Wishing everyone a happy, safe and healthy New Year topped up with fair winds for another fantastic sailing season!… Read full article “Happy 2022!”
The 70th AGM was held in the clubhouse on Sunday 5 December.
Commodore Jon Denwood thanked all who had contributed to what has been a busy, and successful season.
- The minutes of the 69th AGM were adopted
- The annual accounts were adopted
- The proposed rule changes were agreed, with some minor changes to wording
- Following discussion, an amendment to the circulated subscriptions was proposed and agreed
- Officers and members of the outgoing council were re-elected, though a vacancy for the safety officer position exists as Robin Dawson has stepped down from the role.
We are sad to have learnt of the recent death of former member John Wills who lived in nearby Bassenthwaite.
John was GP club champion a mere 55 years ago, took on the roles of sailing secretary and auditor, and went on to be Commodore from 1973-74
Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.… Read full article “Sad News”
An early morning dump of snow made the club grounds very picturesque, even the Bates looked different with a snow cap!
The wind that was apparent at Ouse bridge retreated, and with only two reluctant participants the OD cancelled racing for the day bringing the racing season to a close.… Read full article “It’s All Over”
Just in case you missed the odd email recently, the 69th prize giving dinner dance was held last night at the Crown Hotel in Wetheral. Covid concerns did result in a lower than normal attendance, but was thoroughly enjoyed by the 56 people that made it.… Read full article “Annual Dinner”
Despite a forecast of F2 gusting F5-6, the lake was calm and misty when the first few sailors arrived. Though slow to fill in, ten boats prepared by first of all removing ice from their covers and boats!
The northerly breeze did appear in for a slightly delayed start, and all ten boats raced.… Read full article “Winter Series part 2”
Despite a poor sailing forecast, this time due to light winds, the Bass micro-climate offered sufficient breeze to tempt a fleet of seven boats on to the water for the first time in a month!
A shore based start seemed totally adequate for the numbers sailing, and the conditions.… Read full article “Winter Series”
It is with sadness we have learnt of the death of Joan Hardie after a short illness.
She passed peacefully in her sleep with husband Jack, and her sister Barbara, by her side.
Joan and Jack have been regular sailors in the GP and Handicap fleets for several years, and Joan gleefully mastered light airs.… Read full article “Sad News”
The forecast gusty conditions proved to be true enough to put off the half a dozen sailors that turned up with a view to race. Perhaps sailing will resume next week?!… Read full article “Another Blow Out”
What an end to British Summer Time!
Heavy rain during the week led to the highest lake levels for a good while, and, with more rain forecast to maintain the high water level, racing has been cancelled for the weekend, so the Autumn series are concluded with honours going to Val/Ken for the Saturday series, and AJ/Sue for the Sunday series.… Read full article “British Summer Time Ends”