Congratulations to Mike and Elaine Fairlamb on their new arrival – a GP14 of course!
Saturday sailors benefited from bright sunshine whilst racing in a breeze that eased as the race went on. The wind continued to fade as the boats made their way ashore until the lake was mirror like, and the OD decided to abandon racing for the rest of the day.… Read full article “New Addition!”
Saturday started off with so much winfd (not a spelling mistake!) that no-one was prepared to take their own boats out. However, it didn’t stop the younger generation (and Toggle) from trialling out the alternate BSC (Bathenswaite Swimming Club). With the aid of £25k worth of boats the, intrepid swimmers were rapidly taken out to the centre of the performance arena – but some couldn’t wait and demonstrated the backward somersault water entry technique, allowing their craft to carry on sailing unaided for several yards.… Read full article “Wind of Change”
The Flying Fifteen Inland Championship was held at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club on 4/5 June. 32 boats came from as far afield at Loch Earn in Scotland and Bala in Wales. Saturday saw moderate westerly winds with a few testing gusts thrown in.… Read full article “Flying Fifteen Inland Championship”
After heavy overnight rain had cleared, the sun came out with the wind was from an ominous south westerly direction. Alan Nicholson was first to fall foul to one of the sudden windshifts, and capsized before racing started. Roy and Michaela did a bit of larking around on the start, forcing Ian Macpherson over the start line prematurely.… Read full article “Celebrity Glass Trophy”
Some people will do anything to get a mention. How about the young boy’s ball that is kicked on to the lake and drifting away on the off shore breeze. Good Samaritan tries to retrieve it but can’t reach, so finds a canoe, paddles out to catch ball, and then struggles to return to shore – perhaps too much energy expanded for one day?… Read full article “The Things People Do”
Saturday started out blustery, and seemed to get worse as the afternoon went on. John Crosby and John Halliday, both in RS400s, capsized before reaching the start area. Shortly after the start, the wind picked up, the rain and hail came down, and the sailors all started to wonder why we love the sport so much!… Read full article “More Wind!”
Congratulations to Pete Lawson and Dennis Swain on finishing 4th in the May bank holiday weekend’s Enterprise Inland Championship at Rutland Water
What a Weekend!
Saturday started off with plenty of sunshine, but a lack of wind. Bridget was the OD and was determined to start racing on time, and made sure everyone knew that.… Read full article “Home Grown Talent”
This year a different format has been adopted for this series in that we are trying out having eight short races over a weekend.
Before the start of the first race, the gusty conditions was sufficient to make Paul Burnell and Neil Currie think twice about even hoisting their sails.… Read full article “Fleet Challenge”
Yes Bridget was playing away and flying the Bass burgee at Annandale this weekend (but, of course, it was with Ginge). Ok so the weather frightened off many competitors, and those that did compete didn’t try more than once. But Ginge knew Bridget was in the mood and he went out for all he could get, but it was worth it as they managed to stay upright all the time, and came away with the winners trophy.… Read full article “Bridget Plays Away!”
While the south of the country basked in some warm spring weather this weekend, Bass didn’t! However, with a snow covering on the surrounding hills, there was a beautiful backdrop for those boats that did venture out . Drysuits (for most!),… Read full article “Celebrity Glass Trophy”