The cold weather and snow may have prevented some of the regulars from attending the children’s Christmas party, but Santa still made it after skating across the frozen lake (don’t try that at home!).
Before his arrival there were various games and a tea party.… Read full article “Santa Made It!”
As there was only one taker for racing this morning, no racing took place and the results of two weeks ago stand giving Tom Gosden two trophies for next year’s prize giving, having won both the personal and fleet handicap version of the series.
Mike Turner has finished gathering the sponsor monies for his recent swim and is delighted to announce a total of £803 has been collected in aid of the Bedford Oncology Unit. This amount will be increased by the tax man through gift aid declarations.… Read full article “Thank You!”
The 59th Annual Prize Giving dinner dance took place at North Lakes Hotel, Penrith on Saturday 27 November 2010.
After dinner, Ian Preston gave a speech proposing a toast to the club to which Commodore Dave Nicholson responded. Prizes were awarded by Pauline Nicholson.… Read full article “Dinner Dance 2010”
Sunday was a superb autumn day and attracted seventeen members to the Club with the intention of having a further sail. But the wind was at its most fickle, sometimes filling in to make a race start possible and sometimes dying away completely allowing the images of the surrounding fells to be perfectly reflected in the water.… Read full article “The End is Nigh!”
Races three and four of the Winter series were held on Bassenthwaite last Sunday. The water level had receded somewhat and winds were again light enticing eleven boats onto the Lake. The Musto Skiff sailed by Robin Dawson is a potentially rapid boat and is handicapped accordingly but it is not designed for light winds and, although it finished ahead on the water in Race one, its lead was not enough to beat the following boats on corrected time and the race win went to Jim Christie in his Supernova from Alan Nicholson in his Solo. … Read full article “Weekend Racing”
The Youth Squad prize giving took place on Saturday evening. A quote from the stand-in official photographer for the evening Apologies for lack of photos of the Youth Squad Prizegiving but those taken were a load of rubbish – photos not recipients that is!!
For a change, the bonfire night firework display was launched from the jetty. As a result there were some magnificent reflections to be seen on the calm, flooded lake. Thanks to Mik for these images.
Many congratulations to Ethan Dawson who was sailing at Carsington over the weekend and successfully qualified to be part of the Topper 4.2 National squad.
The final series of the season got underway after a glorious morning when the lake was mirror-like, again! There was enough to sail in but looking at the finish times, it must have dropped off again during the race.
The series results are calculated on both a personal and fleet handicap basis, and, at present, Tom Gosden is leading both sets of results!… Read full article “Winter Series”