Despite there being no white frost, several competitors still had to clear ice that had accumulated in their boat covers. Although Banter had submitted to the conditions and was wearing long trousers, both his crew Oscar, and Neil’s crew Archie, turned up in shorts!… Read full article “Winter Series Concludes”
A damp and drizzly morning greeted our usual suspects. But there was wind and plenty of enthusiasm amongst the sailors…. This was despite the OD, Alan’s attempts to dissuade the takers ????.
The rain eased, and the wind was a steady 2 occasional 3.… Read full article “Winter Series”
Snow on Skiddaw is always a wonderful sight, but not necessarily an excuse to be sailing! Despite it being cold and quite windy, the Campbells, the MacGregors, and Neil rigged up. Neil G thought better of it before launch after bringing in the Bates… Wisely!… Read full article “Winter Blues”
On Saturday evening the annual bonfire celebrations were held together with a great display of fireworks.
Sunday started with several eager sailors but mirror like conditions on the lake. With the wind typically filling in by 1130hrs it wasn’t looking promising that there would be any racing, but just five minutes later a light breeze appeared from the forecast WSW direction.… Read full article “Winter rolls in”
The end of October brings the Autumn Saturday and Sunday series to an end, as well as the end of British Summer Time resulting in the clocks going back an hour on Saturday night.
Unusually there was a SE breeze on Saturday that had a chill to it, but sufficient to have sailors sitting out.… Read full article “End of Summer Time”
With the high winds due to storm Babet having subsided, sailing conditions were pleasant for the fleet of eight boats, though the NW breeze had a bite to it, tempered slightly by occasional sunny spells, there was no rain.
Thomas/Henry tried their hand at racing the F15 but foiled when a spinnaker sheet miraculously wrapped itself around the rudder, so they retired.… Read full article “Calm after the storm”
Though we obviously can’t reveal a lady’s age, we are delighted to congratulate long time member Isobel Currie on her very special centenarian birthday!
Despite the air temperature plummeting over recent days there was a handful of boats keen to race in the WNW F2 breeze. Neil was keen to have reaches, so that wish was taken on board, with one beat and five reaches.… Read full article “We want reaches”
Well not exactly sultry, but still very mild! The recent rain has found its way into the lake, which has risen significantly through the week. Ensure your boat is safe in case of significant rises in the lake level over the next few days.… Read full article “Sultry Saturday”