Archived News Items 2005 updated 5May2006
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On 3Dec05 the AGM ratified the changes to the Club Rules (82kb PDF) to comply with Bar Certificate Regulations and other amendments to our 1996 Rules and Byelaws.
The main committee change was the Commodore for the last three years, Mike Baker, being replaced by Nigel Knowles.
The Autumn 2005 newsletter is on line. It has been created using a new program and now the text size can be changed using View>Text Size in Internet Explorer. Please let the Webmaster (Richard Cannon) know if there are any problems.
On 3Dec05 the AGM, Prizegiving and End of Season Party will start at 8pm. This is our most important meeting of the year where the future administration of the club is discussed. Details
Your attention is drawn to item 6 in the agenda which is the ratification of changes to the Club Rules (82kb PDF) to comply with Bar Certificate Regulations and other amendments to our 1996 Rules and Byelaws.
The Annual Dinner on 19 November was a great success with 48 members and guests filling the club house to capacity. In 1999 we thought 38 was the most we could accommodate at this function.
The Annual Dinner is on 19 November. Please return your menu and booking form with payment (£23, £25 after 5 November) and SAE to Diana Carpenter. Bookings are coming in fast and there is a limited number of tickets.
fireworks2003diarial100x87lc.jpgSaturday 5 November Cancelled.  Due to an all weather track being developed the Fireworks Display at Kempton Park will not take place this year, so the visit followed by a Social at the Club has been CANCELLED.

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On Saturday 15 October there will be a light-hearted a Quiz Evening at 8.00pm with Nigel Knowles
Come along and join a team to pit your wits against fellow Club members about matters of utter trivia!
Free light refreshments and the usual cash bar (augmented with a fine range of wines!)
We have received the sad news that John Rhodes died around 4 Oct 05. John had been in poor health for some time, but up to a couple of years ago had been a familiar figure at the Club, sailing his Leisure 17 several times a week. He was a member for over 30 years.
His funeral will be on Friday 14 October at  All Saints Church, Broad Lane Hampton at 12.45pm
On Saturday 1 October there will be a working party from 10:30 to 15:30. Suggest that you bring gloves and wellies and tree loppers if you have them. Diana is planning a chilli + baked potato lunch.
Aquarius members had excellent results at the Signet Open Meeting on 25 September at Ferry Meadows. Richard Cannon let Michael Stevens and Robert Britton use ST368. They won 2 races and were 2nd in the last race that Mike Baker, crewed by Keith Hatton,  won in ST369. They enjoyed near ideal weather; sunny with a SW force 2 to 4 wind.
Richard also won the Senior Points Trophy and Robert won the Louis Field Trophy for the Leading crew in the Points Series. Michael would have won the Junior Points Trophy except winning the day’s event made him ineligible.
SATURDAY 24th SEPTEMBER at 8.00p.m Story
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With Pat Halling’s Palm Court Trio
And a light collation
of titilating titbits
to follow
(No need to eat first)
August Bank Holiday 28-29 August 2005. There was brilliant sailing weather over the August Bank Holiday. Hot and sunny with a 7-12 knot wind. Although by Bewl Water standards it was quite shifty for the 2 pursuit races.
On Sunday there will be a cruise or fun racing at AQSC and members will be supporting a Signet Open Meeting at Fishers Green SC.
There will be an away day to the Bewl Water Regatta on Monday for all members.  bewlpicturethb.jpg More

.FI On Saturday 13 Aug the weather was very poor but fortunately the rain stopped while the excellent Sunbury Regatta Illuminated Sailpast and Fireworks Extravaganza was on. Members in the patrol boat had a pole position view.
On Saturday 13 Aug the patrol boat will leave AQSC at 8pm to visit the Sunbury Regatta Illuminated Sailpast and Fireworks Extravaganza. Members are invited subject to room on a first come bases. Details
On Saturday 23 July the Teddington Theatre Club are coming to Aquarius to entertain us with songs and ditties from the 20s to 60s Details
The Hampton Sailing Club Regatta on Saturday & Sunday 25-26 June had just about perfect weather with the 5 to 10 knts wind straight up the reach giving an excellent sail. Richard Cannon won the Handicap class and Charles Dennis was 2nd Laser. All AQSC members were invited; there was no organised racing at AQSC on Sunday. The AQSC patrol boat left at 10:00 Saturday and Sunday to escort members sailing to Hampton.
On Saturday 18Jun05 come and support the Aquarius Regatta (programme) followed by a Jazz/BBQ evening (details). The Regatta continues on Sunday.
On Monday 30 May there is an away day visit to the Bewl Valley Sailing Club Spring Open Regatta with allcomers handicap racing starting at 11:00.
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IT IS NOT an away weekend as published in the programme. Ring Richard on 01932 786636 for more details.
On Saturday 21 May at 8pm there will be a quiz and a Chinese take-a-way meal, cost £8.00. We need an idea of the numbers for catering; please phone Rodger Wheeler on 020 8979 7254 if you are coming.
On the weekend of 14 and 15 May Aquarius SC is  holding Open days from 10:30am to 5:00pm
Have you ever fancied trying sailing? Here’s your chance! Come to Aquarius SC, have a tea or coffee then go afloat with an experienced helm in a racing dingy, its all for free.clubhouseandsailing297x186.jpg
AQSC is located off the  Lower Hampton Road at Hampton, Middlesex. Club details. Directions.

For more information phone the Club Secretary Joan Bray on 020 8337 9000. Everybody are welcome.
The Mid-Thames Trophy regatta on 30 April was very successful with 19 boats from 5 clubs. Hampton SC won, AQSC was 2nd. Results in Helm Order, Place order Pictures.  Notice of Race (PDF 15kb). Sailing Instructions (PDF 13kb). For visitors Location and club details.
The Working Party on Saturday 23 April had 21 members carrying out many tasks around the Club. In spite of the continuous rain much was done outside including all the bank being strimmed. A well deserved lunch was provided by Diana Carpenters and helpers.
On Saturday 16 April there is a visit to the Hogsback Brewery, booking required with Diana Carpenter.
On Easter Sunday 27Mar05 the new season racing starts for the Easter Egg trophy. Remember all races count for the result; the morning race isn’t just a fun race.
On Sunday 20 March around 30 AQSC members and friends were entertained by Pat Halling and the Pro Musica Quartet, with guest Colin Bradbury who was the principal clarinet of the BBC Symphony Orchestra for over 30 years, at the Riverhouse Barn. There was a brilliant programme of Dvorak's String Quartet in F Major (The American) and Mozart's Clarinet Quintet. Tickets £10 (Concessions £8) from 01932 253354 or 020 8979 5707. Another opportunity to hear Pat’s violin magic. Details, MultiMap
All right On the Night - Mike Baker, Nigel Knowles, David Jennings, Brian Clements and Stuart Schafer have been working long hours on improvements to the Ladies, the Entrance and the Start Hut for new season.
This is the club just before being cleared up for the Start of Season Party on 19Mar05.
Around 40 members had a  fascinating evening listening to Beck Parsons reminiscing on his associations with Dr Barnes Wallis and the Dam Buster raids.
After an excellent buffet video taken by Ellen Macarthur on her record breaking solo round the world sail was shown.
On Sat 12Feb05 The Gentlemen of Aquarius Request the Ladies’ company at Le Pré Valentin Dinner. (By ticket only)