Summer 2010


Commodore's Reoort

Bewl Water

Big Cat's Maiden Voyage

Biscuit World Bust Up

Bodgit Diaries

Forthcoming Events  

Fun And Training 12 July

Grafham Water

Joan Bray welcomes

Lessons Learnt

Mid Summer Cruise

Mid Thames Trophy  

Newsletter Printing

Ode to Spell Chequer

Open Weekend

Personal Property

Regatta & Hog Roast

Safety Boats Use

Sent to Over Easy

SigneT Open at AQSC

Social Calendar

Start of Season Party

Start of Spring Series

Stories Needed

Sunset Takes To Water

Things To Do

Thought For Today

Weather Forecasts

Working Party


The Bodgit Diaries

The February AQSC Management Meeting was briefed by Nigel on the content of a submission to ‘Grassroots grants’ which are available via the Thames Community Development Foundation and funded by the Office of the Third Sector (very George Orwell).

The proposal was for a commercial dishwasher, oven and hob, two stainless steel hot cabinets and a 125litre hot water system. These items to be installed by Bodgit & Son as part of the overall galley refurbishment planned for this year and included electrical certification costs. The club committee unanimously approved the proposal which was emailed on 9 March and followed up with signed-off hard copy plus all the required attachments a couple of days later.


A decision was expected by mid April so we awaited the outcome … The grant allocation came through some six weeks later and although it was less than hoped for it will provide a new hot water system and other items which are being re-negotiated at this time.

23 April - Dismantled the quarterdeck end of the ‘temporary’ winter conservatory. Constructed trolley to move and store the conservatory panels and repaired electrical connection to waterfront globe lights.

Various Wednesdays - General maintenance including ground work, electrics, installing club boat mooring posts and erection of racking systems in the Bosun’s store.