On Saturday evening the annual bonfire celebrations were held together with a great display of fireworks.
Sunday started with several eager sailors but mirror like conditions on the lake. With the wind typically filling in by 1130hrs it wasn’t looking promising that there would be any racing, but just five minutes later a light breeze appeared from the forecast WSW direction.… Read full article “Winter rolls in”
With the high winds due to storm Babet having subsided, sailing conditions were pleasant for the fleet of eight boats, though the NW breeze had a bite to it, tempered slightly by occasional sunny spells, there was no rain.
Despite the air temperature plummeting over recent days there was a handful of boats keen to race in the WNW F2 breeze. Neil was keen to have reaches, so that wish was taken on board, with one beat and five reaches.… Read full article “We want reaches”
Well not exactly sultry, but still very mild! The recent rain has found its way into the lake, which has risen significantly through the week. Ensure your boat is safe in case of significant rises in the lake level over the next few days.… Read full article “Sultry Saturday”
After recent rain, and stormy weather, the temperature has dipped again, and cloud moved in for a damp afternoon’s sailing to start the Saturday Autumn series.
The wind enabled sailors to enjoy some exciting planing early in the first race which was led by Scumper/Matty in a RS400, followed by James/Jenny in a GP, and Mike/Jack in a Graduate.… Read full article “Autumn beds in”
This year’s GNAC attracted over 60 boats from as far as afield as East Lothian in Scotland and Llandegfedd in South Wales. There was a promising forecast F4 wind gusting F6, though as it was from the ENE it restricted the windward/leeward course length slightly.… Read full article “Great North Asymmetric Challenge 2023”
With the schools back, the weather has perked up for a brief Indian summer and providing champagne sailing conditions. The Tinker Association had a smaller fleet than usual for their open meeting, while club boats were racing in a weekend series for the Tinker Trophy.… Read full article “Tinker Trophy 2023”
With the tale end of storm Betty forecast to be affecting racing, there was a select few potential sailors turned out on Sunday. In fact, there was a good base wind, without any major gusts, that was mild, and it stayed dry!… Read full article “Sunday Pennant”