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”
The weather on this first day of a five race weekend series was delightful with virtually unbroken sunshine and a medium strength westerly wind. This was a definite improvement on NJ10 two days previously when a southerly F8 had prevented any racing and ended with a banana shaped mast on John’s Solo when he launched to test the conditions.… Read full article “Weekend Series”
Light airs early morning caused a slight delay to the start of racing for the 37 sailors across three fleets.
Half the Solo fleet were OCS on their first start, but as none returned they headed in for an early lunch.… Read full article “Laser, Solo and Tera Open 2021”
We have just learned that on 24 May 2021 TREVOR BUTCHER died suddenly and without any suffering when he fell over in the garden. Having moved back to Cumbria recently with Diana he was enjoying time with his children and grandchildren and will be missed by all of his family.… Read full article “Sad News”
The sunny weather continues, with light winds for another busy juniors and cadet training session. The light winds were forecast to continue but, unexpectedly, the wind freshened from the NE and held throughout the afternoon racing.
As ever, the wind swung back and forth, but overall the strength held giving rise to various capsizes, and some great planing conditions at times.… Read full article “April Sunshine”
After a wonderfully sunny day there seemed little chance of a decent wind for the 3rd race in the Night Jar series. Surprisingly competitors were greeted by a light but relatively steady Westerly.
In anticipation of the wind dying, which it did, the Race Officers set a short triangular course of 0, 9, B.… Read full article “Night Jar 3”
A sunny windless morning didn’t impede the enthusiasm of the cadets and juniors for another training session. Some light airs did fill in to let them have some fun on the water.
By the time club racing began, the wind had filled in fully from the west.… Read full article “The Best Laid Plans”
Easter Saturday, sunshine, and the first day of club racing provided a perfect combination to get more than 20 boats racing.
The morning started with 21 boats out for a junior cadet training session in some light winds.
The wind remained light for the afternoon racing, and it was variable in strength, and shifty to boot, so racing was confined to the NW corner of the lake to try and stay in the wind.… Read full article “Just Like Old Times”
If the Government’s roadmap continues as planned, you could be back on the water by the end of the month, although racing is not scheduled to start until Easter Saturday 3 April. The sailing programme is available on this website, and everyone allocated with OD, or rescue, duties should have received notifications within the last few days.… Read full article “Final Countdown”