Although no-one seems to know the real reason behind the name for this series (suggestions to the mailbox please) it has proved to be an important turning point for the various club championships.
FLYING FIFTEEN AT CUP
PN Boat Helm 1 2 3 4 5 Pts
1 3673 S BEATTIE 1 1 1 1 1 3
2 3560 I CAMPBELL 3 2 2 5 4 7
3 3268 W CARRUTHERS DNS DNS 3 2 2 7
4 3332 W SOMERVILLE 2 4 4 6 5 10
5 3473 M MOORE 4 3 5 4 3 10
6 3293 I PRESTON DNS DNS DNS 3 6 18
7 231 M PARRY OD DNS DNS DNS DNS 21
8 2504 K THOMAS DNS DNS DNS 7 7 23
Points for RTD = 5 5 6 8 8
Points for DSQ = 5 5 6 8 8
Points for DNS = 9
3 races to count
The 5 firsts achieved by Scott Beattie and John Somerville were sufficient to secure the Flying 15 Club Championship with nine races to go!… Read full article “AT Cup”
The Ross Wear Helmsman Trophy was the target for the GP fleet. A series of four races with no discard, starts being staggered according to personal handicap.
Richard Hodgkins crewed by Mike Cowan, upset his parents on Saturday by beating them!… Read full article “Torn between two loves?”
The Bank Holiday weekend was described by one member as fantastic, with lots of competition. Weatherwise, the weekend started misty and breezy on the Saturday, when there were two closely competed races with bottles of wine for prizes – The Wine Challenge – with resultts being adjusted according to personal handicap. … Read full article “Bank Holiday roundup”
The weather was absolutely glorious throughout the weekend. There was some wind for the sailors and lots of sun for the shore crews to enjoy. Saturday racing saw the climax to a long series of races. The flying Fifteens were out in force with seven boats competiting for the Dawson Trophy.… Read full article “More of the Summer wine”
After a wet morning’s sailing, there was a hint of blue skies for the afternoon’s round the lake pennat race in aid of the RNLI. However, with a westerly force 3 blowing there was every likelihood of some interesting wind shifts after passing through Scarness.… Read full article “RNLI Pennant”
Another success for the laser fleet occurred when Mark Somerville won this year’s Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy held at Ullswater. Robin Dawson and Ian McPherson, not far behind, finished 7th and 8th respectively. Well done!
… Read full article “Lord Birkett comes to Bass”
Last weekend saw Lasers, Enterprises and Mirrors converging on the lake for some Open Meetings. In addition, the Enterprises were sailing for their North West Area Championship.
Desperately fluky winds on Saturday and most of Sunday taxed ‘light air’ skills to the limit, the wind only picking up for the last race.… Read full article “Enterprise North West Area Championship”
This weekend saw a busy time for sailors on Bassenthwaite Lake. Saturday saw the continuation of the Max Joule Memorial Trophy, a long series of eight races that is nearing its climax. The blustery winds led to exciting racing for all concerned.… Read full article “Whit Bank Holiday”
At Coniston’s laser open the three Bass entrants took pole positions out of a fleet of 14 boats.
Strong winds on Saturday eased, and were more variable, on Sunday. However Scumper mastered all the conditions and, having won the series with four firsts, played with the competition in the final race leaving Robin Dawson and Andy Smith to battle it out for second place.… Read full article “Another trophy for Bass”
World class competition took over the lake for the weekend’s racing. Flying 15 world champions Steve Goacher and Phil Evans made the most of some excellent courses in generally breezy conditions to show the rest of the fleet around the course in all four races.… Read full article “Flying 15 Open”