Sailing Program and Social Events  February 2018 - March 2019 updated 06Jan18

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This is a copy of the 2017 program with all the dates updated to 2018  Quite a few dates are known and fixed and their Text is normal size. All events that haven't been finalised yet, mainly AQSC, are double small text; they will return to normal size when dates have been finalised. Updated following the social committee meeting on 6 January. The HTML version of this document can be viewed online at http://www.sailaquarius.org.uk/program/salpro2018nvu.html or PDF (better for printing) at http://www.sailaquarius.org.uk/program/salpro2018nvu.pdf .

Note that this year the RYA PTBO (Push The Boat Out)  promotion is all of May and Chestnut Sunday is the 6 May (Bank Holiday weekend). Our RYA PTBO Open Weekend will be the following weekent (12-13 May, a week earlier than last year). The folllowing Sunday 20 May will be an  extra Open Day.

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The Club is open every Sunday throughout the year and the patrol boat will be manned whenever conditions are suitable for sailing.
Members needing help with rigging etc. or who wish to crew need to arrive at least 1 hour before the start of an activity.
On Sunday race days activities include the bar, lunch (burgers), tea and cakes from 15:00 to 15:30; please come and join us.
After British Summer Time ends (BST) the last race will start soon after the 2:00pm event finishes; tea and cakes will be after the last race finishes.
From 13:30 - 15:00 on the first Sunday of the month there will be activities for newcomers, but suitable for ALL members; details in the Notes column.
TFC = Training, Fun, Cruising, SpA = Spring/Autumn series. Sailing Activities Details. All activities without a day specified are are on Sunday.
The Main 12' Trophy will be for the Summer Series.
This year the Laser Cup will be for a Laser Series created by importing the Laser results from alternate Summer and SpA Series. Also the Bosun
Trophy will be for a Bosun Series created by importing the Bosun results from alternate Summer and SpA Series.

 DATE  11:00 am  12:00 am  2:00 pm  3:30 pm  Evening, Social and Notes
JANUARY 2018
Mon 1
New Years Day Sail from 11.00am and Pot luck lunch
Sat 27

Burns Night Celebration, Haggis Tatties and Neeps from 6:00pm. Rodger Wheeler
 FEBRUARY
 17
Chinese New Year Evening. Rodger
 25
Commodore's Cruise/Treasure Hunt 11:30, lunch 14:00. John Botterill, need to check with him.
 MARCH
 11
Working party 10:30am. Come along with gardening tools and clothes; lunch will be provided
 Sat 17   Start Of Season Party & buffet supper 7:30pm. Possible talk on Dredging via Don  Barnet
 25
Sunrise 1
Spring 1
TFC
SpA 1/   Bosun 1
BST begins
 APRIL
01 Easter Egg Trophy, 4 races, best 3 count
1:30 pm "Introduction to Rules & Racing" N Knowles  Monday is Bank Holiday
08 Sunrise 2 Spring 2 TFC SpA 2/ Laser 1

 Sat 14
Mid-Thames Trophy 2017 at Hampton SC; postponed from 21 October 2017 due to strong wind forecast First start 11:00, patrol boat will leave at 10:00am
15
Sunrise 3 Spring 3 TFC
Sprint 1 & 2
 Sat 21
 
Continental Evening 7:30 pm. Mike and Jean
 22
Sunrise 4
Spring 4
TFC SpA 3/   Bosun 2
 
 Sat 28
 Working party 10:30am with a late lunch. Come along with gardening tools and clothes. Diana
 29
Sunrise 5
Spring 5
TFC SpA 4/Laser 2
 
 MAY
 06 Sunrise 6
Spring 6
Newcomers
Sprint 3 & 4
1:30 pm "Getting round the course faster" Mike Baker. Chestnut Sunday at Bushy Park- AQSC is exhibiting a boat. Monday is Bank Holiday
 Sat 12
Open weekend RYA Push Boat Out 01-31 May
 13
Open weekend RYA Push Boat Out 01-31 May
 20
Open Day, Training and Fun Sailing. Boat demos for new members.
RYA Push Boat Out 01-31 May
 27Sunrise 7Spring 7 TFC Spa 5/Bosun 3 Monday is Spring Holiday
 JUNE
 03 Sunrise 8 Spring 8
 Newcomers Summer 1/ Laser 3
1:30 pm "Patrol boat handling & rendering assistance" Rodger Wheeler.
09 Sat
AQSC In use by Sunbury Skiff and Punting Club
Hampton SC Regatta
 10
Sunrise 9 Spring 9 TFC Summer 2/ Bosun 4 Hampton SC Regatta, 
 Sat 16 2 races for Regatta trophy, AQSC Regatta details  
 17 2 Regatta Trophy races am. BBQ, Ladies & Novice race, President race, fun and games, Strawberry Cream tea AQSC Regatta details
 24
Sunrise 10 Spring 10TFCSummer 3/ Laser 4
 Wed 27 Midsummer day is Sun 24 June 2018  Mid Summer Cruise & pub supper; leave 6pm
 JULY 
 01 Sunrise 11 Spring 11
Newcomers Sprint 5, 6
1:30pm "Capsize Theory & Practice" Nigel Knowles.
Wimbledon tennis 2 July-15 July 2018

 08 Sunrise 12 Spring 12
TFC Summer 4/ Laser 5
End of Hampton Court flower show (2-8 Jul 2018).
 Sat 14

Hog roast 7:30pm, check for MTYC event
 15 Sunrise 13 Spring 13
TFC Summer 5/ Bosun 5

 Sat 21
Molesey Regatta No sailing at AQSC
 22 Sunrise 13 Spring 13
TFC
Summer 5/ Laser 6
Molesey youth/disabled event, no sailing down stream of AQSC
29
Earlybird 1 Autumn 1
TFC
Sprint 7, 8 Prudential RideLondon 27-29 July
 AUGUST
 05 Earlybird 2 Autumn 2 Newcomers  Summer 6/ Bosun 6  1:30 "Basic 1st aid" Darren Best.
Sat 11
 
I don't think this was discusssed. BBQ from 6:30pm, BYO or buy from bar, followed by patrol boats leaving at 20:15 for Sunbury Regatta illuminated sailpast and fireworks; to book a boat place ring Richard on 01932 786636.
 12 Earlybird 3 Autumn 3
TFC Summer 7/ Laser 7
 
 Sun 19
Earlybird 4 Autumn 4
TFC Summer 8/ Bosun 7

 Sun 26
Fun sailing and BBQ from 7:30am
Monday Bank holiday
 SEPTEMBER
 Sat 1
Mid-Thames Trophy at Hampton SC
  2 Earlybird 5
Autumn 5
Newcomers
Summer 9/ Laser 8
1:30am  "Sailing Faster" Graham Thompson
  9
Earlybird 6
Autumn 6
TFC Sprint  9, 10  
 Sat 15

Drop of an Aquarius Hat. Rodger & Diana; booking form
 16 Earlybird 7
Autumn 7
TFC Summer 10/ Bosun 8

 23
Earlybird 8
Autumn 8
TFC
Summer 11/ Laser 9

 30 Earlybird 9
Autumn 9
Newcomers
SpA 6/ Bosun 9
 
 OCTOBER
 07 Earlybird 10
Autumn 10
TFC SpA 7/ Laser 10
 1:30 "Seamanship" D Barnet
 14 Earlybird 11 Autumn 11
TFC Sprint Race 11, 12  
 21 Earlybird 12 Autumn 12
TFC SpA 8/ Bosun 10

Sat 27
Working party 10:30am with a late lunch.  Come along with gardening tools and clothes.
28
Earlybird 13 Autumn 13
TFC
SpA 9/ Laser 11
BST ends. The last race starts soon after the 2:00pm event finishes
Wed 31

Halloween event? Brenda and Hendras
 NOVEMBER
04
Earlybird 14 Autumn 14
Newcomers SpA 10 / Bosun 11
1:30 "Winterising your boat" Mike Baker.
 The last race starts soon after the 2:00pm event finishes
Sat 10

Annual Dinner, think at the club
 DECEMBER
Sat 1




AGM, Prize Giving and End of Season Party 7.30pm
 09 Cheats Christmas Lunch 12:30pm Deborah
Wed 19

Seasonal nibbles Nigel & Rodger
 JANUARY 2019
Tue 1
New Years Day Sail from 11.00am and Pot luck lunch
Sat 26

Burns Night Celebration, Haggis Tatties and Neeps from 7:30pm. Rodger
 FEBRUARY 2019
 Sat 23

Mardi Gras in 2018 is March 5 so should we have it on  Saturday 2 March. Jean & Rodger
 MARCH 2019
 Sat 16
Working party 10:30am. Come along with gardening tools and clothes. Lunch will be provided
 Sat 23

Start Of Season Party 7:30pm. Buffet supper
 31 Sunrise 1 Spring 1
TFC  SpA 1/ Bosun 1
BST begins a week later than 2018. Sailing starts at start of BST so I have avanced working party and start of season party 1 week.

Sailing Activities Details 2018

All races will start on time; races will not be delayed because competitors are not ready.
The 12:00 am race will generally be a Spring or Autumn Series race.
The 2:00 pm activity will be Training, a Fun activity, or Cruising (TFC) with emphasis on giving less experienced members a better sailing experience including sailing with different boats and helm/crew. On the first Sunday of the month it should relate to the newcomers event.
The 3:30 pm race will generally be a SpA (Spring/Autumn), a Summer and Laser or Bosun, or 2 Sprint Series races; After BST ends it will start soon after the 2:00pm event finishes so boats can be put away in the light.
Wednesday afternoon Sailing will be from 3:30pm starting on 2 May and ending on 26 September; the bar will open when sailing finishes.
The Cundy Trophy long distance race will take place, on a day when the weather is suitable, concurrent with a scheduled Sunday afternoon race.
 Series

 Trophies

 Notes
 Spring  Handicap Trophy
 13 races at 11.30am from 25 April to 22 July (7 to count)
 Summer
 Main 12' Trophy
 11 races at 3.30pm between 3 June and 23 September (6 to count)
 Laser
 Laser Cup  Laser results extracted from alternate SpA and Summer Series
Bosun  Bosun  Bosun results extracted from alternate SpA and Summer Series
 Autumn  Cruiser Trophy
 14 races at 11.30am between 29 July and 4 November (7 to count)
 Spring/Autumn (SpA)
 Saturday Trophy
 10 races at 3.30pm between 1 April and 4 November (5 to count)
 Sprint  Enterprise Cup
 6 pairs of short races at 3.30pm between 8 April and 14 October (6 to count)

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