Wind and more rain led to the abandonment of racing for the third weekend in a row. Shame because Mik was ready and raring to go!
A few more boats were removed from site, and with more rain forecast it would be sensible to consider removing yours too if it is still on site.… Read full article “Winter washout”
You may be aware that the Lake levels are currently so high that it is lapping close to the winch by the boat house. Weather forecasts are predicting 150-200mm of rain in next 48 hours.In 2009 a 300 mm rainfall caused lake to rise 4 metre, flooding where your boats are currently parked.… Read full article “Weather warning”
Calls have been received from a number of members regarding the rapidly rising water levels, if your boat is near the lake shore you are advised to move it to higher ground as a matter of urgency. ⛵️☔️
Update 4.30pm – All boats have been moved to higher ground but you are advised to check them at your earliest opportunity as not all could be secured.… Read full article “Tuesday 10th November – Water Level Update.”
Following successful bonfire night celebrations for which the daytime rain clouds parted for long enough to enjoy the bonfire and fireworks display, Sunday’s forecast was not at all encouraging (sustained winds in excess of 50mph).
A few sailors turned up, with Poppy being the most enthusiastic, but it was too wet and blustery to tempt anyone to even prepare their boat, so the OD was not slow in declaring the abandonment for the day.… Read full article “Autumn Storms”
Our Youth Squad sailor Harry Binns has travelled to Barcelona this week to take part in the RS Aerocup Barcelona regatta, a three day regatta sailed on the seas in front of the impressive city of Barcelona, with entrants taking part from 9 countries.… Read full article “RS Aerocup in Barcelona ”
With the arrival of November, racing is scheduled for Sundays only, and that means just five days racing left this season. The day started misty with no wind whatsoever, but the forecast looked promising. However, 11.30 came and went and there was still little sign of wind in the northern bay, but it was nice, mild, and bright, and several boats were rigged ready for action.… Read full article “Final Countdown”
Saturday’s races was held in a light but bitterly cold southerly wind. Competitors having to endure nearly four hours of racing were pretty chilled but at least they were moving around. The Bates and safety crews were absolutely pickled when they finally came ashore.… Read full article “Conclusion of October Series”
Our bonfire celebrations are being held on 7th November. Please bring along a large display firework to make the event all the more spectacular. Hot snacks will be available. The bonfire will be lit around 6.30pm
Our grounds chairman is asking for help to build the bonfire on the morning of 7th and would ask any keen helpers to attend from 10.30am
… Read full article “Build a bonfire”
Ocean Youth Trust North offers young people a safe but challenging environment on board our yacht James Cook in which they can explore their own identity and increase their self-confidence. The results are profound. Those taking part learn a variety of interpersonal and transferable skills that enable them to expand their horizons and gain independence.… Read full article “Ocean Youth Trust North”
Some of our Youth Squad went to Windermere today and brought back the winners trophy! Congratulations to our winning team called the “Bassenthwaite Heavies” comprising Hazel Newport, Harry Binns, Jamie Kerr and Izzie Hunter
Hazel took the lead just after the first mark and stretched her lead to a whole lap during her 1.5hour innings.… Read full article “RYA Onboard Relay Race at Windermere”