TENBY Sailing Club held its Annual Regatta on Saturday with 22 dinghies sailing two handicap races in a light south-south-easterly breeze.
Overall Winners were 1.Robin Wood, INT Canoe 344; 2. Oscar and Lisa Chess,(TATA) Osprey 1348; 3. Dan Jackson and Matt Goldwait, Osprey 1234 ; 4. Mike Hutch and Lucas Boissevain, Osprey 1342; 5. Dave Griffiths and Maurice Clark, Osprey 1365.
The coveted Cadwallader Galleon was won by Dan Jackson as first Tenby Osprey in race 1.
The Team Prize of £500 (sponsored by Lewis Lewis & Co. Solicitors) went to Robin, Mike and Lucas, and Mike and Pam Murray (Osprey1312).
With sailing over, attention turned to the arrival of the Waverley paddle steamer, visiting Tenby for the first time in over 30 years. As she was leaving, two of Tenby Sailing Club’s RHIBs helped her to manoeuvre since it is reported that her two paddle wheels can no longer work in opposite directions.
Sunday’s Round Caldey Race (sponsored by Penally Abbey with £125 to 1st and 2nd) proved too difficult to complete by most competitors. Very light airs and adverse tidal flow resulted in the retirement of the four Cruisers and 16 of the 18 Dinghies.
Dan Jackson and Matt Goldwait won The Caldey Island Plate, and the Rolly Squibbs Trophy, with Dave Griffiths & Maurice Clark in second place. Sponsors Coast Watersports also donated a £50 voucher for best overall performance.
Thanks go to all who were involved in running the Regatta.
Tenby Sailing Club Juniors had a good day on Saturday with Isabelle Nuttall winning her first regatta at the Welsh Junior Championships in Dale, and Emelia and James Titterton gaining 2nd and 3rd places in the West Wales District Sea Cadet Topper competition in Port Talbot.
Don’t forget, the Commodores monthly quiz takes place on Saturday, June 24 at 8pm.