Tidal Diamond 508 – SGM, Patrol Boat Helms, Open Day, Gig

Tidal Diamond No. 508


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

Calling all Tudor Patrol Boat helms and crew for a safety refresher

At 7:30 on Friday 13th May, Paul Rivington will be running a discussion session for all Patrol Boat helms and crew. During this session, Paul will be explaining a number of scenarios that we could face and will be asking everyone to consider what their course of action would be. We can then discuss the relative risks and merits of possible options before hearing the choices that Paul would like to see us taking.

It can be all too easy to consider someone’s competence as a Patrol Boat helm by their boat handling skills but, in most cases, the relative safety of individuals on the water will be enhanced or degraded far more significantly by the quality of decisions they make in the heat of the moment. This session will allow us to consider a wide range of scenarios, both in and out of the harbour, in calm or deteriorating weather and in racing or cruising scenarios and we can challenge ourselves (out loud or just in thought!) about the decisions we would take.

I highly recommend this as an excellent way to refresh your decision making skills and, as a club, we hope that all PB helms and crew will make every effort to attend.

Will Stokely
Sailing Secretary

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

Gig Activity

Rowing for Pleasure

The Gig will be on the water at the following times this week Saturday 30th April @ 0930hrs; Wednesday 4th. May @ 1800hrs; Thursday 5th.May 1800hrs. If these times do not suit you but you would like to go out just contact me to discuss.

I am still organising a Coaching session by Chris Partridge who is the Captain of “Hayling Cutters” and an experienced Gig coach. Let me know ASAP what Days or Times would suit you most (or those times you certainly cannot make it) so that I can arrange something with Chris. You can email me, ianducane or telephone 07775916077.

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.


Calling all parents and carers of Cadets who drop your charges off on a Wednesday evening. Why not join them on the water in the Clubs newly acquired “GIG”. Learn something new, stretch your muscles and have a laugh all at the same time. All that is needed is your enthusiasm. For information email or text or telephone Ian, ianducane, 07775916077.

Diary Dates

Social Events Sailing Events
RYA Push the Boat Out May 21st Gould Trophy (Outward Leg) April 30th
Langstone Harbour Race Weekend June 3rd – 5th Spring Series 3 / Coffee Pot May 1st
Family Fun Day June 25th Gould Trophy – Return Leg May 2nd
America’s Cup Weekend (event TBC) July 21st – 24th Cadets on the Water / Cadet Series 1 May 4th