After a busy Saturday hosting the triathlon, sailing was scheduled to return to normal, but the fantastic weather/heatwave is often accompanied by high pressure and little wind, so a matching forecast was no surprise.
However a few sailors had spotted wind on the webcam and turned up keen to race.… Read full article “Sunday Surprise”
‘‘Twas the weekend before Bass Week. The heatwave is but a memory, and the schools have finished for Summer. The clouds have moved in, and there are plenty of white horses on the lake due to a southerly F3-4.
In the first race of the weekend series, there were nine starters split across the handicap and GP fleets.… Read full article “Weekend Roundup”
There was blue skies and a light westerly wind for an excellent turnout of 68 boats on the first day of the NW Junior Traveller Trophy and RS Tera northern area championship.
Three races were sailed back to back, with only two boats OCS.… Read full article “NWJTT and RS Tera Northerns 2022”
While the country prepares for a(nother) heatwave, Bass had blue skies and sunshine with a crisp westerly breeze. The weekend racing comprises a series of four races, with a mass start for all fleets, and results calculated on a fleet handicap basis.… Read full article “Fleet Challenge A”
It is with sadness that we have today learnt of the death of Peter Nuttall.
Peter was an active member of the club for many years having been Commodore, Secretary, and taken on various other committee chair roles before moving away to the Cotwolds.… Read full article “Sad News”
Saturday’s forecast was possibly off putting, with gusts expected to be up to 27mph. However, the Bass micro climate was substantially better, though there were just six takers overall, as members were taking part in The Lord Birkett at Ullswater.
A shore start was used, and all were well behaved.… Read full article “Weekend update”
Katia celebrated finishing her exams by taking on Race Officer duty, ably assisted by Lily and Andy.
15 boats enjoyed a shifty Westerly with plenty of place changing and occasional planing gusts.
Mike/Jack diced it out with the Solos of John and Neil with places changing regularly, Matthew and James were so close for 2 laps that they were able to continue a conversation before Matthew broke away.… Read full article “Night Jar 9”
Blue skies, and a southerly breeze creating white horses, didn’t put off those sailors that turned up. Nigh on champagne sailing conditions, apart from some twitches of westerly gusts as the wind swung round Sale Fell (or was it the effects of a sea breeze?)… Read full article “She’ll be coming round the mountain …”
As the storm clouds gathered over Keswick, 16 boats took to the water in a fickle West/Northwesterly with sufficient windshifts to ensure beats on at least 2 legs of the figure of eight course.
Barbara’s splendid effort to get off to a flyer was thwarted by the Race Officer (OCS).… Read full article “Night Jar 8”
Blustery and shifty westerly winds were managed well by the two fleets totalling 30 boats racing on Saturday.
With three races sailed back to back there was bound to be a few aching bodies overnight, especially as there had been a few capsizes, particularly after gybe marks.… Read full article “Flying 15 and GP14 Open”