Summer 2006
Baby Boomers Rock On
Bar License
Bewl - Spring Bank Holiday
Dinghy Show
First Race of 2006 Season
First Working Party of 2006
Kew Bridge Steam Museum
Kew Gardens
Kew Motors V Gardens
Mid-Thames Trophy
News of Members
Open Weekend
Quiz Night
Regatta & BBQ
Regatta at Hampton
Sailing for the Blind Wine?
Significant Birthday
Social Calendar
Start of Season Party
First Race of 2006 Season
The fourth Sunday in Lent, Mothering Sunday, Start of British Summer Time, clocks go forward … and the start of the Aquarius Sailing Season.
    Now that's a significant Sunday! Unfortunately it could also be the reason that not many people turned up to get the club sailing season off to a flying start.
    Of course the regulars were there (i.e. Mike, Charles, Pat, Bryan, Graham and Pete) presided over by Richard in the box, and they just resumed the friendly rivalry, temporarily suspended over the winter.  The weather was blustery and cold but the river conditions were fair.
    Charles distinguished himself by arriving late and then complained that the race was starting early without him …
    Richard took great delight in pointing out that there's always one who forgets the start of BST! But he did delay the start so that a red faced Charles could rig and get on the water. The results are on the website.
    Mike (Over Easy) Baker
 The Baby Boomers Rock On

    There have seemed to be a lot of 60th birthdays just recently. I guess the Baby Boomer generation is coming of age.
 With this age comes a time for reflection, not least of which is that you're only as old as you feel!  They say that youth is wasted on the young but another view is that youth is a gift, but age is a work of art!
    Growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional! Age also means that you probably remember the Dead Sea when it was just sick!
    The good news is that nobody tells you to slow down but the bad news is that you and your teeth don't sleep together anymore! Actually the secret of staying young is to live honest, arrange your hair instead of combing it, eat slowly … and lie about your age!
    An interesting aspect of age is to see your childhood in a toy museum and, in the end, it's not the years in your life that count it's the life in your years.
    Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative and besides, age is something that doesn't matter, unless you're wine or cheese! You still have a full deck, you just shuffle slower and recently you might have been amazed at how young your doctor seems.
    Having read all the above, now try to find one that doesn't apply to you! And a final thought … there's nothing left to learn the hard way!
    Mike (60 years young) Baker