The last race of the 2002 season determined the first trophy winner for next year’s annual dinner! There seemed to be some dissent about the race management, but the OD (demob happy Miles) wasn’t in a mood to care too much!… Read full article “Winter Series 2002”
Well very nearly, especially when you’re talking about the coveted Grotty Potty. As part of the Flying 15 Viking Trophy team racing event, one special prize (the Grotty Potty) is awarded by the previous year’s ‘winner’. It tends to be awarded for committing some ultimate foolhardy action during the course of the weekend.… Read full article “Hardisty’s Hatrick?”
T-shirts, shorts and wind! What more could you ask for at the end of September? With just one series left in the club championships, this penultimate series was to prove interesting.
Tempers were somewhat frayed at the front end of the GP and F15 fleets, but overall the testing winds resulted in some excellent competition.… Read full article “Weekend Racing”
|The Southport 24 hour race proved to be a success for Team Lawson with a little help from the rest of the Bass team. As the wind faded in the evening the Lawson brothers came into their own and between them won the midnight race and 8am race with crews Matthew Fairlamb and Richard Hodgkins.|
|The Tinker Association have again chosen to hold one of their travellers meetings at Bassenthwaite. As usual, it is being held while many club members are away supporting their team in the Southport 24 hour race.For a pleasant change the weather is mimicking an Indian Summer and it looks set to last for the rest of the weekend!|
General recalls, boats over the line….. Not a good start to the RNLI pennant race held on Sunday. A recall was made for two flying 15s after the second start. Mike Moore/Tim Chittenden was the first to go back, but it took a visit from a rescue boat to persuade John Somerville/Scott Beattie that his premature start was not going to be allowed.… Read full article “Double Trouble”
Glorious weather prevailed for the final Bank Holiday break of the summer. The wind was not so sure as to whether it should join in, and regularly swung from N to NE and back again leaving various holes for the competitors to engulfed in.… Read full article “Bank Holiday”
While most of the GP fleet were away competing in the North East Area Championships at Derwent Reservoir (see below), there was good turnouts in other fleets that made the most of the sunny, summer-like, weather.
Mike Watson made a comeback in the Flying 15 fleet and proved to be unassailable – just as well he was ordered home to do some gardening!… Read full article “Summer at Last”
Bassenthwaite were hosts to 32 boats from as far afield as Penzance (and Bombay) for the Enterprise North West Area Championships this weekend. At the same time open meetings were held for lasers and mirrors.
The weekend started in fresh winds (yet again!)… Read full article “Typhoon at Bass”
Fresh winds tested the 20 boats competing in the GP14 open meeting. In each of Saturday’s races, despite a general recall, there was still a boat that was a little too eager that had to return. Competitors had to contend with shifting winds (as usual) but this led to some close, exciting racing.… Read full article “GP14 Open Meeting”