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


Security at Aquarius SC

You will no doubt be aware that this summer we have had several night time visits from miscreants. We have taken steps to secure the upstream end of the club land and installed an improved clubhouse security system but they still seem to be getting in by climbing the Thames Water fencing and walking around the Sunnyside reservoir. Damage and theft has occurred on a number of the wet berth craft and dinghy's have been removed from their moorings and used to cross the river.

Although the Police and neighbouring clubs have been informed about these incidents, no one has ever been apprehended. It is therefore vital that each of us do whatever we can to minimize risk at Aquarius and this includes taking personal responsibility for the security of your own property.

The AQSC Management Committee advice is to secure your dinghy in much the same way we have secured the club dinghies. Locking your craft to a strong point with a length of chain or cable and a good padlock or combination lock is usually enough to deter anyone from interfering with the boats. They will simply move on and find an easier target. The same applies to equipment left in the trailer park. This should be clearly and indelibly marked with the owner's name and secured with suitable locks.

Personal property left at Aquarius SC is your responsibility. Don't assume it won't happen to you, do something now to ensure your boat and equipment is as secure as you can make it.

AQSC Management Committee