Summer 2001


Commodore’s Bit
News of Members
Start of Season Party
HMS Aquarius
Bewl Visit Report - Mike
Bewl Visit Rprt - Richard
Who do you mink you are
Somewhere to go
Day out in London
Victorian Parlour Games
Mid Thames Trophy
Sailboat Show
Open Weekend
General Stuff
Wednesday Evenings
SigneT to a good home

Sailing Sec. Report
Robbery at AQSC
SigneTs at Paxton SC
Unwanted visitors
Security Alert
Regatta Programme
Jazz/BBQ Programme

Social Calendar

General Stuff

2001 Programme and Sailing

Because of the current foot and mouth restrictions AQSC has become one of the few 'open' venues around. Being an ill wind etc., etc. it does mean that most of our sailing, until the current restrictions are lifted, will have to be on our home patch (river conditions allowing). Hopefully this will mean that the Spring, if not the Summer and Autumn programmes too, will be better supported than usual. Richard puts a lot of hard work into organising these events, not to mention working out the results and adjusting handicaps. All we need to do is turn up and race. After all, what else is worth doing on a Sunday ? This season also sees the introduction to our programme of the Mid Thames Trophy meeting at Desborough SC on 6 May. This is the first year that AQSC has been invited to participate in this inter club competition and it is hoped to field a strong team.

Stuff concerning changes to the RYA Racing Rules

For those of you that have not yet seen the latest RYA 2001 racing rules I am intending to post a copy of Yachts & Yachting's summary on the notice board. You should also look at a copy of the complete racing rules available from chandlers and book shops. Ignorance of current racing rules is not a defence !

Club Elections Stuff

I know it's early to be thinking about this but, at his own request, this will be Roger Wheelers last year as Commodore. Accordingly at the AGM in early December the club will need to elect a new Commodore. You need to start thinking about that now and whom you would like to see in this position. This is the members responsibility, so give it some thought folks ! You will need the agreement of the nominee, plus a seconder for your nomination, which should be sent to the club secretary Joan Bray.

Stuff about how to sail a Laser

For all you Laser sailors the late February and mid March editions of Y&Y's had some excellent "Laser Coach" articles. Absolutely everything you needed to know about how to get the best out of the dinghy. They were written by Mark Littlejohn who was Ben Ainslie's former coach and training partner. So he should know what he was talking about. Hope you caught them. If you didn't, have a word with me sometime and I might still have the back numbers (for a price !)

Mike (Loads of Stuff) Baker