THE
MAINSHEET
Summer 2001

Contents

Commodoreís 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

Security Alert

There has been a spate of thefts at the Club.

Towards the end of the Club Open Weekend Sunday a man was seen to leave, after having been in the changing rooms a long time, and he wasnít recognised as being one of our signed in visitors. The following week end he visited the Club again, and was signed in, but after he left cash was found to be missing from the changing rooms. Subsequently he was suspected of targeting Hampton SC.

On Sunday 3 June a memberís vehicle in the car park was broken into and a wallet taken. Fortunately a couple of members in the trailer park witnessed it and called out. The thieves threw the wallet down and drove off fast. Fortunately the car number was noted and the wallet recovered. The thieves were later arrested at Twickenham. The members involved went there to make statements.

The Police were informed of each incidence.

On Monday 4 June some lads in an old canoe were seen to look in the Safety Boat and then to climb on to a boat on the other side of the river. They seemed to leave without taking anything. Their paddle was broken so they may have been looking for a paddle.

Please do not leave valuables unattended and at least one of the entrance gates MUST now be kept locked to improve security. If the Road was locked when visiting the Club then keep it locked. If it was unlocked then keep the car park gate locked.

Anyone around who is not recognised as a Club Member or a Cruiser Owner should be challenged. BUT do not put yourself at risk; it is much better if there are two of you around before challenging to minimise the risk of an assault.