Tidal Diamond 456 – Racing Info, Bar Duties, HW Cruise

Tidal Diamond No. 456

Diary Dates

Regatta July 4th / 5th
Family Fun Day July 18th
Sword Sands Fun Day July 26th
Summer Ball / Party September 5th
Junior Regatta September 12th
Bart’s Bash September 20th

Langstone Interclub Race 1 (Locks) Saturday 30th May 10am

Please find below the sailing instructions from Locks for this event.

  • The race will be of the normal format for Interclub races
  • Committee Boat start from Cruella
  • Course will be displayed on side of C.B
  • Handicap split will be as per Langstone Race Weekend
  • Class flags Fast Q yellow flag, Medium B red flag
  • Start is in accordance with RRS rule 26 5,4,1,GO First start 10:00

Disclaimer of liability

Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.”

Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:

  1. a) They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
  2. They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
  3. They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
  4. Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
  5. The provision of a race management team, patrol boats, umpires and other officials and volunteers by the organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
  6. The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances.

Janice Bell
Sailing Secretary

Summer Series 1/2 Saturday 6th June

There is an error in the Tudor calendar, in which it states Summer Series 1/2 is also the Chris Wadham race. The Chris Wadham race will actually take place in August, further details will be made available nearer the time. Summer 1/2 is a normal Saturday average lap / Grand Prix style event, with 2 short races from a Tudor committee boat start.

Janice Bell
Sailing Secretary

Sailing area charts – in harbour racing area, out of harbour and whole harbour

The sailing area charts have been updated and are available on the website. The change is to add the new name for the mark previously shown as ‘No Name’ as it is now known as West Sword.

Janice Bell
Sailing Secretary

Available Bar Duties

We have a few gaps in the bar duty calendar over the next few months that need volunteers! If you are available to cover one or more of these duties please let me know by emailing me and I will assign you via Duty Man. The dates are:

12 Jun 2015 Friday Evening from 2015
26 Jun 2015 Friday Evening from 2015
04 Jul 2015 Regatta from 2015
09 Aug 2015 Sunday Bar from 1145
21 Aug 2015 Friday Evening from 2015
23 Aug 2015 Sunday Bar from 1145
26 Aug 2015 Wednesday Evening from 1845
13 Sep 2015 Sunday Bar from 1145
20 Sep 2015 Sunday Bar from 1145
23 Sep 2015 Wednesday Evening from 1845
27 Sep 2015 Sunday Bar from 1145
31 Oct 2015 Halloween Party Bar

If you are not yet bar trained please email me with the duties you wish to perform and I will arrange the necessary training for you.


Jason Chipper
Bar Manager

High Water Cruise 23rd May

OK, the wind could have blown a little harder but all in all most dinghies sailed the majority of the way. Eleven boats carrying 19 members, including 1 new member and 2 Cadets, set out from Tudor around 14:30. Only two of out party had never been through the Binness Channel.

Boats:- 3 Gulls, 3 Wayfarers, 2 Visions, 1 Laser, 1 Lightning, 1 Kestrel.

We went down to Broom buoy and turned East cutting off the corner to find the channel from Russels Lake then North to Oyster Island. Passing Oyster to Port we headed for the South end of the Binness Channel and went through here with the wind basically behind us.

We picked up a bit of speed down to the East end of Long Island and stopped there for a while. We were joined here by another member in a Laser. As usual we cleared the beach of rubbish (4 bags), we had the normal cans and plastic bottles but I also found some pills still looking fairly OK in a blister pack. Moira suggested they looked like Viagra!

Interesting! By this time it was just about high tide. There was little wind and with the tide ebbing we decided to take a short cut back to the club. We sailed down the South side of Long Island back to Oyster. There was still enough water to go from Oyster almost straight across to the club, although the wind was dropping even more so some used their engine and other young, fit members paddled for a while. A little more wind carried us home.

A lovely sail. Thanks to all who came along. Thanks to Alan and Kevin for driving the Patrol boat.

Linda Vacher
Compound Bosun