Archived News Items 2016

On Wednesday 5 October there was very good sailing in an East wind gusting to over 20 mph. Alan Ross used a Laser with the sail reefed around the mast. He had an exciting sail that included an argument with the bank and a capsize.

On Sunday 2 October Don Barnet gave an interesting Newcomers’ presentation on Seamanship covering all sizes of craft and types of boating to 20 members.

On Sunday 4 September there was excellent sailing; story, photos

On Saturday 3 September 3 AQSC boats went to Desborough SC for the Mid-Thames Trophy inter club event; story.

On Saturday 13 August it was fine and hot for a BBQ at AQSC and then 19 members went up river and moored behind Phil and Di Howley’s cruiser to watch the Sunbury Regatta fireworks from a perfect position; photos. Congratulations to past member John Panting for comng 2nd in the SigneT National Championships at Pwllheli, North wales between 7-12 August.

On 9 July we were very lucky to have a fine warm evening for our super Hog Roast; story, photos.

Aquarius about to leave On Wednesday 22 June we were very lucky to have a good Mid Summer Cruise with supper at the Weir Hotal; the forecast torrential thunderstorm was late and didn’t happen until 30 minutes after we got home. Story, more photos.

The weather was kind and the turn-out good for the AQSC annual regatta on the weekend of 18-19 June; story, photos

On Sunday 12 June there was very little wind but one boat managed to find some and lap the others, story.

On Sunday 1 May the Newcomers talk by Mike Baker was on “Getting round the course faster.  

The Start of Season Party on 19 March included a talk on the Amerca’s Cup by Chris Simon who was an umpire for the races in Auckland 2002 – 03; story, Photos.

River Thames Reduce Flooding Scheme On 15 March there was an exhibition on major changes planned for the river down stream of Datchet, and the weirs at Sunbury, Molesey and Teddington; story. Map of scheme Datchet to Teddington.

AQSC Work Party on 13 March 2016 Story, photos by Frank and Richard

6 March Frostbite Cruise & Lunch Story,  Photos

18 February The Sailing and Social Program is online. This year a Laser Series has been added for the Laser Cup; the Laser results in the Summer Series will be imported. The Main 12ft trophy will be given for Summer Series. List of Trophies.

The sailing duty list is on line. There have been many changes since the email asking you to check your duties. Please look again and if there are any problems try and arrange a swap and let Richard know as soon as possible (01932 786636).

On 7 February our Sunday Ladies lunch was a great success; story.

On 23 January 27 members had a great traditional Haggis Burns supper prepared by Rodger and Linda Wheeler; story, photos.

16 January Every lock has a Red Board strong stream warning so unfortunately any sailing soon is unlikely but there will be socialising.

New Year’s Day dawned without the promised sunshine but at least it stayed dry; story.

Wednesday 6th January and henceforth the bar will be open from 7:30 pm.

2016 is upon us hopefully with some exciting sailing awaiting. Although official sailing events do not commence until March the club is open Sundays and Wednesday throughout the year for members to socialise and/or sail weather and conditions permitting.