Tidal Diamond 413 – Bart’s Bash, Ebb & Flow, Sailing Committee, Summer Ball

Tidal Diamond No. 413

Bart’s Bash

Sunday 21st September is the date, 11am is the time, and Tudor Sailing Club is one of 689 global venues participating in Bart’s Bash. Bart’s Bash is a global sailing race and fund raising event organised by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation charity. Bart’s Bash will be joining together thousands of worldwide sailors in a race to set a new Guinness World Record, raise money for charity, inspire the next generation and remember Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson, Gold & Silver Olympic medallist and America’s Cup sailor.

For Tudor’s race to count towards the Guinness World Record, we need to have 25 or more dinghies on the water. The race will be an easy, short race from a club line start, suitable for everyone, including cadets. You can sign on online in advance of the race, or sign on at the club on the day. Please come and support the event.

The race start time is 11am. Dinghies will start from Tudor’s club line and cruisers may join the Bart’s Bash race at Eastney Cruising Association starting at 11am on ECA’s club line. At 2:30 pm there will be a social event at ECA with a BBQ and band (http://www.limiteds.co.uk/). The social event is open to all race participants and organisers. There is no entry fee but there will be a cash charity collection at the race and at the social event.

For more information on Bart’s Bash see http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/

To sign up for Tudor’s dinghy race, please enter your details here: http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/club/tudor-sailing-club
To sign up for ECA’s cruiser race, please enter your details here: http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/club/eastney-cruising-association

Additionally, we need 2 independent witnesses to verify that our race meets Guinness World Record requirements. Witnesses cannot be club members nor can they be family of race participants / organisers.

To make this race a success I need your help:
1. Sign up for the race using the above links.
2. Identify a friend or colleague who would be prepared to witness our attempt – they will need to be at the club for around 3 hours on Sunday 21st September, arriving around 10am. If you are a (non family) member who is not sailing the Tudor race, would your spouse / partner be willing to do this? Please provide names and contact details to me to follow up.

Janice Bell
Sailing Secretary

Deadline for the next issue of Ebb & Flow – Friday, 26 September 2014.

Get into print!

If you are thinking that the weather may mean that your sailing activities are almost over for the summer, why not start telling the rest of us all about them. As usual, we need your input to make the next Ebb and Flow interesting so please let us know all about your summer sailing adventures and activities. 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! If you’ve been cruising or racing, why not let us have some information on your tips and or trips, race training ideas, where you’ve been, what you’ve seen, what you’ve eaten when you got there (whether France or Hayling Island). What about writing an article on your favourite type of dinghy or cruiser, practical boating advice or cooking in confined quarters – all contributions gratefully received.

Other ideas for articles: what made you want to get afloat in the first place, what was your first sailing experience; what was your worst (and/or best) sailing experience; what boat would you like to own and why; sailing trivia; most useful piece of kit; book reviews; your favourite nautical film or poem?

Sailing stories, cartoons or photos are all welcome? Don’t be shy, start to write – it’s not that difficult. It’s a bit like sailing in fact – once you’ve pushed off, you’ll soon by underway!

If you have an idea, please get in touch and send your contributions to ebbnflow

Richard Curtis
Ebb & Flow Editor

Sailing Committee – Section Captains

Phil Bryant, Roger Smith and Rob Nicholson have provided excellent service (respectively) as Captains of the dinghy, cruiser and cadet fleets, and I am delighted that all 3 have put their names forward as candidates for 2015. These three positions are elected positions, so I therefore invite anyone else who wishes to stand for one or more of these posts to let me know by the end of September. Details of the roles can be found via the following link: http://www.tudorsailing.org.uk/TudorSailing/05_sailing/documents/upload/Sailing%20committee%20job%20descriptions%202014.pdf

If additional candidates do come forward, the election of dinghy and cadet captains will take place during the dinghy section meeting following compound reorganisation, and the election of cruiser captain during the main lift in weekend.

Janice Bell
Sailing Secretary

Tudor Summer Ball

I would just like to say a big thank you to Steve Francis, the Social Committee, Jan Sobey, the bar staff and all others who helped to make the first Summer Ball a great evening. We had a great band (Ok, I admit I suggested them), great food, great company, great entertainment (thanks Mark Tranter for the dancing).

Richard Gunn