Autumn 2008


Commodore's writes

AGM, prize giving,party

Annual dinner

Bewl Valley SC visit

Bosun regatta

Break in

Chichester Harbour

Cundy trophy

Development strategy

Fifty years on


General stuff

Hungarian gypsy music

In town without my car

Midsummer cruise

News of members

Newsletter printing

Penalty turns

Quiz night

Sailing after end season

Signet open meeting

Social calendar

Some needed input

Work party


Hungarian Gypsy Music Evening

Over recent years Pat Halling and a variety of his musician friends have staged many musical evenings at Aquarius. Strings, harmonicas and wind instruments have all been featured.

This year Pat elected to introduce Hungarian gypsy music and what an evening it turned out to be. Fiery and passionate described the music which was matched by an equally hot and spicy goulash supper prepared by our equally fiery and passionate gypsy chef, Diana Carpenter (sorry Di, couldn't resist that!) with the help of her brother Richard Cook who provided the Goulash and Eiko Thompson who provided the rice.

Pat is amazingly talented on the violin, as were his fellow musicians John Sutton, Musical Director Hampton Choral Society, on double base and Eddie Hession,one of Europe's finest accordionists, on piano accordion.

The programme they presented was varied and engaging and I felt very privileged that they were prepared to take time out and come and entertain us in this way. Thanks guys for a wonderful evening. Thanks also to Rodger for organising everything and to Diana for the superb gypsy supper.

Mike (Quite forgotten how much I like Goulash) Baker

            Pat Halling         Rodger Wheeler    John Sutton      Eddie Hession