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The Committee of Aquarius Sailing Club wishes everybody a
The last activity
of the year on 13Dec2003 was 9 members taking the safety boat out of
the river. another
The Next Social event is the AGM, Prize Giving and End of Season Party
on Sunday 7 December. NOTE
DAY CHANGED from Saturday.
On Saturday 1 November there will be a club visit to the Kempton Park
firework display, one of the largest in the area, followed by a social
at the Club with hot food available.
For cut-price (£4 instead of £5) advance tickets, avoiding queuing
on the night, contact Richard Cannon on 01932 786636 ASAP (by
Meet & park at Richard's house, 77 Saxonbury
Avenue, Lower Sunbury, by 7:00pm for a short stroll to Kempton Park, Map. For more
on 11Oct 2003 was one of the best.
11Oct03 London Fun night with Bob and Janet
Starting at 8pm sharp this coming Saturday evening
join Captain Chaos and Calm at the Club for another night of fun, quiz,
puzzles and banter. Pie & mash at half time if you deserve it.
Followed by another race under Captain Chaos's
rules all for the princely sum of £3; that's good value. The bar will
be open for your usual tipple. It's all based on you knowledge, or lack
of, on London.
There was an excellent turnout for the working party on Saturday 4Oct2003. 18
members made great improvements to the Club and Diana Carpenter
provided a delicious lunch (Picture 33kb)
On Saturday 4Oct2003 there will be a working party at the club to tidy
up moorings, paint the clubhouse etc. Come along at 11am - Diana
will provide lunch and tea
Visit to Bewl 24-25 Aug03
It was hot and fine with ideal sailing in a 10 to
15 knt East wind.
August Bank Holiday 2003 Bewl Visit
From 23 to 25 August 2003 there is a visit to Bewl
Water in Kent. There is cruising on Saturday and Sunday (Sunday is
normal Bewl Club racing), and Monday is the Bewl Open Regatta with
short course racing. There is NO camping at the club. It is ESSENTIAL that
anyone thinking of going rings me on 01932 786636 ASP
The Aquarius Regatta, Signet
Open meeting and Jazz/BBQ evening
were very successful and enjoyable.
On Saturday 28Jun03
come and support the Aquarius Regatta (programme) incorporating a Signet Open meeting
followed by a Jazz/BBQ evening (details). The Regatta continues on Sunday.
Is online and it includes a note on the Hampton
Again there was some excellent sailing.
There was a
very good turn out of members but very poor weather for taking visitors
On Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 May 03 there are
open days at Aquarius Sailing Club from 10am to 5pm.
Have you ever fancied trying sailing? Well here’s
Come down to Aquarius which is located on the
Lower Sunbury Road at Hampton (2 miles W of Hampton Court), have a chat
over a cup of coffee and then go afloat with an experienced helm in a
racing dinghy. Best it is all free!
For more information you can also call the club Secretary (Joan Bray)
on 020 8337 9000.
There was very exiting sailing at Hampton SC with
AQSC coming second.
On Saturday 3 May 2003 it is time for the Mid Thames Trophy inter club
and fun event again.
Come and help your club do even better this year;
we have been 2nd for the last 2 years, and the top Hampton sailors will
be away. We are allowed to have up to 10 starters so it is open to
every one. Even if someone only does one race if they are in the top 4
Aquarius boats for that race they will have helped the club.
The event is for Aquarius, Littleton, Desborough,
Staines, and Hampton Sailing Clubs; this year it is being run by
Hampton SC so it will be very easy for our members to get there. We
will be leaving AQSC at 10:00pm with the safety boat.
There will be a briefing at 10:30am and a morning
handicap race starting at 11:00am. After lunch there will be 2 more
races, and then tea and prize giving around 4:30pm. All three
races count with the the top 4 boats of each club in each race counting
for the trophy. Two handed boats being sailed single handed should be
having their handicap reduced by around 42 (Equivalent to 4.2 on AQSC
On Sunday 4 May 2003 there will be training and
fun racing at Aquarius; they won't count towards the years results so
very suitable for new members.
Commodores Quiz Night
Saturday 26 April 2003 7:30pm for
Come down to the club for an evening of Games,
Quiz's and Questions. Pizza and a selection of fruit will be available
to keep the wolf from the door and the newly revamped bar will be open
to serve your favourite libation.
There will be chocolates on the tables and a new,
rather handsome, 'quiz night' trophy will be awarded to the winning
team. All this and stunning views of the river ... what more could you
Over the last few weeks a great deal of work has
been done inside the club; come and see the results. More.
commodore gave us a very entertaining and different evening.
There were excellent conditions but they were full
This was a great success and was there was
reasonable sailing the next day.
Over the last few weeks a great deal of work has
been done inside the club; come and see the results.
The start of the new season is approaching and you are reminded that we kick
off with the Start of Season Party on Saturday 29 March 2003 at 8pm.
Our talented long time member Pat Halling and
friends will be providing the musical entertainment and there will be
plenty of free food.
Come along and give them your support.
The sailing starts on Sunday 30 March with the fun
race at 11:30. For a change we have had a spell of dry weather and
there is practically no current so we should be able to have a good
On Sunday 16 February 2003 24 Aquarius members enjoyed a great
‘Valentines Dinner’ at Mr Wong Restaurant. More.
A 'Valentines Lunch' will take place on Sunday 16Feb2003 at 12 noon.
Mr Wong Restaurant, 148 Walton Rd, East Molesey. (As much as you like
from menu £12.80).
Bookings through Mike Baker 020 8393 5495.
Help us start the season with a good turn out.The next social
at the club on 25Jan2003 at 8:00pm will be 'Who wants to be a Winner'.
Lots of fun, hot food and prizes; this is a change to the that
published in the 2002 programme.
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The Bar Duty for 2003 is
available online. The bar is open every Wednesday evening from
8pm so come and put the world to rights over a pint of beer and enjoy a
game of darts, scrabble or bar billiards.
Carrot and Coriander Soup
recipe, as made for the 2002 AGM, was asked to be on the web site
1Jan2003 The new
year is starting with flood conditions.
Today some members have been along the moorings
securing boats that should have been tied down; getting very wet and
cold feet in the process due to the water coming over the top of
Members should check their boats and for safety
wear a life jacket and take someone with them; unsecured dinghies could
be washed away and cruisers could be left stranded on the bank. The
water is rising fast.
17 inches of water, 21kb Dressed to secure