Saturday’s forecast was possibly off putting, with gusts expected to be up to 27mph. However, the Bass micro climate was substantially better, though there were just six takers overall, as members were taking part in The Lord Birkett at Ullswater.
A shore start was used, and all were well behaved.… Read full article “Weekend update”
Katia celebrated finishing her exams by taking on Race Officer duty, ably assisted by Lily and Andy.
15 boats enjoyed a shifty Westerly with plenty of place changing and occasional planing gusts.
Mike/Jack diced it out with the Solos of John and Neil with places changing regularly, Matthew and James were so close for 2 laps that they were able to continue a conversation before Matthew broke away.… Read full article “Night Jar 9”
Blue skies, and a southerly breeze creating white horses, didn’t put off those sailors that turned up. Nigh on champagne sailing conditions, apart from some twitches of westerly gusts as the wind swung round Sale Fell (or was it the effects of a sea breeze?)… Read full article “She’ll be coming round the mountain …”
As the storm clouds gathered over Keswick, 16 boats took to the water in a fickle West/Northwesterly with sufficient windshifts to ensure beats on at least 2 legs of the figure of eight course.
Barbara’s splendid effort to get off to a flyer was thwarted by the Race Officer (OCS).… Read full article “Night Jar 8”
Blustery and shifty westerly winds were managed well by the two fleets totalling 30 boats racing on Saturday.
With three races sailed back to back there was bound to be a few aching bodies overnight, especially as there had been a few capsizes, particularly after gybe marks.… Read full article “Flying 15 and GP14 Open”
Several days of windy weather is putting paid to club racing at present.
Thursday’s wind didn’t tempt anyone to race, while a gusty forecast, and a Killers’ concert in Manchester, meant there were no takers on Saturday either.
Sunday’s forecast wasn’t much better, and although a few sailors appeared, the sight of breaking waves looking downwind dampened their enthusiasm.… Read full article “Windy Weather”
Memories of a special platinum jubilee weekend courtesy of Nick Smith
… Read full article “Jubilee Weekend”
Dubwath Silver Meadows will be holding their AGM in the clubhouse on Friday 10th June at 7pm
It will include a talk by Dr Mark Tilzey, Associate Professor in Political Ecology & the Governance of Food Systems, Coventry University
Conserving our Humble Hedgerows
“Hedgerows can make an important contribution to agroecological transitions and to an overall contribution to multifunctional agro-ecosystems with multiple benefits for biodiversity, climate change mitigation, soil health, human health, well-being, and livelihoods.”
… Read full article “Dubwath Silver Meadows AGM”
It was with some trepidation that the 9 boats launched into a brisk, shifty NorthWesterly under blue skies after earlier rain. By the start time, however, the wind had moderated resulting in more manageable conditions but the shifts continued.
Race Officer, Val, set a figure of eight course starting with a beat to number 1.… Read full article “Night Jar 4”
Saturday started with some champagne sailing conditions for an excellent turnout of 40 boats across the two fleets racing this weekend. It was good to see that the Mirror fleet had mainly junior, or parent/child combinations.
With a westerly wind any potential sea breeze from the blue skies would only bolster the wind strength.… Read full article “Solo Open/Mirror Northern Areas 2022”