Summer 2005


Commodore's Report
Anti Social Behaviour
Bewl Water
Buoyancy Aids
Chinese Takeaway
Club Photographers
Club Refurbishment
Commodore's Conference
Dinghy Show
Easter Egg Trophy
Entrance gate Security
Hog's Back Brewery
Licensing Law Update
MTT Work Party
Mid Thames Trophy
News of Members
Open Weekend
Palm Court Evening
Patrol Boat Service
Pat's Rules Evening
Regatta & BBQ/Jazz Night
River House Barn Concert
Rules & By-laws
Skittles Night
Social Calendar
Start of Season Party
ST Open Paxton
Teddington Theatre Club
Wednesday PM Sailing

BBQ nearly ready

Regatta, Jazz Night & BBQ

The BBQ nearly ready

Wet Fun and Games with Laser Hulls and Surf Boards

This year's regatta was held over the weekend of 18-19 June. During Saturday three races were run, one of which was the first trophy race. A further three were run on Sunday, two regatta trophy races and the Ladies/Novice trophies.

The weather was hot and sunny and the wind, although out of the south (veering), which is not our best position, ensured some interesting sailing. In the event Pat Halling won the regatta trophy, narrowly beating Charles Dennis and Liz Archer won the Ladies & Novice trophies.

On Saturday evening some fifty three people attended the club BBQ, again graced with incredible weather. I don't know what sold the best? The 'Hair of the Hog' or the Pimms No.1. I do know we got through a fair bit of both.

Outside Mike Rogers and Alan Tolfree donned their gas masks and flipped burgers to the manor born. Nice one guys! Just about every lady that arrived seemed to be clutching a bowl of salad. One thing though . since Saturday why have my ears started growing and getting pointy? The Jazz band was 'pretty average!', that's very good by the way! Even Pat said they were good, and he should know.

My personal highlight is always the Sunday afternoon regatta cream tea. Frightfully English don't you know and highly naughty but nice. Many thanks to Joan and George for toiling in the Garson Farm fields on a very hot Sunday morning to pick the strawberries.

The Ladies/Novice race started with every boat being helmed by a lady; the first time I can remember that happening. Some were having their first go at helming in a race.

So, that's another regatta done and dusted. Bit of a break now before we launch into the next round of social engagements. Tell you what . how about filling in the time with a bit of sailing. Rumour has it Aquarius does some of that too!

Mike (Over Easy) Baker

Fun & Games with surf board
11 up on a Laser

Pictures by Mike Baker