Autumn 2005
AGM, Prize Giving and Party
Annual Dinner
Christmas Is Acoming
Bewl Water in August
News of Members
Palm Court
Regatta, Jazz & BBQ
Richard Does It Again
Sail Training Manual
Sailing Secretary Report
Salcombe Sojourn
Social Calendar
South in a Westerly
Teddington Theatre Group
Twelve Days Of Christmas
Ugly Ducklings
Upstream Launching Ramp
Web Site
Winter Reminders
Working Party

Regatta, Jazz Night & BBQ
   This year's regatta was held over the weekend of 18-19 June. During Saturday three races were run, one of which was the first trophy race. A further three were run on Sunday, two regatta trophy races and the Ladies/Novice trophies. The weather was hot and sunny and the wind, although out of the south (veering), which is not our best position, ensured some interesting sailing. In the event Pat Halling won the regatta trophy, narrowly beating Charles Dennis and Liz Archer won the Ladies & Novice trophies.
   On Saturday evening some fifty people attended the club BBQ, again graced with incredible weather. I don't know what sold the best? The 'Hair of the Hog' or the Pimms No.1. I do know we got through a fair bit of both. Outside Mike Rogers and Alan Tolfree donned their gas masks and flipped burgers to the manor born. Nice one guy!
    Just about every lady that arrived seemed to be clutching a bowl of salad. One thing though … since Saturday why have my ears started growing and getting pointy? The Jazz band was 'pretty average!' that's very good by the way! Even Pat said they were good, and he should know.
   My personal highlight is always the Sunday afternoon regatta cream tea. Frightfully English don't you know and highly naughty but nice. Many thanks to Joan and George for toiling in the Garson Farm fields on a very hot Sunday morning to pick the strawberries.
   So, that's another regatta done and dusted. Bit of a break now before launching into the next round of social engagements. Tell you what … how about filling in the time with a bit of sailing. Rumour has it Aquarius does some of that too!
Mike (Over Easy) Baker