The sun shone and many visitors had an excellent weekend’s racing with a fantastic backdrop of Skiddaw. Some even had the energy to dance the night away at the disco. The racing was close enough such that the handicap and mirror results were both dependent on whatever happened in the last race.… Read full article “Handicap/Laser/Mirror Open”
Well that’s what David Heal and Blackburn were doing during the Jimmy Lancaster Memorial Race on Sunday afternoon. David was pleased to be trying out the spinnaker in his Osprey, but mark 4 got the better of the pair each time and they continued to perfect their capsize drill.… Read full article “Swimming with an Osprey”
On Saturday, the hot sunny weather with a good southerly breeze to boot was looking extremely promising. The OD, who vowed to start on time, had to delay matters when the effects of a sea breeze started to put his plans for a course, taking the fleet around the lake, to pot.… Read full article “Flying 15 Open – All Change!”
The GP14s were at Derwent Reservoir this weekend in the North West Area Championships. Again, we had some excellent results with Bean and Toggle securing 2nd overall, Telf and Smithster 4th, and Neil Currie with Scumper 8th.
At the club, there were two series of fleet handicap racing.… Read full article “Spice up your life!”
The weather forecast again put many off venturing out for a sail. However, those that did had many thrills and spills. With Rich and Philip Hodgkins running rings around their parents in Saturday’s racing, Bridget had had enough and buried her head in some marking on Sunday.… Read full article “More wind!”
Bass GPs continued to fly the flag at Bolton last weekend – 3rd Telf and Smithster, 5th Bean and Toggle, 10th Robin and Scumper.
Meanwhile, high winds at the club depleted the fleets. Weekend results:
ALBERT BATES RETIREMENT TROPHY PN Boat Helm Class 1 Pts 1 3473 M MOORE FF 1 1 2 3521 P BURNELL FF 2 2 3 172 J HALLIDAY SPORT 16 3 3 4 103 A NICHOLSON VARIO RTD 7 4 33434 S WATSON MIR RTD 7 4 12329 J WOOD GP RTD 7 Points for RTD = 7 Points for DSQ = 7 Points for DNS = 7 1 races to count
MIRROR RED SAILS 2003 (to date) PN Boat Helm Class 1 2 3 4 Pts 1 68852 N WOOD MIR 2 2 1 1 4 2 69960 M CHAPPEL MS 1 1 2 RTD 4 3 33434 S WATSON MIR 3 DNS DNS DNS 15 Points for RTD = 4 3 3 3 Points for DSQ = 4 3 3 3 Points for DNS = 4 3 races to count
Another Bank Holiday!… Read full article “Weekend Update”
With a strong contingent from the GP14 fleet taking on the challenge on the vageries of Windermere, club racing comprised a four race all fleet challenge series whereby finishing times are adjusted on a fleet handicap basis.
Sunday morning racing proved interesting for the spectators at least!… Read full article “Fleet Challenge”
As everyone looked forward to a continuance of the barmy spring weather over the Easter break, they were in for a bit of a shock. The airs cooled on Friday, increased on Saturday, eased a little on Sunday, and brought in rain on Monday!… Read full article “Easter (Egg) Blow Out”
While the GP fleet went away en masse to the Scottish Area Championships at Annandale, it left a select few at the club to compete for the Celebrity Glass Trophy. Another glorious weekend, but the lake was mirror like at times on Saturday, while on Sunday the brisk southerly was too much to tempt anyone out to race.… Read full article “All or Nothing”