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News and Future 17Jun Archive Future

Monday 27 June Committee meeting 19:30 at the clubhouse.

Covid protocol; members are asked to perform a lateral flow test before coming to the club, should stay outside wherever possible, and wear masks, especially when indoors, except when eating and drinking. Members who sit inside do so entirely at their own risk

Wed 22 June. Conditions were ideal for the cruise through Sunbury lock to the Weir Hotel for a pub supper. Warm steady East 1-2 wind for the 13 members and 5 boats. The return sail was very slow for Nigel and Rodger and they accepted a tow from above the willows; arriving back at 23:00

29 May  For the Newcomers event Richard Cannon gave a talk on the “Basic Sailing Rules" including the importance of a good look out for other river users and rules from other organisations.
Colregs (International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea),
Environment Agency The Boater’s Handbook
RYA Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS)
River Users Group (RUG 8)
Voluntary Code of Practice.

 May  The 3rd Open Day was a fine day, not much S wind, 3-10mph on weather station, F 0-1 on the water, very shifty and variable. 19 groups, 32 visitors; the most this year. The total visitors over the 3 days was 86; excellent considering that there was no publicity from Bushy Park Chestnut Sunday this year.

21 May  The Mid Thames Trophy event was very enjoyable; with 19 boats, 6 from AQSC, the start line was very crowded; story and pictures.

14 & 15 May  Both Open days were very sucessful and were well attended; story.

08 May  Cundy Cup Long Distance race Video by Josh (5:34)

24 April  Video of pursuit race by Josh taken from his Laser

23 April  Diana Lea and Rodger Wheeler produced a super quiz with a huge Indian super enjoyed by 22 members.

17 April  Good conditions for the Easter Egg event; E to SW 4 to 15 mph wind. 7 boats, including all the club Lasers, raced, 23 members at the club.

10 April  Only a light current and 3 boats but at lastwe managed to race.

27 March  Although not much wind for the start of racing it was E to NE which helped greatly and sailing was pleasant; unfortunately only one member sailed so racing was cancelled.

19 March  The Start of Season party was held at 15:00 so members could be outside for greater Covid safety. Glorious cloudless day. Sailing would have been very good; East 15 mph wind. Around 29 attended; Diana Carpenter provided baked potato, 3 pieces of assorted chicken and Coleslaw. For sweet there was a choice of 4 gateau.

22 January  Burns Nicht dinner was very enjoyable; story. Video by Gordon Courtney, 3 minutes.

02 January  For safety the New Year’s Day sail was moved to the 2nd; story

Photos from events are in Google Photos and stories are in the Stories page

Weather forecast for Hampton  
BBC, Metcheck, MetOffice.
Environment Agency, River Conditions

Dutyman is now active for 2022 and if you have duties you should receive a DutyMan email notifying you of your duties and with a link to log into DutyMan.

RYA Club Room.

12 December  Rodger organised Christmas nibbles, moved from Wed 15 due to worsening Covid Omicron. The intention was to sail first but there was drizzle at 13:00, 0.6 knot current and only 3 to 7 mph wind; half the forecast, no one wanted to sail. 10 members had Pizzas and Indian snacks.   

04 December  53 members attended the AGM and prize giving; the most members at the club for a long time. Thanks to Rodger for providing refreshments and to Alastair for making the mulled wine. John Botterill has been Commodore for 6 years and was standing down; as no member had offered to take on the role of commodore the club reverts to the President plus three Vice Commodores structure in place before John Botterill had taken on the role. The roles of Rear Commodore (External affairs) and Publicity are vacant. The only other committee changes are Bryan Clements joins as Boatswain, Paul Bryan joins and Jamie Wilson leaves. Covid had reduced activities so members were allowed 2 years membership for one years payment; we still have adequate funds and all fees are unchanged for 2022. John Botterill was presented with a tankard recording his two periods of service as Commodore. Josh had compiled an excellent video of AQSC 2021 sailing highlights; we were entertained by Nigel projecting it on to the large screen. Graham helped Richard distribute the trophies; Graham had won 8 of the 15 trophies.