Bassenthwaite were hosts to 32 boats from as far afield as Penzance (and Bombay) for the Enterprise North West Area Championships this weekend. At the same time open meetings were held for lasers and mirrors.
The weekend started in fresh winds (yet again!)… Read full article “Typhoon at Bass”
Fresh winds tested the 20 boats competing in the GP14 open meeting. In each of Saturday’s races, despite a general recall, there was still a boat that was a little too eager that had to return. Competitors had to contend with shifting winds (as usual) but this led to some close, exciting racing.… Read full article “GP14 Open Meeting”
Congratulations to Stephen Kirkpatrick and Claire Thomas who were married recently and celebrated with family, friends and numerous club members.
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On Sunday, the Bass Burgee and Flying Enterprise Trophy were sailed for in a sunny day with fresh winds.… Read full article “Another Club Wedding!”
What Summer? On Saturday after a late start due to competitors watching the England World Cup match (Magic!) the sailors took to the water in strong winds and fair weather. In the two races of the day, the rescue crews where kept very busy with numerous capsizes including four from the Hodgkin’s brothers and a couple from Master GP14 sailors Mike Fairlamb (Deanscales) and Eric Smith (Dalston).… Read full article “Summer Update”
Due to high winds, the start of the Flying 15 open meeting was postponed until Sunday morning. However, many visitors were put off by the poor weekend forecast (which was, unfortunately, right for a change) and there were only eight entries in total.… Read full article “High Winds Affect Open Meeting”
There were grey skies on Saturday afternoon as many sailors took to Bassenthwaite Lake for the start of a busy weekend. Some new members joined in the racing after completing the race training on Saturday morning.
Saturday racing was part of a long series of handicap racing, with Mike Moore and Ian Smith currently heading the leader board but this might change over the next few weeks.… Read full article “Great Results for Sailors at Home and Away”
What happened to the weather at the weekend, gone were the sunny skies and light breezes during the week to be replaced by grey skies and wind.
The weather did not put off all the sailors and some 15 boats competed in the AT cup series for the different classes.… Read full article “Whatever happened to the Spring weather?”
It was bright sunny skies that enticed 20 boats out on to Bassenthwaite Lake on Saturday afternoon for the third weekend of the season. It was a splendid sight with boats sailing in five different fleets even if the wind was a little fickle causing some problems for the official starter Herb Telford.… Read full article “Time to catch up”
Well it is now. The final days racing was held in a force 2-3 – not boat bending weather you may think. Well William and Mike Cowan were to find out otherwise. Two minutes before the start and Mike asked if the was enough outhaul on, yanked the cord and Ping!… Read full article “They think it’s all over”
In fact, Sunday’s racing concluded the Tinker Trophy leaving one race and two prizes to be sailed for next week – the Bassenthwaite Burgee and the Flying Enterprise Trophy.
The morning race started in light airs with Bridget and Ginge crossing the line first while William and Mike Cowan re-rigged the genny, and Mike Moore and Elaine just couldn’t get to the line on time.… Read full article “Not many left now!”