Weekly Report 06/09/19

Dinghy Racing

Last Tues the 27th saw eight boats take to the water for a race in the bay. The sailors enjoyed close racing and the results are as follows. In first place in the Scorpion was Peter and Igor, Second Steve and Jasmine in their RS400 and in third was the first of the four Ospreys, sailed by Ted and Lucas. Then Mike and Deanna in fourth, Jamie and Tim in fifth and in sixth John and Richard. In seventh was James in a laser and eighth Martin and Evan in the RS 200

Mike was the stand in PRO for the three races that were held last Sunday the 1st Sept yes September already. So as not to drop points Mike scored an automatic three points. Six boats took to the water in a lively wind but the racers mostly had a great time out on the open sea.  In first place was once again the Scorpion of Peter and Igor, second was Ted and Lucas in the Osprey and third Ed and Emily in their RS200. Fourth overall was Dyfan in the RS Aero 7 then in joint sixth John and Richard in an Osprey who unfortunately did not manage to start the race and Sophie in a Radial who had to retire and did not finish. The second and third races had the same outcomes with Ted and Lucas coming in first in the Osprey and second Peter and Igor in the Scorpion and third Ed and Emily in the RS 200.

Cruiser Racing

5 boats ventured out on Saturday morning Aug 24th but the conditions proved to be very uncomfortable with an easterly wind causing a steep sea but insufficient wind to make much headway.  In addition, with a neap tide it gave the boats limited floating time either side of high water.

The course set was to NHC and back. There was very slow progress at first with boats drifting towards St Catherine’s island.   Apatshe retired first then Steve in Aries had to start his engine to clear the danger then Blake in Slipstream retired and motored back.  Denny in Heather also retired. However, Roy in Chiron just managed to clear the island and skir rock and continued slowly towards NHC. The wind then came up and changed to SE and allowed Chiron the finish the race and gain a first before the tide left the moorings.  A just reward for perseverance. 

Last Saturday just 3 boats made the start with a course set around NHC, Giltar buoy and back in a fresh westerly wind.

Slipstream and accolade had a good start on the reach to north high cliff with Aries not far behind. The boats rounded onto a beat down the Sound and stayed on Starboard tack at first. Aries had but, in a reef, and lost ground shaking this out. Slipstream reached the Giltar buoy with a good lead for the port reach back to Tenby.   Boats gave the Skir ricks a wide berth due to the strong ebb. Aries was catching Slipstream and was just 18 seconds behind at the finish. Blake in Slipstream was first, Steve in Aries second and Phil in Accolade third.

With just one race left tomorrow Saturday the series trophies are already decided.

The results for the season are as follows Blake and team in Slipstream have won the Harry Billing Cup, the weekend Challenge trophy and are also the seasons champions. Steve and team in Aries have win the midweek trophy.

Junior Sailing 

Two junior members from TSC travelled to Llangorse Lake in the Brecon Beacons for the annual Acorn Regatta.

Scarlett Jackson Helmed an RS Feva for able crew Oscar Thompson in the General Handicap division.  

With sometimes blustery conditions the pair mange to win the division overall with some exciting sailing.

This is a really well-run event in a beautiful setting and it would be great to see a full squad of TSC youngsters making the journey next year.

Next up for all club youngsters is the last CYRC event of the year, this Sunday in Neyland.

There are only 4 Wednesday junior training sessions remaining it is hoped that we will see a bigger attendance after the school holidays. There will be a final end of season party early October.

Helpers Party

The club could not put on the Annual Regatta nor the Class Nationals that come to Tenby Sailing Club every year without the willing band of volunteers.

As a thank you from myself the Commodore and the Committee we would like to invite all that helped to a gathering at the club on Friday 4th Oct. Food will be provided for all that helped and a drink to wash it down with. There will also be entertainment by the Llewellyn Brothers. So look out for your invite in your inbox for all others there will be a nominal charge for the food.

Commodores Quiz

Last Friday the 29th saw six teams battle it out at the Commodores Quiz. Top of the shop were the Cola Clan with 50 points then in second the Four Amigo’s with 44.5 points then in third the Dashers with 40 points. In fourth We Don’t Know with 36 points and then in  fifth Princess Consuela Banana Hammock had 34 points then in sixth last but not least the Lone Dog with 27 points.

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 will be held on Sat 28th September 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. 

Annual Dinner Dance

The annual dinner dance and prize giving will take place at Trefloyne Manor on Friday 15th November at 1930. This is a great night organised by the Commodore for the sailors and members of the club. Good food, good company, excellent location and entertainment by singer Kelsey Joe to dance the night away. Menu options and booking details to follow soon. 

AGM

The AGM will take place at the club the day after the Dinner Dance on Saturday 16th November starting at 1930.

 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 Wednesdays, Fridays Saturdays from1700 – 2100 for evening service, and then open for Sunday lunches from 1200.

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.

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.

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.