Weekly Report 07/09/2018

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 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.


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.


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.