A cold ENE breeze blew throughout Saturday afternoon, accompanied by occasional lulls, and numerous swings in direction.
Shifts just before the start led to a starboard biased line (or was it just poorly set?!) and a premature starter who duly returned.… Read full article “Autumnal Chill”
Saturday’s clouds were slowly cast aside as the afternoon progressed, and there was numerous spells when the sun broke through to give some warmth in the F2-3 wind. The conditions were perfect to attract out some of the cadets that been practicing in the morning.… Read full article “Autumn Sunshine”
Persistent rain, very light wind, and a limited number of unenthusiastic sailors, waited until the scheduled start time for any latecomers. With no further takers, racing was cancelled.
By Sunday morning the rain had passed through, the was shining and a katabatic wind (I think) was creating a south easterly.… Read full article “October Racing”
Sixteen boats took part in the final weekend series of our curtailed season.
They were greeted by a lovely sunny day with a variable chilly easterly wind. The novice Bates driver managed to wrap the anchor warp around the prop which meant a short postponement was required.… Read full article “Sunny but Chilly Weekend”
Blue skies with a cool gusting NE wind seemed to be a bit challenging at first but 16 boats raced in the weekend’s Celebrity Glass Trophy series. Not surprisingly, the wind was swinging throughout the afternoon, and it did ease at times throughout the first race, but bedded in for the second race.… Read full article “Celebrity Glass Trophy”
Strong gusty winds in the morning eased sufficiently for racing in the weekend series with a turnout of 16 boats. There were various capsizes, some challenging variable conditions around 9, and opportunities for some spectacular reaches, especially by Scumper in his RS100.… Read full article “Windy Weekend”
Saturday started bright and windy, but as the fleet headed to the start the heavens opened, and hardly eased for the rest of the afternoon. The gusty winds caused a few capsizes even before racing started but everyone made the race.… Read full article “Autumn on the way?”
The majority of members hadn’t sailed since the end of last season and were desperate to get onto the Lake and involved in competition. So, by the Holiday Weekend, nearly forty crews were ready to take to the water. Some were encouraged by the very light winds while others were put off by the conditions.… Read full article “August Holiday Weekend 2020”
Persistent drizzle/light showers seemed to flatten the lake and give the impression of fickle winds, but once on the water there was enough wind to keep the boats moving, and after the first lap, it freshened resulting in a few capsizes, and a few near misses.… Read full article “Sunday 23 August”
Recent high winds and heavy showers may have put many sailors off, but it proved to be sailable for the three boats that took to the water, perhaps to Sue’s frustration as she had her heart on going out for afternoon tea!… Read full article “Saturday 22 August”