Weekly Report 13/09/19

Dinghy Racing

Last Tues the 3rd six boats took to the bay and it was a battle between the four Lasers and one Osprey. In first and second place were two lasers sailed by Peter and Ban, in third place Jamie and Tim in the lonely Osprey and the other two lasers in fifth and sixth place sailed by James and Ioan respectively.

Sunday the 8th saw five boats take to the bay in a lovely sunny warm breezy Sunday. Two races took place and in the top spot was Ed and Emily in their RS 200 closely followed by Dan in the Osprey. In third was Mike and Deanna also in an Osprey with Dyfan in fourth with a RS Aero 7. In fifth but not least was Richard in an Osprey.

In race two there was no change in the top two with Ed and Emily coming first in the RS200 and in second the Osprey helmed by Dan. In Third however was Dyfan in the Aero and Richard in an Osprey coming in fourth with Mike and Deanna fifth.

Congratulations and a very big well done goes out to Jon Nuttall, who came eighth out of fifty four boats in the Phantom dinghy class Nationals. This is a great result as it is not his favoured boat of choice, once again Jon has put T.S.C. on the map.

Cruiser Racing

There were ideal conditions for the last cruisers last Saturday the 7th, force 3 to 4 NNW. With the race scheduled to start at 11.30 the boats found they had only 2 hours of floating time due to the build up of sand in the harbour. However they got away at 12 with a long beat past Monkstone Point into Saundersfoot bay around the pontoons to port and back.

Tony, Geoff, Roy and Paul had a good upwind start in Apatshe on a Close fetch with Steve, Carolinda, Phil-and Alex in Aries just to leeward. Blake, Chris and Anne in Slipstream just behind further out hoping for more wind and less foul tide, however Apatshe slowly pulled ahead and at Monkstone the wind had gone to the North with Apatshe in the lead followed by Aries and Slipstream. Phil in Accolade was still in contention and not too far behind.

Slipstream lost a minute or so with a poor tack.

At the pontoons the order stayed the same but more spread out. It was a dead run from Monkstone and Slipstream flew its spinnaker and caught up slightly, Apatshe crossed the line first and also won on handicap followed by Aries, Slipstream and Accolade. The crews retired to the club for an end season enjoyable get together. 14 races were sailed in the season with the 7 best to count.

 

Prizes will be presented at the annual dinner at Trefloyne on Nov 15th.



Junior Sailing

There are only 3 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

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. 

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.