Spring 2013


Vice Commodore

Annual Dinner

Bewl 2013

Bits and Pieces

Burns Night

Cheats Xmas Lunch

Culinary Corner

Email Tracking

Gate Locks  

Hot Tip

Joan and George Retire

Maritime Heroes Award  

News of Members

Newsletter Printing

On the Road

Open Weekend

Patrol Boat


Programme Notes

Racing Rules Up-Date

Rule Changes

Sailing to the Telltales

SigneT Dinghy For Sale SigneT Open Meeting

Spring Flotilla

Start of Season Party


Work Party


The torch is passed - Joan and George Retire
Nigel Knowles

An AGM can sometimes be a rather boring event - a necessary formality to be got through as quickly as possible - but last December's was the exception.

For those in the know - and that was probably the majority of the 40 or so present - it was a somewhat poignant occasion: It marked the end of an era - that of Joan and George Bray as Secretary and President respectively. Joan has been Secretary for over 25 years; George has been President for a little longer. Between them they have been the welcoming "face" of the Club for a quite remarkable length of time.

While Commodores have come and gone, Joan and George have provided that re-assuring sense of continuity that helps make AQSC what it is. Quite apart from being thoroughly nice people, who have always "mucked in" and played a full part in the life of the Club, their experience, advice and pragmatic wisdom has been invaluable over the years.

Joan has said that they are both looking forward to attending the Club as "ordinary" members. They will of course always be special to us and never "ordinary", but we hope to see them for many years to come. They go into "retirement” with our very grateful thanks for all that they have done and our best wishes.

The Club presented Joan with an engraved glass vase and George with a model of a 1930's yacht (suitably engraved and customised with AQSC as its home port!) as a small token of our gratitude.

1930's yacht