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Monday 24 June The next committee meeting is at 19:30 at the club (NOT the 10 June).

Wednesday 26 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.

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13May A newsletter used to be published in paper with web versions. I am pleased that Kevin Lavery has produced a newsletter in pdf format that is available here.

02 May Bodget and Son have nearly completed their next major project. The timber cladding along the front has been deteriorating and PVC cladding has been added.

01 May From his house Rodger noticed some suspicious activity in the vacinity of the club. Some youths in an inflatable made off with one of our canoes. Bryan picked Rodger up in our patrol boat and they gave chase. The youths released the canoe and it was recovered. The canoes will be secured by a lock and chain. Please make sure your property is secure.

On 31 March conditions were excellent for the start of the new season. As forecast there was E to NE 10 to 15 mph wind. There was excellent challenging sailing; there were 5 capsizes.

On 16 March the weather forecast was terrible for the first work Party of the year; some members queried if it would take place. It is usually a mistake to change arrangements because of expected conditions; they were better than forecast and much was achieved; story.

On 02 March the British theme Quiz by Colin was in a variety of of interesting sections. The lovely supper prepared by Diana, Deborah and helpers was fitted between the quiz sections.


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05 February All Duties have been uploaded to Dutyman and anyone who has been allocated a duty should receive a welcome email with a list of their duties and a link to log them into Dutyman. A week before a duty is due you will receive a reminder email.  

On 25 January there was an excellent Burns Night Supper; Story, Video (4:50 duration)

23 January The 2019 program is on line and the 2019 Wednesday bar duties are in Dutyman; you should receive email duty reminders.

On Tuesday 1 January 2019 There was an excellent start to the year, warm, dry with 5 to 12 mph NW wind. Sailing was much better than was expected. There were 2 races in the morning and one after lunch. Six boats sailed and there were 20 members at the club to enjoy jacket potatoes and various fillings followed by fruit crumble; many thanks to Nigel for the delicious food.

Personal Items

And now a word from our sponsors (i.e. The AQSC Management Committee). Please remove all personal items from the changing rooms at the end of the sailing day. The changing rooms are NOT storage areas and items left there WILL be disposed of. You have been warned!

Also there is far to much in the store room; it is not for storage of personal items that are seldom used and all items left there MUST be identified with the owner name or sail number else it may be disposed of.
Mike Baker

Most people aren’t aware of the dangers of cold water shock. These RYA and RNLI stories highlight the dangers, I suggest you have a look.