The Flying 15 team racing had to wait for the winds to fill in (or was it just for the OD to arrive – perhaps he knew something the sailors didn’t!). From the clubhouse, winds could be seen at the southern end of the lake, but they struggled to make any headway into the northern bay.… Read full article “Grotty Potty Stakes”
With the onset of Autumn, the nip in the air resulted in a greater use of wooly bears and dry suits despite the winds being unusually light. After a closely fought race in the F15s, in which Scott’s head started to spin after having to do turns for Mike Moore, Saturday’s second race was cancelled due to lack of wind.Sunday… Read full article “Penultimate Weekend Series”
Congratulations to John and Lucy Telford on the belated birth of their first child Jack James.
A poor forecast dampened enthusiasm for the weekend’s sailing, Bridget stresses that she did manage to sail two days in a row though and is lying 4th in the championship.… Read full article “Time for Celebration”
Did Bridget wet her pants write her speech? Well it was needed, because we did it – after a nerve wracking final two hours (from the remoteness of the website!), in which Bolton kept closing the gap, we won the 24 hour race for the 2nd time with several minutes to spare.… Read full article “24 Hour Race”
The Lake District had the best of the weather on Saturday. Some contestants, from as far afield as Penzance, almost aquaplaned through water laden motorways on their way up. Here are a selection of pictures from the first race which saw local helm Pete Lawson take the lead from the end of the first beat through to the finish.… Read full article “Enterprise NW Areas”
The weekend finished with a pennant race around the lake. The race for the Banana Stakes, presented by former Trustee Bill Anderson, was run on a personal handicap basis. There were mixed fortunes throughout the race, firstly, Mike Moore tried his best to luff Ian Campbell off the lake – but no joy!… Read full article “Fatal Slip in Banana Stakes”
Well done to the 10 Bass boats that took part in this year’s World Championships at Abersoch. In a fleet of 171 boats, places were easily lost, but 7 of our boats finished in the top half of the results. Special congratulations must go to Bean and Toggle Cowan who finished a creditable 17th, while Telf and Smithster were only 4 places behind at 22nd.… Read full article “GP14 Worlds”
The weather certainly couldn’t make its mind up this weekend. Sunshine and showers is part of the story, with the wind playing games for the competitors throughout the weekend, it made OD Neil Currie a nervous wreck!
Following a barbeque, a late night on the dance floor (or pool table), with a bit of Stella as sustenance, left some sailors jaded for Sunday’s racing.… Read full article “GP14 Open Meeting”
Blue skies, and light – medium airs made for an excellent weekend’s sailing. Those that were away on holiday, would struggle to match the glorious weather.
Emily Carruthers tried her hand at crewing for her dad in his F15 and secured a first place.… Read full article “Glorious Weekend”