The forecast wasn’t for much wind and it was right – the lake looked glorious. Shame it was mirror like. Perhaps the slight breeze at the southern end would work its way into the northern bay. Then again…..The wind came, and went, and came back in again from about the forecast westerly direction and racing got underway about 1pm after some glorious sunshine.… Read full article “Sunday Sun”
Sam Hall’s received a letter from Simon Wergan, the RYA youth racing manager, inviting him to join the GBR transition training programme. Transition training is a year long programme which aims to support the most talented junior sailors to make a successful transition into the national youth squad.… Read full article “Sam’s Heading High”
The light winds from the south made things seem like there was a pleasant sail ahead. Although William and Elaine were able to pull away on the beat from the single handers, the single handers benefitted on the runs. However, after completing two laps in 40 mins OD Mike Moore let William sail on (as Alan Waugh in his mirror had just started his second lap) but shortly after the wind faded and it was to be another 50 mins before William completed the next lap.… Read full article “Sunday Update”
Bassenthwaite is today holding its first RS200 open meeting. It’s a glorious day, but only a light wind. There are 19 competitors.
The light and variable conditions made it difficult not only for the competitors but the OD as well who had to change the line of the windward/leeward course for each race.… Read full article “RS200 Open”
What a beautiful morning – very few clouds, with a patchy breeze sufficient for the Tinker fleet to enjoy an early 1030 start
By the time club racing started the wind had filled in from the SE, and the course allowed some good planing on starboard tack, but not always on port!… Read full article “Tinker Rally”
Bass Week legend/ pain in the bum (Not my words!), Alan Roberts has just won the under 18s in the Enterprise Junior Nationals and came third overall. Who has he been lying about his age to – us or them?!
Well done… Read full article “Clever So and So”
Saturday: Not a good forecast. Flood warnings. High gusting winds. Rain
The wild conditions in the morning were sufficient to postpone the taster session, but the Youth Squad duly turned up for their 1pm race. The five competitors all took to the water, and all capsized.… Read full article “September Storms”
Congratulations to Mark and Kirstie Somerville on the much awaited birth of a son, Matthew Lawrie, and first grandchild for John and Wendy…and then there were two!
Also, congratulations go to Lesley and Andrew Drummond on the birth of their daughter Iona Alice – all doing well
Two in a week!… Read full article “Nappy Times!”
Though the forecast is for a gentle breeze, the mirror-like water does not give us much hope!
Perhaps it would have been better if the wind had stayed away because the drizzle came down as the OD tried to determine where to set the course.… Read full article “Waiting for Wind”