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”
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”
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”
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”
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!”
The overnight rain eased through the morning, leaving a dry afternoon for the start of the final weekend series of the club championship season for which more than 20 boats took to the water.
The wind was lighter than forecast, but there was still opportunities for planing conditions on some of the gusts.… Read full article “Championship Stakes”