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”
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”
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”
Due to various other commitments, numerous regulars are not available for the planned team racing on 26/27 October, so, due to low anticipated attendance, it has been decided to cancel this year’s event.
Club racing will continue as planned.
… Read full article “F15 Team Racing”
With the Indian summer continuing, there was clear blue skies, and a warm south easterly wind to greet sailors, the only problem being that instead of a gentle force 2, the Bass micro climate offered a force 6 with even bigger gusts, and plenty of white horses to prove it!… Read full article “GP Youth and Masters Championships & Flying 15 Open”
As the fleet of 17 boats, in which it was great to have so many young sailors, prepared for the Mirror Inland Championship, the lake had numerous calm patches which the forecast didn’t instil confidence in many that they would disappear.… Read full article “Mirror Inland Championship 2019”
Another sunny Saturday with a light SE breeze greeted a fleet of 50 boats with helm and crew under 19.
As racing was about to get underway at 1200 hrs the light breeze faded and started to swing through 180 degrees… With hopes of a sea breeze moving in to settle things down, it was noticed that wind was filling in from the SE again, so the course was reset and racing got underway.… Read full article “NWJTT/ Topper NW Areas”
The longer term forecast for this one day open was wet and windy which put off several competitors. However, our Bass micro climate defied the forecast in terms of wind strength at least which, generally, was a pleasant force 2-3. The light rain was persistent through the morning race though eased as the afternoon went on.… Read full article “Laser/Solo/Streaker Open”
With Easter being late this year, GNAC is being held early, for which there was a fleet of 27 boats. Although the sun was shining, the cooler than usual, and stronger than forecast SE breeze put a few competitors off sailing.… Read full article “Great North Asymmetric Challenge 2019”
Although our season has not yet started, preparations for our first open meeting are all in hand.
This year’s GNAC is being held on 13/14 April, eight windward leeward races scheduled, and entries are now open at via WebCollect
Early entries benefit from a £10 discount so don’t delay too long!… Read full article “Great North Asymmetric Challenge”