race (Volunteers required)

Then finally 4th - 10th August Scorpion National Championships (Volunteers required)

 

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 online.

 

Club Sailing
It was a grey evening on Saturday, but after a day of strong winds, the south westerly
blowing at race time had moderated to force three/four for the two planned club races run by
Mike Stace. Six boats competed; two Ospreys, two Lasers, a Cherub and a Comet. The first
race was over a port triangular course from Monkstone upwind towards the Skirs then out to
the Eastern. Ted/Richard in an Osprey were first to the windward mark inches ahead of
Dyfan/Igor also Osprey pursued by the slower single handers. The Cherub had issues and
eventually suffered a broken centre board and retired. After four laps the Ospreys in the same
order took first and second, followes by Dan in a Laser, Harri in a Laser then John in his
Comet. A second windward leeward race followed immediately again won by Ted/Richard
but Dan in Laser second and Dyfan/Igor third.


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.


Volunteers needed
We are presently short of a club secretary. If you would like to help please email Ted Lewis
on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Forthcoming events.
Saturday 22 July 2017: Tenby Passage Race
Sunday 23 rd July: Cruise in company
26 th -30 th August: RS200 Nationals
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.

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