Tidal Diamond 414 – Parking, Bart’s Bash, Ebb & Flow, Workshop, Bosun, Trustees

Tidal Diamond No. 414

Diary Dates

Lift Out Weekend 18th & 19th October ’14
Halloween Party 1st November ’14 at 7:30pm
Laying Up Supper and Quiz 14th November ’14 at 7:30pm
Decorate the Club for Christmas !! 5th December ’14 at 8:00pm
Christmas Party 13th December ’14 at 7:30pm
Christmas Carols 19th December ’14 at 7:30pm
New Year’s Eve Party 31st December ’14 at 7:30pm
Prize Giving Supper 7th February ’15 at tba

Car Parking in Compound

This Friday, 19th September, a new boat ‘Basil’ is being delivered into the compound from a low loader and ‘Blue Dragon’ is being moved from the compound onto a low loader. With this in mind, could all members please refrain from parking in the compound on Friday 19th and be very careful where else they park that day.

Many thanks,

Richard Gunn

Bart’s Bash

Tudor is tantalisingly close to having enough entrants for our race to count towards the Guinness World Record attempt. We have 23 dinghies registered to date and need a minimum of 25 to sail on the day for our race to count. Please register now and make sure Tudor is part of the world record.

As a reminder, the Bart’s Bash dinghy race is 11am on Sunday 21st of September sailing from the Tudor start line, with cruisers able to join the ECA race at their start line, also at 11am. The Bart’s Bash dinghy race will be a simple triangular course, will be of less than 30 minutes duration and may be sailed by cadets subject to weather conditions on the day. To meet the Guinness World Record requirements, competitors should be aware we will be taking still and video photography during the event. There will also be a collection for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. There is no race entry fee but competitors (or their parents) are asked to make a small cash donation.

As the Bart’s Bash race is of short duration, I will be happy to run a 2nd race on the day, subject to demand.

Online registration will be open until end of day Friday on the Bart’s Bash website at http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/club/tudor-sailing-club

You may also sign on at the club on the day in the normal way.

Please support your club.

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 under way!

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

Richard Curtis
Ebb & Flow Editor

Boarding Ladders in Workshop

There a few small (non TSC) ladders in the Club workshop, probably saved for you after cruiser launching this year. If one of them is yours please claim it soon (30 days), after that it is destruction and disposal. Space is at a premium in the workshop presently and ongoing works.

Contact Chris Goodyear chris.goodyear or 02392 372455 (ans m/c)

Chris Goodyear


We are very pleased to announce that Andy Goodyear has been appointed as Bosun. Andy’s phone number is 023 9266 9172.

Richard Gunn

Trustee Vacancies

Sheila Smith and Derek Beaves have now both reached the end of their 5 year term as club Trustees and have decided that they do not wish to continue for another term. I would like to take this opportunity to thanks them for their work over this period and especially for their support and advice during my period as Commodore.

Consequently, the Commodore and Executive Committee invite expressions of interest from members who could support the club in the role of Trustees.

The following are extracts from the Constitution regarding the Trustees:

  • The Property of the Club shall be vested in three Trustees who shall be appointed by the Executive Committee and shall hold office for five years or until resignation from the Club or withdrawal.
  • The Trustees of the Club shall have the right to attend Executive Committee Meetings in a non-voting capacity.
  • All property of the Club shall be vested in the Trustees to be dealt with by them as the Executive Committee may from time to time direct by resolution (of which an entry in the Minute Book shall be conclusive evidence).
  • The Trustees shall be indemnified against risk and expenses out of the Club property.
  • No person shall be elected a trustee or officer of the Club unless:
  • He/she has completed one year of membership.
  • His/her name and permanent address, shown on a list of Local Government Electors, is within forty miles radius

Further details can be obtained from the Commodore or Hon. Secretary.

Please confirm your interest in writing to the Hon Secretary, Mo Clark, by Friday 17th October 2014.

Richard Gunn