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 On Sunday 9 December the Cheats Christmas lunch is at 12:30pm; there will also be family games; details.

Monday 14 January The next committee meeting is at 19:30 at the club.

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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. 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’

25 November Graham has a crowded Shipmate.



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.


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

Most people aren’t aware of the dangers of cold water shock. These RYA and RNLI stpries highlight the dangers, I suggest you have a look.         

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.

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

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.

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 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.


Dutyman dutylist

RYA InBrief complements the RYA’s other, member only newsletters, that individual RYA members can sign up to receive as part of their RYA membership.

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.

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 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.

Personal Items

And now a word from our sponsors (i.e. The AQSC Management Committee). Please remove all personal items from the changing rooms at the end of the sailing day. The changing rooms are NOT storage areas and items left there WILL be disposed of. You have been warned!

Also there is far to much in the store room; it is not for storage of personal items that are seldom used and all items left there MUST be identified with the owner name or sail number else it may be disposed of.
Mike Baker