23May2001 AQSC Open Weekend - 12 & 13 May

The posters were posted, The Press were informed and invited. A variety of dinghies were made available to take visitors afloat, food was prepared and the bar was stocked and the re-engined safety boat was standing by for its first use. All that was needed was reasonable water conditions, a bright sunny day, a good breeze and some visitors.

We certainly got excellent weather with sunshine and a 5 to 12 knt easterly breeze so there was no problem running against the moderate current. But visitors were a bit short on the ground, about 20 on Saturday and 12 on Sunday.

Those that did turn up enjoyed some good sailing, which for some, was their first time in a sailing dinghy. It remains to be seen how many follow through with membership applications but it certainly won't be for the lack of enthusiasm and organisation put in by the members on Saturday and Sunday. Well done everybody and thanks!

Mike (AQSC Publicity Officer) Baker