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.

Club Sailing
Saturday was a lovely summers day but, at race time, no wind, so the two planned races were
cancelled, much to the irritation of the ten boats who had put to sea to sail.
Tuesday evening was another lovely summer`s evening with bright sunshine and a rising
wind from the south west. Again ten boats contested the race run by James over a smallish
triangular course. Three Ospreys, three Lasers, two Redwings, an RS200 and a Comet made
up the fleet. The rising wind and flat sea suited Ted/Lucas in the Osprey and they sailed off to
take the win. Second were Dan/Scarlett in the RS200 then a visiting sailor, Nicholas, in a
Laser Radial winning the battle in the Laser fleet. Mike/Deanna were first Redwing from
Bill/Nan and the minor placings taken by Martin, John then Alex (making his first
appearance in the racing; welcome Alex).


Junior sailing  
Training continues throughout the school holidays but please note a few changes. 
Wed Aug 2nd as normal 5pm.  
Wed Aug 9th   changed to Thursday Aug 10th  
Wed Aug  16th   as normal 5pm. 
Wed Aug 23rd  as normal 5pm. 
No training on Wed Aug 30th due to club running the RS 200 national championships. 
Over 100 entries so far.  Many helpers needed. 
Then training throughout September.


Cruiser racing 
Great conditions for the Monday evening race which attracted 6 entries. A course was set to
go around Monkstone rounding the Saundersfoot pontoons to port and back. The fleet started
on a close fetch on port but with the tide already starting to ebb Slipstream did a quick hitch
to windward to gain the inside track with possibly less tide inside.  However Apatshe kept a
good line and powered ahead. When boats tacked back onto starboard after passing
Monksone, Crispin in Beagle was ahead with Tony, Billy and Geoff in Apatshe second. 
Blake in Slipstream had closed up on Steve in Aries . However Denny in Heather was always
close by and took an inside course towards the pontoons and rounded only just behind
Slipstream. The other boats could not shake him off and after the long sail back to Tenby
Heather was first on handicap. Positions were  Heather, Apatshe, Slipstream, Aries, Beagle
and then Phil in Accolade.
Next race Sunday at 10.30am. 


Cruise in company
With changeable weather forecast for the day a small but intrepid collection of hardy sailors
made their way out of the harbour at various intervals bound for Skrinkle. Sadly the sea
conditions rendered it impossible to get to the beach in tenders or ribs so the decision was
made to anchor for lunch in Paul Jones' bay on Caldy. Once there the yachts - Apatshe
with Billy and Pat, Tony and Sheila aboard, Aries containing Steve and Caroline, plus Bill
and Nan in their yacht - mostly opted to cook their lunch under the grill rather than on a
barbecue. As the ribs, Black duck crewed by Matt and Ioan and Prestissimo crewed by Paul
and Anthea and their grandchildren Chloe and Alfie, surprisingly don't possess either
onboard cooking facilities or a safe area to light a barbecue without causing considerable and
irreparable damage, they headed for Second Bay, followed shortly by M/V Zulu crewed by
Mike, Deanna, Isaac, Phil and Tracey, whereupon the sun came out and a jolly time was had
by all. All the children explored the rocks and the caves and generally had a great time
playing in and out of the water while Matt and Ioan selflessly consumed any surplus barbecue
food with very little persuasion. Alas the incoming tide put an end to the merriment and,

while Deanna and Tracey chose to swim back to the harbour, one by one both ribs and Zulu
also made their way back. The fun continued all the way back to the harbour as Chloe had
jumped ship into the ringo and enjoyed an exciting and splashy trip back.
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 online.

Club Sailing

Last Saturday’s two races in the club’s summer series took place in light and variable south-westerly winds. The fleet of six boats, all of different classes, sailed a triangular course in both races, with Jaime/Griff doing the business as PRO.

In the first race, the RS400 of Dan/Tracy, powered by Merlot, set a pace none of the others could match and they took the win from the Scorpion of Peter/Igor, then the Osprey of Ted/Lucas.

In the second race, the Osprey and the RS400 enjoyed a good battle and it looked like the RS400 would do the double as the boats entered the final leg. Unfortunately, the wind then moved to the west and died and the Osprey was able to reach the line first, but only inches ahead of the Scorpion who had made up significant ground, and they took the win from the Osprey in second and RS400 third.

In both races, John in the Comet took fourth, with juniors Oscar and James in a Feva fifth and the Owen brothers in their Cherub, mostly upright, in sixth.

Tuesday’s planned races were cancelled because of poor visibility and excess wind and rain.

Junior sailing 

Fairly light winds again, but 15 boats took to the water to make the most of the warm weather.

The beginners group are showing more confidence and were tacking and gybing on the whistle. The racing group attempted some racing practice, but eventually when the wind died even further, resorted to multiple capsize practice. Many can now capsize and recover without getting wet!

Once again the BBQ finished the night off. Thanks to all the helpers. 

Cruiser racing 

Due to other commitments the cruiser fleet was reduced to three boats for the race on Saturday evening. The fleet motored out in very light winds and were planning to use some of the dinghy markers, but luckily the wind filled in enough to attempt a race to North High Cliff Buoy and back. 

It proved to be a one-sided beat out to the buoy, with only a short tack onto port to round the buoy. Tony, Billy and Geoff in Apatshe rounded first and looked to be uncatchable. Blake, Chris, Harriet and Anne in Slipstream were second at the buoy and hoisted the spinnaker for the reach back. Steve, Phil and Josh on Aries also used their spinnaker and slowly both closed the gap on Apatshe. 

With all crews giving full concentration, it was a nail-biting leg, Apatshe finally deciding they had to use their spinnaker and managed to stay ahead, but the three boats crossed the finish line within a few seconds of each other.

On handicap, Slipstream bagged another win, with Apatshe second and Aries third.  

Next race 10.30 am on Sunday. The passage race from Pembroke Dock to Tenby takes place Saturday, July 22, probable start time 10 am.

Cruise in company

Note that a cruise in company is planned for Sunday, July 23, probably to Barafundle. Cruisers would have to be put out by 9.15 am so they could start around 9.30 am. Any Ribs could leave later. 

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, July 22: Tenby Passage Race.

Sunday, July 23: Cruise in Company (Barafundle, weather permitting).

August 26 - 30: RS200 Nationals.

Friday, November 17: Club Dinner and Prize giving

Saturday, November 18: AGM at the club at 7.30 pm.