was a light West wind and with too much current to sail upstream. 6
boats were were towed up to the Channel Marker where back edies made it
possible to make way upstream and 4 boats raced around a short course
using the Channel Marker as a mark. Then they raced back to the club
surprised we were able to sail. Bitterly cold, 1.5kts current and no
wind at 11:15. Fortunately by 12:00 there was a SW to W force 2-3 gust
4 wind that wasn't to shifty and it was possible to make way against
the current; although Grads and Bosun struggled a bit. The sailing was
challenging and enjoyed.
bitterly cold day and 0.6 kts current. Fortunately the forcast rain
didn't happen and the SSW force 1-2 wind wasn't to shifty/fluky; Lasers
and Grads could make way against the current and have an enjoyable sail.
current was still 1.2 knots and there was no wind when members arrived.
Fortunately a force 1-2 NE wind filled in and Lasers and a Graduate
didn't have much trouble making way upstream most of the time; there
was some drizzle in the afternoon.
gorgeous day BUT 0.7knt current with a very light NW wind. In the
morning there was no wind at water level and a few boats mainly drifted
down stream; the race wasn't started. In the afternoon there was some
variable wind and it was possible to make way upstream; the course was
not much longer than the length of the club house.
the forecast of a 4 to 8mph EAST wind good sailing was expected. It was
a glorious day BUT there was very little WEST wind, there was an
unexpected 1.3knt current, and it was impossible to make way upstream.
Six boats were towed up to the willows where they were released. The
place order was counting back from the boat furthest up stream at the
race time of 30 minutes or in reverse order of crossing the finish line
if crossed before then. A very disappointing day.
breezy day, generally variable force 1-3 gust 4, with unusual wind
patterns. There was a lull at the start of the first race and boats
became locked together. The course for the 14:00 event was 4 buoys in
line slalom upstream and downstream giving 6 marks..
was a variable and shifty force 2-3 gust 4 East wind giving good
sailing. As it was an East wind it was ideal for the long distance
Cundy race which was held at 14:00. The patrol boat kept just ahead of
the fleet and dropped a mark at Rivermead Island, a bit below Sunbury
lock. The race time was 41 minutes for the 1st boat and 53 minutes for
the last boat; good judgement laying the mark. Although there was very
good sailing it was a horribly wet day with very heavy rain most of the
time; after lunch there was 25mm of water in my SigneT. In the last
race most of the boats capsized.
gorgeous days sailing. The West 1 - 2 gust 3 wind was fairly steady.
There were several visitors and recent members and we were very busy
making sure every body had a sail. 11 boats were sailing including 3
Bosuns. There is a problem with processing, printing and putting on
line the latest race results; the race sheets with the results are in
sailing was horrible in a very variable, shifty and fluky SE 0-1 wind;
it was from any direction. Then there was a bit of rain while the boats
were being packed up.
Bewl there was some light drizzle first thing which was annoying as the
tents were packed up damp Fortunately the weather improved; overcast
with a shifty Southerly force 2 to 4 wind. Two AQSC boats entered the
Bewl Regatta and two cruised. It was a very enjoyable and sociable
visit with camping Saturday night.
the visit to Bewl there was an overcast day with a shifty Southerly
force 2 to 4 wind; dry and warm enough for a pleasant sail.
||A fabulus day; fine with a frairly steady force 2 to 3 West wind that gave the best sailing we have had this year for 9 boats.
very hot day but the morning race was cancelled because there was no
wind.There was hardly any wind by 14:00; a few boats were drifting
around and there was some training. There was a bit of very variable
South wind later and the 15:30 race took place.
variable conditions with basically a SE wind that was any direction at
sail level. The morning race was very wet, very little wind and 0.3
knts current. It improved in the afternoon; dry, force 0 to 2 wind and
less current. For the 14:oo event boats were towed up river to round
the Channel Marker and race back; there was only 27 seconds between the
first and last finisher.
current has reduced but still 0.4 knts. A showery day with thunder
storms but the SW 1-2 gust 3-4 wind, that varied during the day,
generally gave good sailing. The ladies Olympic cycle race passed the
end of Rodger Wheeler's Road so before lunch members were ferried over
to watch it.
fine day but although there seemed plenty of wind at the weather
station, SW 5-10knts, on the water it was terrible; any direction force
0-2, extremely variable, shifty and fluky. The current was 0.7 knt and
it could be very difficult to make way upstream.
to the continueing rain causing a fast current I didn't expect we would
be able to sail; the Molesey Boat Club Junior Regatta today was
cancelled. There was a force 1-2 gust 3 shifty west wind. Frank Goodall
decided to give it a try in his Laser and managed to make way against
the 1.3 knt current. The 15:30 race was held but only Lasers were able
to complete the course.
more heavy rain there was a 1knt current in the morning and 1.5knts in
the atrernoon. The 6 to 12 knt NW wind was very variable; on the water
it was SW to NW to NE force 1-2. it could be very difficult to make way
against the current. For the 14:00 event boats were towed upstream.
second Regatta day was very similar to Saturday with the shifts not
quite as extreme. During the novelty race there was a squall with
torrential rain and extremely strong gusts; the maximum measured gust
was 28knts (force 7).
SW wind measured 10 to 15 knts with a maximum of 20knts for the AQSC
regatta and SigneT Open Meeting. On the water it was more like force
2-3 gusting 4-5 but was extremely shifty and fluky with instant shifts
of over 90 degrees.
weather station is mounted on a pole behind the clubhouse and when wind
speeds are given in kts they refer to speeds from the weather station;
stronger than at water level. The variable SW wind was very strong,
gusty and shifty in the morning; generally 14kts with a max. of 20. It
moderated in the afternoon and by the last race it was 7kts with a max
of 15 kts. At water level it was W force 2 to 5. Sailing was very good.
were extremely lucky because conditions were perfect for an evening
cruise through Sunbury Lock to the Weir Hotel for dinner; there was
very little current. The weather Station showed SE 6-10 knts going and
8-12 knts returning.
didn't expect to be able to sail because from yesterday morning until
9:30 this morning the current was 4 knts and all the locks had red or
yellow warning boards. BUT after 11:00 the current reduced to 1 to 2
knts. The SW force 1-2 gust 3 wind was very variable and shifty but one
laser went out in the afternoon and managed to make progress against
the current. It is extremely difficult to change plans to suit weather
conditions and get it right.
'Fun on the Water' day was postponed because there was a very strong
current, about 4 knts; it was also very windy. The Environment Agency
has red boarded most of the river; yellow on our reach
SE force 2 wind was very variable in speed and direction; the 1/2 to 1
knt current didn't cause a problem to the faster boats. We had a ggod
number of new members turn up and there were 12 boats out for the last
race with 3 Picos and a Laser being used by new members.
Bewl website showed it was overcast and dry with a 10knt NE wind but
extremely cold, 10 degree C; there were only about 6 boats out.
cold damp day but an East force 1-2 gust 3 wind gave a good sail. As it
was the Queen's Jubilee bank holiday weekend there was a race for
Jubilee mugs brought by Joan Bray. Monday was going to be a Bewl visit
although no one went due to the very wet and cold weather forecast.
very hot day; a mainly E, although shifty, wind gave excellent sailing.
The wind was light at the start of the first race but had increased to
force 2-3 by end. In the afternoon it was gusting force 4. It was ideal
for taking out many new and prospective new menbers who came back after
having had very little wind on the Open Days.
cold for the open day. The NW force 0-1 gust 2 wind was very variable
and shifty but enough to make progress against the 1 knt current.
but overcast for the open day. The current had redudced but was still 1
knt and there was hardly any variable SW wind. As most of the time it
was impossible to make way upstream boats were towed up to the willows
to drift back.
9:30 there was 5 knts current, a fine day with a 8 knt SSW wind was
forecast and we didn't expect to sail. BUT the current reduced to 3
knts and sailing was possible although only a Laser could progress
aganst the current. For the 14:00 event boats were towed up to the
Channel Marker and then they raced back to the club. All races
allocated to TFC as sailing wasn't expected.
in the wind out of the sun but a glorious day for the workung party.
Sailing wouldn't have been possible because there was too much current.
bitterly cold day, no wind, 4 knots of current so no possibility of
sailing again. The first year high current has stopped sailing in May
for over 20 years. Instead of sailing 12 members made a start preparing
the club for the Open Days and posting Open Day publicity leaflets
through local letter boxes.
cold wet day with a very variable gusty NE force 2-4 wind. The river
was a raging torrent after days of heavy rain and sailing was cancelled
for safety reasons.
was very cold and wet for the Mid-Thames Trophy event at Desborough SC.
Three AQSC boats were going to be towed by the patrol boat but there
was too much current; 2 SigneTs went by road Fortunately the variable
shifty force 1 to gust 3 NE wind enabled progress against the current
at DSC, although it was very patchy in morning but fortunately much
better in the afternoon when there was a good sail.
wet and windy than expected. Good sailing in a variable NW to SW shifty
force 1-2 wind, 0.3 knt current. 2 capsizes due to wind shifts. There
was good sailing at the Paxton SC SigneT open meeting in a very shifty
SW force 2-3 gust 4 wind.
day started extremely cold with a N force 1-2 gust 3 wind; at water
level it was extremely fluky, shifty and gusting from all directions.
There was some rain in the afternoon.
||A cold W force 1-2 wind was very steady for the river and sailing was pleasant.
day, much warmer than expected, but poor sailing because on the water
the N force 0-1 wind was very patchy, shifty and came from any
direction. Helm weren't using their own boat in the 2pm event.
brilliant start to the season. A hot fine day with a steady NEE force 1
to 2 wind giving a lovely sail. Nine boats was not quite a record for
the first day but since 1993 it has only been bettered in 1997-9. In
the 2pm event a faster helm mentored a slower helm,
hardly any current and 2 boats had a very fluky N force 1 to 2 wind for
sailing on the last Sunday before the start of the new season. It got
very cold in the afternoon.
Goodall got cold and wet rigging his Laser and popped in and out of the
club for a warm up. The wind was from the SW to start and then moved to
a Westerly it was extremely gusty, force 3 gust 4, the trees were
swaying and river was choppy. There were a large number of rowers and
coupled with the unpredictably strong gusts Frank had to keep his wits
about him but managed to stay upright.
unbelievably glorius sunny day for the lunch/ treasure hunt cruise. Not
much wind for the 3 boats sailing but no current. Both patrol boats and
Laurie's cuiser carried most members for the cruise/treasure hunt.
good sailing day. When the sun was out it was quite warm and the wind
was a brisk north westerly probably force 2 gusting to 3 but very fluky
making it extremely awkward for the 3 boats out; heads hit by the boom
as it switched sides.
had to be swept off the Laser and hardly any water came from the drain
plug because it was frozen. There was very little wind, but hardly any
current, and Frank and Bryan and could just make headway on the
occasional puff of wind. The weather and river has been amazing this
year; Frank has used the River for 30 years and never known it so
placid during the winter months.
was cold with a light breeze but no current. Frank Goodall sailed while
Bryan Clements help Pat Halling with cruiser recently bought.
the day of the Cole Porter lunch the conditions were perfect for
sailing. Frank Goodall, Trudi Hilton and Bryan Clements had a super
sail in a fairly steady SEE force 2 to 3 wind with no current; better
than most of the summer sailing days.
||A mild day with a pleasant breeze and no current; Frank Goodall and Bryan Clements had a nice sail.
the first time in over 20 years there was an Aquarius sail on New
Year's Day . There was very little current and the SW force 2-3 wind
gave 4 boats a good sail. Fortunately the rain held off until lunch. 21
members came to the club.