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Monday 18 February The next committee meeting is at 19:30 at the club.

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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.

On Wedneday 19 December Nigel Knowles organised excellent seasonal nibbles for around 20 members.  There was a good selection of hot and cold food.


On 9 December Deborah Lea and helpers organised and prepared a delicious Cheats Xmas lunch; story, photos, Jenga Video.

01 December The 2018 AGM, prize giving and end of season party was attended by 38 members. 11 members received prizes and shared 15 Trophies. Sailing Secretary Report and Trophies for 2016-2018. Story. Photos by Frank Rainsborough.

The Sunbury Matters December 2018 issue has bits on the slumboats. There is a bit on Page 2 ‘Welcome’  and Page 8 ‘EA Action on Reclaim River Bank Campaign’

25 November Graham has a crowded Shipmate.



Sunday 11 November With heavy rain overnight the water was level with the down stream slipway. The Aquarius patrol boat has been leaking so the opportunity was taken to pull it out of the water with the help of a chain block.

Saturday 10 November Annual Dinner was a sell out. The meal was excellent, one of the best we have had; photos.

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.         

Wednesday 31 October Thanks to Nigel for organising the free nibbles for Halloween.

Saturday 27 October was a glorious but cold day for the work party with 28 workers and for the first time all planned jobs, 19, were completed; photos. Thanks to all who came especially to those who spent hours preparing the delicious free lunch.


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11 August The weather forecast for the evening was for rain. Fortunately by the time the patrol boat left for the Sunbury regatta fireworks the rain had stopped; members had been put off and only 4 went.  

Wednesday 8 August was very active at AQSC; 6 or 7 boats sailing in a reasonble wind. In the evening there were 25 members calbrating Eric Bridgewater’s life; two gateau had been donated by his family.  

On Saturday 28 July there was an excellent hog roast; story.

On Sunday 1 July an E to NE 10 to 15 mph wind gave good sailing so the 15:30 race sailed up stream to Sunbury for the Cundy Long Distace race Trophy concurrent with the Summer 3 race. It was a good decision and it was a very enjoyable sail for the 7 bpats.

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