Farewell John & Brenda
Perhaps the saddest day of the latter part of summer was Sunday 8th September when many Aquarians found out about the decision by John and Brenda Panting to change sailing clubs.
Whilst we all understand John’s reasons for the decision, reproduced within this edition, losing 50% of our SigneT racing fleeting in a single blow was quite devastating for those of us who had enjoyed the Panting challenge.
Equally the loss of Brenda’s smile and enthusiasm was not something that the Galley crew and the Sunday afternoon brigade were overjoyed by.
I suppose club members tend fade away or become sunbeams rather then leave suddenly so to have such high profile members leave is the kind of shock that takes the wind from our sails.
However, we have refused to let them leave gracefully so they will remain members until March 2014. As a penance Brenda was bludgeoned to writing her Bewl story and John to do his bit about signalling on roundabouts.
All jokes aside, thank you both for being such great members and for carrying the Aquarius banner every time Sunset is launched into the stream. Of course we wish Brenda and John everything of the best and our message is; Don’t be strangers!