Summer 2003


Commodore’s Bit
Americas Cup
ATVSC Meeting
Bewl Water Visit
Commodores Quiz
Easter Egg Trophy
Hampton Regatta
Health and Safety Plan
Kitchen Skylight Removed
Jazz and BBQ program
Mid Thames Trophy
No Sailing = A lesson
Not just boats that rot
Open Weekend
Painshill Park Visit
Safety Boat Service
Sailing Report
SigneTs at Paxton Lakes
Regatta & ST program
Social Calendar program
Start of Season Party
Working Party

The Commodores Quiz Night 26April 2003
Pat Irving

Everyone who came to the quiz night had a great time, good food and good company. Mike ‘Over Easy’ Baker provided some far from easy entertainment, ably assisted by Lyn as scorer in chief.

There were 4 teams competing for the new Aquarius Sailing Club Quiz Trophy - a handsome yacht on a plinth carved by Keith Hatton.

It wasn’t a case of just a lot of wizzy questions - there was an infernal machine called ‘Password’, where one clever-clogs had to describe the word to other members of the team against a timer. There was a vicious wooden puzzle called ‘Katapino’ which bedeviled nearly all of us, whilst others struggled with crosswords.

After excellent refreshments came the quiz proper and even that had a different format. When Lyn added up the scores The trophy was collected by Graham Thompson on behalf of team B. It was a really good evenings’ fun.

Hampton Regatta
14-15 June 2003
Richard Cannon

On Saturday the weather was perfect; hot and sunny with a 8-12 knt E wind. A bit shifty but very good by river standards. There were no Hampton boats in the Handicap class and only Bryan Clements in his Graduate and Richard Cannon with Liz Archer in his Signet from AQSC. John Tomkins came as support.

In the morning race Bryan capsized leaving Richard with no competition. For the afternoon race Bryan decided to play safe and started with his jib well furled but that gave a big drop in performance so he unfurled it and just avoided being lapped by Richard.

On Sunday we were joined by Keith Hatton and Charles Dennis in Lasers and John Tomkins took his Signet. The weather forecast map showed zero wind and most of the time it wasn’t much more than this and from all directions.

One Hampton boat joined the handicap class races and Richard won the first 2 races to clinch first place. Although they couldn’t supply the wind of Saturday we were made very welcome and had a first class spread of food to help give us a very enjoyable outing.