On the warmest October day of the year (what do you expect on 1st Oct?!), we concluded the Youth Squad season with a short series of races – 8 members turned up and, although the conditions were squally, they completed the races – with a few capsizes!… Read full article “Youth Season Draws to Close”
Surprisingly (or perhaps not too surprising for our micro climate) the winds, and gusts were not as strong as the forecast and so another two races were sailed in the Asymmetric Cup and MJM Trophy.
Before the first race Neil Garrison demonstrated a taste of things to come by capsizing his Dart, and after another capsize halfway through the first lap Neil retired.… Read full article “Yawwwn!”
A drizzly, damp day with light winds were the order of the day for the first couple of races in the October Series which is for all classes and sailed on a personal and fleet handicap basis.
Mik Chappell got clean off the start line in the first race and sailed well to finish 3rd on fleet handicap.… Read full article “Ethan Leads the Way”
While the rest of the country basked in what turned out to be the hottest October day, Bassenthwaite was less fortunate – it was warm and muggy but more overcast and not a lot of wind.
Numerous sailors took advantage of some RYA coaching being held over the weekend, all being filmed and replayed at the end of the day.… Read full article “Fleet Challenge”
Saturday morning was wet and blustery, then as the rain cleared the wind dropped so that by the first race there was a force 2 westerly, but it was by no means steady.
Although the fleets are small, there is a high calibre of sailors ensuring competitive racing leading to some close overall positions, and little margin for error in the 200s, although most suffered from a bad move/gust at some point.… Read full article “RS200 Northern Tour & Scottish Series & RS Vareo Gul Grand Prix”
Fleets are racing in a championship weekend series.
A reasonable breeze greeted boats on Saturday, and there was some close racing. In the F15s, Simon Longstaff/Jon Denwood pipped Ian Campbell/Lezli-Ann Pearson at the post in the first race. Neil Platt, who lost his spinnaker halyard while renewing it, missed the first race but was ready for the next race which he won from Simon Longstaff.… Read full article “Scarness Cup”
Congratulations to Herb Telford, our official starter, on his 80th birthday. He had an early celebration during Bass Week when he and wife Aileen were made honorary members. Many happy returns!… Read full article “Congratulations”
After a wet week, and with high winds imminent for the weekend, this week’s Night Jar was perhaps the calm before the storm as the airs were relatively light and racing was brought to a relatively early conclusion after only 30 mins sailing.… Read full article “Night Jar 8 September”
As much as we all enjoy sailing, many of us do get up to other things in our lives. Ken Bell and his dog Spot (sure there’s a joke in there somewhere) are seen here winning best sheepdog at this weekend’s Loweswater Show.… Read full article “There’s More to Life Than Sailing”
A wet and windy forecast for Saturday could have been the reason for a quiet turnout this weekend, and although there was been a persistent drizzle, the forecast wind/gusts were by no means a threat.
In the first race an eager Mike/Kayla were so close to the line that when called back by Tim/Ian they did!… Read full article “Summer is over, or is it?”