Tidal Diamond 488 – New Year, Invoices, Darts, AGM

Tidal Diamond No. 488

Diary Dates

Christmas Carols December 18th
New Years Party December


Darts Match January 29th 2016


Please can I remind all cruiser owners who have not yet settled their Winter Compound and Hoist fee invoice to do so as soon as possible, payment must be made at the very latest by the end of the month.

Can I also ask that anyone who has done club duty , other than via dutyman, to get the appropriate person to sign your duty log, and get it to me as soon as possible. I would like to get the database as up to date as I can before Renewals, which are fast approaching.


Jan Sobey
Hon Secretary

Darts Match – The Return
Friday 29th January 2016 7.30pm

Please come along and support the TSC darts team at Langstone Sailing Club. This is the 2nd leg of the interclub tournament and we need your support to continue our winning streak!
Steve Francis
Social Secretary

AGM January 2016 AOB
Proposal to require all TSC Helms to be qualified to RYA Powerboat Level 2 within 5 years

In my previous role as Dinghy Captain I was responsible for the initial draft sailing calendar and I also spent many an enjoyable day helming and crewing our array of Patrol Boats in support of that programme. I’ve seen very many skill levels throughout my time on the water and believe that the time is right for the club to move towards nationally recognised qualifications for all helms. The attached document gives the proposal for the AGM and my supporting evidence which includes a series of financial options.

I would urge you all to read the document before the AGM. It is four pages long and by its very nature has detail written all over it. Those that know me are now permitted a wry smile… But this is my opportunity to grab your attention and ask for your support for the proposal. I am more than willing to answer all questions that you may have and I’m fully prepared to stand up and give an overview at the AGM. Understandably it may well prove to be an emotive subject and in our wonderful world of democracy I urge you to attend and vote. I would like to think the weight of argument is fully in favour, but we are all allowed a view and the AGM is the place to express that support or rejection.

So read, inwardly digest, and take a while to think; we may be happy with the current system and see no reason to change. But, I firmly believe that Tudor needs to continue its positive steps for the future and build on our recent purchase of additional RIBs for on water support and the purchase, with a Sport England grant, of three brand new RS sailing dinghies. And now a move for qualified Patrol Helms.

See you for the Boxing Day Race? I’ll be in the RIB….

Have a great Christmas one and all

Phil Bryant.

20151114-TSC AOB RYA Qualifications V2.0.pdf