Sailing Secretary Report -
From January to March there had been over two knots of current and red board warnings. I didn’t think we would be able to sail at the start of the new season; the Easter Egg Trophy. Fortunately by Easter Sunday the current had reduced to 1 knot AND there was a 3 to 10 mph East wind that gave the few who endured the fine but bitterly cold conditions an excellent sail.
The current remained at one knot for all of April and early May; fortunately there has been enough wind to sail every week.
The weather was ideal for the Open Weekend; fine although a cold 10 to 15 mph wind that gave visitors good sailing.
Three SigneTs went to Bewl on the late spring bank Holiday Monday family sailing. There was a glorious sunny day with excellent sailing in a 12 to 25 mph SW wind.
It was extremely windy at the Hampton SC Regatta on Saturday with 35 mph maximun gusts; Bryan Clements decided it was too windy to sail, Richard Cannon sailed but retired after capsizing.
We were fortunate to have very good but challenging sailing for the Regatta and SigneT Open meeting; an extremely gusty and shifty 12 to 24 mph WSW wind. On Sunday there was a bit less wind and not so gusty; excellent sailing.
We were lucky to have a warm fine evening for the evening cruise through the lock to the Weir Hotel for dinner; four sailors, a cruiser, a row boat and the AQSC patrol boat; 20 members in all.