The day started with a good E wind and Rodger planned that racing would go well

upstream. But by the time we started the wind had dropped & gone round to the N. The

first mark was just below Sunbury Court Island. The N 0-1 wind was extremely

variable & fluky and 1 lap took 40 min. The afternoon races used a down stream course

and there was a much better sail.

A horrible extremely fluky light wind from all directions with 180 degree wind shifts


Light wind and low entry with a SigneT open meeting at Littleton. At the SigneT

meeting the wind was very light, patchy and shifty; weed was a big problem.

The SW NO wind was very variable and practically non existant. Unusual course, the

first mark was a choice of the limit marks on the start line to be rounded as soon as

started and one Stbd downstream mark. Most not interested in the 2nd pm race but Pat

Halling & Graham Thompson sailed upstream and some wind appeared which gave

them by far the best sail of the day

At 10:00 it didn't look as if there would be any wind but we were surprise when it

became quite breezy with a NWW wind; although it was extremely fluky with 180

degree tacks common. At the end of racing Richard took Stan, a new member, out; he

seemed to be making good progress until something caused him to capsize. Both were

dry until during the recovery ST368 went over the other way, turned turtle and broke the


It was just as well that only fun races were scheduled as there was some current and

the wind was very light and died completely at the end of the morning race. All boats

had to be towed back in the afternoon.

Practically no N wind for the morning race. Fortunately it improved for the afternoon and

went round to the West. Short ppp course. Also an open day for Jubilee Picnic

contacts, about 12 people taken out between races and crewing.

Although the wind was varying from N to W at force 1-2 which would indicate a poor

sail there was a surprisingly good sail. As the Molesey Junior Regatta came above

Platt's Eyot the course was upstream of the club to as far as the pipe yard.

After a few Sundays with good sailing condition there was very little wind, although

fine and hot, for the first Signet Open meeting held at AQSC. The first race was

delayed 30 minutes waiting for a bit of wind to develop. Short races were held over a

short course. By the end of the last race there was a reasonable wind. Five visitors and

four Aquarius SigneTs enjoyed the day, especially the sunbathing spectators.

Basically SSW 1-3 but very variable and fluky with the wind from all directions; 90 to

135 degree shifts were common. Richard Cannon capsize approaching the finish line

and crossed the line capsized.

Regatta. W2-3 gust 4 as on Saturday but a very different wind; fluky and shifty.

Regatta and Jazz/BBQ. Excellent W2-3 gust 4 and fine, very steady in direction by

river standards. Very good sailing up to pipe yard.

With a forecast of very light wind it didn't seem promising. Fortunately it was wrong

and we had an excellent sail in a steady West 2-3 wind up to beyond the pipe yard.

There was the best support this year with 10 boats out.

Hampton Regatta Sun, SW 2-3 G4. Good sail except for 1st PM race when top mark

was in Platts Eyot cut.

Hampton Regatta Sat SW 3-4, good sail, steady for the river.

A horrible day for sailing. A cold South 10-15 knt wind in the morning reducing to 6-10

knt and wet in the afternoon. Very variable, fluky and gusty; it changed from a beat to a

run in an instant.

Excellent weather day for the last day of the Bewl visit; warm with a steady SW 12-15

knt wind, ideal for racing.

There was excellent weather for the first two days of the visit to Bewl. Sunny with a

steady SE 10 knt wind was just right for cruising.

Unfortunately the bad weather forecast was right. Although there was some sun there

was a lot of rain and squalls with a very strong gusty SW wind, generally 2-4, gust 5.

In the 14:00 race Mike Baker capsized his SigneT near the cruisers and the concrete

edge and while he was being towed back Peter Carpenter had his rudder pintle break

and also needed towing back. Charles Dennis was the only one to finish.
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