Just in case you missed the odd email recently, the 69th prize giving dinner dance was held last night at the Crown Hotel in Wetheral. Covid concerns did result in a lower than normal attendance, but was thoroughly enjoyed by the 56 people that made it.… Read full article “Annual Dinner”
It is with sadness we have learnt of the death of Joan Hardie after a short illness.
She passed peacefully in her sleep with husband Jack, and her sister Barbara, by her side.
Joan and Jack have been regular sailors in the GP and Handicap fleets for several years, and Joan gleefully mastered light airs.… Read full article “Sad News”
The forecast gusty conditions proved to be true enough to put off the half a dozen sailors that turned up with a view to race. Perhaps sailing will resume next week?!… Read full article “Another Blow Out”
What an end to British Summer Time!
Heavy rain during the week led to the highest lake levels for a good while, and, with more rain forecast to maintain the high water level, racing has been cancelled for the weekend, so the Autumn series are concluded with honours going to Val/Ken for the Saturday series, and AJ/Sue for the Sunday series.… Read full article “British Summer Time Ends”
The lake has been at about 50mm/hour over the last day or so, and likely to continue for several more hours.
Is your boat safe?… Read full article “Lake Level”
After a couple of clear nights, the air temperature dropped significantly despite a southerly breeze. Fortunately the rain held off throughout the day.
The morning cadet training session had a couple of capsizes as the wind funnelled through the narrows at Scarness, and there was an unusually large wind shadow from Sale Fell in Dubwath bay area which the OD tried to avoid for afternoon racing.… Read full article “Autumn Sets In”
Saturday started with patchy winds, that filled in just in time for racing, though shortly after the start the wind did ease briefly before filling in to F1-2 for the rest of the afternoon.
By the windward mark AJ/Sue had taken the lead of the fleet of 10 boats, but it was going a it pear-shaped for them on the final leg into the leeward mark as the wind benefitted those further back.… Read full article “Self Fulfilling Prophecy”
The recent rainfall has caused the lake level to rise significantly over the last week.
Please ensure that your boat, if it is on the foreshore, will be safe should the lake flood as a result of the continuing run off from the hills combined with further rainfall over the next couple of days.… Read full article “Lake Level Rising”
Perhaps due to a wet and windy forecast, there weren’t a lot of eager participants for the weekend championship series so the OD cancelled the racing on Saturday.
Though forecast to be stronger on Sunday, several sailors turned up, looked at the conditions, and four opted to race, two GPs, a Vareo and a F15.… Read full article “Rain, Rain Go Away”
Asymmetric dinghies from all five corners of the north (as in north north, proper White Walker territory without the dragons) and visitors from Scotland, & Cambridge littered the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, with old and new friends catching up over a brew and breakfast before heading onto the water to challenge for the 10th Great North Asymmetric Challenge, sponsored by Lakes Legendary Ales.… Read full article “GNAC 2021”