Archived News Items 2020

02December Environment Agency waterways: Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

18 August Enviroment Agency planned lock closures. Local work.

10June There was a successful virtual club night with a quiz. 12 groups (16 members) took part. The first 30 minutes was chatting and catching up with news. Then 60 minutes with quizzes. Deborah Lea gave us general knowledge, food and drink, films and TV, and Geography quizzes, and Nigel Knowles a Phoro quiz; thanks to them both. There was a huge range of scores; 4 to 34.  

22 April Instead of the usual Bar Night at the Club, which couldn’t happen due to the Covid-19 restrictions, there was a very successful virtual “drinks” party over the internet using Zoom software which worked very well. 11 members joined the meeting which lasted an hour.

04 April At the Web Conference committee meeting a suggestion that river activities could be considered as your daily exercise was debated; following RYA advicing no boating activities it was rejected.

30 March Unfortunately the government Covid-19 restrictions and advice, and Guidance COVID-19 (coronavirus): using a boat inland and on the coast, that members must follow, mean that it is impossible to hold any events at AQSC in the foreseeable future; all events in the program are cancelled or suspended until further notice. The AQSC Management Committee will keep the situation under review and will provide further information to you about the club’s on going sailing and social programmes by email and on the website when available.

04 March Due to the Covid-19 restrictions members could not travel to the committee meeting. A successful Web Conference Committee Meeting was set up by Nigel Knowles.

01 March Spring but the water level is still close to coming over the bank with 3-4 knots stream.

22 February The Gentlemen of Aquarius entertained The Ladies to a Girls Night Out with a 4 couese meal and Pat Halling playing his violin.

21 February The stream is now 3 to 4 knots and has been several inches over the bank.

On Friday 24 there was a Burns Night Celebration dinner complete with Alastair Gray playing bagpipes.

19 January The stream was 2 knts and every reach had a red board warning. As the water was over the down stream slipway Nigel took the opportunity, helped by Bryan, Gordon and Graham, to float the Aquarius patrol boat over the slipway as the first stage of taking it out to fix some leaking rivets. They are in the bow to help lift the stern enough to allow the skeg to slide over the slipway.

01 January We couldn't sail on New Year's Day after all as the stream was too fast. But we had a lovely lunch - jacket potato with various fillings,  Knowles recipe crumble,  plus cheese and cake; and exchanged resolutions for the new year.