and that’s just what they did. A team of 17 members turned out for a 2 hour march from the Derwent Lodge Hotel and were treated to a two course meal (+ seconds!) for their efforts. If only you’d been there.… Read full article “Those Boots were Made for Walking!”
At the 55th AGM, held on Sunday 3rd December, Steve Hunt gave up his vices (or so we’re led to believe) and was elected Commodore for the forthcoming year. After successfully organising the NSSA Regatta this year, Dave Nicholson was elected as vice commodore (he should find organising Bass Week a breeze in comparison!)… Read full article “55th AGM”
Thanks to Alan Nicholson for these pics of the foreshore (what’s left of it). The lake level still has a short way to go until it gets to the flood level of Jan 05, but more rain is on its way.
|Herb Telford travelled to London in November to receive his RYA Community Award in the Lifetime Commitment to Sailing category and here he is receiving his gong which he proudly showed around at last night’s annual dinner|
The final race of the season seemed as it may have already happened when those keen sailors arrived, as the lake was mirror like with little prospect of there being sufficient wind. The trickle of wind on the opposite shore did fill in by noon, and with a little persuasion, the fleet of five boats ventured out.… Read full article “Grand Finale”
Sunday started off very pleasant, with a southerly stream of wind running down the far shore. But the various sailors that turned up started to talk it up with mention of the gales that are forecast to come in overnight. Sure enough, the wind did start to swing more to the west allowing Sale Fell to cast a shadow over what was to be a key part of the course.… Read full article “19 Nov Update – It Takes Two”
|It doesn’t take much to confuse this birthday boy. Perhaps getting a cake two days early was too much of a challenge for him to make the link with his own birthday! But as you can see, the penny eventually dropped.He|
The personal handicaps are causing the usual upsets! Mike Fairlamb led the first race by miles and miles but came 2nd last once the handicaps were calculated. The weather was much improved on the gales suffered in the district yesterday, and the lasers all used full rigs, but there was still the odd capsize – Alan Nicholson, Paul Burnell, and Mike Fairlamb to name but a few.
The clocks have changed, bonfire night’s over, the night’s are colder (as is the lake!), November’s here, it’s Sunday only racing, and the final series of the season has started – the Winter Trophy.
Compared to the last few weeks, there was a good breeze – enough for Roy and Kayla to crash and burn, but then so did Alan Nicholson in his Vario, and John and Joan Hardie in their RS200.… Read full article “Winter Sets In”