Tidal Diamond No. 243 Cadet Members – Free Wetsuits and Waterproofs Over the years there have been a number of child size wet suits & wet weather clothing donated to the club. These items had been stored away and forgotten. Now ‘unearthed’ they are to be offered free to any cadet member or family who would like them. The box of items will be put in the clubhouse on Wednesday 4th (this evening) please come and help yourself. – I’m sure the RNLI could benefit from a small donation if you would like to make one! Tim Stell – Commodore Gardening work party Volunteers are required to cut back the brambles and foliage that has encroached across the club access road. At one point the road has become so narrow cars cannot easily pass. The roadway needs to be cleared back to the original tarmac edge so if anyone would like to put some maintenance time in please contact Dick Clark, Maintenance Officer. – You will need to provide your own shovel, spade and secateurs. Dick Clark – Maintenance Officer – Richard_alex_clark Telephone: 023 9259 6711 New Patio Canopy Please beware that over the next two to three weeks work will be carried out erecting a new aluminium frame polycarbonate canopy over the patio area. This is to replace the old tarpaulin cover supported by scaffold poles that were dismantled last weekend. The work is being carried out by private contractors who have been given access to the clubhouse compound to complete the project. While contractors are on site please do not enter the construction area and take suitable health and safety precautions. Tim Stell – Commodore Social News
Thinking of holding a function in the club in May / Early June?
Requests for club bookings for this period need to be with me by Friday 13th April at the latest for consideration at the Exec meeting on 16th April.
Saturdays in June are nearly full at present, only the 2nd June is still available.
If you are thinking about booking be club then please contact me sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment, bookings are taken on first come first served basis.
Sea Shanty Concert
TSC members have been offered reduced priced tickets for local singer Chris Ricketts concert at The Cellars, Eastney on Friday 18th May.
Tickets are £6.00 reduced from £8.00, if you would like me to request one for you then let me know by Friday 6th April or see me at the club this weekend.
Cruiser Launch Weekend Time Lapse Footage
View the time lapse footage from last weekend’s Cruiser launch including the water babies having a bit of fun by following the link below or go via the TSC Facebook page.
Win £5000 for TSC with Nauticalia at Debenhams
To celebrate the launch of Nautica, new and exclusively at Debenhams, we’re giving you the chance to win £5,000 for your rowing or sailing club.
To give TSC a chance at winning please follow the link below and write in no more than 200 words why TSC deserves the funding. There is no limit on the number of members that can enter.
Hannah Barnes – Social Secretary – socialsec
Dinghy Section News
NEW DINGHY YARDSTICKS
The Tudor SC dinghy yardsticks come in effect this weekend. These numbers have been generated by using a series of calculations and should represent the performance of classes sailing in Langstone Harbour. Final numbers can be viewed in the attachment.
EASTER WEEKEND SAILING – THE SEASON STARTS HERE!
Friday 6th April – Trafalgar Pursuit
The first of our seasons Pursuit Races – please allow plenty of time before the published start time to understand the start sequence.
Saturday 7th April – Saturday Series 1 & 2
Two races back to back, with a committee boat start (in/around Russell’s Lake). These races will have short courses with multiple laps. A grand prix finish system will be used (all boats will finish on the lap they are on, after the lead boat has completed the total number of laps / or the RO decided to shorten the course.
Please allow extra time before the start to sail to the start area.
Sunday 8th April – Spring Series 1 / Easter Egg Race
The first of the spring series races; Easter eggs will be awarded on merit to the competitors.
Monday 9th April – High Water Cruise
The Langstone High Water Cruise is an ideal opportunity to sail in the company of other club dinghies (and a patrol boat) around the harbour. The cruise will be a relaxed sail and depending on the conditions, we may be able to sail through the North Binness Channel. We will stop en route for a snack so please provision well and if the weather is really good we may stop for an ice cream so bring some money. An anchor is useful though not essential. Meet at the Club, ready to sail, for a briefing at 12:00 hours. Hopefully see you there; the more the merrier.
For more details contact: Steve Jones, Dinghy Captain – dinghies
Friday 13th April – Sunset Series 1 (Night Race)
The first sunset race is likely to finish in partial, if not complete darkness, so please be aware that we have designated this event as a ‘night race’.
This means that certain precautions and safety equipment are MANDITORY for competitors to carry.
• A head torch
• A Whistle (available on request)
• Port & Starboard Glow Sticks (available on request)
• Small buoyancy aid shoulder glow sticks (available on request)
Whistles and glow sticks will be available on the day from the Race Officer, however, we strongly advice all competitors to bring a head torch. These are available at minimal cost from most Supermarkets, camping shops or on the internet.
A quick search of the internet throws up this one for example:
At only £1.40 each, there should be no excuse for competitors not to have one on board.
Richard Barnes – Sailing Secretary
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Editor Tidal Diamonds and Ebb & Flow
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