The August Bank Holiday camping weekend commenced early for some, thanks to an extra nights camping. A fine forecast helped with numbers both on and off the water. The Night Jar started in a steadyish easterly and a beautiful view of the setting sun on Skiddaw.… Read full article “Bank Holiday Weekend”
Torrential overnight rain faded late morning, as did the wind, but with only one potential competitor in attendance racing was cancelled for the day.
Sunday started in a similar way, dry after a wet night, and little wind, but with a few more sailors interested in racing.… Read full article “Soggy Saturday”
After a busy day on Saturday hosting the triathlon, Sunday was somewhat quieter, sedate, and soggy!
The breeze was intermittent, but a selection of sailors were keen to make their visit worthwhile, so, with the Bates being a reluctant participant, there was a shore based start line.
It was fanstastic to have a fleet of 23 Flying 15s for their northern championship. They enjoyed champagne sailing conditions throughout the sunny afternoon. Of course, there were a few shifts to contend with, but that’s Bass!
The fleet got away to a clean start for the first race, and the first beat seemed to set the tone for the four leaders, none of which changed position, despite various challenges, so the win went to Andy McKee/Rich Jones from Dovestone.… Read full article “Flying 15 Northern Championship 2021”
With increased prevalence of COVID infections and the cancellation of the ET Championships, members had the club to themselves for the weekend, and benefitted from the Bass microclimate. The forecast showers did not come to fruition, whilst the sailing was underway at least!… Read full article “ET Weekend”
We are saddened to learn that Tony Fisher died yesterday.
Longer term members will recall that Tony crewed for Ian Campbell for many years, and was an active member of council for a while.
Our thoughts are with his brother at this sad time
Tony’s funeral is being held on 14th.… Read full article “Sad News”
Perhaps with the Bass microclimate we shouldn’t be surprised that there was a reasonable breeze from the south and little sign of rain or thunder greeting sailors for the championship weekend series.
The breeze held for the fleets totalling 19 boats throughout the first lap, but then gently eased, which it continued to do after the start of the second race.… Read full article “Weekend Series”
Summer may well have started officially, but the sun was keeping a very low profile, and the NE breeze was contributing to the chill in the air.
A force 3 gave the fleet of 16 boats some good planing conditions at times, and there were a few capsizes.… Read full article “Summer Sailing?!”