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
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
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.