Tidal Diamond 383 – VAT refunds, Welfare Officer, Compound, Volunteers, Christmas Market, Flare Amnesty

Tidal Diamond No. 383

VAT refunds and tender winter storage refunds

Dear TSC Membership

In the past 6 months I have issued refunds for payment of vat no longer applicable following our successful appeal and also for tender storage where some members were invoiced incorrectly.

The sums involved have been ~£3 for vat and ~£10 for tender storage and most members have kindly asked me to donate their refund to the club funds. I still have a few refunds where I have been unable to get a response from the person concerned and the Exec Committee have agreed that if the members don’t contact me by the end April 14 the refunds can be donated to the TSC Club funds. This note is therefore a final calling notice for anyone due a refund to contact me if you wish to receive it.

You are due a refund if:

  • you paid a compound storage fee in the period between May and Sep 2013 and were charged vat on this
  • you paid for 2013 / 2014 winter storage of your tender, but it was stored all winter underneath your cruiser

If you believe you are due a refund and would like to receive it, please drop me an email and I will check the records and process accordingly


Steve Yoxon

Vacancy for Club Welfare Officer

Following the recent updating of our child protection procedures, we need to appoint a Club Welfare Officer, whose main responsibility is the safeguarding of our cadets.

The job description, child protection policy and good practice guidelines are attached but please contact me if you need any more information.

Please send applications to me at commodore by Wednesday 14th May, so that the appointment can be considered at the next Exec Committee meeting.

Richard Gunn

Compound re-org

Compound re-org is imminent. I have looked around and as usual most of the ‘regular sailors’ have put this years plaques on their boats. Sadly that does leave a lot of other boats who, as yet, do not have a current sticker on. If tyres are left in one position they tend to go flat and generally degrade and I’m afraid this too has been the case with many of the trolley wheels. With all the winds and weather we have had this year a lot of the trolleys have lost their owners name labels, please ensure you put your name very clearly on the front of your trolley!

Please ensure your boat is not going to cause us problems during the compound re-org, check,

  • It has this years plaques on
  • It is easily movable
  • It is clearly named (with the correct owners surname!)
  • It is not full of water

We will also be clearing up the compound shortly and anything that is not named will be disposed of.
Please take any rubbish you generate home with you or simply pop it into the Household waste place – DO NOT LEAVE IT IN THE COMPOUND! It is simply not fair.

Thank you,

Linda Vacher
Compound Bosun

Volunteers wanted for the Langstone Harbour Race Weekend

Volunteers are needed for the following, to ensure the success of the Langstone Harbour race weekend:

Patrol Boat Crew for Saturday 3rd May and Monday 5th May – we have one remaining unfilled slot on each of these days. If you are a qualified patrol boat crew who is not planning to race but would like to see the action from close up, this is a great opportunity. Please volunteer via Dutyman.

Support to registration at Tudor on the evening of Friday 2nd May and the morning of Saturday 3rd May. If you are able to help, please contact Hannah Barnes (hannahbarnes) for more information.

Finally, more hands are needed at Tudor on the evening of Wednesday 30th April to help prepare registration packs and generally tidy up the club. All welcome.


Janice Bell
Sailing Secretary

German Christmas Market Cruise on the Rhine

I am organising a trip on The Lady Anne, which cruises on the River Rhine, to visit the German Christmas Markets in Cologne. The trip will be from 12th to the 15th of December and includes full-board on the boat. There will be coach transport there and back. Please let me know ASAP if you are interested.

Sandra Hunt 023 9261 9287 or email bobhunt

Sandra Hunt

Need to dispose of your out of date Flares?

Hampshire Constabulary Marine Unit in conjunction with Ramora UK, one of the UK’s leading bomb disposal companies and the below marinas are offering “a distress flare amnesty” for private boat owners. The disposal of out-of-date flares is a growing problem for boat owners who face severe penalties if they fail to follow the correct procedures.

Out-of-date flares can be delivered to the following sites in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight.

Sat 26th April Northney Marina (MDL)
Sat 10th May Hamble Point Marina (MDL)
Sat 17th May Cowes Yacht Haven
Sun 10th Aug Lymington Yacht Haven
Sun 19th Oct Hamble Point Marina MDL (no separate event)

The service will be between 1000hrs & 1500hrs on the above dates and will be in conjunction with open days/boat shows already taking place at the venue.

Up to ten flares per private individual will be accepted free of charge however we will be asking for a charitable donation. Previous other events have charged £2 per flare. Disposal of quantities greater than ten will only be possible by prior agreement.

Over the year we hope to raise enough money to buy a sailing dinghy(ies) which we will then donate to a sailing club(s) for the use of young people who would not normally get the opportunity to experience the sport of sailing.

For further information please contact Hampshire Police Marine Unit via their email marine.

Tudor Sailing Club Welfare officer JSv1 .pdf
Tudor Sailing Club Child protection Good Practice Guidlines V3.pdf
Tudor Sailing Club Child Protection Policy and ProceduresV3.pdf