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


Skittles Evening 12 September

Despite its past popularity and extensive advertising, this year's skittles night barely made the minimum number required to even hold the event. The venue, The Grantley Arms at Wonersh, just the other side of Guildford, is an old coaching inn. Many of Wonersh village buildings are very old and were built when the village was the centre of Surrey's cloth industry which flourished for more than 400 years from the 13th to 17th centuries.

Aquarius SC and Lyn's Embercourt Badminton Club (EBC) have used its skittles alley for several years to hold our annual match. Having 'lent' Lyn's team a few of our people to even up the sides the first game started at 7.00i'sh. For some people this was their first go at traditional skittles and the tendency to treat it like tenpin bowling was in early evidence. Gnasher, Don and Helen's dog, watched events through the French doors and seemed very bemused by the entire goings on.

Supper, consisting of Beef Bourguignon, Cajun Chicken and Veggie Chilli, was served at 8:00i'sh. Afterwards we managed two more games before Lyn started working out the results.

This year EBC won the team prize with 185 points to AQSC's 160. Carole Money was the highest placed lady and the highest placed man, after a tie breaker between Stuart Schaffer and John Eveleigh (EBC) went to John Eveleigh. It was a good evening and our first timers, Don & Helen, Joan Walkden and Stuart, seemed to enjoy themselves (I'm not sure about Gnasher).

Mike (Over Easy) Baker