THE
MAINSHEET
Autumn
2000
Contents

Commodores Report
News of Members
Club Nights
AGM Announce
Bewl Water Richard
Bewl Water Mike
Sailing Secretary Report
Coverwood Lakes Visit
Quiz Night George
Quiz Night Diana
Musical Extravaganza
Club Roof Replacement
To SERP or not to SERP
For Sale
A Royal Appointment
Fireworks Party
BBQ Jazz & Regatta
Social Calendar
Annual Dinner Announce

Too much of a...

QUIZ NIGHT AND NEARLY NOT A FISH AND CHIP SUPPER
(confessions of the forgetful) -
Diana Carpenter

It was 1 pm on Saturday afternoon and after much wheedling I had just persuaded Peter to take me to Chiswick to look at Antiques (he hates this sort of activity with a vengeance). The telephone went it was Ron just idly chatting about this and that when he said 'would we be at the Fish and Chip Supper that evening?'
Fish and Chip Supper I said in a strangled voice.
This event months previously Peter and I had agreed to organise. PANIC. An extremely quick telephone call was made to Superfish, followed by a visit of negotiation. This was followed (if only there had been a camera) by the Carpenter's rushing round the Clubhouse in a frenzy to get it ready for the evening.
Fortunately George Bray had organised the accompanying Quiz and jolly good it was too. No sign of last minute panic there.
Twenty members and friends arrived and in due course we collected the order and devoured it at great speed.

I was on a team with Ian Powell (who was the only person to have chosen to eat chicken). Now I was always under the impression that fish was food for the brain, but if Ian's near single handed ability to answer the questions was anything to go by, next time I'm eating chicken. I think I was able to answer one question out of the hundred and that was the mind stretching 'what was the name of Captain Pugwash's boat'.
Still I am sticking to the excuse of nervous exhaustion, Peter will have to find his own excuses.

Next time I am going to write arrangements in even bigger writing for if it had not been for Ron (bless his little socks) it would have been a Quiz night minus the Fish and Chips.