Tata Steel Sailing Club

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Sailing

The reservoir is over one mile long by approximately half a mile wide, where cruising can be enjoyed under the safe visibility of the on-duty safety boat crews

Tuesday evenings through the Spring and Summer months provide a safe environment for casual sailing as well as the opportunity to practice skills in a non-raciing environment.

Windsurfing

Whatever your ability, the Lake is ideal for windsurfing in most wind directions, with a spacious grassy area for rigging, and an easy launching area.

You don’t have to worry about tides and you can enjoy the luxury of hot showers, hot drinks and the chance to have a chat with other members.

Racing

We have racing all year round at the club, as the resevior is warm enough to sail in without too much discomfort even in the winter months. During the warmer months we have racing three days a week as well as various class and club regattas

You will find club racing competitive and friendly at the same time in both the General Handicap Fleet as well as the well established Solo Class Fleet

News

TATA STEEL SAILING End of Season REGATTA 2017

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November 4th and 5th

Sat 3 races, first start 12pm

Sun 2 races, first start 11am

Galley open, come and join us. All are welcome

Motor homes welcome

If you need any more information, please email webmaster@tatasteelsailing.org.uk for advice and I'll try to point you in the right direction

Please note that sailing continues at Tata all year round. Anyone wanting an Autumn or Winter membership, please contact the Membership Secretary

TATA STEEL SAILING Traveller Series 2017

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Tata boats at Pembroke

Pembroke

The travelling fleet were feeling the strain of the pace of the series at Pembroke with only two boats making the trip. It was great to see fellow travellers Paul and John and Ken and Chris in their Ospreys, with Ken making the 5 hour trip from Kent to enjoy the fabulous weather in Milford Haven

Saturday, 1st July, and a clever delay on the start, undoubtedly influenced by the Lions victory in New Zealand, allowed the breeze to pick up to a comfortable F3 North Westerly, bring a slight chop and healthy blow to help the Ospreys and hinder the fireball.

True to form, Gordon and Ruth took the first race on a tight trapezoid course with a full beat up against a turning neap tide. The second race saw Gordon getting frustrated on the start line and forced to retire with equipment failure. The wind built slightly for the third race and the tide turning to push the Osprey to the front end of the fleet. The course was \changed to a triangle sausage to allow for variation and to challenge the different boat attributes and spread the opportunities

Day 2 saw a lighter wind for the 12 mile 7 Forts race and a running start helped the Osprey to get out near the front of the fleet early and allow them some clean air. The Fireball was playing catch-up on the 5 mile beat against the tide, always a difficult ask.

There was some stunning scenery to be enjoyed for those with the time to do it throughout the delightfull harbour – just needed to avoid the commercial traffic and numerous sailboats brought out by the fine weather. It was dreamy Osprey conditions that lead them to a clean sweep 1-2-3 for the day.

The event was noted for its great race management, fabulous weather, friendly hospitality and top class facilities

PYC have released this great video of the event:

Results can be seen at Pembroke Results

Traveller's Series Results updated, see Results page to see the latest standings

The series incorporates five sea sailing venues across South Wales. Please contact any of the regular travellers of help or advice on how to get your boat to the various great venues

All club members are welcome to join in, If you need any more information on travelling, please email webmaster@tatasteelsailing.org.uk for advice and I'll try to point you in the right direction

TATA STEEL SAILING CLUB 2017 Regatta 29th and 30th APRIL

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Results

Results can now be found at 2017 Regatta Results

Congratulations

The Series winners are:

    Cheryl Wood, RS Vareo National Inlands Championship
    DJ and Sofie Edwards, General Handicap
    Sarah and David Green, Asymetric Fleet

Many thanks to all that contributed to the event and make it such a great weekend. I hope all enjoyed as much as we did

Photos can be seen on our gallery, courtesy of Joshua East. These are very much compressed versions of the originals, but a full sized version of any individual pictures can be sourced on request

TATA STEEL SAILING CLUB Osprey OPEN MEETING SAT 20th / SUN 21st MAY

Results

  • Winners: Simon and Ben Hawkes
  • Runners Up: Ken Brown and Chris Butters
  • Third Place: Paul Heather and Jonathan Osgood

Well done all, full results are available on the Results Page

A full gallery of pictures can be seen via our Gallery Page

Check out Ben's cheekey video:

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, anyone can join the club - not just Tata Steel employees! Associate Members make up the bulk of the club's membership
You can download an application form from this website or pick one up from the club. You are welcome to the club at any time we are open. Please look at the calendar to see when we are there
Times and dates vary through the seasons, check the calendar for planned activities. Might be an idea to contact a member first and arrange a visit, although you are very welcome to just turn up at any time we're there
Membership fees vary depending on your circumstances. Download the application form, it details the various offers. The Membership Secretary can help you choose the best option for you if you need help
We've had sailing members from 8 years old to 85. Physical fitness is more important than age. Sailing is one of those hobbies that suites all. You just need to pick the boat that suites you.