Summer 2011


Commodore's Writes

1001 uses for …  

Alternative Wed. night

Bewl Water

Bodgit Diaries

Changes in the pipeline

Club open weekend

Hampton Regatta

Joan Bray welcomes  

Lunch & frostbite cruise

Lunchtime BBQ

Midsummer Cruise

Mid Thames Trophy

Newsletter printing

Pinafore Pirates of Titipu

Potential new member!

Regatta Saturday

Regatta Sunday

Sailing Secretary

Security Heads-Up

Social calendar

Start of racing program

Start of Season Party

Thoughts on green

Youth sailing afternoon

Working party 18 March

Working party 14 May



19 March – Start of Season Party

I never did count the number of people who attended this years start of season party, I’d put it at about forty, but the old clubhouse seemed pretty full.

By the time Lyn and I arrived things were in full swing. Rodger was running the Christmas pantomime DVD of Pico Pan. A lot of folks were in the bar area and Diana Carpenter, her cousin Christine, Linda Rowley and Linda Wheeler were busy in the galley preparing supper. We shouldn’t take the food at Aquarius for granted. It is invariably due to the very hard work of the same small group of ladies. They deserve our wholehearted appreciation.


Pete Carpenter was equally doing sterling service behind the bar. The evening was the first chance for everybody to get together since last year and conversations never stopped, not even when supper was announced. This featured meat or veggie lasagne with salad and French bread. This was followed by fresh fruit and, for those that wanted it, Pete’s fresh coffee …  perfect!

After supper Rodger announced some of the club's forthcoming events including the first racing of the season scheduled for Sunday 27 March. Things went a little quiet at that stage, can’t think why? Altogether a good evening. Thanks to everyone who prepared the food, those that served it and those that cleared up afterwards. See you on the water next weekend!

Mike (Over Easy) Baker