Archived News Items 2017
03 December On each Sunday since the end of the Series races on 5 November there have been 10 to 14 at the club for burgers and tea & cakes provided by Mike Hendra. It has been fine, no current but light winds and not much sailing. Today there was no wind and Alastair went out in the patrol boat with a friend who is going to join, and Graham went for a long canoe; up to Sunbury lock and back around Platts Ait.
Sunday 19 November turned out to be a pleasant and interesting day at our mansion by the river. No racing but enough wind for 2 Lasers and a Bosun and sufficient sun for some comfortable Patrol Boat handling. John Botterill wore the Burger King hat and Jean did her Mary Berry thing with cake for tea. 13 members came to the club
12 November was fine with a strong cold NW wind. Quite a few members were clearing up after the Annual dinner; no one wanted to go sailing.
On October 14 34 members enjoyed a delicious Oktoberfest Bavarian supper with extremely tender beef and pork, Oktoberfest history.
On 16 September there was a great Tramps and Trollops Dinner Evening; story.
On 03 Septmber morning the river may be very busy because there is the Annual Dunkirk Little Ships Veterans Cruise with up to 18 ships going upstream past us; http://www.adls.org.uk/t1/upcomingEvents. Please don't get in their way.
30 June 17 It is with deep regret that I have to tell you that Barry Jones, a long standing member of Aquarius, passed away on Tuesday 27 June 2017.
Barry will be at the Jamieson chapel of Hanworth Crematorium from 10.30am till 11am on Friday July 14th for anyone who wishes to have quiet thoughts and reflections, with a background of some of his favourite music.The actual service will take place 5 minutes drive away, at 12 noon in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 12 Swift Road, TW13 6QY.The family request no flowers but donations in lieu to Sailability, Queen Mary's Reservoir TW15 1UA.Dress code smart casual. Barry had only been able to visit the club in a motorised buggy for several years but he still took a vast number of photographs of our sailing activities.
Our condolences go to his wife Margaret.
Rodger Wheeler, President
The RYA Push The Boat Out Open Days, 20/21 May, were very successful especially Sunday when members were kept very busy with 54 visitors; photos.
There was a working party on 13 May to make the club fit for the Open Days; story.
On Sunday 26 March conditions were perfect for the start of the 2017 sailing season; fine, warm and importantly an ideal 8 to 15 mph ENE wind, our best direction. Super for the practice starts of the 14:00 TFC event.
At the Start of Season Party on Saturday 18 March Rodney Hogg gave 26 members an extremely interesting talk on his climb to the summit of Mount Everest.
On 12 March 22 members were at a damp work party; story.
All 2016 news items have been archived and can be accessed from here.
2 March The 2017 Sailing Duty Rota will be available soon.