Weekly Report 31/08/2018

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 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.


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.


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.