It was fanstastic to have a fleet of 23 Flying 15s for their northern championship. They enjoyed champagne sailing conditions throughout the sunny afternoon. Of course, there were a few shifts to contend with, but that’s Bass!
The fleet got away to a clean start for the first race, and the first beat seemed to set the tone for the four leaders, none of which changed position, despite various challenges, so the win went to Andy McKee/Rich Jones from Dovestone.… Read full article “Flying 15 Northern Championship 2021”
With increased prevalence of COVID infections and the cancellation of the ET Championships, members had the club to themselves for the weekend, and benefitted from the Bass microclimate. The forecast showers did not come to fruition, whilst the sailing was underway at least!… Read full article “ET Weekend”
We are saddened to learn that Tony Fisher died yesterday.
Longer term members will recall that Tony crewed for Ian Campbell for many years, and was an active member of council for a while.
Our thoughts are with his brother at this sad time
Tony’s funeral is being held on 14th.… Read full article “Sad News”
Perhaps with the Bass microclimate we shouldn’t be surprised that there was a reasonable breeze from the south and little sign of rain or thunder greeting sailors for the championship weekend series.
The breeze held for the fleets totalling 19 boats throughout the first lap, but then gently eased, which it continued to do after the start of the second race.… Read full article “Weekend Series”
Summer may well have started officially, but the sun was keeping a very low profile, and the NE breeze was contributing to the chill in the air.
A force 3 gave the fleet of 16 boats some good planing conditions at times, and there were a few capsizes.… Read full article “Summer Sailing?!”
We are saddened to report the untimely death of Mark Ninnim on Thursday after a short illness.
Mark’s funeral will be held at Tynemouth crematorium on Friday 25th June at 1.30pm. Although the chapel is just for close family due to Covid restrictions there is lots of space outside chapel, with speakers/tv in place.… Read full article “Sad News”
The weather on this first day of a five race weekend series was delightful with virtually unbroken sunshine and a medium strength westerly wind. This was a definite improvement on NJ10 two days previously when a southerly F8 had prevented any racing and ended with a banana shaped mast on John’s Solo when he launched to test the conditions.… Read full article “Weekend Series”
Following the Open meetings for Lasers and Solos on Saturday, Club racing returned to Bass on Sunday albeit following a 90 minute delay due to the refusal of any wind to turn up.
The first race was the initial round in a new Long Series of class racing.… Read full article “Sunday Racing”
Light airs early morning caused a slight delay to the start of racing for the 37 sailors across three fleets.
Half the Solo fleet were OCS on their first start, but as none returned they headed in for an early lunch.… Read full article “Laser, Solo and Tera Open 2021”