It was fanstastic to have a fleet of 23 Flying 15s for their northern championship. They enjoyed champagne sailing conditions throughout the sunny afternoon. Of course, there were a few shifts to contend with, but that’s Bass!
The fleet got away to a clean start for the first race, and the first beat seemed to set the tone for the four leaders, none of which changed position, despite various challenges, so the win went to Andy McKee/Rich Jones from Dovestone.… Read full article “Flying 15 Northern Championship 2021”
Summer may well have started officially, but the sun was keeping a very low profile, and the NE breeze was contributing to the chill in the air.
A force 3 gave the fleet of 16 boats some good planing conditions at times, and there were a few capsizes.… Read full article “Summer Sailing?!”
Following the Open meetings for Lasers and Solos on Saturday, Club racing returned to Bass on Sunday albeit following a 90 minute delay due to the refusal of any wind to turn up.
The first race was the initial round in a new Long Series of class racing.… Read full article “Sunday Racing”
As the high pressure moved in across the country for the bank holiday weekend, the wind may have been squeezed out. The fading morning breeze gave way to a light sea breeze which lasted for most of the first race.
With a fleet of 12 Catapults competing in their National Championship, they were out in good time for their scheduled start time, however some of the club fleets totalling almost 40 boats were a bit more tardy, perhaps some not realising it was a single fleet start, and some were several minutes late for the start.… Read full article “Whit Bank Holiday”
Fifteen starters in a very light North Westerly. Andy and Banter on the Bates chose A-9-0-B which gave a slight port bias to the start line. Never seen Andy so perplexed!
Was considering a General Recall but was waving the Individual Recall for all it was worth!… Read full article “Night Jar 8”
What a restart to Open Meeting sailing after eighteen months of twiddling our thumbs! A weekend of racing for the two classes with on site camping and caravanning thrown in. It certainly attracted the northern competitors with twelve and seventeen entries respectively in the two classes. … Read full article “GP14 Northern Championship and Mirror Open”
With a S/SE breeze the OD considered sending the fleet of 29 boats part way down the lake, fortunately, his mind was changed because, soon after the racing started, the wind eased. Boats did keep moving throughout the afternoon’s races, but it seemed touch and go at times!… Read full article “Saturday Southerly”
High wind and rain resulted in the cadet training being cancelled on Saturday. However, it didn’t put off Scumper and Zefer from blowing the cobwebs off their RS400 and getting it ready for a sail, ever confident that the forecast of easing winds would come to fruition.… Read full article “Celebrity Glass Pursuit”
The weekend started off with a gloriously sunny, but cold, day and a light, variable wind. There was another excellent turnout of cadets and juniors for the morning training, many of which gave the afternoon racing a go too.
The light NE wind looked promising for racing, but it faded, delaying the start, then came back in from the east, swinging quickly to the SE though the start sequence.… Read full article “May Bank Holiday”
Another bustling Saturday morning for the cadets and juniors, with sufficient breeze to get them all on the water.
The northerly breeze was cold, but the sunshine helped temper the conditions (when it wasn’t hiding behind the odd cloud!). The fleet of 26 boats had to contend with a light breeze which swung, and eased from time to time, causing the fleet to spread out, and prolong the first race.… Read full article “Shiver Me….”