After a couple of clear nights, the air temperature dropped significantly despite a southerly breeze. Fortunately the rain held off throughout the day.
The morning cadet training session had a couple of capsizes as the wind funnelled through the narrows at Scarness, and there was an unusually large wind shadow from Sale Fell in Dubwath bay area which the OD tried to avoid for afternoon racing.… Read full article “Autumn Sets In”
Saturday started with patchy winds, that filled in just in time for racing, though shortly after the start the wind did ease briefly before filling in to F1-2 for the rest of the afternoon.
By the windward mark AJ/Sue had taken the lead of the fleet of 10 boats, but it was going a it pear-shaped for them on the final leg into the leeward mark as the wind benefitted those further back.… Read full article “Self Fulfilling Prophecy”
The recent rainfall has caused the lake level to rise significantly over the last week.
Please ensure that your boat, if it is on the foreshore, will be safe should the lake flood as a result of the continuing run off from the hills combined with further rainfall over the next couple of days.… Read full article “Lake Level Rising”
Perhaps due to a wet and windy forecast, there weren’t a lot of eager participants for the weekend championship series so the OD cancelled the racing on Saturday.
Though forecast to be stronger on Sunday, several sailors turned up, looked at the conditions, and four opted to race, two GPs, a Vareo and a F15.… Read full article “Rain, Rain Go Away”
Asymmetric dinghies from all five corners of the north (as in north north, proper White Walker territory without the dragons) and visitors from Scotland, & Cambridge littered the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, with old and new friends catching up over a brew and breakfast before heading onto the water to challenge for the 10th Great North Asymmetric Challenge, sponsored by Lakes Legendary Ales.… Read full article “GNAC 2021”
Congratulations to our very own Mr Robbie D, who finished 5th at last weekend’s Solo Inland National Championships in a fleet of 73 boats.
… Read full article “Solo Performance”
An opportunity to use some spare camping days, resulted in a good turnout for another weekend series, especially in the slow handicap fleet with many of the Cadet squad racing.
Saturday was overcast, with a light, variable, breeze from the south, with variable being the operative word!… Read full article “Transom Trophy”
The Tinker fleet returned for their annual visit and enjoyed F3-4 westerly winds on a mild, and overcast day, with some sunny spells.
The gusts caused a couple of capsizes, and there was some minor gear failures, but racing was good and competitive.… Read full article “Tinker Trophy”
After the extended camping weekend and prior to the 7-week A66 weekend roadworks, on Saturday a south easterly breeze took all 3 fleets on a lopsided beat to the infamous gap, during which no matter about the odd change in wind direction, ‘keep going left before heading to the windward mark’ was the mantra.… Read full article “Weekend 4/5 September”
The August Bank Holiday camping weekend commenced early for some, thanks to an extra nights camping. A fine forecast helped with numbers both on and off the water. The Night Jar started in a steadyish easterly and a beautiful view of the setting sun on Skiddaw.… Read full article “Bank Holiday Weekend”