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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
The main committee change was the Commodore for the last
three years, Mike Baker, being replaced by Nigel Knowles.
The Autumn 2005 newsletter
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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.
Saturday 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.
Fly tipping at
the entrance has been a major problem recently. A gate has been
installed nearer the road in an attempt to prevent it. More
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
AQUARIUS SAILING CLUB
Relive the Golden Age at
THE PALM COURT
With Pat Halling’s Palm Court Trio
And a light collation
of titilating titbits
(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
On Sunday there will be a cruise or fun racing at
AQSC and members will be supporting a Signet Open Meeting at Fishers
There will be an away day to the Bewl Water Regatta on Monday for all members. 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.
IT IS NOT an away
weekend as published in the programme. Ring Richard on 01932 786636 for
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.
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
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
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
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)