In the Bass micro climate a forecast of 5-6mph breeze was somewhat ominous, but there was a light easterly across part of the lake to get the fleets started in the final rounds of the MJM/Asymmetric Cup. However, soon after the start the wind faded and it was to be a long haul around the relatively short course.… Read full article “Another Slow Sunday”
Ethan Dawson has just been selected as one of 13 sailors for the RYA’s West Zone Squad. The squad will receive six weekends of training throughout Winter by head coach Neil Marsden.
Well done!… Read full article “Congratulations”
Those that entered the Fleet Challenge C series enjoyed sunshine and a light breeze on Saturday to drive them around the courses for the three scheduled races. There were a few capsizes, several people sailing wrong courses, missing marks out, or rounding them the wrong way, and Roy the Sailing Secretary was a premature starter.… Read full article “Autumnal October”
Sunshine, a relatively warm wind, and white horses greeted sailors for another weekend series. Though the conditions were hard work, there was some exciting reaches, and several challenging gybes (which caught out numerous boats), all adding to some close racing.
Scumper led the handicap fleet, and though Toggle did break through to lead the 2nd race for a while, Scumper took the honours in both races.… Read full article “Saturday Sunshine then Soggy Sunday”
After the vicissitudes of the preceding week, competitors were relieved to find that conditions were benign on the morning of the RS Open at Bassenthwaite SC. The sun shone; the sky was azure, and a pleasant F2 to 3 ruffled the waters with an inviting caress.… Read full article “RS Open & RS Vareo Northern Championships”
Congratulations to Emma and Phil Davenport on the birth of their first child Oscar last Wednesday. Congratulations also go to Nick and Natalie Smith on the birth of Scarlet, a sister to Daisy.
Very best wishes go to both families.… Read full article “Baby Boom”
A reasonable wind, though variable, together with some sunshine led to some good sailing for clubs boats and visiting Tinkers.
Overall the results for the day were consistent – Val/Ken’s thread bare main halyard held out and they secured two 1sts from Jim Christie in his Supernova.… Read full article “Tinkering About”
Yet again the forecast for the weekend is abysmal, and it seems to put off many regulars. Also, the visiting Tinker fleet was slightly reduced with just nine boats taking part. An early start for the Tinkers allowed them to ‘enjoy’ lighter, but shifty, winds due to the shady influence of Sale Fell.… Read full article “Little Tinkers!”
Sun and a great sailing wind greeted the fleet of seven boats for another race in the Celebrity Glass Pursuit.
Paul Clark started on the wrong signal and that seemed to put others, well Jim Christie, off their scheduled time too.… Read full article “Sultry Saturday”
Sunday started with a light SW breeze. Not sure whether Hugh had slept in, or was just being casual, but the OD opted to delay starting the race until Hugh could get to the line. It did him no harm as he quickly had the lead in the asymmetric fleet, but it would soon be a case of all change as the lead changed a couple of times, first by the Hardies in their RS200, and then by the Hallidays in their RS400.… Read full article “Sunny Sunday”