Date
Notes

14/09/03
Before the start of the Fun race there seemed to be a reasonble sail but then the wind

dropped to practically nothing. Basically SE but it could be coming from anywhere and

none of the indicators were sensitive enough. It was also uncomfortable being very hot

and persperation make eyes very painful.

07/09/03
W 0-1 very variable and patchy. Right at the end of the last race it was much better

with a 2.

31/08/03
The basically West wind was very patchy and variable. At the Fishers Green Signet

Open Meeting it was very similar with a 10 minute period of complete calm during the

afternoon race.

25/08/03
The Bank Holiday was away days at Bewl on Sunday and Monday. Both days had

ideal weather for sailing; warm and dry with a 10 to 15 knt East wind giving gentle

planing.

17/08/03
For morning Fun race excellent E 8knt wind with 1 lap running up to Channel Marker

following the safety boat. By the afternoon the wind had dropped a bit and was much

more variable. For the last race the wind moved round S and was very light, variable

and fluky, not nice, so the top mark was moved down to the jetty.

10/08/03
East 1 gust 2 and fluky, very hot.

03/08/03
Very hot and light wind. Sheduled as a Fun race or cruise; no sailing until 16:00 as no

wind. Race held but no results kept. Start of Signet Week at Ullswater with heat wave

and very little wind all week.

27/07/03
West 5-10 knots pretty steady by river standars except for last race when wind was a

bit stronger. Two Grads retired with a capsize and swamped after near capsize.

Excellent sailing, about as good as the river gets.

20/07/03
It seemed like a good 7-10 knt SW wind but it was extremely fluky which made for

frustrating sailing. It was the flukiest of the year with wind coming from all directions.

13/07/03
Very poor attendance, not helped by Hampton Court Flower show and very little wind

first thing; Fun race not held. For the afternoon there was an unexpectedly good 5 - 8 knt

East wind, for a change the upstream mark was near the Channel notice below

Sunbury Court Island with a 1 lap figure of eight in the wider section of the river for the

first race.

06/07/03
Very little wind basically W 0 with some laps up to 1. Fun race not held; no wind & no

one wanted to do it.

29/06/03
AQSC regatta, Excellent conditions with a fairly steady ESE to E 2-3 wind, fine and

warm. 10 boats but only 1 lady/Novice entry. Last race also made for the long distance

Cundy Trophy with 1st lap following safety boat laying mark at Rivermead Island,

Sunbury and spinnakers were used all the way up, boats were very close.

28/06/03
Signet open meeting and AQSC regatta. Light variable and shifty SE to SW 0 to 2

wind although not as fluky as would expect, fine and warm. Wind dropped for last race.

4 visitors and 5 club signets. Only 1 non Signet as helms were crewing. Excellent

Jazz/BBQ in evening with 66 attendees.

22/06/03
First thing there was no wind then there was a storm with high winds. By the time the

Fun race race started the Southerly wind dropped to very little and lap times were 20

minutes. By the afternoon the wind had increased to 8 to 12 knts and varied from SE to

SW to give a good sail and 8 minute laps. Very good support with 11 boats out.

15/06/03
Hampton SC Regatta, Very light S to W to E wind all over the place. 5 AQSC boats.

14/06/03
Hampton SC Regatta, excellent sailing conditions with an 8-12 knt East wind a bit

variable and shifty but not fluky. Only 2 AQSC boats.

08/06/03
No wind first thing but by race time there was 5knt very gusty & fluky S to SW wind.

The strength increased rapidly during the day to gusts of 24knts in the first pm race.

There were many capzises and 2 head injuries from being hit by the boom. Only 2 of

the 8 boats didn't capsize or have an injured helm. For the pair of Sprint races the wind

had gone round to the W and was much nicer.

01/06/03
Very light and fluky S to SW wind. Only 4 boats.

26/05/03
Bewl regatta Allcomers handicap race. Racing postponed 1 hr because no wind, then

good sailing in a 10knt wind, very shifty by Bewl standards.

25/05/03
Cruising at Bewl. Ideal 5 to 10 knt SW wind in the morning. Windier PM and then a

squall with with 20 knt wind, torrential rain and hail gave very exhilerating sailing.
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