Bassenthwaite Sailing Club hosted an excellent weekend sailing for the Flying Fifteen Northern Championships on the 9th/10th June. Weather conditions varied from light winds in hot sunshine to strong winds with sudden squalls and even heavy rain for a short period.… Read full article “Flying 15 Northerns”
On Saturday there were two races contributing to the Max Joule Memorial Trophy. All classes started together, the results being calculated on boat handicap.
In the first race, the wind was light and shifting round to the north. The windward mark, buoy zero, often has shifts, but Saturday’s were exceptional. … Read full article “Weekend Racing”
The Jimmy Lancaster Memorial Trophy was the final race of the weekend. It was sailed as a pennant race and the course took all sailors around the lake.
Although there was a south westerly wind in the Northern bay, the wind curved around the corner at Scarness to allow the boats to enjoy a broad reach with spinnakers for the next part of the leg.… Read full article “Old Man’s Prize”
While the cats are away…
With the GP14 Inlands being held at Derwent Reservoir there was a chance for the rest of the fleet to enjoy the sweet smell of success. Ginge and Bridget (aka Jose) Hodgkins took the opportunity by the throat and ran away with Saturday’s first race from Hugh Godfrey and Tim Knowles.… Read full article “Bank Holiday Racing”
You wouldn’t have thought it was the middle of May, and after a lovely spell of fine sunny weather when, on a foul Thursday evening, seven GP14 dinghies raced in rain, gloom, dark clouds and a variable wind. However, nobody capsized and all went well in the sailing department.… Read full article “Results Update”
Who cares if the South of the Country was at risk from a bit of rain? Rain what’s that? Yes sailors all enjoyed another weekend of blue skies and a bit of gloriously warm wind thown in. Ok, so the wind may have been suffering from a bit of sun stoke because it certainly struggled to make its mind up which way it should blow from!… Read full article “More Blue Skies”
The sailing season started with a vengeance for the May Bank Holiday weekend. Clear blue skies, brisk winds (interspersed with the odd hole) and an excellent turnout.
Sunday’s Starter’s Prize racing comprised a two race series for all classes, sailed on a fleet handicap basis.… Read full article “Back in business”
Ok so the forecast wasn’t very good and you preferred to stay at home and keep warm. But those that turned up braved the elements in shifty conditions and blew away all cobwebs!
The changeable winds lead to very close racing for the first lap of a windward leeward course.… Read full article “Asymmetric Open meeting”
One of the more unusual, but one of the best enjoyed, events of the northern sailing calendar is the annual Flying Fifteen team racing weekend generously sponsored by Harper and Hebson of Carlisle.
Teams of three boats combine all their scores in four races to find the winning team so allowing for a bit of tactics as well as serious sailing in this fun event.… Read full article “Flying 15 Team Racing (Sponsored by Harper and Hebson VW and Audi Carlisle)”
For the last championship series of the season, the flying fifteen and laser fleet champions had already been decided, but the following places up were for grabs
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th in the Flying 15s
2nd and 3rd in the Lasers
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th in the GP14s
The unsettled forecast proved correct and Saturday produced some steady southerly winds, dampened by a few showers.… Read full article “Club Championships”