Weekly Report 22/11/19

Dinghy Frostbite Series

The club had a busy weekend with the annual prize giving last Friday, the AGM on Saturday and the frostbite series on Sunday. Races twelve and thirteen were sailed last Sunday 17th in a cold but Sunny bay, in the first race of the day seven boats took part in a closely matched race. In first place was the Osprey sailed by Dan and Lucas, in second place Peter and Andy in the Scorpion and third Jamie and Tim in another Osprey. Fourth place went to Christian and Simon in a Scorpion fifth Huw and Carwyn in an Osprey then in sixth John in a Comet a Mike and Deanna in the last of the Ospreys.

Five boats took part in the second race of the day in first place was Peter and Andy in the Scorpion and in second Christian and Simon also in a Scorpion. The next two boats in third and fourth were the Ospreys of Jamie and Tim then Huw and Carwyn respectively. The final spot in fifth in the Comet was John.

Dinghy and Cruiser prize presentation

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.

T hen 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.

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.

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.

New Flag Officers

The Committee of Tenby Sailing Club would like to introduce you to our new Flag Officers. In the roll of Commodore Lou Middleton, Vice Commodore Chris Thompson and Rear Commodore Daniel Jackson. The new membership Secretary is Jim Cornwell and the Treasurer remains Sharon Thompson until a replacement can be found. This is my last report so this is Nathan signing off.

The Club

We as a club strive to make the club better for the members, and as the club is getting busier each year we have found out that our current bar is starting to be not fit for purpose. To this end in the early new year we will be moving the bar slightly making the area behind larger and more user friendly. Do not worry though as the main boat hull that was hand made by Neville Stace that we all know and love will be retained.

The festive season party dates are as follows, the club Christmas party will be held on Saturday 21st Dec. The club will be open as usual on Boxing Day for the Boxing Day Swim where a nice warm bowel of Cawl will be served along with some mince pies. There will also be a festive raffle and a Christmas Jumper Competition. Then for the new years eve celebration there will be a full three course meal planned with the details to follow.

Winter Opening

Now that we are in the winter the club is only open Fridays, Saturdays with a full menu available and Sundays for Sunday lunch Bookings are advisable so please phone Dai Ellis on 07812397193 to book a table.

Membership

At the AGM last Saturday it was decided to keep the membership fee the same, however the will be a small increase in the store 8 fee, engine storage fee and the dinghy park due to the rent increases that are forthcoming.

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 Ex Commodore.