it was bitterly cold 23 members turnd up for the working party.
Fortunately the forecasted snow didn't materalise and there wasn't much
wind. Although there wasn't much current there was no sailing due to
the working party.
came to clear up following the annual dinner. it was dry, some current
and a very light west wind. No one wanted to sail.
wet day, no one turned up to sail on the first day of the extended
season. Nigel Knowles spent the day working on the kitchen instead of
cold force 1 to 2 NE wind wind was fairly steady but was lighter and
rather patchy for the last race. Although this is the last scheduled
racing for this season Fun racing and afternoon teas will continue
while conditions are suitable for sailing.
wet morning with a force 1 E wind that was fairly steady; the rain died
out as the day progress but so did the wind and it went round to NE. In
the last race the first 2 laps took 10 minutes each and the 3rd lap
took 20 minutes.
basically north wind day. Although at high level it was gusting well
into force 3, it was much less at water level and was VERY variable and
shifty with all legs seeming to be a beat.
fine day with a 3-6 knt N wind high up but at saiing level it was
generally light; very variable and from any direction although not very
superb day. Hot and sunny with a ENE force 2 to 3 gust 4 wind that gave
excellent sailing, although it was quite gusty and shifty and there
were several capsizes,
S force 1-2 gust 3 wind was very shifty and fluky from all directions
and it was very wet for the morning race. A wet week had caused a 1 to
2 knt current and it was very difficult for SigneTs to make way
upstream especially at the bottom mark; they did 2 laps compared to a
Lasr 6 laps. The wind dropped for the last race and the SigneT was
towed back. Bodgit & Son were working on the kitchen development
all day and didn't sail.
bitterly cold North wind although at water level it was very fluky and
shifty mainly West force 1 to 3, but could be any direction; there were
several capsizes. The last race was very unpleasent with heavy rain.
cold day with a West force 1-2, rather gusty. Ihe Signet Open Meeting
at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, had excellent sailing with a shifty SW
force 2-3 gusting 4 wind.
glorius day with a force 1 - 2 gust 3 West wind gave excellent sailing;
especially for the last race. Although the wind was fairly variable and
shiftyl Although at riverl level it was West at flag leval it was NW.
was warm and dry with a force 1-2 NW wind for the 3 Picos used for the
youth fun afternoon. The 4 canues used didn't need any wind.
a cold day but the E force 2-3 gust 4 fairly steady wind gave very good
sailing; there were a couple of capsizes. The wind dropped a bit
towards the end of the last race.
16 to 20knt N wind was forecast at Bewl; fortunately it was a little
less most of the time at 10 knts. It was much more shifty and gusty
than usual although everyone could cope and have a good sail. It was a
warm and fine.
wasn't any racing and the main activity was preparing to go to Bewl the
next day. There was a force 3 to 4 West wind that gave a very good
sail; It was surprising that there weren't any capsize.
very light wind giving lousy sailing. Basicly SW wind but from all
directions and so little, fluky and large shifts, it was very difficult
to recognise when it had reversed.
NNE wind was very different for each race. In the morning race it was
force 1 to 2 and fairly steady and gave a good sail. It was much more
gusty in the 1st afternoon race, force 4, and there were many capsizes.
It was less strong for the the 2nd afternoon race but was extremely
shifty and fluky with the wind reversing directing in an instant.
wind was forecast as NNW 5knts but it was very light, variable and
shifty. Often a beat changed to a run with out you realising it. The
short course had a pair of marks at each end and after passing between
them either could be rounded. The Signet Nationals at Bradwell, Essex
(on the Blackwater estury) had excellent sailing conditions all week;
the wind was between force 2 and 5 and generally force 3 to 4.
force 1 to 2 wind was fairly steady without lulls. There was close
racing between the Lasers and the Rooster (Laser with a larger sail)
didn't have a significant advantage.
West 1-2 gust 3 wind was a bit patchy but gave a good sail; it was
reasonbly steady in direction. There were 15 boats on the water and 14
raced; the most for a long time.
forecast was for SSE force 2-3 knts but at river level it was more like
W 1-2 gust 3 and very variable, shifty and patchy; it could be any
direction and at times it was East. Sailing was reasonble and there was
was very hot with a West 3 to 10 knt wind, fairly steady although at
times it briefly reversed direction. The weather was ideal for a youth
World Cup football theme event with youths in canoes ? and for recent
new member having sailing training.
was excellent weather for the SigneT open meeting; a fine and hot with
a SW force 3 gusting top end of 4. Sailing was good although the wind
was very shifty, fluky and gusty; we expected capsizes but there was
Hampton SC Regatta on Sunday most of the time there was hardly any wind
that was in any direction. It was very patchy. Sailing was very poor
and the wind could reverse direction without you realising it.
||The Hampton SC Regatta on Saturday had a hot fine day with an East force 2 to 3 wind that gave excellent sailing.
but cold at first. The light North wind, force 0-1, was very variable,
shifty and fluky; a run could change to head to wind in an instance and
every leg seemed to be a beat. For the afternoon races all the course
was moved down stream where there was a bit more wind; the race was
timed from and finished at the upstream mark. I thought the sailing was
horrible but Charles D and Graham T enjoyed it.
and Cambs Regatta 2010 incorporating aSignet Open Meeting had very
strong NNW wind. For the morning race it was 18 - 23 gust 28 knots
decreasing by 5 knots in the afternoon.There were fewer capsizes than
would be expected in that strength wind because there weren't sudden
gusts and wind shifts.
similar to Saturday although maybe a bit more wind from the West but
still very variable and shifty coming ftom all directions. There was
enough wind to capsize Bryan Clements.
fine day for the regatta but more suitable for the Hog Roast/Jaz in the
evening. The North 0 gust 3 was very variable, shifty and patchy and
the sailing was poor.
West force 2 to 3 wind was steady by river standards and sailing was
excellent; the best we have had for a long time. The race officer
decided the conditions would be suitable for the Cundy Trophy Long
Distance Race and this was run as the first afternoon race. Conditions
were fine until beyond the Channel Marker where the wind dropped.
Robert Britton won; his first race using ST749 that he only aquired a
couple of weeks ago.
3 to 5 was forecast for the visit to Bewl Valley SC; fortunately it was
NE 2 to 4 which was more suitable for most of the 24 members who went
with 9 boats. The wind was quite patchy, shifty and cold but everyone
had a great time.
was warm with a force 3 gusting 5 shifty and variable W wind for the
youth activity day, There was excellent sailing but many capsizes;
members found it much more difficult to recover than in the light winds
when they did capsize recovery training.
very hot day with 4 mph East wind forecast; unfortunately the wind
varied from E to S to W and often dropped to zero so sailing wasn't as
good as expected.
Westerly force 2 to 3 was very consistant for a change and there was
good sailing; it dropped a bit during the last race. The SigneT meeting
at Paxton had a NE force 1-3 gust 4 wind that was very patchy and
fluky, although the sailing was good.
second open day was dry and not as cold as Saturday. The force 2-3 NE
to E wind was ideal for taking visitors out. There were 30 visitors in
12 groups. 11 boats were out
was miserable and bitterly cold for the open day although not as wet as
forecast, the NE force 1 to 2 wind gave reasonable sailing for the few
boats that went out. There was only one visitor.
||Bitterly cold wet day with NE force 0 to 4 wind that went round to the NE as the day progressed.
boats from 5 clubs entered the Mid-Thames Trophy inter club Regata at
AQSC. Unfortunately there was 0.5 knts of current and the West wind
drropped after the first start and it was very difficult to make way
upstream; there were many retirements and the last race was cancelled.
Charles Dennis capsized when he over did a roll tack.
sail with SW force 1-2 in the morning increasing to force 2-3 in the
afternoon, although it was very shifty and and rather patchy. There was
still 0.5knt current but it wasn't a problem. John Panting sailed
ST924, that he has been building for 16 months, for the first time.
glorious day that started with a NEE force 2 wind and there wasn't a
problem going upstream against the 1 knot current, but very easy to
miss judge the marks. The wind increased to 2-3 for the first afternoon
race and much more for the 2nd one; 3-4 gust 5. Every one capsized and
Imagen Morris was the only finisher and had 3 capsizes.
current was still over 2knts with a 8 knt W to NW wind Lasers could
only just get round a short course; unusually the Surrey bank seemed to
be favoured for tacking against the current. Fortunately the
challanging conditions were enjoyed.
Saturday there was a very fast current and we didn't expect to be able
to have the first sail of the season, especially as there was a west
wind. Fortunately the current had dropped a bit, although still about 3
knots, and the 7 knt W wind wasn't too fluky. Lasers were able to get
round the short course and had a good sail. Many penalties were done
due to touching marks and although not very windy there were 3 capsizes.