Tenby Sailing Club

By Observer Reporter in Sailing

Regatta Sponsors renew for 2017

The club is pleased to announce that sponsorship for the 2017 Club Regatta has been secured again with local solicitors, Lewis Lewis & Co Ltd. Their generous support will enable the club to once again offer a cash prize for teams of five boats competing over the weekend. The club is most grateful for the continuing support. For all your legal needs, the sponsors can be contacted on 01994 231044.

Junior Sailing

Attention all youngsters over eight-years-old!

We run learning to sail sessions every Wednesday evening from 5 pm throughout the season from April to September for children aged eight years and over. You do not have to own a boat; the club has 30 sailing dinghies for members’ use, from Optimists to Lasers.

Come down to the Tenby clubhouse at the harbour to register either for the season or an initial month-long trial. Registration from 6 pm Wednesday, March 22, and Wednesday, March 29.  Average weekly cost just £2.50.  A parent/guardian must accompany the youngster for the registration. 

We also encourage family members to join in the training sessions, either as helpers or even to learn to sail themselves.

If you need any further information contact Blake on 07717842713 or email Blake@pinewood9.wanadoo.co.uk.  Or just turn up on Wednesday, March 22 or 29. First on the water session will be on Wednesday, April 5.

Come and try

The club will be taking part in the RYA ‘Push the Boat Out’ scheme again this year, offering anyone who wants a go at sailing to have a go in club boats with experienced helms. The event will be on Sunday, May 21.

If you would like to have a go, please contact Ted Lewis on lewisedward1@googlemail.com to book your place.

Membership renewal

Renewals were due in January. The first full member in a household is £60. The senior citizen rate now applies to those aged 65 and above. For those who wish to re-join, there is no re-joining fee. If you would like to set up an annual standing order for your membership fees, please contact memberships@tenbysailingclub.org.uk. All forms etc are available on the club website.

Club refurbishment

The first floor of the clubhouse is presently undergoing renovation and improvements to provide a new modern bar and club room. The first and second floors of the club and will be closed until late March. The ground floor and stores are not affected.

We welcome volunteers; just present yourselves or if you would like to offer your time, please contact Michelle James on mjames451@hotmail.co.uk.

We intend to hold a party in the spring to launch our new bar club room and food offering. Further details to follow.

Once renovations are complete we will need a bar manager and staff; please get in touch if interested.

Volunteers needed

We are presently short of a club secretary. If you would like to help please email Ted Lewis on lewisedward1@googlemail.com

Summer Sailing 2017

Club races will take place Tuesday evenings and Saturday late afternoon. The season will start at 5 pm on April 1, with three races back to back for the April Cup.

Junior sailing will be on Wednesday evenings.

Cup races will be the first Saturday in the month when there will be three short races in a mini series for that month’s cup.

The club championship will remain over all races from April to end September.

There will be early, mid and late series as the summer progresses.

The Club Regatta and Round Caldey Island race are scheduled for June 24 and 25, and the club will be running the National Championship of the RS200 class of dinghy from Saturday, August 26 to Thursday, August 31.

Volunteers will be needed to help with both events, both on and off the water. In particular, the RS200 Nationals will be the biggest event hosted by the club in 10 years, with over 100 double-handed boats expected. Please diarise now and register your intention/availability to help (no firm commitment required at this stage) by contacting our National Race Officer and TSC Nationals co-ordinator, Mark Dashfield, tel. 01834 844918 or email nationals@tenbysailingclub.org.uk.

Some time during the summer a Cruise in Company may be organised to a local beach.

FORTHCOMING

EVENTS

March (date to be confirmed): New bar launch party.

Saturday, May 13: Junior Race Training Day - further details to follow.

Sunday, May 21: Come and Try, Part of the Push the Boat Out ascheme.

Saturday, June 24: Tenby Regatta - Dinghies.

Sunday, June 25: Caldey Island - Dinghies and Cruisers.

Saturday, July 22: Tenby Passage Race.

August 26 - 30: RS200 Nationals.

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 members 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 on line.

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