Autumn 2009


Commodore's Report

AGM, prize giving. Party

Annual Dinner

Aquarius at Bewl Water

Bosun Open Regatta

Casino Royale

Christmas greetings

HMS Bristol

Kempton Fireworks    

Lasers named


My First Stories

 Before You Can Finish

  Birth Of A Signet

  Sailing In SunseT

Newsletter printing

Our First Youth Input

  Sailing Course Review

  Sailing At Loch Insh

Pat on the back

Sailing beyond end

Security at Aquarius SC  

Skittles Evening

Social Calendar  

Trouble with Over Easy

Use of Club Dinghies

Website 10 anniversary


Work Party


Lasers Named


As you may know Aquarius owns three Lasers but only one of them has ever had a name. 'Peanuts' is has now been joined by 'Bob' named after Bob Sumner, and 'Mac' named after Mac Mackenzie the founder and first President of AQSC.

Another new Laser sail has also been purchased, so we now have two new standard size Laser sails plus a Laser redial rig. The purchase of a new weather cover has also been agreed for the club Graduate. Our four club’s Picos were overhauled prior to the recent youth sailing training programme so are also in good order.

The Topper is still in use although beginning to show its age a little.

Mike (Over Easy) Baker

A Pat On The Back For Janet


Well done Janet Edwards for raising £955, which includes a donation from Aquarius, for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre (UK) in memory of Bob Sumner, who was our Bosun for many years. Janet hopes to make this £1000 with the help of a planned coffee morning.

One of our club Lasers has been named "Bob" in honour of his memory. Another club Laser has been being named "Mac" in memory of R.F.(Mac) McCoy who was a founder member, Commodore and President of Aquarius until his retirement in 1983. George and I still miss them both and remember them with great affection.

Joan Bray