Spring 2010


Commodore's Report

AGM and Prize Giving

Amusing Observations

Annual Dinner

Boaty Information

Bodgit Journals

Chapter 4 – not all over

Christmas Lunch

Club Open Weekend

Firework Night

Greece and the Rat

Mid-Thames Trophy  

Newsletter Printing


Pat Halling’s Musical

Programme March - May

Sailing Prog. Notes

Secretary’s Bit

Senior Moments  

SigneT Open Meeting

Start Of Season Party

Valentines Day Lunch

Working Party

You Were Warned




The Commodore’s Report - Tony Hopkins

The Winter seems to have dragged on and on with very little Sun and plenty of cold weather, the thought of capsizing makes me turn to another dram of antifreeze, at present the thought of sailing seems distant but I am looking forward to getting on the water, weather and temperature permitting! I think watching the Winter Olympics also makes the sailing season seem far away.

The club has been active and seen the “Ladies Day Lunch” which was well attended and the club panto was very well attended (oh no it wasn’t). There are other social events on the calendar so please do keep abreast of what’s going on! And it will soon be time to spruce up the club and the reach with the working party so please make sure that 24 April is in your diary!

There is a large old dead willow tree close to the upstream end of the reach which is in a dangerous condition, it has been cordoned off, please make sure that you keep yourselves and especially children from going too close, we are looking into it being removed.

This sailing season could be a very busy one, we are hosting the Mid-Thames Trophy and a Signet open event. There are the usual visits to Bewl Valley and Hampton regatta plus the club regatta and the Bosun open with the Royal Navy at Whale Island Portsmouth. We also intend to enter the Paxton Lakes SC 40th anniversary 24 hour RNLI race, yes 24 hours!