Archived News Items 2020
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-
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-
04 March Due to the Covid-
01 March Spring but the water level is still close to coming over the bank with 3-
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 -