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1Apr07 There are now some Oriental bar snacks; Chicken Korma, Chicken Tikka Masala and spicy Chicken stir fry (or microwave).

On Saturday 17 February the Medieval banquet for the ladies was a resounding success attend by 46 members; many were attired for the period and the clubhouse was transformed into a medieval castle.Medieval clubhouse Anne Bond  Mike Baker
There was a 7 course banquet with entertainment of the period by violin, harpsichord, songs and recital by Pat and Anne Halling, and Mike and Mandy Leigh. Those who displeased Lord and Lady Bray were put in the stocks.

Rodger Wheeler, Nigel Knowles, and Mike Baker thank all those who helped with the preparations.


On Sunday 14 January there was extremely good support for the first event of 2007 by 41 members. There was far too much current for a cruise so after the sausage and mash lunch Nigel Knowles presented a quiz on the sailing rules using his projector to display pictures showing racing situations with very good effect; he asked who had right of way.

Bar billiards, darts and table tennis games were played after the quiz. 

lunch20061217tabletennis100x65.jpg On Sunday 17 December the Cheats Christmas lunch, masterminded and prepared by Nigel Knowles, was a great success. 26 adults and 10 youngsters enjoyed a 4 course lunch followed by a games tournament of bar billiards, darts and table tennis. The day finished with tea and cakes. More

Over 50 members attended the AGM, prize giving and End of Season Party on Sunday 3 December. There was no change to the Officers. Thanks for their service to Charles Dennis and Stuart Schafer who leave the Management Committee, and welcome to Leo Bond, Cath Bridger and Simon Lunniss who join it. The sailing report, race results, prize details and other documents are on line.

On Saturday 2 December Mick Rogers thought he was going to the AQSC AGM but found he was at a surprise 65th birthday party for him.

 Fallen tree Are your boats securely tied down? The season of high winds has started. On Saturday night two trees in the car park blew down; thanks to Bryan Clements and others for moving them to give room for the AGM car parking.  

 The 19 November was the first Sunday of the extended season and although there was a strong current it was a very enjoyable and productive day. The wind was a fairly steady SW force 1-2, but it was difficult to sail upstream so the patrol boat towed dinghies up to the channel marker. Recent members had very useful practice at driving the patrol boat.

The Annual Dinner on 18 November was a great success with 48 members and guests filling the club house to capacity.


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Next Event

On Saturday 28 April AQSC will be competing for the Mid Thames Trophy at Desborough SC. Any members wishing to take part should contact Richard Cannon on 01932 786636. Details.


On Sunday 25 March the new season started with excellent sailing in an Easterly 10 to 15 knt wind and only 1knt current.

Some of last years new members had asked for ground based refresher training; this was done by Mike Baker in the morning.

The online race results now include the Personal Handicaps used in each race.


On Saturday 17 March the Start of Season Party surprise item was a very interesting talk by Mike Baker on the history of our bit of river, its features, families and buildings. Richard Cannon put Mike’s 130 pictures into a Power Point presentation which were projected by Nigel Knowles on to a super screen donated by Tony Hopkins. This was followed by a delicious buffet prepared by Linda & Rodger Wheeler, and Janet Edwards. The illustrated  talk is available on a Video DVD from Richard Cannon.


10 March The Spring 2007 Newsletter, Programme and Race Officer duty roster are on line.

On Sunday 25 February 24 members had a great Indian buffet lunch from the Riverside Indian restaurant at Hampton; very much easier than members preparing the food. Unfortunately the current was still much to fast for any activities on the water. Nigel Knowles provided a projector to show videos. Also various games were available. The first video was of the 2004 AQSC Valentine's Musical Diner Dansant; the first of our annual February ladies nights. This particularly brought back memories to Bodgit and Sons.

The Rules and By-laws (82kb PDF) and other AQSC documents are available on line.

The Race Results now give access to results for the years  2000 through to 2006  

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Sailing in front of the clubhouse