Weekly Report 11/10/19

Dinghy Racing

On Tuesday the 24th five boats braved the element and took to the water for a close matched race, in first place was Steve and Jasmine in the Rs 200 then next in second was the Scorpion sailed by Peter and Igor. Next in third was Ted and Lucas in an Osprey the in forth another Osprey sailed by Jamie and Tim. Last be not by any means least in fifth was Josh in a laser. The race was a close-run thing as only twelve seconds separated the top three after corrected times.

The Frostbite Series is now on, there were two races sailed last Sunday the 6th Oct in race one top of the shop was the Osprey of Mike and Deanna, in second Jamie and Dave also in and Osprey and third yet another Osprey sailed by Ted and Lucas. In fourth came the Laser helmed by Ben and in fifth the RS AERO 7 sailed by Dyfan. The Laser 200 sailed by Jon and Amelia had a great race but due to difficulties ended up recording a did not finish so picked up seven points.

In race two four boats stayed out on the water and the results were Mike and Deanna first in an Osprey then Ted and Lucas in their Osprey, in third Ben in the Laser and then Jamie and Dave in the last of the Ospreys.

 

Cruiser Racing

The cruiser racing season is now over and it seems all too soon, throughout the season 14 races were sailed and the best seven races counted to the trophies which will be presented at the annual dinner at Trefloyne on Friday Nov 15th.

 

Junior Sailing

Around 30 youngsters, instructors and parents enjoyed a successful end of season party last Wednesday. The evening included a BBQ out on the balcony run by Terry and a chocolate fondue provided by Sharon.

Blake Shaw thanked everyone for all the help given to run the junior training which was every Wednesday starting early April including members of the Club who keep all the club boats in good order. Recently a few of the Wednesday sailors had entered the main Club racing and it is hoped that this will continue and be encouraged and supported.

He thanked in particular the main Instructors, Howard Yeates, Alistair Mackay, Max Richards and Harri Richards with Ioan Thompson always there to help.

The following youngsters were then presented with the RYA Certificates gained during the season.

Stage 1. Madoc Evans.

Stage 1 and 2. Finlay Grey, Emily David, Riley Chan, Caleb Hickey, Gabriel Hickey, Isabel Burdett.

Stage 3 Louis Rapi, Matthew Shaw, Amelia Nuttall, Toby Richards.

Stage 3 and 4, Katie David, Scarlett Jackson, Irisa Cutajar.

Stage 4, Lola Grey, Saffron Owen, Yasmin Haigh, Rosie Wasson, Lara Whitfield, Daisy Whitfield, Iolo Shaw, Oscar Thompson, Megan Dooner.

The Club is always short of Assistant Instructors and it is planned that those at Stage 3and 4 level to qualify as Assistant Instructors.

There will be a junior Xmas party early on Wednesday Dec 11th.

Commodores Quiz

With many teams away last Saturday the 28th there was still four teams contesting for the title, in fourth place was Princess Consuela Banana Hammock with 36 points, in third Connect three plus one with 46 and in second the Dashers with 48 and topping the shop the Bo Ho’s who had a whopping 52 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. We are very close to achieving the total so please come down to the final next month.

The next quiz will be held Sat 26th 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.

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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.

The menu has been emailed out to all that have registered their email address, it is also online at the sailing club’s website where you can down load the order form or order online. Full details and payment details can also be found there. There will be an additional snail mail drop coming through your door 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 Friday from 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am.

Congratulations to Matt May

One of Tenby Sailing Clubs barman left for warmer climes this year and the club has learned that he is not just sunning himself in the outback of Australia but he competed in and completed his first ultra-marathon. So, a big congratulations goes out to Matt May for completing the 100km run with 1800m of elevation in 11hr 45min.

For completing the race in under 16 hours, he has been given a ballot entry for the Western States 100miler in California, fingers crossed I get in!

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

Becoming a member in Sept and Oct can have its benefits, if you join now then you will have the rest of the year for free so the next renewal would be in Jan 2021. Also you would beat the price rise in November should there be one.

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.