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”
Racing got underway at 12 noon, just after a squall arrived, but didn’t cause many capsizes.… Read full article “North West Junior Travellers Trophy 2023”
On Saturday there was a one day open for Lasers, Solos, and Teras with an entry of 25 boats over the three fleets. Warm weather had returned with a forecast of light F2 winds gusting F3 generally from the SSE.
Racing got underway on time at 11am with just one Laser, Richard Benson from Tynemouth, being OCS, and having to return.… Read full article “Laser, Solo and Tera Open 2023”
Bright sunshine and a lack of wind greeted the entrants for the weekend’s open meeting sponsored by Im pact Marine. However, just before the scheduled start time, a sea breeze started to fill the bay, so the OD prepared to get racing underway just half an hour later than scheduled.… Read full article “Flying 15 & GP14 Open 2023”
There was blue skies and a light westerly wind for an excellent turnout of 68 boats on the first day of the NW Junior Traveller Trophy and RS Tera northern area championship.
Three races were sailed back to back, with only two boats OCS.… Read full article “NWJTT and RS Tera Northerns 2022”
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”