Contents

THE
MAINSHEET
Autumn 2003

Contents

Commodoreís Bit
AGM & Prize Giving
Annual Dinner
Ceremony of Keys
Cruising at Chichester
Everything Comes
For Sale
Impossible Dream
Local Government
London Fun Night
News of Members
Regatta & Jazz Night
Sailing Report
SigneT Nationals
Social Calendar
Stop Press News
Tall Ships at Rouen
What Goes Around
Winterís Coming
Working Party

Sailing Report
Richard Cannon

We had mainly good sailing in the first half of the season and it has continued to generally be good for the second half of the season, although we did have some very fluky strong winds.

The Regatta, combined with the SigneT open meeting on Saturday, was very successful and popular with the visitors. It was a pity the wind wasnít as good on Saturday as on Sunday when the Cundy long distance race was held giving an excellent race up to Sunbury.

For the August visit to Bewl Water there were ideal conditions; warm and dry with a 10 to 15 knot wind giving gentle planning. During a couple of hours sailing right around the reservoir only half a dozen tacks were needed. It was a pity there was only one Aquarius boat, Richard Cannonís Signet, and Barry Jones as crew to enjoy Sunday.

Liz Archer crewed for Richard on Monday when there were five excellent short course races. After finishing racing Richard found Bob Gloyn waiting and they went out for a super three hour cruise.

Aquarius members supported all the SigneT events with Richard winning two Open meetings and the Annual Points Trophy, Robert Britton won the Lois Field crews Trophy and Mike Baker won the magnificent Wilkinson Sword Trophy.