How many lakes in the Lake District? Find out if the BBC Two QI panel know with this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo/noise/?programme=qi (select Ep10 – Alan Davies)… Read full article “That Age Old Question”
Yes Toggle has reached one of those key milestones in life. Three score year and ten I hear you ask – No. The first half century – surprisingly no! It had to be the big 40 – many congratulations. At that age can he stand the pace of Nick Smith’s wild stag party?… Read full article “Birthday Boy”
Yes, it’s November. Sunday only racing on a personal handicap basis. For the first weekend, Steve Hunt and Ruth Critchley mastered the light winds, and despite having their handicap amended for the 2nd race (well doctored!), they secured two wins from Wendy Lewis in her RS200.… Read full article “November Series”
The final championship series of the year is being sailed this weekend. At a thank you dinner for Council members there was an opportunity for some dirty tactics between the key helms in the Mirror fleet to try and make sure their opponents were unfit for sailing.… Read full article “Weekend Series”
I’m aware that some of you have been following the race on the website and have even contributed.
I thought it worth putting down how I feel and sharing it while it’s fresh. So thanks for your interest and support. Toni forwarded them via e mail .… Read full article “Pete Goes Brazilian?!”
For various reasons there has been a disappointing turnout for this year’s team racing. With three boats from Derwent that expected to race as a team, they were split up and teamed randomly with one of the other competitors.
On Saturday, Robin Dawson sailed with Ian Preston and led the way for a while, but Tony Lee got into his stride and won both races.… Read full article “FF Team Racing”
Just received these photos of a long term project by Trustee Graham Kirkpatrick that was finally completed earlier this year. Obviously still drawn by the Flying 15s which he sailed for many years, he can be seen crossing the part of the fleet at the FF Nationals at Largs!… Read full article “Sign of Things to Come?”
Plenty of sun, glorious views of the lake, somewhat obscured bye a wandering spider (on the webcam), but no wind was what greeted sailors on Saturday.
Ah well, you can’t have everything!
Surprisingly the a light breeze did fill in across the lake very quickly, and racing got underway only slightly late (though Scumper was later than most!).… Read full article “Windless Weekend”
and don’t get caught if you do, which is what happened to Andy T. Having just bought a Laser Vago the instructions were out to determine how to rig it. Stephen Kirkpatrick and T took it out for their 1st sail, and suffered their first capsize having caught their downhaul on the bowsprit.… Read full article “Don’t Forget to Read the Instructions!”
|Here’s a snap taken the day before the start of the Clipper race on ‘Liverpool 08’. Sadly (for Pete) Dame Ellen Macarthur is not part of the crew!The 10 yachts are currently heading away from the coast of Portugal to bypass Madeira.|