Quite a lot of things happened. 29 boats arrived, rigged their boats on the embankment. Lots of chat. Bacon rolls were eaten and tea was drunk. Racing was postponed in the hope that some wind may arrive. Occasionally a very small amount of wind would arrive. The Ranelagh Commodore occasionally went sailing to see if there was any wind on the river. There was discussion as to why the Thames Barrier was shut. This meant the water level was low, but there was also very little tide running which may have helped. The odd zephyr that came through was always from a different direction to the previous one. Racing was cancelled. The wind filled in a little bit more as this was being announced. Then it promptly dropped off again to nothing. Boats were derigged and chicken cassoulet was eaten, washed down by a couple of lagers.
Thanks to everyone for coming. A sad end to a well-organised event, with attendees from Shoreham, Blithfield, Cookham, Upper Thames, Hampton, Thames, Minima and Starcross!!
There was actually no wind.
Hopefully see you all next year..