THE AQUARIUS SAILING CLUB
months are usually a quiet time at the Club, but this year seems to
have been an exception. As I write this, the Clubroom has just been
retrieved from its medieval format as Castle Aquarius after a fantastic
Ladies Night. Each year, the event seems to get more lavish and even by
their own amazing standards Rodger and Mike excelled themselves this
year – thanks guys! (What will you dream up next?)
The monthly Sunday lunches – enabled by the extra
cooker in the partially refurbished kitchen – have also proved
popular and it has been good to see a number of family groups making
use of the games equipment and generally enjoying themselves.
Unfortunately the river has been running too fast to venture onto
the water and the Frostbite Cruise and Commodore’s Cryptic Quiz has had
to be postponed on two occasions.
A new Management Committee
was elected at the AGM (actually mostly the same old faces, refreshed
with the welcome addition of Leo Bond, Simon Lunniss and Cath Bridger).
We spent a good proportion of the first meeting considering this year’s
programme and discussing how we can make the Club attractive to a wider
membership. Accordingly the programme contains the old favourites but
in addition we will be instituting some events which are intended to
appeal to those who prefer a more “recreational” type of sailing.
In recent weeks Bodgit and Co., having restored the Bosun’s store
and replaced the spar rack, have made a start on the new patio
extension. This is likely to take some weeks and the building works and
associated equipment may at times impede access to the Club. Please
take care – especially in the evenings when it is dark – and do not
interfere with anything. Offers of help are of course most welcome!
I conclude with a reminder that those of you with boats at the Club
are responsible for maintaining the area around your berth. There are a
few gardening tools available in the newly restored Bosuns Store and
now is sensible time to cut back the encroaching bushes before new