Tidal Diamond 331 – Duty swap, Race Weekend, Fun Day, Dinghy Cruise

Tidal Diamond No. 331


If anyone can do an extra duty or swap their galley duty with Chris Bowles on Sunday 2nd June he would really appreciate it. Chris can be contacted by email cbowles432 or his number is available on Duty Man. If you can help please contact Chris directly and not via myself.

Steve Francis
TSC Social Secretary

Langstone Harbour Race Weekend

The weekend 24th – 27th May is a big weekend for the club. As well as co-hosting the annual Langstone Harbour Race Weekend (LHRW), Tudor will host sailors taking place in the Wanderers Class National, which will be sailed as part of the LHRW. Tudor expects upwards of 20 Wanderers dinghies to be onsite during this weekend.

The LHRW event management team need volunteers to help ensure this event runs smoothly, and to ensure all visitors and sailors see the club at its best. Volunteers are needed for the following:

  • Evening of Wednesday 22nd May, from 7:30pm onwards – to prepare entry packs for competitors
  • Evening of Friday 24th May, from 6pm onwards – to ‘trim’ the club and ensure compound and external space is ready for the event
  • Throughout the Saturday, Sunday and Monday – to handle trollies, marshal visitors etc.

If you can help with any of this, please contact the event management team by email to lhrw.

Additionally, we would like to tidy the club up as much as possible before the event. If you would like to volunteer to help with this, please let us know your availability by email to the same id.

Janice Bell

Family & Friends fun day & BBQ
Saturday 8th June
Events from 11.00am – 4.00pm

Come join in with the Family Fun day and invite your friends and family. The aim of this event (as well as having fun) is to promote the club and to entice potential new members.

The day will include a number of water and land based activities for all ages and abilities.

Come with gear prepared to get wet! Non member friends are welcome. Especially if they might be tempted to join the club. (They will need to be signed in).

We have loan of buoyancy aids for children (but they will need their own suitable water side clothing – wetsuits etc). Patrol boats will be on the water. Opportunity for friends to have a go at sailing (close to the club house). Bring kayaks if you have them for kayak races. Bring inflatables for a mess about.

Events will include……… no, I think we will keep that as a surprise on the day………

We have events planned even if the weather is not suitable for going on the water so please make the date in your diary now.

If you need any more info regarding plans for the day or if you can give half hour on the day to help out please contact )

Steve Francis (steve )
Rob Nicholson (rob9nicholson )
Hannah Barnes (hannahbarnes)

Hope to see you all there

Steve Francis
TSC Social Secretary

Low Water Cruise Sunday 19 May 1030 start (1000 briefing)

It’s a rainy night in Copnor to badly paraphrase a great song of my youth. And I’m thinking of a few words to encourage our dinghy membership to take to the water for our second dinghy cruise of the year.

So the intent is to encourage those that haven’t participated in the winter and spring racing series to shake out the cobwebs in a far more relaxed fashion. It’s definitely aimed at those who enjoy their sailing at a leisurely pace so please the invite is for everyone.

The club calendar shows tide is low at around 1230 and that we would depart 1030 on a gentle ebb heading south; destination to be advised. It may be the Ferry Boat Inn or the tea shop on the other side of the channel, or it could be a trip back up through Langstone Channel. We’ll keep it flexible and will brief in the morning. All I would recommend as additional equipment is a light anchor and at the very least a long painter to tie off of those that may have anchored.

Lastly for those of you that will have been looking at the weather you’ll know I’m being unbelievably optimistic, so this is the cautionary paragraph. Today’s (Tuesday) BBC Weather forecast shows a unseasonably large low heading our way for Saturday and Sunday. I won’t bang on but I will try to update on the comments page on the day’s dinghy club calendar to stop any unnecessary journeys. So I’m upbeat but realistic with our current weather patterns and will try to answer all queries and expressions of interest on my Tudor email dinghies

Phil Bryant
Dinghy Captain

Langstone Harbour Race Weekend 2013 – Friday 24th May – Monday 27th May 2013
Don’t leave your entry until the last minute!

The online entry system for the event is now up and running so please pop online and register prior to the event to reduce the amount of admin required on the Friday evening (no need to pay until the day)

Entry fees for Whole Weekend

Double handers £35 / Single handers £25

Includes 3 evening socials and afternoon tea on Monday


Entry fees can be paid at registration desk at TSC on Friday 24th May from 18:00. 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, 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.


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

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