Spring 2002


Abandoned Property
Bewl Visit 1-3 June 2002
Cheese & Wine
Commodore’s Bit
Cundy Race
Dates For Your Diary
Hampton SC Regatta
Maritime Quiz Night
Mid-Thames Trophy
New Look For Over Easy
News of Members
Open Weekend
Picnic in the Park
Pre-Season Activity
Royal Jubilee Weekend
Start of Season Party
Sunday Racing

23 March 2002 - AQSC Start of Season Party

The 2002 sailing season kicked off on Saturday night with the traditional start of season party in the clubhouse.

Some fifty members attended and the evening started with a video called ‘The Maiden Voyage’. On May 28, 1990 the female crew of the 58 foot yacht Maiden, skippered by Tracy Edwards, made history when it sailed across the finishing line of the Whitbread Round the World Race. The video was taken by crew members and documented the three year struggle to get Maiden to the start line in 1989 and the triumphs and traumas of her crews nine-month long 33,000 mile race around the world.

Following this a buffet supper was served, courtesy of Joan Bray. To just say this was ‘very nice’ would be a gross understatement … it was great ! and judging by the rate it vanished off the tables everybody else thought so too.

The evening ended with desserts and coffee and a lot of very congenial conversation about the coming season … which incidentally commences with the Easter Egg races next Sunday 31 March. See you all there !

Mike (Must get my dinghy back
from Windermere) Baker