Tidal Diamond No. 370
Don’t forget, if you prefer to renew your membership by Post, please try to do so by the end of this week; this will then give plenty of time to sort out any queries that may arise.
Alternatively, Jan and I will be at the clubhouse on:
Wednesday 12th February from 8.00 – 10.00 pm,
Wednesday 19th February from 8.00 – 10.00 pm,
Sunday 23rd February from 12.00 noon – 2.00 pm and
Friday 28th February 8.00 – 10.00 pm
if you wish to renew in person.
Deadline for the next issue of Ebb & Flow – Friday, 21 February 2014
Get into print!
As usual, we need your input to make Ebb and Flow interesting so please let us know all about your sailing adventures and activities over the past year and your plans for the next. If you are writing an article (and please do), a few photos if you have them help to make it even more interesting (and make it easier to adjust it to fit in the space available).
We can all learn from the nautical experiences of others so let’s hear about your sailing successes and failures – don’t be embarrassed, pseudonyms can be used if you prefer! So cruising tips – or trips, race training ideas, your favourite type of dinghy or cruiser, cooking in confined quarters – all contributions gratefully received.
What made you want to get afloat in the first place. Sailing trivia, most useful piece of kit, book reviews, your favourite nautical film or poem?
Sailing stories or cartoons? Don’t be shy, start to write!
If you have an idea, please get in touch Richard Curtis and send your contributions to him at ebbnflow
Ebb & Flow Editor
Sailing Calendar, Wet Side Duties and Bart’s Bash
The TSC Sailing Committee would like to welcome members to a new season of sailing. In 2014 we have a comprehensive programme of racing and cruising for both dinghy and cruiser sailors. We have worked hard to keep variety in the programme, despite the challenges of poor evening tides and a constrained pool of wetside (race office and patrol boat) volunteers. We will also continue to run our thriving Wednesday evening cadet programme and look forward to seeing as many cadets as possible out on the water. Full details of the programme can be found on the website through the following link:
If you enjoy our sailing programme but are not currently a wetside volunteer, please consider training as either a race officer or patrol boat crew. Racing cannot go ahead without race officers and patrol boat crew. Trainee race officers train alongside and are mentored by one of our existing race officers – this job is not as difficult and complex as many people think, and you will be fully supported as you learn. Trainee PBC spend time on the water, first of all on patrol boat familiarisation and handling, and then, after some experience has been gained, on more complex tasks such as capsize recovery. We have spaces on PBC training during the weekends February 22nd / 23rd and March 8th / 9th, both for new PBC and for part-trained PBC. If you would like to be trained as either RO or PBC, please contact the sailing committee by sending an email to sailing_committee. More information on the roles of RO and PBC can be found on our website through the following links:
Existing wetside volunteers will be contacted shortly for their duty preferences for the 2014 season. We intend to prepare the roster in a slightly different way this season, preparing the roster for the whole season in parallel with the period of membership renewal. In the unlikely event you are an existing volunteer who does not intend to renew your membership, or does not wish to undertake wetside duties this year, please let the sailing committee know as soon as possible
by sending an email to sailing_committee.
Finally, just to confirm TSC has signed up to participate in Bart’s Bash on 21st September 2014. http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/
What is Bart’s Bash? The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is planning a monster sized attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for “The Largest Sailing Event in the World Ever” in memory of Olympic sailor, Andrew Simpson, who lost his life in 2013. The idea is to have local sailing clubs host races that combine to create one big event race, which will take place at 11am on 21st September. We are hosting a meeting of other Langstone Harbour clubs on 18th February about how best to do this – with Tudor committed to having an event open to all our members including cadets. We will let you know more nearer the time.
Dinghy Calendar Update
Dear all you may have noticed that the new 2014 printed Calendar is at odds with the online Sailing Events Calendar for the forthcoming Icicle 4, 5 & 6 races. This is due to an oversight on my behalf when making a bulk amendment to the sailing times. If you badger me on the slipway I can make you smile as to the detail.
Suffice to say the times for the Icicle Races in 2014 remain as per the Website pages and to confirm the start times are as follows.
Thanks for your understanding and I look forward to seeing new entrants and welcome our travelling guests to the competition.
If you are looking to get some maintenance hours under your belt nice and early you may be interested in the following jobs:
Maintenance Committee require services of electrician to replace single gang outdoor socket with a twin gang outdoor socket.
Maintenance committee requires member to erect club sign after fitting backing board to sign.
For more info contact Dick Clark on 02392 596711 or 07715446156,
Langstone Harbour Board
Seasonal Patrol Officer Wanted
Please see attached PDF.
Jubilee Sailing Trust
Dear Tudor Sailing Club Members and families
Are you are longing to get back out on the water and escape the wet UK weather?
Then why not consider a voyage on one of the Jubilee Sailing Trust ships, Lord Nelson and Tenacious!
There is a Youth Leadership at Sea scheme for young persons 16 to 25 years of age and 12 year olds are welcome with an adult on any of the Day Sails.
At the moment Lord Nelson is sailing the southern ocean en route to Argentina as part of her Sail the World challenge.
Tenacious is sailing in the Mediterranean and will then travel up the Spanish coast back to the Southampton.
Spaces are still available on these voyages and discounts are available both to first time crew and to local sailing club members (quote YC10)
As I hope you are aware, the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) is a Southampton based registered charity which promotes the integration of people of all physical abilities. It does so by offering the challenge of tall ship sailing on board these two very special ships. Lord Nelson and Tenacious are the only two of their kind in the world that have been designed and built to enable a crew of mixed physical abilities to sail side by side as equals.
Please view voyage details at www.jst.org.uk or phone the JST Office on 02380 449138 for further information.
pp. JST Southampton volunteer group.