After a reluctance to appear (surely not stage fright?!) baby Lily Alice Smith was born early on 2 November – a sister to Katia and second daughter for Andy and Emma.
All doing fine
Is that Andy’s hairline she’s sporting?! 🙂 Sure she’ll grow out of it
… Read full article “Congratulations”
A wet and windy forecast but some hardy sailors still turned up, though they were surprised to find any wind at all as Bass seemed to be enjoying its own micro climate compared to nearby villages where there was rain but no wind.… Read full article “Would you believe it?”
Following a recent approach, the Sailing Club Council have proudly agreed that in future years, one of the pennant races sailed each season will be used as an opportunity to raise funds on behalf of the Eric Twiname Memorial Trust. Many members may recall Eric, son of founder member Alec Twiname, was once a member of the sailing club and is arguably our most famous member in sailing circles.… Read full article “The Eric Twiname Memorial Trust”
The end of the October coincides with the end of the championship season. The weather forecast brought things to an early conclusion due to force nine gales on Saturday. John Crosbie launched his laser, enjoyed some spectacular planes, intermingled with capsizes, but racing was abandoned for the day.… Read full article “Have a lie in!”
Saturday’s forecast was not great for wind, if the webcam had been working you would have noticed that the forecast was correct!! The lake was mirror like most of the afternoon. Racing was postponed until 1030hrs on Sunday. It was due to be a lot more overcast, but there with a reasonable breeze.… Read full article “FF Open”
Club founder member Richard Atkinson has died at the age of 88. Until about 10 years ago he was a regular sailor in a F15 with Judge Leech. Richard was one of the clubs more successful sailors having become GP14 National champion in 1957, just five years after the Club was formed
… Read full article “Richard Atkinson”
Last weekend saw the final championship weekend series of the season. Gales had been forecast but did not materialise and there was good sailing weather on both days.
On Saturday in the handicap fleet, Robbie D and Big E in their RS400 got off to a good start with one first and one second place.… Read full article “Raring to Go!”
Sam Hall travelled to West Lancs S C on Saturday for the final event in the North West Junior Travellers Series. Due to the gale force conditions the event was cancelled. However, Sam had already gained enough points to win the Travellers Series.He… Read full article “Clear Winner”
A bit of wind (well a lot!) topped up with rain was enough to put off all helms other than Jim Christie on Saturday. However, stand in OD Robbie D made an early call to cancel racing for the day.
Sunday has started with a glorious morning, and the wind started to fill in, with the hope that it would continue to do so up to the forecast 10mph
The wind did fill in a little more, but unexpectedly it came from the NW, so the start line was adjusted and the course set.… Read full article “What a difference a day makes!”
Saturday’s forecast light westerly breeze came in on cue, together with some afternoon sunshine resulting in a pleasant afternoon’s sailing. The gusts that came through were patchy and Robbie D and Big E kept being caught up by William and Ruth, but it was the GPs that benefited from the conditions and Val and Ken Bell continued their form from last weekend to take two firsts in the Tinker Trophy (not that there was a Tinker in sight as they, of course, were here last weekend!).… Read full article “26/27 Sept”