The Tinker fleet returned for their annual visit and enjoyed F3-4 westerly winds on a mild, and overcast day, with some sunny spells.
The gusts caused a couple of capsizes, and there was some minor gear failures, but racing was good and competitive.… Read full article “Tinker Trophy”
After the extended camping weekend and prior to the 7-week A66 weekend roadworks, on Saturday a south easterly breeze took all 3 fleets on a lopsided beat to the infamous gap, during which no matter about the odd change in wind direction, ‘keep going left before heading to the windward mark’ was the mantra.… Read full article “Weekend 4/5 September”
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”
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”
We are saddened to report the untimely death of Mark Ninnim on Thursday after a short illness.
Mark’s funeral will be held at Tynemouth crematorium on Friday 25th June at 1.30pm. Although the chapel is just for close family due to Covid restrictions there is lots of space outside chapel, with speakers/tv in place.… Read full article “Sad News”