With two weekends of the championship season to go, the final weekend series is being held this weekend. With a forecast of rain and gales for Sunday, it may be just a short series!
There was a good breeze all afternoon, enough to cause the odd capsize – Mike Fairlamb with Margaret Trotter had an unfortunate capsize on the beat that lost them the lead to Val and Ken Bell in a closely fought race.… Read full article “Final Championship Weekend Series”
Would you please convey a very big thank you to all those people who worked so hard yesterday moving boats to safety and moved flying fifteens to a normally safe area but after a massive rise in lake level some people have then moved all the flying fifteens again this morning as the lake was so unbelievably high.… Read full article “Thank You!”
The water has continued to rise. All the boats have been recovered from the lake. The wind is picking up. The club is almost marooned. There’s little chance of sailing. Snow is on its way. But hey, it’s November next week – try again then!… Read full article “More Water!”
The rain cleared overnight on Friday with a forecast of 10-12mph afternoon breeze from the SW for Saturday
The FF team racing having been cancelled we had the lake to ourselves. There were many puffs of wind which made all the difference in terms of getting lifts, but they never seemed to be sustained long enough to gain a good advantage.… Read full article “After the Rain…”
Sam Hall at West Lancs YC receiving the Overall North West Junior Travellers series trophy.
Also won a £50 voucher and a bag full of goodies.
(A couple of more years and he be filling that trophy with ale perhaps!)
… Read full article “North West Junior Traveller”
Saturday’s horrendous forecast was right! Wind and rain was probably the cause of a lack of interest and competitors. OD Toggle was ready and raring to go (home), but that was it. Shortly after the due start time he raised N over A and that was it, racing cancelled for the day
Sunday could be a better day – we hope!… Read full article “Gay Abandonment?!”
The wind freshened as the afternoon went on to give a pleasant sail, though the curve on the wind always seem to benefit those to windward.
In the mirrors there was a dead heat in the first race and some very close racing in the second, though Toddy lost his nerve on the final beat to the finish and Mik sneaked through.… Read full article “Saturday Sailing”