Weekly Report 17/05/2019

Tenby Sailing club

Dinghy Racing

Last Tuesday 7th saw a surprisingly strong wind. 3 boats took to the water. We had one race which lasted around half an hour with the cruisers out too. Dyfan took a tumble in the drink with a capsize before the starting sequence had begun. John Mckellar also fell off whilst in the trapeze for a swim.  However, after working hard they soon warmed back up. In first place was Jamie in his Osprey followed by Dyfan in the Rs Aero 7 then Peter and John in another Osprey.

Last Sunday saw another good turnout for the Sunday racing on the 12th, the fleet was missing one boat but that will be mentioned a bit later on. Four Ospreys took to the water along with a Scorpion and a Laser Radial. The racing took place in a lovely bay with enough wind to get the boats moving at least. The first race saw the victors Peter Rose and Oscar Thompson first in the Scorpion then followed by a fleet of Ospreys Ted and Lucas in one then followed by Jamie and crew then Carwyn and his. Then in came Sophie in the Radial and then John Mckellar with his crew in the last Osprey. In race two there was a change at the top with Ted and Lucas in the top slot then Peter and Oscar in the Scorpion. Next was Sophie in the Laser Radial then the rest of the Osprey fleet came in with Carwyn next then Jamie with John all with their respective crews.

Cruiser Racing

The first race two weeks ago cancelled due to the bad weather, but with much improved weather last Tuesday 7th three boats got away. The course was set to north high cliff buoy and back again, Blake In Slipstream had a good start closely followed by Roy in Chiron and Phil in accolade. Blake rounded first mark after a long beat to windward, after the run back slipstream won the Harry billing cup with only 3 seconds separating Roy and Phil. The weather last Saturday wasn’t on the cruiser fleets side with four boats starting the race,  unfortunately ran out of wind and it does take a little bit to get them on the move so it was abandonded.

Next race tomorrow Saturday at 5pm

Junior Sailing

Just a quick reminder to all registered juniors, please turn up by 1700 planning to get on the water by 1745.  All sessions are weather permitting but sailing sessions are never cancelled as there is onshore sessions that have to take place in order to complete the course.

If you require any more information then please phone Blake on 07717842713

RS Vareo National Championships winner John Nutall of Tenby Sailing Club

The RS Vareo National Championships were held at Paignton Sailing Club 10-12 May, on day one the RS Vareos were treated to lovely sunny weather and steady 10 knots. Defending champ Luke Fisher sailed well with a 2,1,3 so far but overnight leader is Jon Nutall of Tenby Sailing Club with 1,2,1.  The rest of the fleet have an even spread of results so there’s everything to play for going into day two. Day Two however the wind changed to the North for the day and was generally lighter.  This gave relatively little chop which appealed more to the pond sailors.  In the end Luke and Jon got the first two spots in every race except race six where Nick Crickmore found the go switch taking the lead on the first off-wind leg and then building to finish well clear, only to be disqualified later so normal service resumed. Then day three the breeze clocked right and settled earlier than forecast so racing got underway on time.  It was light with an Easterly chop, slowly dying throughout the day so favouring the lighter sailors.  Nick Crickmore found his upwind pace getting two seconds and a third.  Luke ‘no mistakes’ Fisher put in his usual solid performance to get two bullets, but a first in race one just before the breeze got too light sealed the deal for John a new champion at Tenby Sailing Club.


The Top Deck (The members lounge)

This is now a welcoming space for members to get away from the mayhem of a busy bar to relax and maybe have a bite to eat from The Harbour Restaurant. This can also be hired out for free by members. And a charge for non-members for any enquiries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Membership forms can be obtained from either the club’s website www.tenbysailingclub.org.uk or at the club itself. 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

Just as a heads up as the last Saturday in the month is only a day into June there will be two quizzes then. So, Mays quiz will be the 1st June and Junes Quiz will be 29th June still four weeks in between.

This year we are raising funds for a Defibrillator to be sited outside the club at the bottom of the stone steps by the big doors. Due to the location this will also have to be a heated cabinet, the defib will then be listed on the local network and will benefit the wider community and visitors alike as there will be a defib situated on the harbour. Due to the location the defib box will have to be a heated one for obvious reasons, and they carry the cost of £1300 complete.

So, the next quiz will be held on Saturday 1st June at 1930 so make it a date in your diary and come down the club and have a bit of fun while raising money for our Defib. Cost of the entry to the quiz is £5 for a team of up to six people or £1 if you think you can go it alone. There will be a league running for the whole year up to the final in November, you don’t have to be part of the league just come for a laugh whilst raising money. Alongside the quiz there will be a raffle, all prize donations will be gratefully received.

If anyone would like to donate to the Defib Fund please get in contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 The Bar

The bar times are all day Saturdays and Sundays and evenings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. As the season progresses so will the opening times

The Harbour Restaurant @ The Club

The Harbour Restaurant will be serving freshly prepared food this evening Fri, and all day from 1200 all over the weekend. Along with the club menu there will be some delectable delights on the special’s boards. Don’t forget Sunday Lunch at the club served from 1200 freshly prepared by The Harbour Restaurant, the Sunday lunches are very popular and available from 1200-1500, booking is recommended, then this will roll onto the evening menu. BBQ style food will also be served up on Wed evenings.

T.S.C. Regatta sponsored by Lewis Lewis and Co

The club’s annual regatta will be held on Saturday the 22nd June and the round Caldey race on Sunday 23rd. The club is proud to announce the continued support and sponsorship from Lewis Lewis & Co Solicitors of Tenby. Lewis and Lewis have been there to support the club over the years and it is they who sponsor the team prize so very generously.  There was a good turn out last year with the Tenby Sailors winning the team prize of £500. Let’s hope they keep it on home turf this year.


This year we are hosting the 2000 National Championships from the 10th to the 16th of August 2019

We would not be able to put on these events without the help of willing volunteers, so if you would like to help out on all or some of these dates please get in touch. There are positions both on and off the water so no sailing experience is necessary if you would like to volunteer or have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch


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.

By. The Commodore.