Contents

THE
MAINSHEET
Spring 2002

Contents

Commodoreís Bit
Committee
Annual Dinner
AGM Joan Bray
AGM Mike Baker
Aquarius Web Site
Membership Fees
Open Weekend
Fyne Boats
SailBoat 2002
Sunnyside Bridge
Sailing Sec Report 2001
Prizes 2001
Result Summary 2001
RYA Membership
Social & Social Calendar
Sailing Programme Notes
Trivial Pursuit
Working Party

AQUARIUS WEB SITE
Richard Cannon

The AQSC Web site and E-mail continue to be useful communication media. The latest race results are generally available on the web site by the evening following Sunday racing. Other useful pages are general News, Sailing and Social program, Sailing and Bar duty rosters, and the last 6 newsletters. I hope members are finding it useful.

If Members with Email are not receiving occasional E-mails from me, and would like to, could they please send me an E-mail.

I would welcome any suggestions on improving the communication, marketing and presentation aspects of the web site. It is rather short on graphics for the sake of speed and I am not artistic. Also I donít have high power programs for preparing the pages.

The Royal Yachting Association
Richard Cannon

The RYA is the national organisation which represents the interests of everyone who goes boating for pleasure, a far larger range than just yachting.

The Aquarius Sailing Club is affiliated to RYA but the greater the membership, the louder their voice when it comes to defending members interests. This is particularly important with all the regulations that can come from Europe.

Annual Personal Membership includes quarterly copies of the RYA magazine and a £6 voucher towards publications. The AQSC copy of the Racing Rules of Sailing 2001-2004 was obtained using a voucher .

The RYA has a number of National Regions that operate autonomously from the RYA; Richard Cannon is Treasurer of the Thames Valley Region.

More information is in the RYA Personal Membership application form enclosed with some copies of this newsletter or you can join by phone on 023 8062 7400. Their web site is www,rya.org.uk.