Autumn 2012


Commodore's Bit

Annual Dinner

Annual General Meeting

Banging on Again

Bewl Autumn 2012

Cheats Christmas Lunch

Dave Jennings



Kempton Park Fireworks

New Members

Newsletter Printing

Old Time Music Hall

RN SC Bosun Regatta

Sailing Beyond End

Social Calendar

Spring Flotilla Invite

Susannah's Light





The Commodore Bit - Rodger Wheeler

With the end of season upon us, I would like to say a very big "Thank You" to everyone who has helped Aquarius during the year.

Sailing conditions in 2012 started well with sailing every week from the reintroduced New Year's day Sail and Lunch throughout the winter until to late spring. Remember the hose pipe ban. Then the rains came and our racing season has been badly affected with our reach frequently having red or yellow warning boards by the Environment Agency.

Thanks to some innovative ideas such as towing boats to a start well upstream we have continued to sail. We are hoping that the weather will be kind to us so that we can sail on Sundays throughout this winter.

The social side has continued apace with several new events, including most recently a Music Hall Sing Along and an impromptu Halloween Party, followed by our usual Fireworks evening..

You may have noticed the revamped publicity with colour posters and flyers and much better signage at the gate.

Just because we have had a lot of rain it does not mean that there will not be more this winter. It is essential to tie boats down securely to withstand any high winds or flooding of the bank.

And don't forget the AGM. There are lots of new ideas for 2013 and we need your views. There is also plenty to do in 2013 so we need your help. Oh, and check the back page to ensure all the dates are in your diary.

Finally you have noticed that Mike Hendra has taken up the cudgels (or perhaps his typing digits) and with his usual flair written most of this and the last newsletter. Well done Mike and thank you.