Weekly Report 07/06/19

Dinghy Racing

Last Tuesday the 28th saw a rather reduced fleet due to some Tenby Sailors taking part in the Coppet Hall Week hosted by Saundersfoot Sailing Club. The weather was ideal for sailing with sun and a nice wind. One race was sailed with a course ably laid by the PRO Lewis James. Six boats took to the water in first place overall was Ted and Lucas in the first of the four Ospreys on the water. In second place, Peter and Ben in the Scorpion then Mike and Deanna in third also in an Osprey. Next Jamie and Tim in an Osprey in fourth then Dyfan in fifth in his RS Aero 7 last but not least in sixth John and Richard in the last of the Ospreys.

Last Sunday and some consideration of the conditions the fleet went out to have a better look. 2 Ospreys and 1 Scorpion on the water. Ted and Lucas, Jaime and Griff, Peter and Oscar. A course was set however, after a blast it was deemed unsafe to continue with a race and so the race was abandoned. Wind was about 23 gusting 30 with light rain coming and going. Although visibility began to worsen. It was feared that the strong wind would end up breaking boats. No races occurred but I’m sure the sailors would say it was fun but hard work. It was hard enough in a RHIB.

Coppet Hall Week saw a small fleet from Tenby attend, a big well done goes out to all that took park and congratulations to Daniel Jackson and his crew Dave Griffiths who placed fourth overall in his Osprey. The other Tenby racers were Steve and Jas Stubbs in their RS 400 who came thirteenth

Cruiser Racing

The annual cruiser race took place last Saturday 1st, six boats started the race from Hobbs Point to Tenby, unfortunately due to the sheer lack of wind which is a bit problematic for sailing vessels, the fleet was forced to turn back. A few of the crews made the trek by train to Tenby to enjoy the hospitality of Tenby Sailing Club. Many Thanks to Alistair for putting out and the subsequent returning of the finishing marker buoys.

The next club cruiser race will be Sunday 9th.

Tokio Marine HCC UK RS Fever National Championships at South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club

The light & shifty first day, challenging conditions of day 2 with big winds and choppy seas. Day 3 was all about long races, even more wind, short bursts of rain and some sun, day 4 was more wind and a northerly breeze so it was safe to say that all the sailors really showed their versatility and ability to adapt to every condition. The RS Feva community spent a lush 4 days in sunny Abersoch. Host Club South Caernarvonshire YC made the class feel extremely welcome. Tenby Sailing Clubs own junior sailor Oscar Thompson took part in the nationals in the silver fleet and came a very respectable tenth place out of forty seven. Oscar just keeps getting better and better and certainly one to watch out for. Congratulations Oscar.

Junior Sailing

There will be a junior training day an Sat June 15th followed by a CYRC (junior racing) event on the Sunday.  2 coaches will be in attendance at the Club and juniors from Stage 2 upwards are invited to take part. Full details will be sent to our juniors this week.  It’s a great opportunity to improve your sailing without any travelling. Club boats will be available to use at no charge.

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

Commodores Quiz

It was a busy day in Tenby last Saturday due to the CARTEN taking place, Champions League, School Holidays and the Commodores Quiz.

Due to it being holidays the quiz had a few less teams as usual but that doesn’t matter as the ones who did come had a great time. Top of the shop this week was the Bo Ho’s with 37 points, in Second the Four Amigos with 34 and with a very respectable 31 points The Lone Dogs.

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 29th 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 will be open every day from 11am for until the beginning of September.

The Harbour Restaurant @ The Club

The Harbour Restaurant will be open and serving freshly prepared food every Wed to Sunday from now on with further longer opening coming as the season unfolds.