Persistent rain, very light wind, and a limited number of unenthusiastic sailors, waited until the scheduled start time for any latecomers. With no further takers, racing was cancelled.
By Sunday morning the rain had passed through, the was shining and a katabatic wind (I think) was creating a south easterly.… Read full article “October Racing”
Blue skies with a cool gusting NE wind seemed to be a bit challenging at first but 16 boats raced in the weekend’s Celebrity Glass Trophy series. Not surprisingly, the wind was swinging throughout the afternoon, and it did ease at times throughout the first race, but bedded in for the second race.… Read full article “Celebrity Glass Trophy”
Strong gusty winds in the morning eased sufficiently for racing in the weekend series with a turnout of 16 boats. There were various capsizes, some challenging variable conditions around 9, and opportunities for some spectacular reaches, especially by Scumper in his RS100.… Read full article “Windy Weekend”
Saturday started bright and windy, but as the fleet headed to the start the heavens opened, and hardly eased for the rest of the afternoon. The gusty winds caused a few capsizes even before racing started but everyone made the race.… Read full article “Autumn on the way?”
Persistent drizzle/light showers seemed to flatten the lake and give the impression of fickle winds, but once on the water there was enough wind to keep the boats moving, and after the first lap, it freshened resulting in a few capsizes, and a few near misses.… Read full article “Sunday 23 August”
The day started with a mirror like conditions which continued on through the cadets training up to lunch time. However, with the arrival of AJ, aka Mr Fixit, there were signs of ripples on the water around the northern end of the lake, far too many to be created by the 10(0?)s… Read full article “Sultry Saturday”
Warm sunny weather, combined with a 6kt ENE breeze, led to some champagne sailing conditions for a good fleet of 25 boats.
Martin fell out of his Laser before the first start, and assured everyone it wasn’t just to cool down.… Read full article “Saturday Sailing”
The long awaited return of Saturday racing coincided with (what would have been) the start of Bass Week 2020! What fantastic sailing weather it was too – sun and a great wind.
In the strong fleet of eight GPs, Val/Ken took an early lead, and promptly capsized at a gybe mark!… Read full article “Saturdays Are Back!”
It didn’t look too promising just prior to the first race with a W trying to reach f1 and calm water. Did I say westerly? The turbines were blowing from NNE! But the Bass wind soon swung to that direction which gave a start from 0 and a course of 1-B-9-0.… Read full article “Winter Sunday Series 5 & 6”
A glorious winter style cold morning, with clear blue skies, but a lack of wind was not looking too promising for the day’s racing. The wind filled in enough for the committee boat to take to the water, but it quickly faded, even before the fleet was launched!… Read full article “Winter Trophy 3 & 4”