A round-up of news from Tenby Sailing Club...

Dinghy Racing: Jon Nuttall relates Sunday’s Neyland YC frostbite experience - ‘The breezy SSE’ly meant frisky conditions, big shifts and gusts coming from Pembroke Dock. Nina Marsh won the first start.

‘I got clear eventually and gained a good lead on the fleet until a tug messed me up with some prop wash and wind shadow making me capsize to windward. Nina was then unbeatable.

‘Amelia recovered from a false start to beat the 470, and the foiling Moth which must have lapped us about four times. In the second race I won the start and stayed ahead.

‘After another false start, Amelia caught Nina and they had a good battle with Nina coming out on top.

‘The Moth was flying again, but with such a severe handicap was out of the running.’

Results (nine entrants) - Race 1: 1st. Nina, 2nd. Jon, 3rd. Amelia; Race2: 1st Jon, 2nd. Nina, 3rd. Amelia.

Carwyn Owen reports on Tata Steel sailing: ‘There were two races on Sunday, the first being contested by three Ospreys, ending with Tenby’s Dave Griffiths and Maurice Clark as lead Osprey and 1st on Handicap.

‘The Race Officer decided that the course did not need a Beat and had three close reaches and a run, which caused some confusion!

Race 2 in lighter wind ended with just over 1 minute, after 75 minutes, separating the Ospreys.

‘Pink Panther finished just ahead of Dave and Maurice who came 5th on handicap.’

Cruiser Racing: This season, Cruiser Captain Tom Eyre is hoping to include a race to Lundy Island, and a three or four day cruise to Devon, Cornwall, or the Scilly Isles, depending on weather conditions.

Clubhouse: Another fun evening, the next Terry Evans quiz is on Saturday, February 3 at 8 pm.

Junior Training: Spaces are still available for any youngsters over the age of 8 to learn Sailing skills under the careful eye of Alistair Mackay, the Club’s Training Principal.

Registration is on April 3 and 10 at 6 pm and the course starts on April 17.

Maintenance: Of the five rigid hulled inflatable safety boats, it is the turn of ‘Orange Duck’ to have a new 40hp outboard engine as part of TSC’s rolling schedule to maintain safety efficiency. The Committee boat has also had a full service, thanks to Tom, Harri, and Max.

This is the final members reminder that ubscriptions for 2024 are now due.

Fees for each category will be increased by £5 from February 1.

Further information available on https://www.tenbysailing club.org.uk