What can I say, perhaps same old, same old. It’s like Christmas pantomime really.
The year wouldn’t be the same without these ‘traditional’ events. It’s a bit like
going to give the past a future. This year’s Kempton Park display was well up to
standard and as usual was accompanied by the fun fair and the obligatory smell of
beef burgers and onions. Thanks to Richard for organising the tickets, allowing his
house to be used as a car park and jumping off place for AQSC’s pyromaniacs. Thanks
also to Diana and her team for organising the supper back at the club. The soup and
‘bangers in a bun’ went down very well on a cold night. Pete’s coffee went down a
storm as well.
Mike (Oh! Ah!) Baker
You Were Warned
In the last edition of ‘The Mainsheet’ we reminded everyone that it was time to winterise
and picket your boats. In late November we had some very heavy rain and high winds
followed on the evening of the 30 November by a -3 degree freeze.
Again in January we had snow and some of the coldest temperatures recorded in years.
We trust this didn’t catch you out. Freezing water can cause serious damage to a
dinghy hull, in extreme cases splitting timbers and opening joints. You should also
check your boats are still well picketed after the winter they have had. Don’t rely
on others, check on your own boat(s) regularly.