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  • Friday Night Paddle
  • Club Open Day aka Discover Sailing
  • Social Events Update
  • Ebb & Flow
  • Useful Links
  • Diary Dates

Friday Night Paddle – 27th May

There is a friendly Friday paddle this week to coincide with the rowing race night. If you have not been out yet this year than why not take the chance to get out on the water and watch the competition?

There is food available which needs to be booked in advance. Thew menu is beef goulash, with mash potato and green beans or sausage, mash and baked beans (veggie option available).

Tudor Sailing Club: Friendly Friday Rowing Race Night (webcollect.org.uk)

I will be busy at the club preparing for the open day so may not be able to go out but will be happy to brief anyone that would like to go out.

Hannah Barnes
Kayak Captain

Club Open Day aka Discover Sailing ** THIS SUNDAY**

Sunday 29th May, 10am – 3pm

Please spread the word about the club open day in May, poster is attached.

Link to book places for visitors is below.

We have a lovely list of volunteers (thank you) if you can’t help on the day then we are having a club tidy up on Friday evening, bar and galley will be open. Feel free to pop down and find Mark or myself to be given a job!


Hannah Barnes
Kayak Captain

Social Events Update

Friendly Friday Rowing Race Night – 27th May

This is the evening when the rowers put their names in a hat and get to row with people of differing capabilities for a fun row around Broom and back.

It’s a great way to get to know each other. If you haven’t rowed before or are relatively new, that is no problem, everyone is welcome to come along and join in, or just to come along and have something to eat.

We will be serving beef goulash tonight, with mashed potato and green beans or sausage and mash if you prefer. A vegetarian option is available.


TSC Open Day Try Sailing – 29th May

Are you are kayaker or rower who fancies a go at sailing? Or maybe a cruiser who has never rowed? Today is the day to come along to the club and try something different. Bring your family, bring your friends and get out on the water. Then relax and check out the new outdoor furniture whilst enjoying the view, a drink and something from the BBQ. Cream teas and cakes will also be available.

We are going to have a small pebbled area in the garden, so if you fancy getting creative then why not have a go at stone painting? You could even try painting a picture of your boat.

Knotty Night – 17th June

On behalf of the Sailing Committee and the Social Committee, we’re delighted to invite you to ‘Knotty Night’.

This will be our first ‘seamanship’ evening of the year, and an opportunity to practice all the essential knots you need to stay safe and secure when afloat. With so much experience in the club we’re delighted that three of our seasoned members who’ve been tying knots for years have volunteered to come along and teach.

You’ll learn your Bowline and your Reef knot. And maybe your Clove Hitch from your Round Turn and Two Half Hitches.

Before you start practising you can enjoy a ploughmans supper served from 6pm, and the bar will be open, although that might lead to some macramé.

Every knot serves a purpose, and knowing how to tie a selection is vital knowledge to possess when going on the water. Ropes and knots have a unique and ancient history and without them sailing would never have developed into the pastime that we love today.

This will be a fun evening for newer members, but we’d be delighted if long-standing members came along too to pass on knowledge and join in the fun.

There is no need to eat to participate, but please book if you fancy coming along to give us an idea on numbers

Here’s the link for booking..


Raring to Row for 24hrs! – July 1st – 2nd

In December 2022 Kevin Watkins (one of Tudor Sailing Clubs Rowers) will be undertaking the challenge of a lifetime when he, together with 3 other crew members (Helen, Gemma & Adam) will start a 3000 mile rowing challenge from the Canary Islands to Antigua as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in support of Action Medical Research for Children.

In support of this epic challenge Tudor Sailing Club are organising a 24 hr sponsored rowing relay on the 1st & 2nd July 2022 around the beautiful Langstone Harbour. With all proceeds from the sponsorship, food and bar sales going to Action Medical Research for Children.

The aim of the rowing relay will be to keep Rosie one of Tudor Sailing Clubs Bursledon Gigs moving on the water for 24hrs (only stopping to switch crews). We want to get as many people involved as possible and are currently looking for volunteers to row or cox in the relay. The row will be split into 1 and 2hr slots, with crews being selected to ensure that there is at least one experienced rower in the boat at any one time.

If you can spare one or two hours of your time between 4pm on Friday 1st July and 4pm on Saturday 2nd July to help raise money for this very worthwhile cause then please let us know by completing the online registration form. We can adjust the rowing schedule to suit your rowing ability and you will be given the opportunity to indicate your preferred rowing time.

Whilst Tudor Sailing Club will be keeping Rosie moving around Langstone Harbour, Kevin together with the rest of the Raring to Row Crew will be taking their Atlantic Boat around the Isle of Wight. Keeping the Atlantic Boat within the confines of Langstone Harbour for the duration of the row will not be possible for safety reasons as the boat is very susceptible to wind and tide.

We have set ourselves a fundraising target of £3,000 for our 24hr sponsored row (£1 for each mile rowed in the Atlantic Challenge) so please help us to raise money for this very worthwhile cause.

Thank you to John Elson for his hard work organising this event.

I would be grateful if anyone has anything they would be happy to donate to the raffle. Let’s try and make as much money as possible for this amazing children’s charity!

Sue Elson
Social Secretary

Ebb & Flow:

Two items this week.

Firstly a link to a LNtM from LHB for “Revised Least Depth in G Area Moorings”, G Area being adjacent to the Mulberry: https://www.langstoneharbour.org.uk/_files/ugd/3a32f8_ddfb7c79c014460eac2e65e2f3598bde.pdf (PDF download or view in browser).

Secondly, having had a couple of emails from new members about hearing the adventures of others, I thought it worth adding a reminder of our WhatsApp groups, where you can often hear about the adventures as they are happening, and even arrange to join them and sail (or row) in company with other members. There are groups for dinghy and cruiser sailing, rowing as well as women on the water, and not fogetting the maintenance one.

As ever, feel free to drop me an email at this address, it is always nice to hear from members. Any ideas of things to include in the Tidal Diamonds would be most welcome.

Let’s be careful out there.

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:

Diary Dates

Social Sailing
Friendly Friday Rowing Race Night May 27th 1800hrs Club Rowing – Leisure Row May 25th 1800hrs
TSC Open Day – Discover Sailing May 29th Women on the Water May 26th 1745hrs
Knotty Night June 17th Friendly Friday Rowing Race Night May 27th 1800hrs
Wimbledon Ladies Final July 9th 1330hrs Friendly Friday Paddle in Company May 27th 1830hrs
Sword Sands Fun Sports Day July 10th Club Rowing – Sport Row May 28th 0800hrs
Saturday Series 5 & 6 May 28th 1030hrs
Introduction to Rowing May 28th 1100hrs
Discover Sailing Open Day May 29th 1200hrs
Club Rowing – Leisure / Sport Row May 31st 0800hrs
Club Activities
Dinghy racing – please use the following link to register and sign in to any dinghy racing event or series: dinghies for more details.
Cruiser sailing planning & info (WhatsApp group) – contact commodore<a href="mailto:commodore for more details.
Rowing, new and experienced rowers are always welcome to join us –
contact rowing for more details. Gigs are also available for hire here.
Women on the Water, weekly – contact wow for more details.
Maintenance Hours – to join the WhatsApp group contact maintenance

Dinghy, Sailing, Cruiser

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Paul Tansom

Tidal Diamond Editor
Tudor Sailing Club

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