…and when it does Santa gets an invite to the Bass children’s party. A fresh layer of snow meant he could again land on Skiddaw and get a lift across the lake in a dory using Rudolph’s nose to show the way
He was greeted by the new social secretary Lucy and then came in to sing a few Christmas songs and gave out some early Christmas presents
This year there were some small Santas too!… Read full article “Christmas Comes But Once a Year…”
Following the 57th AGM, Dave Nicholson has been elected Commodore. – full list of council members can be found here
Following much discussion it was agreed to alter the championship points awarded for weekend series to be double that of long series to help promote ongoing competition through to the end of the season
The treasurer’s accounts for the year were adopted, and Graham Kirkpatrick gave a vote of thanks to outgoing treasurer William Carruthers retiring after a total of 25 years on Council
Also, following challenges from two partners in crime (Messrs Fairlamb and Macpherson) it was agreed that subscriptions be increased as follows
NB Although not a rule change, the launch fee will rise in line with the review of the royalty rent to £27 per boat
Proposed rule amendments were agreed that
- immediate past commodore to be renamed Rear Commodore
- senior members to be eligible for posts on council
- rule 9 reworded to define the club’s financial year
An update was given on the position with our application to the LDNPA for a lawful development certificate in connection with the siting of caravans which is taking an undue period to be resolved by the planners.… Read full article “Top Dog”
Don’t you feel privileged to enjoy such wonderful scenery as this?
The two pictures show it’s not just a fluke!
… Read full article “Aren’t we privileged?!”
The forecast for the day implied that sailing might have been over for the season before any happy sailors turned up, but surprisingly the conditions were quite enticing – sunshine and a decent WNW breeze.
Seven boats made it to the start line for the final race of the season which turned out to have a good mix of reaches to blow the cobwebs away.… Read full article “What a way to go!”
What’s that all about – something to do with Christmas? Not quite.
Who could it be? You guessed it, none other than our own Sam Hall won the Up and Coming Star award at the recent Cumbria Youth Sports awards. Many congratulations to Sam!… Read full article “Up and Coming Star!?”
The morning started off wonderfully clear, with no wind. Not very good for sailing! However, some clouds moved in together with a light north westerly breeze. Perhaps it would settle down for a good days sailing?
The wind did fill in, albeit in fits and starts, but it let to both bunching, and separation, of the fleet ….… Read full article “Guided by the Light….”
Have the storms passed through – uncertain. The forecast is not quite as breezy as was being forecast yesterday, but the conditions still seem challenging!
Perhaps the rescue crews had a whiff of the forecast, as they’d either slept in or been partying well last night!… Read full article “All Dressed Up…”
As a prelude to the bonfire night celebrations, the first prize giving for the youth squad was held this evening
Vice Commodore Dave Nicholson gave a short speech outlining the (short) history of the squad, and prizes were given out by his wife Pauline.… Read full article “Youth Squad Prize Giving”
What a glorious day for a sail. The wind didn’t always rise to the occasion but when it did some boats were able to plane for a short while. Mike Moore suggested there were elements of skill and elements of luck – of course, his position only benefited through skill!… Read full article “Back to Normality”