Tidal Diamond No. 466
|Sword Sands Fun Day
|Summer Ball / Party
Weekend 25/26 July – America’s Cup and Sword Sands
A reminder that racing is cancelled this weekend (25th / 26th) due to the America’s Cup sailing event at Portsmouth. Sword Sands will go ahead. Please be aware this is not an organised event, it is an opportunity for people to use the low tide to access the best beach in the harbour for a picnic or join together to play games. There will be a single patrol boat to accompany you to / from the sands, and you may ask them to carry your picnic and beach stuff!
Galley Open July 26th
Just to let everyone know the galley will be open Sunday 26th July. It will then be closed throughout August and will reopen in September.
Locks Regatta – 1st August
Patrol Boat Helm needed to support Locks Regatta on 1st August. If you can do this duty, please select it on Dutyman or let me know.
Just a reminder that thickets are still available for this years TSC Summer Ball on September 5th (40 sold so far). There will be a great party atmosphere with a superb band and a posh buffet. Tickets are £25 per person and are available from Steve Francis via email socialsec
Family Fun Day 2015
The Family Fun Day was held this weekend and very well attended. Photos are on the club website here: http://www.tudorsailing.org.uk/TudorSailing/11_photos/photos.php?tags=familyfunday,2015. Thanks to all members who gave their time to put the fun into the day, especially those manning the patrol boat crews, galley, BBQ and Bar, and everyone who helped set up, clear up and run the day. Over 150 burgers and sausages served and many prospective new members among the friends and family that our members brought along. Team Tudor at its best.
Sport England grants Tudor Sailing Club £10,000
I am delighted to inform you that we have been awarded a grant of £10,000 by the Sport England Small Grants Programme to purchase 3 club dinghies for the use of members. The dinghies are 2 RS Fevas and 1 RS Quba. In line with the aims of the grant programme, the dinghies are intended to provide a pathway for older cadets to continue sailing once they become too big to comfortably use the Club’s Optimists. We also hope the boats will allow younger adults who do not yet own a boat to join the club and start sailing. The Executive Committee has agreed that boats may be used by any club member, at any time, subject to the following:
- first priority is to the cadet programme. The cadet leadership team will manage their use in this setting
- second priority is for members’ use during any organised club event
- users must be able to rig and derig the boats competently. Once the club has taken delivery of the boats, we will arrange a demonstration session so interested members may discover where the boats and foils are kept, and how to rig/derig them
- users (except for those using the boats during a cadet session) must register their usage (we will explain how to do this at the demonstration session)
- users must put the boats and equipment away in a clean and tidy state, and immediately report any problems to the Sailing and Bosuns committees
- the club will monitor usage and reserves the right to bar any individual member or groups of members from using the boats (for example if they are misusing the boats) / or limit their usage (for example, if it is felt they are preventing other people from getting a chance to try the boats)
The dinghies are on order and should be with the club in the next couple of weeks or so. We hope you enjoy sailing them. We are grateful to Sport England for this step up in our club development capability.