Summer 2008

Contents 28Jul08

Chichester YC Visit

Committee Meetings

Commodore's Writes

Dinghy Show Feedback

Greek Night

Indoor Olympics

Just another Sailing Day

Mid Thames Trophy

News of Members


Open Weekend

Regatta and Greek eve

Remembrance of Bob

Renovation Update

Sailing Secretary

SigneTs at Grafham


Social Calendar

South in a Westerly

Start of Sailing Season

Swings Through Trees

Twilight Cruise

Working Party


10-11 May - AQSC Open Weekend

Radio Jackie started advertising the open weekend on Monday 28 April and during the following two weeks it was mentioned several times. Over a hundred posters were printed and distributed and the Citylocal Richmond website carried our advert for three weeks prior to the event. However the most successful form of advertising seems to have been posters in local venues, school magazines and our roadside banner at the main gate on the Lower Sunbury Road.

Saturday got off to its usual slow start. The sunshine beat down but there was zero wind and a lot of visitors ended up having to go out in the safety boats.

Nigel's plan for an evening DIY BBQ was a real winner with 40 members turning up and cooking an amazing variety of goodies.


Sunday got underway almost as soon as the gates opened. The conditions, by contrast to Saturday, were perfect with a good breeze blowing straight up the river. Our helms were hard pressed to cope with visitors requests for a sail.

31 groups consisting of 65 people visited the club over the weekend. This was a great result, albeit the incredible weather probably helped as well. If even half those visitors apply for membership we will have done incredibly well.

Thanks to everybody who worked so hard before and during the weekend. You only had to be around the club on Sunday to see that it was all worth while.

Mike (AQSC Publicity Officer) Baker