After a wet and windy morning, the forecast was for the wind to ease, and it did! (Not that AJ believed it would). Eight boats took to the water.
Dave/Lynn got the best flying start and were first to the windward mark.… Read full article “Saturday Surprise”
Not only are we at the end of British Summer Time, so clocks will go back by one hour on Sunday morning, but, with the current high winds, there is plenty of rain around, and it is forecast to continue well into next week with the likelihood that the lake will flood.… Read full article “That Time of Year!”
A cold ENE breeze blew throughout Saturday afternoon, accompanied by occasional lulls, and numerous swings in direction.
Shifts just before the start led to a starboard biased line (or was it just poorly set?!) and a premature starter who duly returned.… Read full article “Autumnal Chill”
Saturday’s clouds were slowly cast aside as the afternoon progressed, and there was numerous spells when the sun broke through to give some warmth in the F2-3 wind. The conditions were perfect to attract out some of the cadets that been practicing in the morning.… Read full article “Autumn Sunshine”
Sixteen boats took part in the final weekend series of our curtailed season.
They were greeted by a lovely sunny day with a variable chilly easterly wind. The novice Bates driver managed to wrap the anchor warp around the prop which meant a short postponement was required.… Read full article “Sunny but Chilly Weekend”
The majority of members hadn’t sailed since the end of last season and were desperate to get onto the Lake and involved in competition. So, by the Holiday Weekend, nearly forty crews were ready to take to the water. Some were encouraged by the very light winds while others were put off by the conditions.… Read full article “August Holiday Weekend 2020”
Recent high winds and heavy showers may have put many sailors off, but it proved to be sailable for the three boats that took to the water, perhaps to Sue’s frustration as she had her heart on going out for afternoon tea!… Read full article “Saturday 22 August”
The wind was a reluctant participant, but it did start to appear around the northern buoys, so the OD went out to set a course. While waiting for the fleets to join in, a breeze in the southern end started to fill the lake, so the proposed start area was relocated and racing got underway.… Read full article “Another Shifty Sunday”
Sunday’s forecast was for a repeat of Saturday’s weather, but on arrival sailors were greeted with a SE force 4, believed to be a katabatic wind. The big question was, would it last?! As soon as the sequence was underway, there was signs that the forecast NE direction was coming through.… Read full article “Shifty, Shifty, Very Very Shifty”
Overnight rain had passed through leaving a slightly lighter breeze than Saturday, but there were many sunny spells.
In the GPs Andy/Phil joined in to challenge Dave/Lynn, succeeded in winning the first race. John/Jack led the next race, but there were some cruel shifts on each of the beats that Dave/Lynn mastered to work up from third to win the race with Andy 2nd.… Read full article “Sunny Sunday”