HSSC Weekly Update – Friday 5 February 2021

From the Club Sec. Ladies and Gentlemen, HSSC ROADMAP FROM LOCKDOWN: Step 1 – 8 March – - Access Closed. Stay at Home restriction remains in place, bookings for essential purposes can be made through the Club Sec 29 March – Outdoor sports facilities including sailing clubs can re-open.

Hampshire Sailor Crowned National RYA eSailing Winter Club Champion

Mike O’Donovan from Stokes Bay Sailing Club, Gosport, sailed his way to the top of the leader board to become Champion in the National Final of the RYA eSailing Winter Club Championship yesterday (Sunday 28 February).

RYA delighted at Government decision on tax reform of red diesel

HM Treasury confirm recreational boaters’ continued entitlement to red diesel.

Applications invited for career-boosting scholarship

Don't miss the closing date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

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  • A Quirky Quiz
  • Waiting for the Tide
  • Useful Links
  • Diary Dates

A Quirky Quiz

The social committee are doing another event for March, this time ‘A Quirky Quiz’.

It will be on Zoom again, on Friday 19th March at 7pm. We’re aiming to make it a fun experience, hopefully with a few unusual rounds thrown in!

No charge for participating and the prize for the winning person, couple or team will be a round of drinks at Tudor Sailing Club when the club is open for business.

The social committee hope to see as many people attend as the bingo, if not more!

All we need is for anyone interested to send an email to the social secretary and we will send a Zoom link shortly before the event.

Denise Rogers
Social Secretary

Waiting for the Tide

I’ll turn to the RYA again for some, hopefully, useful content this week.

First off, you can find out how you can help protect our seabed habitats and how to minimise any impacts from boating activities with a free The Green Blue Guide to Anchoring and Moorings. It also includes information about Advanced Mooring Systems (AMS). LIFE ReMEDIES AMS are currently being trialled in the Solent near Yarmouth Harbour on the Isle of Wight. The AMS are being used in place of existing chain moorings which can damage delicte seabed habitats. The basic idea is to prevent the mooring from laying on the bed and eroding the habitat around the anchor or lump. I’m not sure how it may work on a drying mooring, but there are systems for anchoring as well as fixed moorings. More info at http://rya.org/JU4t50DMN4t where you can download a PDF guide, as well as others including one on Holding Tank Installation.

RYA have launched two of their most popular books in audiobook format. These are the RYA Yachtmaster Handbook and the RYA VHF Handbook. If this sounds of interest you can find more details at http://rya.org/3GdE50DyFaf.

As ever, feel free to drop me an email at this address if you feeling isolated and cut off from the world. It is always nice to hear from members, and any ideas of things to include in the Tidal Diamonds would be most welcome.

Stay safe.

Paul Tansom
Tidal Diamond Editor

Useful Links

I thought it worth continuing to include a few useful links here as a handy place to find them if you haven’t already got them bookmarked:

Paul Tansom
Tidal Diamond Editor

Diary Dates

Social Sailing
A Quirky Quiz March 19th 1900hrs Fingers Crossed
Current Club Activities
Dinghy sailing in company – contact dinghies for more details.
Cruiser sailing planning & info – contact commodore<a href="mailto:commodore for more details.
Rowing, questions about gigs, etc. – contact rowing for more details.
Women on the Water, weekly – contact wow for more details.

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Flare Disposal

Every sailor's responsibility There is a proposal to stop recreational sailors from disposing of their out-of-date flares through the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Currently the MCA spends £250,000 per year to provide a free disposal service at 18 designated sites. The DoT has launched a consultation recommending that the MCA 'withdraw from the offer of (flare) disposal' for recreational sailors, although it will still dispose of illegally dumped flares.

New Cowes Harbour Master

Ed Walker takes over. Following a 23-year career with Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC), Harbour Master and Chief Executive Capt. Stuart McIntosh is to hand over the Harbour Master role on 1st February to Ed Walker, current Deputy Harbour Master Marine Services. The position of CEO has been appointed to Gary Hall, who starts at Cowes Harbour Commission next week with a planned handover of the CEO role towards the end of February.

Henry Lloyd

Repair service offered For those of us who have Henry Lloyd products, the company has launched a new Repair/Rewear service to try and encourage customers to consider repairing their favourite product instead of buying new. Customers will need to send their item to Poland, the firm's European production centre, and would need to pay for postage.

Sailors across the globe tune into virtual RYA Dinghy Show

Watch it back on demand

Its a win for the South in the RYA Winter Club Championships

Congratulations Mike O'Donovan