A BREEZY evening saw only three finishers out of five starters in Tenby Sailing Club’s dinghy racing on Tuesday, 18 June.

Results: 1, Carpé Diem, Osprey 1365, Dave Griffiths ans Maurice Clarke; 2, ILCA7 221330, Jon Nuttall; 3, RS Feva XL, Amelia Nuttall and Nina Marsh. Dan and Matt  in Osprey 1380 went for a swim and impeded the progress of Steve in the other ILCA 7, resulting in two retirements.

Summer Series, Thursday June 20th

Dan Jackson reports: A beautiful evening afloat was shared by the four Redwing dinghies taking part in the summer series.

With a starboard triangular course set by race officer Dewi Jackson, and a downwind start there was a lot of gentlemanly jostling for the best position off the line.

R241 Jackson/Goldwait won the pin end and sailed the course whilst enjoying watching the battle behind as the fleet took each other upwind as they tried to pass each other.

Sense soon prevailed with R178 Cumpsty/Wood bearing off to also sail the shortest line to the mark.

A quick gybe and it was jibs out on the goosewing for a broad reach to the leeward mark.

At the end of Lap 1 R190 McDonald/Shaw were hot on the heals of R241 with R178 battling R228 Dowell / Prosser for the third spot.

On the final downwind legs R228 sailed the tides perfectly to ease in front of Cumpsty/Wood leaving it all to play for on the final beat to the finish.

R241 laid down a loose cover on the fleet with R190 opting to tack out of second place and head to the right side of the course, which had paid on the first lap, but alas with a shifty North westerly there was snakes and ladders on the upwind legs and the boats that went out to sea in the stronger outgoing tide benefited handsomely.

Results: 1, R241 D.Jackson / M.Goldwait; 2, R228 B.Dowell / P.Prosser; 3, R178 J.Cumpsty / R.Wood; 4, R190 A.McDonald / I.Shaw

Next month sees Tenby Regatta on the 6th, and the annual Round Caldey race for Dinghies and Cruisers on the 7th. Further details from secretary@tenbysailing club.org.uk