Tidal Diamond 367 – Cadets, Quiz night, Presentation evening, First Aid Course, Ebb & Flow

Tidal Diamond No. 367

Cadet Captain

Reminder: The election of the cadet captain for 2014 will take place during the cadets monthly meet up on Wednesday 29 January. The cadet captain is a co-opted member of the sailing committee, responsible for organizing cadet sailing activities, aided by a very able and willing posse of volunteers. Please note that the current incumbent would be contented if someone else wanted to take over the job but would be willing to continue if not.

Robert Nicholson
Cadet Captain

Cadets January monthly get together evening – Wed 29 January 6.30pm

Our usual monthly get together for cadets and parents/carers.

We will also be electing the 2014/2015 Cadets Captain.
Feel free to put yourself forward.

Steve Francis
Social Secretary
07710 941241

Quiz & fish chips evening – Friday 31st January 7.30pm

The first of the TSC quarterly quizzes with fish and chips !!

Quiz entry = £1 per person
Fish and chips = £5 per person (or sausage, pie etc & chips)

I need to know approximate numbers for fish & chips in advance (by Wed 29 January please).

Click image to book your fish and chips

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Steve Francis – Social Secretary
07710 941241

Presentation Evening & Commodores Reception/Supper Saturday 8-Feb 2014
Open invitation to all members

I just wanted to clarify that the Presentation Evening, Commodores Reception and Supper
is open to all members, not just those due to be in receipt of a prize.

The event will be far less formal this year and we would welcome as many as possible to attend for the prize giving and/or food.

There will be food served from approximately 7.30pm. Commodores reception 6pm for 6.30pm prize giving.

Food choices will be

Chicken Chasseur
Beef Bourguignon
Vegetarian option (to be advised)

Food price per person will be £5.00.

If you would like a ticket for the food please let myself or anyone in the social committee know asap please so that we can plan the amount of food we need to purchase and so avoid any wasted funds and food.

Click image to book your food ticket

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Steve Francis – Social Secretary
07710 941241

First Aid Course

The Sailing Committee are planning to run a registered RYA certificated First Aid course at the club. The course lasts around 5 hours and at the end, if you are successful, you will be issued an RYA registered first aid certificate. The cost is £250 per course and the instructor can take a maximum of 13 candidates. The final price to the individuals will depend on the amount of interest it generates. 10 delegates works out at £25 a head, with the price increasing or decreasing slightly depending on numbers. The course would really be beneficial for any members who carry out patrol boat duties, it also serves as the recognized first aid certificate for the majority of formal RYA courses.

The date is Saturday the 1st of February with a 0900 hours start time.

Rather disappointingly I have only had three names put forward for this course. The cost of the course, £250, needs to be spilt with attendees, obviously with only 3 attendees this makes the course very expensive. Looking online the same course varies in price from £59 to £79 so this price is a real bargain as long as we can fill the places.

If you are interested in booking a place on this course please can you send me an email asap with your contact details to andy.healey or we will be forced to cancel the course.

Andrew Healey
Sailing Committee

Deadline for the next issue of Ebb & Flow – Friday, 21 February 2014

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Richard Curtis
Ebb & Flow Editor