Tidal Diamond 468 – Summer Ball, Dinghy Cruise

Tidal Diamond No. 468

Diary Dates

Summer Ball / Party September 5th
Junior Regatta September 12th
Bart’s Bash September 20th
Commodore’s Reception October 24th
Halloween Party October 31st

Summer Ball Tickets : September 5th

We have 20 tickets left for the Summer Ball this year.

Tickets are £25 per person and we have a great band booked (GrooveMonster) and an excellent posh buffet organised.

You can bring non member guests as well if you would like to.

If you would like tickets please email me socialsec or contact any member of the social committee. Jane Francis, Sarah Bryant, Stacey Robbins, Kathy Gunn, Moira Barber, Derek Beaves or Jason Chipper (bar manager).

Please note that I will be away from 15th – 30th August so I may not respond to emails during this time. Please assume though that your ticket is booked if you have emailed me and I will respond as soon as possible on my return.

If you have already requested tickets and have not yet paid for them please can you do do as soon as possible please. You can leave a cheque at the club in the social secretary pigeon hole in main club house. Please do not leave cash. If you would prefer to pay by cash I am at the club on Wednesday 5th and 12th for cadets. Or you can pay by BACS , please email me for details.

Many thanks

Steve Francis
Social Secretary

Round Hayling Dinghy Cruise, Sunday 9th August 11:00 departure

It’s that time of year again. Yes it’s the annual “Rite of Passage” the Round Hayling Dinghy Cruise. It’s a fifteen mile sail with a lunch stop on the beach at HISC (Hayling Island Sailing Club) followed by a portage, well walking under, via Hayling road bridge and the passage through the “Hayling Billy Gap”.

I could go on at length about weather, tides, hazards, distance, but I’ll just refer you again to the Adult Dinghy Event Policy and say that I intend to give a brief at the top of the slipway for 10:30 and to depart for 11:00. It is highly weather dependent but at present the good old BBC give me hope for a marvellous day out. If you’ve not sailed that distance before then it’s a great opportunity to take a step forward in a supported event.

See no mention of “grey rigging…” And just a gentle reminder to say compasses should be taken for all out of harbour events. Remember to take lunch, some liquids, appropriate clothing which can be carried in the supporting RIBS.

I’m happy to answer all emails if this would be your first experience. If you’re looking to develop your seamanship and a wider awareness of the sailing area then give it some thought. It is your own decision to set off and a good cruise can help enhance your skills, see what you think and I look forward to seeing a good turn out on Sunday.

Phil Bryant
Dinghy Captain