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.
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
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.