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


Firework Night

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.

Mike (Over Easy) Baker