Archived News Items 2017

20 December The AQSC social calendar for 2017 ended on the on the eve of the winter solstice with “Christmas Nibbles”; story, photos.

On 10 December Deborah Lea organised and prepared a delicious Cheats Xmas lunch; story, photos.

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.

02 December There were around 30 members at the AGM; story, photos by Frank Raindbrough.

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

18 November The November issue of Sunbury Matters had a story Slum Boats - The EA Responds that may be of interest.

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.

11 November Annual Dinner Story, Photos

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; Please don't get in their way.

15 July Hog Roast story photos by Frank Rainsborough

The AQSC Regatta on 17-18 June had the 2 hottest days of the year with very little wind. Liz Archer won the Regatta Trophy. The results are on line.

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 22 April the Italian evening was a great success; photos, 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.

21 March The Sailing Duty Rota is on line. This year DutyMan is used to manage Duties.

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.

The 2017 Sailing and Social program is on line, as pdfs (better for printing) web page, program card.

2 March The 2017 Sailing Duty Rota will be available soon.