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


Places of Interest

Following my request for articles in the last newsletter I felt that I should take my own advice and maybe describe a few places of interest that Lyn and I have experienced since my last 'Mainsheet' ramblings.

Carcasonne in France - About an hour and a half's drive SW of Toulouse and home to the most spectacular and best preserved medieval castle fortress in France. Look it up on the Internet, it is truly amazing or better still go there for a weekend break. You will not be disappointed.

London Dinner/Dance Cruise - On board a very large imported French Bateaux boat called 'The Symphony' for a three hour evening dinner cruise on The Thames past an illuminated London. We boarded at The Embankment Pier at 7:15 and got back at 10:45. The menu and food was superb, service attentive and the dancing to a live combo very enjoyable.


London from the river at night is spectacular and given that the boat is totally glass topped, the view, unrestricted. It's definitely something to think about for that special occasion.

Amberley Castle - Lunch or afternoon tea will give you a chance to have a look at this very exclusive hotel which is actually a castle/fortified manor house in the heart of W.Sussex. It has been beautifully partially restored and decorated in keeping with it's illustrious past. However for dinner, bed and breakfast you had better have won the lottery before you even think about booking, unless you want to splurge big time! They even lower the two ton portcullis at the end of the evening!

Amberley Working Museum - This place is for Dad's and Son's (but Mum's will also find loads of interesting things). It's an amazing place just a few minutes from the aforementioned castle. If you are into trains, buses, wood working, engineering, printing, pottery and a host of old crafts this is for you. I spent a long time just watching a wheelwright make a 4ft diameter spoked cart wheel. One entrance price and the rest is free, well apart from the 'Lime Burners Restaurant', but you don't have to go in there. This place delivers, give it a try sometime.

Mike (Dam! You did it again. That was to encourage other people to write something. not you) Baker