A cold, bleak and blustery day greeted the few hardy sailors that were prepared to venture out for the start of the Max Joule Memorial Trophy series that commenced this weekend. Several people couldn’t believe their eyes when William again turned out in his shorty – but was there method in his madness, as after racing so many women came up and said your legs must be frozen (well they did look a funny shade of blue!)… Read full article “Like Father, Like Son?”
The weather may not have been very summery – a mixture of rain, hail, thunderstorms, sun and high winds, but it did not stop Wednesday’s production of a TV special. Yes, those old faithfuls, Compo, Clegg and Nora Batty will be appearing in a Border special about adventures on the river Derwent, with a particular slant on Bassenthwaite!… Read full article “Return of the Summer Wine?”
Adrian’s first sail of the season on Saturday, after the handicaps were calculated, resulted in a win with 14 secs to spare, but would it continue? The changeable winds over the course of racing resembled polos somewhat (due to the holes in the middle?!),… Read full article “100% Success”
After a busy start to the bank holiday weekend, many were shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death on Easter Sunday of a long time friend of the club, Dave Ovington. Dave and his family have been to Bass Week for as long as we all care to remember, one of the few holidays he took from his busy boat building business.… Read full article “Eggseptional weekend”
What was in that potion that I was drinking last night? Was I hallucinating? Was there really so many people, friends not just colleagues or acquaintances, down at the club in the middle of Winter drinking, chatting, reminiscing, looking forward to the new season.… Read full article “Party Time”
An interesting shot of the merging of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite!
Also, thanks to Ian Campbell for these additional shots of the high water level on Saturday.
… Read full article “Two into One – Don’t Go!”
Thanks to Alan Nicholson for the following photos taken yesterday showing a marooned clubhouse. Certainly the highest water levels recorded by any member (even us very long-standing ones!).
If you have (had?) a boat at the club, it could be worth getting down to check it out.… Read full article “Marooned!”