Tidal Diamond 326 – Launch Weekend, Cruiser and Dinghy racing, Call for help

Tidal Diamond No. 326

New Members

We welcome three new Tudor members who were approved at the April executive committee. Anthony Harris, Dean Woodgate and Anthony Robbins and family.

Launch Weekend – Galley Thanks

I am sure everyone involved in the launch weekend would like to join me in thanking the galley volunteers and cake makers for all their hard work and superb food provided over the 3 days. Apparently the Victoria sponge from Jane Francis was a big success! Special thanks to Bill, Dave & Pete ‘The Breakfast Lads’ and also Annelise Hurst, Jan Sobey’s daughter.

Steve Francis
TSC Social Secretary

Langstone Harbour Race Weekend 2013 – Friday 24th May – Monday 27th May 2013

The 5th Langstone Harbour Race Weekend is due to be held over the late May bank holiday weekend (Friday 24th May – Monday 27th May 2013). The event will follow a similar format to previous years, however this year, the event will also be hosting the Wanderer Class Association National Championships. We would like to extend a warm welcome to the Wanderer Class and visiting sailors from across the UK.

The online entry system for the event is now live and we would like to encourage all entrants to make use of this facility prior to the event to reduce the amount of admin required on the Friday evening.



We will be accepting entry fees at the registration desk prior to the event briefing on Friday 24th May from 18:00 which will be held at Tudor Sailing Club. There will be a curry available on the Friday evening (included in your entry fee) and the race briefing will be held at approximately 20:30.

If you are unable to attend the race briefing on the Friday evening, please visit Tudor Sailing Club on Saturday 25th May, where the registration desk will open at 08:00. A second race briefing will be held at Tudor SC on Saturday 25th May at 09:30 for those who miss the Friday briefing.

More information about the event will be posted on the event website in the weeks leading up to the late May bank holiday weekend. In the meantime, we have attached the event Notice of Race and Promotional Poster for your information.


We look forward to welcoming you for the 5th Langstone Harbour Race Weekend and hope for good sailing conditions!

If you have any queries regarding the event, please email the event co-ordinator:

Richard & Hannah Barnes
Langstone Harbour Race Weekend Event Committee
Email: lhrw

Cruiser Update April 2013

The first of the Gales series races is on Friday the 19th for those of you into in – harbour, round the cans races and at the end of the month (Saturday 27th) we have the first of the out of harbour, Forts & Fairway races for those who like more open waters.
With May rapidly approaching, it is time to start thinking about the Gould Trophy passage race to Lymington and back. I will be putting a notice on the cruiser board to get an idea of who is interested in dinner at one of the pubs in town on the Saturday night – if you can add your names soon, I will have a better idea of numbers for booking.

Hopefully the weather will be a be getting a bit better before then to give us late launchers a chance of having the required work done on our boats – the way it has been so far this month, I am not sure even Cinabbar would have gone far yet, so I don’t feel so bad about missing a few weekends on the water.

Roger Smith,
Cruiser Captain

Calling all electronics engineers!

Our beloved RIB is having temperamental time with its fitted radio and before the club takes the commercial investigation/repair option it was thought to explore in house alternatives.

Do we have an electronics engineer in the club who may be willing to apply some of his/her maintenance hours to investigating (and hopefully fixing) a sporadic fault with the RIB radio? If we do can they contact me on dinghies and we can discuss the problem and how to resolve it. Very many thanks in advance

Phil Bryant
Dinghy Captain.

Friday 19 April 1930 Night Race (Sunset Series 1) High Water 19:05 3.77 metres

Yes dinghy sailing in the dark, how hard can it be? Well the harbour master has issued his notice to mariners and we have the green light (albeit a bit dim) for the race. There are some important safety factors for the entrants to be aware of and these have been entered onto the comments page in the on line club calendar. It can be accessed by clicking on the calendar entry for the day and entering the username and password found in the front of the club handbook (yes, paper at last)

For those like me who are IT averse I’ve copied the details below for the requirements. I believe in past years the glowsticks have been sourced by the club. I’m not aware of that being so this year.

A whistle, a glowstick attached to your buoyancy aid (we may be able to find the dinghy, but life is more important than equipment), a head torch (don’t blind your crew with it!) and finally a torch to play on your sail.

For this event I’m in the patrol boat, without sunglasses, it should be a fun evening so try and make it if you can.

Phil Bryant
Dinghy Captain dinghies