The Clubs Committee
has now undertaken a review of Coppet Week. Please
click on the PDF icon. Any comments should be sent
to John Griffiths by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Coppet Week final results.
We hope to bring you up to
date about what’s been happening in and around the
club so far this year, we know there are a number of members
who may not be able to visit as often as they would like
but like to keep informed about what we are up to during
the season. Please click on the PDF icon.
SSC RACE REPORT
SUNDAY 26th July 2015.
2015 Mid season results after
ten races as at 20th July.
Well we don’t actually have an exciting race report this
week as the wind blew hard and the rain came down and all the
sailors stayed in port to watch the rough seas from a safe distance.
A couple of hardy sailors did manage to get out on the water
but on a smaller craft which was in the form of body boards
enjoying the surf. We can however report on the previous series
of racing as it has been one of the closest race series for
a long time with new boats and helms appearing to take on the
local knowledge out in the bay of our regular race winners.
The points between the 2nd place and 5th were only 11 so a well
contested fleet prize this time by many sailors.
The winner of a very exciting series from the gold fleet
was Maurice Clarke sailing in his Contender, it was not made
easy for him at all as there were some very close races that
called upon all of Maurice’s sailing skills to win some
very close calls across the finish line. Second was our people’s
friend James Hayden who has proved to be a force to be reckoned
with in the final series to start in August sailing in his
very competitive Phantom and had many a tussle with Maurice
around the marks. In third place and a previous club champion
was Keith Jones sailing in his new RS Aero which is getting
much closer and faster to the finish line after some minor
changes in sail trim and boat knowledge as the season progressed.
The Silver fleet winners and a popular boat out in the bay
is the Tasar and of course at the helm Mark Jones along with
his very tactical and hard working crew Trish, well done to
them as they have worked very hard over many weeks to pull
out some good results. Second was the tactical team of Harry
Hinksman at the helm and dad Steve crewing in their RS Vision,
Harry has achieved some good results in testing conditions
that some of us would rather have stayed in port, but well
done Harry. Third was new member Brad who has only recently
returned to sailing in his Laser 1 and has been seen on many
occasions out there practicing and improving as the season
progressed, an obvious contender for future series.
There was a planned trophy race as well which of course was
cancelled but has now been moved to the first race of the
late series so time to trim the rigging and polish the boat
for that one.
Club sailing on Friday 31st with a HW of 18.10 we could be
out for a sail anytime after 16.30 so if you are interested
then post a request on Facebook and we will muster up a rescue
boat to assist as well. Maybe an informal handicap Laser race
if we get enough takers as I know the fleet is growing.
The next race series which is the late season and starts
on Sunday 9th August with a race start of 12.30, we hope to
see you all there.
The Larks Nationals
On Sunday 2nd August the club is hosting the Larks National
championships, there will be some exciting racing out in the
bay and takes place each day during the week. The club will
be open as there are various social events planned so please
come along and support both the sailing and the club activity.
Once again the club will be joining in this fantastic event
which is organised as a race around the world, every club
races against each other from every corner of the globe. The
event is a charity race with all proceeds going to the Andrew
Simpson Sailing Foundation with many great sailors like Sir
Ben Ainslie supporting and joining in this fun filled occasion
of club racing.
Currently Saundersfoot Sailing Club has the largest number
of participants entered with 24 boats registered against the
nearest top London club with 15, this is not only in Wales
and the UK but in the world, so a great achievement for the
club so far in it’s support for the Bart’s race.
We will be as last year racing in fancy dress which is a real
sight to behold along with all the decorated boats and of
course there will be many activities to join in on the day,
along with the sailing out in the bay the club will be open
for the Wales v Uruguay rugby from the Millennium Stadium
in the afternoon on the big screen so a chance to enjoy two
great sports in one day.
New decking and dinghy park
The new decking area opposite the club has now been opened
and the dinghy park after many weeks of moving boats and squeezing
them in here there and every where has been re organized and
I think looking very good indeed. Many thanks to a small party
of club members along with support from the Harbour team who
spent a good few hours moving everything into place so a big
thanks to them it looks great.
Once again for up to date information about club activity
and racing then have a look at the Facebook and website pages,
we normally post every day about sail and event times which
of course can change with the weather.
Photos attached are. 1) The new decking and dinghy park 2)
Mark and Trish manoeuvring the Tasar.
About the club
Saundersfoot is a small seaside holiday village
in West Wales with picturesque scenery, an excellent
beach and ample parking. The sailing waters within
Saundersfoot Bay attract many sailors and regattas
are always well supported. Catering facilities within
the village are good; cafes, inns and shops are
all within a few yards of the central car park.
Residential accommodation is available in hotels
and guest houses. Saundersfoot Sailing Club's dinghy
park is small and unfortunately, has no space available
for visiting boats. However, boats can usually be
left safely on the beach.
Although the club encourages all forms of watersport it
is mainly dinghy sailing and cruiser sailing that forms
the major part of our on the water activity. The club has
a full dinghy sailing programme with the season running
from April to October each year. To encourage new members
to the sport of dinghy sailing the club has an active sail
training scheme which is run in accordance with the Royal
Yachting Association who are the governing body of the sport
in the UK. Cruiser sailing activity is based more on cruising
than racing although regular races are held with our neighbouring
club Tenby Sailing Club and we also hold a cruiser regatta.