Archived News Items 2018

On Wedneday 19 December Nigel Knowles organised excellent seasonal nibbles for around 20 members.  There was a good selection of hot and cold food.

On 9 December Deborah Lea and helpers organised and prepared a delicious Cheats Xmas lunch; story, photos, Jenga Video.

01 December The 2018 AGM, prize giving and end of season party was attended by 38 members. 11 members received prizes and shared 15 Trophies. Sailing Secretary Report and Trophies for 2016-2018. Story. Photos by Frank Rainsborough.

The Sunbury Matters December 2018 issue has bits on the slumboats. There is a bit on Page 2 ‘Welcome’  and Page 8 ‘EA Action on Reclaim River Bank Campaign’

Sunday 11 November With heavy rain overnight the water was level with the down stream slipway. The Aquarius patrol boat has been leaking so the opportunity was taken to pull it out of the water with the help of a chain block.

Sailing was reasonable in the fairly steady 10 mph wind but every one was restoring the club furniture to normal and helping with the patrol boat; no one wanted to sail except Dane Halling launching from the Surrey bank. At 13:00 there was heavy rain. AQSC access by the lower path is blocked because there is a chain across it and MUST NOT be used.

Saturday 10 November Annual Dinner was a sell out. The meal was excellent, one of the best we have had; photos.

Wednesday 31 October Thanks to Nigel for organising the free nibbles for Halloween.

Saturday 27 October was a glorious but cold day for the work party with 28 workers and for the first time all planned jobs, 19, were completed; photos. Thanks to all who came especially to those who spent hours preparing the delicious free lunch.

14 October The slumboat problem opposite us is receiving local publicity. The LOSRA (Lower Sunbury Residents Association) Autumn Newsletter has a story on Page 4. The October issue of Sunbury Matters has a story on page 20; click in the page bar to display page 20, in the zoom bar to make it readable and drag the page to display the story.

On 13 October 26 members attended an Oktoberfest evening having a German theme; story

On 11 October Richard Cannon and Rodger Wheeler went to a RUG 8 (River Users Group) meeting. The EA confirmed that they don’t own the tow path.

10 October At last the EA (Environment Agency has removed 6 sunken boats opposite us; it is a big improvement, now we need the illegal moorers to be removed.

On 28 August There was a very good AQSC representation at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of George Bray; about 34 members attended.

26Aug18 Unfortunately the weather forcast for the bank holiday fun sailing was correct; cold with heavy rain from 11:00; there were many members at the club but it wasn't going to be fun and no one wanted to sail. Pat provided the usual burgers for lunch and Jean Maracchi delicious home made cakes for tea.

11 August The weather forecast for the evening was for rain. Fortunately by the time the patrol boat left for the Sunbury regatta fireworks the rain had stopped; members had been put off and only 4 went.  

Wednesday 8 August was very active at AQSC; 6 or 7 boats sailing in a reasonble wind. In the evening there were 25 members calbrating Eric Bridgewater’s life; two gateau had been donated by his family.  

On Sunday 29 July many roads will be closed for the Prudential RideLondon and accessing AQSC from South of the river will probably be very difficult.

On Saturday 28 July there was an excellent hog roast; story.

On Sunday 1 July an E to NE 10 to 15 mph wind gave good sailing so the 15:30 race sailed up stream to Sunbury for the Cundy Long Distace race Trophy concurrent with the Summer 3 race. It was a good decision and it was a very enjoyable sail for the 7 bpats.

On Wednesday 27 June Conditions were perfect for the Mid Summer Cruise to The Weir Hotel for a meal; hot with a steady East 7-10 mph wind which hadn't dropped much by the time we returned to AQSC at 22:00 and a full moon. A Laser, a  Comet, Aquarius patrol boat and a cruiser went. Some members joined us at the Hotel giving a total of 15 members.

On 16 and 17 June there was the Aquarius regatta; story

28 February Please note that your AQSC Committee has taken the decision to cancel the usual Wednesday night bar night scheduled for this evening, due to the potentially dangerous weather conditions.

Saturday 12 May was terrible for the Open Day; some current, very little wind and very wet from lunch time. Fortunately Sunday was much better; dry with a bit more wind and far more visitors (58).

6 May 18 It’s been a busy couple of weeks at AQSC. On Saturday our team sailed in the Mid Thames Trophy at Hampton SC. On Sunday we were at the “Chestnut Sunday” event in Bushy Park. This is aimed at promoting interest in the club prior to our Open Days on 12/13 and 20 May

On Saturday 28 April there was good support for the work party; 24 people. Diana and Deborah provided a delicious Lunch of Spanish Chicken, Bread & Butter pudding and Apple Crumble. 14 of the 22 jobs planned have been done. It was very cold, but dry, which encouraged hard work to keep warm.

On 21 April there was a Continental evening; story.

On 19 April Richard Cannon and Graham Thompson attended a River Users Group meeting; story.

18 April At last there is no strong current warning and and it has reduced to less than 1 knt; Alan Ross had a very enjoyable sail.

10 April The Quarterdeck is rotten in places and the timber is being it is being replaced by by Bodgit and Son with help from others.

On 17 March there was the Start of Season Party with a talk on artefacts found during a lifetime of dredging the river; story.

21 February The Bar, Sailing and other duties have been entered in to Dutyman for 2018. You should receive an email from Dutyman telling you that you have new duties; there is a personal link to Dutyman in the email that will log you in. Any months and days that you have a duty are highlighted with a red underline, a red pointer, or red letters depending on the view. Please could you confirm your duties and arrange a swap, using Dutyman, for any you can't do as soon as possible. If subsequently you find you can't do a duty you can inform Dutyman at any time and arrange a swap.

19 February The 2018 social and sailing program, PDF, is on line. All duties are in Dutyman.

On 17 February the Chinese New Year was celebrated with a Feast; story, Photos

On 27 January there was a delicious Burns Night Supper; story, photos.

25 January A provisional program for 2018 is on line.

On Monday New Year’s Day 2018 there were 14 members at lunch and tea; story and photos.