Weekly Report 15/11/19

A Commodores Farewell

Well it’s been two years since I was elected into the position of Commodore and took the helm of Tenby Sailing Club. But as frank Sinatra once said now the end is near. Well tomorrow in fact. There have been many ups and downs but luckily for me there have been more ups than downs...........Just! Apart from doing the normal Commodores organising and chairing of meetings oh and being the face of the club, I have been holding a Commodores Quiz on the last Saturday of the month. Last year the Quizzers of Tenby sailing club rose just over £870 for the RNLI and this year they have raised over £1300. This will be used to purchase a defibrillator that will be housed in a heated cabinet. It will be sited at the bottom of the stone steps near the big grey double doors on the harbour car park. This will not only benefit the members but the harbour users and the wider community alike. The club over the last two years has had a lot of improvements and that intern has started to attract more people into the club. I do hope that this trend continues and the club goes from strength to strength. If you haven’t been there for a while or never been in at all, come on down for a drink and a meal with the closest and best view of the harbour in town.

Thank you to all that have supported me over the last two years and see you around sometime, now that all remains for me to say is farewell and fair winds.

Dinghy Frostbite Series

Races ten and eleven were sailed last Sunday 10th in a cold but Sunny bay, the wind was light but that didn’t stop four boats taking to the water. The results for race one was as follows in first place Steve a Jasmin in the RS 400, in second Mike and Deanna in an Osprey and third Jamie and Tim also in an Osprey. I fourth but no means least was the third Osprey ably sailed by Huw and Carwyn.

In race two the only change was at the top with Mike and Deanna in their Osprey coming home first, Second Steve and Jasmine in the 400. Third Jamie and Tim fourth Huw and Carwyn all in Ospreys.

Dinghy Racing Overall Results

Over the sailing season 55 races were held in the regular season that represents just over 71% of the 77 scheduled races. The first race of the season was won by Steve and Jasmine Stubbs in their RS400. Overall   there were ten different race winners over the course of the season, sailing 8 different classes of dinghy.

The cup winners over the last year are as follows, April – Dr White Cup – Peter Rose and Oscar Thompson. May – South Beach Challenge Cup – Jon and Amelia Nuttall. June – Atlantic Cup – Peter and Oscar. July – Joe White Cup – Mike and Deanna Stace. August – Simon Evans Trophy – Peter and Oscar (again) and September Thomas Cup – Ted Lewis and Lucas Boissevain.

Then there were the season race series. The Early Sunday Series and won by Peter and Oscar, Ted and Lucas Second with Dyfan Williams in third. Mid season Sunday series was won by Peter and Oscar, second Dan Jackson with and Jamie Bohata with Mike and Deanna in third. The late Sunday Series was won by yep you guessed it Peter and Oscar with Ed and Em Dashfield coming second and third went to Ted and Lucas. The Tuesday evening series was won yet again by Peter but this time no Oscar and various stand in crews took part, Second Ted and Lucas with Mike and Deanna in third.

So therefore the new Club Champs for the year are Peter Rose and young Oscar Thompson sailing a Scorpion “Silverlode"

All the cups and trophies will be presented tonight at the Annual Dinner Dance and Prize Giving.

Cruiser Racing

The end of year results for the racing cruisers are as follows, Harry Billing Cup (1st race if the season) First Place went to helm Blake Shaw and crew Terry Evans, Chris Sleight, Chris Thompson, Ann Thomas in Slipstream. Overall winner of the Midweek series the Commander Lock trophy was won by helm Steve Lewis and helm Philip Cox,  Carolinda Philips, James Green In Aries 2nd  Blake and crew in Slipstream.3rd  Roy Lawrence Paul Thomas/John Mckellar in Chiron

Overall winner of the week end series Weekend Challenge Trophy Slipstream, second Aries and Third Chiron. So this seasons cruiser series who win the St Catherine’s Cup) First    Slipstream, Second Aries and third Chiron.

The trophies will be presented at the annual dinner at Trefloyne tonight


Junior Sailing

The Wednesday Junior sailing sessions have now finished for the year, watch this space early next year for registration dates.

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


The AGM will take place at the club tomorrow Saturday 16th November starting at 1930.

The Club

The bar will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am, Harbour Restaurant will be open from 1800 on Fri and Saturday serving up delicious local produce. The infamous Sunday Roasts will be served from 1200 on Sunday; Bookings are advisable so please phone Dai Ellis on 07812397193 to book a table.

Change of T.S.C. Constitution

At the Annual General tomorrow 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. tomorrow Sat 16th Nov 2019 by those members present at the meeting.


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.


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.