Spring 2009


Commodore's Report

AGM & Prizegiving

Annual Dinner

Boat Use Records

Christmas Cheats Lunch

Club Boat Berths

Commodore's Cruise

Commodore's Profile


Fee Increases For 2009

Fireworks Night

Goodbye to a Club History


Indian Lunch


Members Please Note!

News of Members

Newsletter Printing

Open Weekend

Places of Interest

Programme March - May

Race Start Times

Safety Boat

Sailing Programme


Skittles for your Diary

Slogans On T Shirts

Something to think about


Trivia Corner

Valentines Lunch


Working Parties


Indian Lunch - 18 January

This lunchtime event was the club's first social get together of 2009 and proved very popular. From an initial take-up of 28 it escalated to nearly 40 on the day requiring an extra table to be laid up. Joan Courtney and Liz Archer organised everything and were ably assisted before and on the day by Gordon Courtney, Pat Irving, Tony Hopkins and Rodger Wheeler. Richard Cannon suggested the dishes and quantities to get; he was very relieved when the only complaints were of having over eaten.

By 12:30am the bar was crowded and working overtime. Seventeen large bowls of food arrived from the 'Riverside' Indian restaurant at Hampton around the same time and were taken into the galley to be divided between the 4 tables.

Lunch 20090118 boat race

Indoor boat race

The selection was enough for the most discerning palate. The meal started with Poppadums, pickles and chutneys. This was followed by Chicken Korma, Chicken Rogan, Chicken Kashmiri, Chicken Madras, Lamb Dupiza, Mixed vegetable curry, Bombay Aloo, Sag Aloo, Basamati Rice, Naan bread, Onion Bhaji and Pakora.

Selection of indian dishes

A dessert of fruit and ice-cream was served next followed by coffee. Even the weather played its part with blue skies and bright sunshine to set-off the view across the river.

After lunch the tables were cleared away and a variety of games commenced mostly pitting the youngsters against the oldies. The younger element took this very seriously; the same cannot be said of the 'mature' team; but before things got totally out of control Joan, Liz and Pat served tea and an amazing variety of Joan's home made cakes.

It was a highly successful afternoon and our thanks go to Joan and Liz for all their hard worked. Nice one girls! There was even a small profit made for the club.

Mike (Mad Madras) Baker