Weekly Report 14/09/2018

Dinghy Racing

Racing on Tuesday the 4th saw seven boats on the water hotly contesting for the Cornish Down Bowel in a strong wind four Ospreys a Scorpion, Laser and a Laser Radial battled it out with the eventual winners being Dan Jackson in his Osprey Jennifer with Peter Rose in the Scorpion second. Third place was taken by Mike Stace and Fourth Ted Lewis. Fifth, Sixth and Seventh were Matt in the Radial martin in the Laser and John in the last Osprey.

Cruiser Racing

With a wind forecast to gust force 7 from the SW only the 2 boats still in contention for the seasons trophy put to sea. Blake In Slipstream decided to go for it and set full sail whereas Steve in Aries put in a small reef. The race started with a close reach to the North high Cliff buoy.  Slipstream had the best start and reached NHC just ahead of Aries.  Boats closed onto a Starboard tack but Slipstream had to dump the main repeatedly to keep control.

However, Aries slowly fell away to leeward and both waiting for each other to tack. Both tacked onto Port towards the EEL point buoy with a long beat on the Caldey side of the bay.  After 2 more tacks Slipstream rounded the buoy ahead onto a broad reach back to Tenby.  Aries at first appeared to be catching up with both boats goose winged and with a following sea had some exciting moments surfing on the swell. Slipstream managed to cross the line ahead to gain that extra win to get the overall cup and weekend trophy.  An exciting end to the seasons 14 completed races.

The crews retired to the bar for well-earned food and drinks and a final check on the points tally for the season, Aries won the midweek trophy and Roy Lawrence on Chiron won the harry Billing Cup for winning the first race of the season. Of which the trophies will be given out at the Annual Dinner at Trafloyne Manor on the 9th November.

Junior Sailing

Another very busy evening with over 30 youngsters in 20 dinghies on the water.

With a force 3 to 4 from the NW and ebbing tide it meant that boats were soon drawn towards the skirs and spent most of the time learning how to sail against wind and tide. The evening finished off with well received BBQ food provided by the chefs Phil and Dai.

There are 2 more sailing sessions left with an end of season party Wed Oct 10th at 6pm.  See you there.

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 tomorrow 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

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 Tuesday to Saturday from 1700 serving a full menu plus the occasional specials with the addition of a BBQ every Wednesday also. 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.

Socials

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. 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 three course early dinner at the club (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.

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.