Summer 2008

Contents 28Jul08

Chichester YC Visit

Committee Meetings

Commodore's Writes

Dinghy Show Feedback

Greek Night

Indoor Olympics

Just another Sailing Day

Mid Thames Trophy

News of Members


Open Weekend

Regatta and Greek eve

Remembrance of Bob

Renovation Update

Sailing Secretary

SigneTs at Grafham


Social Calendar

South in a Westerly

Start of Sailing Season

Swings Through Trees

Twilight Cruise

Working Party


Sailing Secretary - Richard Cannon


Unfortunately the year has rather continued the way it started. The firsrt races for the Easter Eggs couldn’t be sailed because there was a lot of current and very little wind.

The Mid Thames Trophy event, held at Hampton SC (HSC)this year, was bitterly cold but the 12knt  gusting 23knt East wind gave very exciting sailing with many capsizes. The following day we had a good sail at Aquarius.

The late May holiday visit to Bewl was cancelled due to the extremely bad weather forecast.; the right decision because there was no sailing there due to gusts of 40knts..

June started with a lot of current and racing was cancelled on the 2nd Sunday. There was very good sailing at the HSC regatta although the Sunday was extremely windy with every race having gusts of over 30knts; there were many capsizes and it was very good for the spectators.

Our regatta the following weekend was fortunate to provide good fine sailing weather on both days; the best sailing for a long time

Even one Sunday in July there was too much current to sail upstream so the boats were towed to beyond the lock to race back and on another there was no wind to race.

On 20 July Simon Lunniss organised sailing for the juniors and their mates. Conditions were ideal and over 20 youngsters had a superb time. The following Sunday several families returned and some joined the club. This needs to be repeated.


Juniors being briefed


Juniors being briefed