Tidal Diamond 507 – SGM, Social, Cruiser Updates, Help Needed, Kayaks, Expenses, Gig

Tidal Diamond No. 507


To be held at the Clubhouse on: TUESDAY, 10 MAY 2016 at 20:00 hrs


  • Presentation by the Executive Committee on the transition to “WebCollect”, the new club membership database and subscriptions management platform.
  • Presentation by the Treasurer on a proposed new scheme of pricing for compound space and cruiser launch & recovery charges, followed by a vote of Members.
  • Resolutions for vote: sundry amendments to the Constitution of Tudor Sailing Club (see March 2016 Ebb & Flow).
  • Any other business admitted by the Chairman.

Hannah Barnes

Friday 22nd April : 7.30pm Movie & Curry Night
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Join us at TSC for the first ever movie night on the big screen!! This showing will be "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel". Entrance is free to watch the film and we will also be serving a curry & dessert (£5 per person). If successful we will be putting more of these evenings on! Please book food via socialsec


Steve Francis
Social Secretary

Sunday Lunch menu 1 May

Lamb Hotpot and pineapple upside down pudding and custard. Bookings to membership

Sarah Bryant
Social Committee

Update on Cruiser Break Ins

Hampshire Police have bailed someone in connection with the recent break ins, identified from forensic evidence left in the compound.

The police have appealed for members who have received proforma statement forms to complete them and get them back as soon as possible to build on the case. If you were broken into and did not report it then please do via the Hants police website or by ringing 101.

Hannah Barnes

Executive Committee Minutes, March 2016

The minutes of the meeting of the Executive Committee held on Monday March 21st have now been posted on the club noticeboard and in the members’ secure area of the website.

Paul Megson

Cruiser Update

Gould Trophy Race to Lymington
– May bank holiday weekend (30th April – 2nd May)

Yes – It’s that time of year already – The quick blast (or long slow drift!) down to Lymington and back over the first May bank holiday. If you don’t want to make it a race and would rather set off in your own time, feel free to come along even if only for the Saturday evening meal. On the Sunday there is usually some sort of walk (to a pub) if the weather is good, for those of you who fancy some gentle exercise.

The race signing on sheet will be in the club, but I would like to know numbers for the meal on the Saturday evening. I have provisionally booked a table for 10 at the Kings Head, just up from the quay for 7:30 – I really need to know numbers as soon as possible in case I have to increase the booking. You can text me on 07718974336.

Summer Cruise

We are starting to look at the more detailed planning for our trip to Brittany – anyone who fancies joining us for the full three weeks (or even longer if you have the time) is welcome to share ideas / suggestions as to where they would like to visit. It is still planned for us to be in the Guernsey area early in the last two weeks to meet up with anyone doing a two week trip to that part of the world.

Happy sailing

Roger Smith
Cruiser Captain

Tudor Sailing Club Open Day, Saturday 21st May – Help Needed

Following our great event last year TSC are holding an open day on Saturday 21st May (aka Push the Boat Out / PTBO). There is a poster attached if members would like to print and put up at work, please spread the word around the local area. Prospective members that sign up on the day will not have to pay the usual joining fee. We need lots of volunteers to assist in various roles, examples are below:

  • Conducting tours of the club
  • Car park marshalling
  • Taking people out on the water in dinghies / cruisers
  • Boats that we can borrow for the day to take prospective members out in (we will put in an experienced sailor) – good boats would be Visions, wanderers, wayfarers etc
  • Loans of sit on kayaks for the day
  • People to rig boats such as Oppies / Fevas
  • Help on BBQ and bar

If you can spare some time to help make the open day a success (and increase our membership) then please get in touch.

Hannah Barnes

Langstone Harbour Board Kayak Leaflet

Kayak owners may be interested in the information leaflet produced by LHB, which can be found on their website at environment.

Paul Megson

Member Expenses

Please could I remind members who have expenses to claim that they need to fill in an expense claim form and provide receipts detailing the expense. The form should be approved by the appropriate budget holder. Please either scan and email the form and backup to me at treasurer, or place the signed form and backup in an envelope and ask bar staff to leave in the safe for me, or post to my home address as detailed on the form.

Here is a link to the expense form: http://www.tudorsailing.org.uk/TudorSailing/04_membersecure/Exec_Documents/Upload/TSC%20Expenses%20claim%20form%20Nov%202015.pdf

I cannot make payments unless I receive a properly completed expense form, so please don’t just leave a supplier’s delivery note with your name and “paid” written on it in the safe – it will not be processed and is likely to be lost.

I also cannot normally pay expense forms that don’t have accompanying receipts. If you have lost your original receipt, please do the following:

  1. Complete the club expense form.
  2. Write an accompanying note providing as much information as you can about the purchase, and certify that you made the purchase but have lost the receipt and have not previously made a claim for the item.
  3. Show any other evidence of expenditure you may have to your budget holder (e.g. the items purchased or credit card / bank statement).
  4. Ask them to approve the expense.

Please could I also remind members working on the bar or galley not to pay a member’s expenses with cash from the till. All expenses need to come through me, please.

Janice Bell

Gig activity

Hi all, I am organising a Coaching session by Chris Partridge who is the Captain of “Hayling Cutters” and an experienced Gig coach. We are looking for members who are willing to “Cox” i.e. take others out. If you feel that would be within your capacity please let me know ASAP what days/times would suit you most (or those times you certainly cannot make it) so that I can arrange something with Chris. I feel sure his input will be invaluable in “raising our game”.

These are planned times out for Gig rowing over the next week. Saturday morning 23rd April 0930hrs; Wednesday evening 27th April 1800hrs; Thursday evening 28th. pril 1800hrs. If you fancy a “Blast” just email me ianducane.

What to wear? Wet or dry suits are not a good idea as they will be to warm. If it is cold then layers are best with a windcheater on top, you can peel them off as you warm up. Footwear is deckboots or similar and your feet will stay dry, or dinghy wet boots or similar if you don’t mind them getting wet. Although the Gig is “sea kindly” and very safe a buoyancy aid is always a sensible item to have on board even if it is tucked under the thwart. No experience is required for rowing this boat. Lots of fun and better exercise than any Gym.

Ian Ducane

Diary Dates

Social Events Sailing Events
RYA Push the Boat Out May 21st Saturday Series 5 & 6 April 23rd
Langstone Harbour Race Weekend June 3rd – 5th Interclub 1 April 24th
Family Fun Day June 25th Cadets on the Water April 27th
America’s Cup Weekend (event TBC) July 21st – 24th Gould Trophy (Outward Leg) April 30th