strong, gusty, shifty, fluky 14 to 28 mph SW wind. On the water it was
force 1 to 5, W to SE with instant large shifts.Only 2 boats didn't
day but light and patchy wind; F0-1 morning with a bit more gust 2 in
afternoon, fortunately East so could make way against the 0.3 knt
current. Upstream, downwind, start worked well.
a good start to the new sailing season. I didn't expect any sailing
because wind of over 40 mph was forecast but 3 boats sailed in the
morning in a West Wind of 15 to 26 mph; 2 Bosuns had double reefs and
Charles' capsized his Laser on launching and 3 more during the race.
There was no racing in the afternoon because the wind increased to 46
mph with long periods at over 35 mph; about the most I have known at
the club. Charles tried to sail back to his berth but capsized again
and had to be rescued. The Bosuns were towed up to the ramp.
day with a 6 mph NE wind and only a light current; but nobody sailed.
Work was being done on the new patrol boat and other boats.
||Very cold and damp for the 18 at the working party (mothers day).
||12mph SW wind and only 0.8knt current but very cold; around 15 at the club but no one sailed.
with 1knt current, but very cold for the frost bite cruise quiz; a few
started out in the patrol boat but it was very slow so returned. Late a
plastic bag was found around the propeller.
||Although only 0.5knt current there was very little wind and no one sailed.
||2knt of current so no chance of any of the 12 at the club sailing
gusty SW wind and 1 knt current. 23 at the club pot luck lunch but only
Pat Halling sailed; struggle to make way along the bank against the