For Easter Sunday 27 April there was a terrible
weather forecast for the first racing of the season; 20mph SSW wind,
rain, squalls, thunder, and hail. Unfortunately it was accurate and we
had the lot including 3 squalls with torrential rain and 38 mph gusts;
racing was cancelled. Only Nigel K, in the club Bosun, had a short
sail. Not much different to the first day's racing of 2015.
The races were rescheduled to April 3 with races 2 and 4 also
counting for the scheduled Spring 1 and SpA 1 races. Racing
wasn't expected to be possible because a couple of days earlier there
was over 2 knots current and red high current warning boards at
Even though there was heavy rain Saturday night and
there was still a yellow board warning the stream was under 1 knt, it
was a fine day and it was just possible to make way
upstream in a SSE 0-1 gust 2 wind, 10mph morning and 5mph afternoon on
the weather station.
Mike Baker won and he gave his Easter Egg prize to 4 year old Jack Britton
(son of Robert the Patrol Boat helm).