THE
MAINSHEET
Spring 2003

Contents

Commodoreís Report
Thingís we need to know
Message from Joan Bray

Annual Club Fee
Work Party

Calendar To May
Start of Season Party
Open Weekend
Very Windy Sunday
Sailing Secretary Report
2002 Prizes
Annual Dinner 1
Annual Dinner 2
For Sale/Want
Murder Mystery Evening
Valentines Dinner
Land of Pasty Factories
Richmond Theatre
Tower of London
AGM & Prize Giving
Fireworks
In The Money
Web Site

Christmas
The Sailing Program
The Last Race Day
Carrot and Coriander Soup

Aquarius Open Weekend

Right you lot, heads up please ! IíM GIVING YOU PLENTY OF NOTICE. The Aquarius SC Open Weekend for 2003 will be held over the weekend of 18 & 19 May. In addition to media coverage, by mid April, there will be plenty of promotional handouts in the clubhouse and I would appreciate if you would ALL collect a few and get distributing in your area. Prime targets should be Libraries, Shops, Adult Education establishments, Schools and Sea Scout/Venture/Ranger Units. It doesnít end there ! During the 2003 season The Aquarius management committee would like EVERY MEMBER to bring at least one collegue, friend or relative to the club with the intention of introducing them to sailing and ultimately Aquarius SC membership. Not a lot to ask is it ?

Mike (Publicity Officer) Baker

Start of Season Party
Saturday 29 March
7:30pm for 8pm

Come and join all your friends in the clubhouse and help get the 2003 season off to a flying start with good food and a real treat .... this year Pat Halling and friends will be providing the musical entertainment. This is not to be missed ! So switch off the TV, come down to the club and re-discover good old fashioned conversation and live entertainment.

Mike (The Commodore) Baker

The Last Race Day of 2002

November 17 was the last date on the 2002 sailing programme. The day itself was far from ideal for sailing. It was very cold and the river, following all the recent rain, was running very fast. Racing was cancelled early on and thus the season finished pretty much as it had started. Those of us that that where at the club spent the afternoon doing some maintenance stuff and winterising our dinghies. Disappointing really but you can't argue with elements, that's a sure recipe for disaster.

Mike (Over Easy) Baker