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
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.

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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