Tidal Diamond 470 – Summer Ball, Ebb & Flow, Dinghy Update, Bar Duties

Tidal Diamond No. 470

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

Deadline for the next issue of Ebb & Flow – Monday, 21 September 2015

Get into print!

Summer’s almost over – so why not tell us at Ebb & Flow all about your sailing activities over the past few months – as well as anything you’ve got planned for the next few as well.

It’s only with contributions from Tudor members that we can keep the good ship Ebb & Flow afloat on the choppy waters of nautical journalism. This is your opportunity to raise the sails on that interesting article you’ve been meaning to write and see it sailing off to a wider readership.

We need your input to keep Ebb & Flow interesting so please let us know all about your summer. 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. What about writing an article on a particular 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 Richard Curtis and send your contributions to him at ebbnflow

Richard Curtis
Ebb & Flow Editor

Tudor Sailing Club: three things you didn’t know last week.

  1. Langstone Dinghy Cruise – a great end to the Dinghy Cruising programme with calm waters and fair winds seven dinghies made a gentle afternoon of it with the only slight difficulty being the amusing mooring coming alongside Langstone’s new pontoon. Of some concern was the fact that we made the event family friendly with two RIBs booked to allow up to 12 children on the water; there were none in attendance. Such a shame as the conditions could not be bettered for safe, supported sailing.
  2. More unwanted clothing in the Gents Changing room – since mid July the Gents Changing rooms have been filling up with damp, dirty misplaced children’s clothing. It is now placed in the corner for collection. If not collected by the end of August it will be disposed of. The changing rooms are used by all members and as such we all have a responsibility to keep them clean and tidy – children included.
  3. Opportunity for keen volunteer in Dinghy Captain role – This is to let the Dinghy members know that I have chosen to step down early from the Dinghy Captain role. I was not intending to stand for re-election come 2016, however with the completion of the 2015 Dinghy Cruising programme last weekend I believe it’s time for me to go. The new incumbent won’t have the trauma of drafting the 2016 programme as that is already in hand. So let me thank all of those who have supported me in my three year tenure and offer any guidance required to the new incumbent.

Phil Bryant
Dinghy Captain

Available Bar Duties

The remaining bar duties requiring volunteers for this membership year are listed below. If you require one or more duties to complete your annual maintenance requirement please let me know which of these duties you can cover by emailing me and I will assign you via Duty Man. The dates are:

23 Aug 2015 Sunday Bar
13 Sep 2015 Sunday Bar
27 Sep 2015 Sunday Bar
12 Dec 2015 Christmas Party
13 Dec 2015 Sunday Bar
20 Dec 2015 Sunday Bar
03 Jan 2016 Sunday Bar
24 Jan 2016 Sunday Bar
31 Jan 2016 Sunday 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