Archived Future Events 2018

Wednesday the 4th of July is American Independence Day so to commemorate we hope to launch a new craft at AQSC the "Lavery 1". Naturally the proud new Bosun owners will want to test their boat against the best Aquarius can throw at them so we are suggesting a new Bosun challenge the “Knee Jerk Cup” to be held Wednesday evening. The winner’s “Sparkling” prize has been donated by Graham so expect the best. We have three Bosuns available for the use of club members without boats and we are asking other bosun owners to come down and join the fray.

Wind SE to S 3 knots, light cloud cover with sunshine at 24º is currently forecast. The barbeque will be available for members to use and Patrol Boat cover should be available from 15:30.

Mike Hedra is on bar duty; Jean and Mike will be at the Club 16:30 ish so pack a picnic basket and come to down to celebrate.

As 1st July is the first Sunday in the month there is a Newcomers event at 13:30. Occasionally dinghies capsize, this is nothing to be concerned about but it is a big help if you have experience capsize recovery. Nigel Knowles will be demonstrating capsize recovery and if you haven’t experienced it you are recommended to join him. A 30° temperature is forecast. Don’t forget to bring spare clothes.

Wensday 27 June there is a Mid Summer Cruise to The Weir Hotel for a pub supper. The plan is to sail or motor up through Sunbury Lock for a meal, returning around dusk to AQSC for a night cap. Members can travel by any means including canoes, row boats, dinghies, power boats or cars; boats leave at 18:00. Naturally the most fun is the mix of craft on the river and both our patrol boats, Aquarius and Tern, will be going. To book a place in them use the form in the bar or contact Richard Cannon (01932 786636). Note: Anyone planning to come by road should be aware that the Weir Hotel stops taking food orders at 9:00pm.

On Saturday 16 June & Sunday 17 June there is the Aquarius Regatta. This event is about everybody getting together for a fun weekend at The Club; details.

On Saturday there is no racing in the morning. There will be BBQ burgers lunch time from 12:30. There are 2 Regatta Trophy races in the afternoon

On Sunday there are 2 Regatta Trophy races in the morning, BBQ burgers, Ladies & Novice Trophy race, President’s Novelty event, fun & games. Strawberry cream tea.

Newcomers are welcome to come and crew for experienced helms. It’s a great way to get introduced to racing and to learn what it’s all about. Even if you prefer cruising it would be great to have you join in. So why don’t you come down and get involved: details.

Monday 4 June The next committee meeting is at 19:30 at the club.

Sunday 20 May is another Open day. We need you to be at the club to meet and greet, supply info about AQSC or help with the catering, and if possible, to help take people afloat for a sailing experience. Creating the right atmosphere in the clubhouse is important and you can help with this by being friendly and engaging with our visitors (last Sunday we had over 50) by putting them at their ease.

12 & 13 May Open Weekend We really need you to be at the club on these dates to meet and greet, supply info about AQSC or help with the catering, and if possible, to help take people afloat for a sailing experience. Creating the right atmosphere in the clubhouse is important and you can help with this by being friendly and engaging with our visitors (last year we had 77) by putting them at their ease.

On Saturday 5 May Members are encouraged to compete in the Mid-Thames Trophy inter-club event (Aquarius, Desborough, Hampton, and Staines) at Hampton SC. Gates open at 9:30, briefing at 10:30, and the first race is at 11:00. Allow plenty of time to rig; the patrol boat wil leave at 10:00. Notice Of Race, Poster, Sailing Instructions. Coffees, buscuits, Lunch and Tea are £10. Please support this important event to help AQSC regain the Trophy. Please let Richard Cannon know on 01932 786636 if you expect to come.

On Sunday 6 May AQSC are exhibiting the Club Graduate at Chestnut Sunday in Bushy Park. This gives good publicity for our open weekend on 12-13 April and help is need to support our stand; the parade restricts car access.

Monday 30 April The next committee meeting is at 19:30 at the club.

On Saturday 28 April there is a work party aimed at preparing for Chestnut Sunday and our Open Weekend. A late Lunch will be provided for the workers. Nigel has prepared a list of tasks to be undertaken and you are encouraged to come down and get involved. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Mike Baker

On Saturday 21 April there is a Continental Evening including entertainment and continental style cuisine for only £8. Booking essential; details and booking form.

On Saturday 14 April (Postponed until 5 May) members are encouraged to enter the Mid-Thames Trophy inter-club event (Aquarius, Desborough, Hampton, Littleton, and Staines) at Hampton SC. Gates open at 9:30, briefing at 10:30, and the first race is at 11:00; allow plenty of time to rig. Notice Of Race, Poster. Coffees, buscuits, Lunch and Tea are £10. Please support this important event to help AQSC regain the Trophy.Please let Richard Cannon know on 01932 786636 if you expect to come.

The Easter Egg Trophy races are on Sunday 1 April Posponed. 4 races, 3 races to count for the Easter Egg prizes. Detailsd

Monday 26 March The next committee meeting is at 19:30 at the club.

On 25 March there is the first racing of the 2018 season with a 11:00 start; the clocks go forward 1 hour so don’t be late.

On Saturday 17th March at 19:30 there will be a talk and the Start of Season Party; details.

Monday 19 Febuary The next main committee meeting is at 19:30 at the club.

Saturday 17 February Chinese New Year celebration feast, booking essential; details.

27 January The Burns Night dinner at 17:30 don’t be late (Note earlier time). Booking essential. Another Wheeler deal so don’t miss out; details.

Monday 15 January The next main committee meeting is at 19:30 at the club.

Saturday 06 January Social Committee meeting at Diana Carpenter by invitation at 12:00.

03 January Wednesday bar reopening and on each succeeding Wednesday.

01 January Start 2018 with a frosty sail on New Years Day and a social meet from 11.00. Pot luck lunch at 13:00; there should be BBQ, tea and cake. Hope to see you.