first Sunday after the end scheduled racing; it was fine but no wind
and 0.3knt current. Graham Thompson took his row boat out and about 12
others socialised .
||The weather was ideal for the working party; rather cold but fine and not much wind.
fine day but there was 1 knot of current and the 6 to 12 mph N to NW
wind was extemely fluky; lighter at sailing level and it was very
dificult to make way against the current. In the afternoon the wind
dropped to 4 to 8 mph and most bioats couldn't finish 1 lap.
fine day but very windy. The W to SW wind was generally 20 to 30 mph
with big gusts. By 15:00 it had dropped to 12 to 20mph. Only a busun
with a double reef ventured out.
extremely windy day; the West to SW wind was generally 18 to 23 up to a
maximum of 42 mph.Three Bosuns with crew ventured out to sail a short
course; one capsized after 1 lap, one helm was exhausted after 2 laps,
the race was finished at 3 laps after only 13 minutes. No one wanted to
sail in the afternoon.
warm very changable day. The early rain just about stopped for the
first race but the SW force 0 to 4 wind came from anywhere and was very
fluky. At the weather station it was 8-12 gust 20 mph. Over lunch and
for the 14:00 race there was heavy rain and thunder. It stopped raining
for the last race but also the wind dropped.
cold wet day, 11°C, with a West force 2 to 3 wind that dropped a bit
for the last race. Sailing was reasonble because the wind was steady by
river standards. As there was only one entry all the races were
allocated to the Fun series.
glorious day and just as the first race started the wind increased from
none to a light Westerly which increased to a fairly steady force 1;
although not much wind sailing was good. For the fun event boats were
towed to the upstream end of Sunbury Court Island to race to Aquarius;
passing the channel marker to starboard all boats were overlapping.
cloudy but with bursts of brilliant sunshine. Wind direction
predominately from the East, occasionally veering North East. Wind
strength generally about 8 - 10mph but gusting 15 - 20mph at times.
River flow very light. No rain throughout the day. Temperature approx.
very warm day but very little west wind; 0-3 gust 5 mph at the weather
station, and 0 at sailing level. There was a slight current that made
it difficult for slower boats to go upstream.
wet and windy weather forecast but it wasn't as wet as expected.
Generally South West wind 10 to 14 gusting 22 mph but at sailing level
it was only force 1 to 3, very shifty and much less hairy than expected.
horrible day. Iintially it looked as if there would be a good sail in a
moderate West wind but as the first race started the wind stopped and
went round in circles and it was very difficult to make any
progress.Generally the weather station displayed 4 to 10 mph but then,
towards the end of the first race, a squall with heavy rain came
through with gusts of 28mph!! There was a light wind in the afternoon
and it was wet.
8 to 14 gust 20 mph West wind was a bit patchy and shifty but there was
excellent sailing. The fun race was made a pursuit race with start
times based on the morning race times; the last starter was 9 minutes
after the first with a race time of 40 minutes. This worked well with
only a few minutes between finishing boats; the winner started 8
minutes after the first starter who finished second.
sailing that got better for the last race. A 6-12 gust 14 mph west wind
was rather patchy in the morning and later increased to 12 gust 20 mph.
Boats experienced force 2-3 gust 4.
super sailing day. By river standards the 10 to 15 gusting 20 to 25 mph
West wind (at the weather station) was very good ; there were a few
capsizes. At sailing level it was force 3 to 4.
good sailing in a shifty and gusty SE to SW force 2-3 gust 4 wind; The
weather Station generally displayed 9 to 13 gust 18 mph. At Bradwell
the SigneTs had a windy week with many capsizes; 15 - 20 gust 25 mph
and showers. Very gusty and fluky force 2-3 wind. At SigneT Week for
the first time the practice race was cancelled because the wind was too
strong; 18-25 mph.
||A fine hot day with a 4 to 8 gust 12 mph E to NE wind (at the weather station); it was very variable. Sailing was OK.
day of the year with an extremely variable W to NW wind. The morning
race started with little patchy wind but there was a complete change by
half way and there was a good sail in much more wind. The weather
confirmed how variable; 2 to 15 mph. There were 2 capsizes.
hot day with ENE wind. Although the weather station, and forecast,
indicated 5 - 15mph for sailing it was much less; unusual for an East
wind it was patchy variable and shifty.
super sailing day. It was fine with a 10 - 15, gust 20 mph West wind.
At higher levels there was some South in the wind and it was quite
shifty. Two helm who seldom capsize did.
was a fine warm evening for the 'Mid Summer Madness' cruise through the
lock for dinner at the Weir Hotel. The West wind was rather light for
the four sailors, there was also a row boat, a cruiser, and the patrol
boat; 17 members total. The return was very slow because the wind had
decreased; we didn't get back to Aquarius until 10:30.
was a bit less wind than Saturday, 10 to 20 mph, it was West and much
less shifty; sailing was just as good but a bit easier.
were lucky to have very good but challenging sailing for the regatta
and SigneT open meeting, without the rain that was forecast. The 12 to
24 mph WSW wind was extremely shifty and gusty and 180 degree tacks
were common; there were several capsizes.
||At Hampton SC the west wind was very light shifty and patchy
Hampton SC regatta the west wind was extremely strong, shifty and
gusty; generally 12 - 15 mph but maximum gust 35 mph. It was very wet
at times in the afternoon.
was good sailing in a cold ENE wind. Fairly shifty, force 2-3 gust 4 in
the morning and it moderated to 1-2 gust 3 in the afternoon.
0.3 knt current, and very little NW variable wind gave very frustrating
sailing; very difficult to make way upstream. The SigneTs only managed
1 lap while a Grad did 4 laps in the morning. The course was shortened
for the last race with a choice of up stream and down stream marks;
there was more wind and a much better sail.
Bewl it was a glorious sunny day but cold in the 12 to 25 mph SW wind
which gave super sailing, although hairy at times. It was very
different up Bewl Straight where it was a more gentle sail.
||Weather was unexpectedly good but the sailing was very slow due to light north easterly winds; still about 0.5 knt current.
to have a 2nd good Open Day weather. Similar to Saturday but the West
wind was around 10 mph all day; very good sailing for the visitors.
the weather was very kind to the Open Day.There was 0.7 kt current but
that was no problem as there was a strong cold West wind; 10 to 15 mph
increasing to 20 mph by late afternoon. It wasn't very gusty or shifty.
Very good sailing for the visitors. Four Bosuns, a Laser, a Signer and
a cruiser were out. Some rain only lasted a short time.
but awful sailing. In the morning there was still 1 knt current,
although there has been no recent rain, and there was very little W
wind. Because boats couldn't make way against the current the 11:30
race was changed to a Fun race and boats towed uo to the Channel
Marker. The current reduced to .6 knt in the afternoon and it was just
possible to sail upstream.With both races the 2nd lap took 3 times as
long as the first.
day started very cold, 2°C, fortunately it was sunny in the morning and
it warmed up. The shifty SW wind was 5-10 mph in the morning and it
wasn't easy to progress against the 0.7 knot current. For the afternoon
fun event boats were towed up tio the Channel Marker before racing
back; the wind increased to 10-20 mph. The last race was a better sail
until the wind dropped half way though it.
Mid Thames Trophy at Hampton SC had 5-10 gust 15 mph North wind which
gave difficult sailing; extremely shifty/fluky and it could be very
hard to make way against the 0.7 knot current. The course was very
long; from Platts Eyot to beyond the downstream end of the downstream
island. Charles Dennis race places were 13, 7, 16 MMT place 11; Richard
Cannon 20, 14, 9, 13; Bryan Clements 13, 15, 13, 14. Club places HSC 1,
DSC 2, AQSC 3, SSC 4.
glorious sunny day but suprised there was still 1.5 mph current and
although there was 5-15mph SW wind at the weather station at water
level it was much lighter, patchy and shifty. In the morning 4 boats
retired due to the current. For the 2:00pm event boats were towed
upstream to the Channel Markerand release to race back after rounding
last a warm spring day BUT still 1.4 knts current.There was a very
strong gusty shifty south wind which went round to south west for the
last race; 10 to 30 mph on the weather station. Only 2 bosuns with
crews ventured out and at water level the wind was reduced and it could
be very difficult to make way against the current. Pat Halling in a
Skipper with a Topper sail had to be towed back from Platts Eyot.
a dry week I expected there to be no current but there was still
0.8knts. Fortunately instead of the forcast SW wind there was a 5 to 10
knt East wind for the first 2 races; there was excellent sailing in
sun. The last race was very different because the wind went round to
the SW; patchy and shifty and it could be very difficult to make way
upstream.There were very big differences in time with Graham Thompson
being twice as fast as some.
this year the current has been over 2knts so there seemed little chance
of being able to sail but by Saturday the current had dropped to 1knt.
The variable East wind, 3 to 10 knots gave an excellent sail for the
few who braved the bitterly cold, but fine conditions. One said it was
the best sail he had had at AQSC, there was one dry capsize and another
boat filled with water.
||It was cold for the work party with light rain for most of the day; there was hail near the end. There was a 2 knt current.