Weekly Report 23/08/19

Dinghy Racing

Now the 2000’s Nationals have been and gone the clubs racing has got back in track. Two races took place last Sunday 18th, the conditions were challenging on the water with capsizes a plenty. Six boats took part in the first race and the results looked this. In first place Peter and Andrew sailing the Scorpion in second Ted and Lucas in an osprey. In third was Ben in the Laser Radial then the Osprey of Mike and Deanna in fourth. Sophie made a welcome return to the sailing scene by coming in fifth also in a Laser Radial with Jamie and Tim in another Osprey coming in sixth.

The second races conditions were not any better and five boats took part with the winner being Peter and Andrew in the Scorpion, second Ben in the Radial then in third Sophie in the Radial. Then in fourth Jamie and Tim in an Osprey and last but by no means least after rips and capsizes Ted and Lucas.

Big thank you goes out to John and Richard for being the rescue cover that was much needed.

Cruiser Racing

Due to the weather conditions no cruiser racing took place.

Junior Sailing 

Junior training will resume Wed Aug 21st.

The 2000 dinghy Nationals 

What a fun time the 2000 class of dinghy had at Tenby last week they came from all over the country and even from Oman to decent on out beautiful town of Tenby.  The weather threw everything at them from the sublime to the ridiculous. There was nothing but praise for the club from all the competitors. They were impressed with the organisation, professionalism and safety that the club provided. They were so impressed that they are looking to return in the near future, and T.S.C. will look forward to hosting them again.

The winners of this year’s 2000 nationals were Jasper and Laura Barnham (Pictured) of Snettisham Beach Sailing Club who after discards had 2 third placing 1 second and 4 firsts. The first Welsh boat was our very own John and Amelia Nuttall who came in twenty first over all, a special well done and congratulation goes to Amelia as this was her first nationals in challenging, gusty wind changing conditions.

The Club has put on a dinghy class national every year since the first one held in 1976 and we have never missed a year. It brings in approx £20,000 to the town which is a great economic boost. Some classes of boat may be single handed but a lot more boats come down, others are the double hander’s, and not so much of a big fleet but very family orientated so no matter what class nationals are held there is a big increase in the tourists visiting thanks to the efforts of Tenby Sailing Club.

On a sad note but on the same subject, Mark Dashfield who has been the clubs Nationals Co-ordinator and event PRO for many many years has stepped down. The job of Nationals co-ordinator is a busy but rewarding one when you see the years planning come to the fore and the competitors over the line with smiles on their faces. He is handing over the reins to Jo Musson so it will be in safe hands. The committee would like to thank Mark for his years of service organising the Nationals.

Commodores Quiz

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.

The next quiz (although a break from tradition) will be held Fri 30th August at 1930 so 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 Tuesday Through to Sunday from 1200 – 1400 for lunch and then again 1700 – 2100 for evening service. If demand dictates then the lunchtime service will carry on through to the evening.

The Harbour Restaurant serves freshly prepared local produce. Along with the club menu there will be some delectable delights on the special’s boards, BBQ style food will be served up on Wed evenings and Thursday being Creative Veggie Specials with dishes available from the main menu.

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

Change of T.S.C. Constitution

Three Month Notice

At the Annual General Meeting on the 16th November 2019 there will be an item on the agenda to change the clubs’ constitution. Every year one of the items on the agenda is the club’s membership fee, the Committee would like to put a proposal that it is the Committee, in conjunction with the accountant are best placed to evaluate the clubs finances and capital spends for the next year, then decide whether or not membership fees should be raised, frozen or indeed lowered for the next year. If passed then it would come into effect Nov 2020. This will be voted on at the A.G.M. on Sat 16th Nov 2019 by those members present at the meeting.

Membership

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.

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.

By. The Commodore.