Sorry to hear that you will be unable to attend this weekend and join us at llandegfedd for the Inlands.
However I think a few of your comments are far from encouraging to other sailors, espeicially newcomers to the fleet. As a senior member of the fleet you should look to inspire and encourage the younger fraternity to enter such events rather than comment on how bad venues are with long range forecast conditions and your personal bad experiences.
I'm sure we've all had bad days on the water Colin but it is from these experiences that we all learn and gain even if from other more capable sailors.
Many club volunteers give up their weekends sailing and put in alot of time and effort into organising and running our Open events.
People should not write them off before hand for others.
We all have reasons for not being able to attend events at sometime or other, some people publicise their apologies others don't - that is fine, but again please don't post negative opinions of organised events.
I'm sure all canoe sailors are capable of making their own decisions of whether to travel or having travelled whether to sail or not on the day.
I'm looking forward to a good weekend both on and off the water.