There was a great turnout of more than 30 boats for this year’s GNAC. The sun was shining with a cool wind blowing from the north east which proved to be frustratingly changeable throughout the afternoon.
The wind was reasonably well behaved for the first race, though there were opportunities to gain from the timing of the shifts and the gusts passing over the course.… Read full article “Great North Asymmetric Challenge 2018”
A mirror like morning lake was not reflecting the longer term forecast, but the wind quickly filled in for the 18 boats racing in the annual Viking Trophy which is awarded to the best performing team of three. However, the wind quickly filled in to provide some great racing conditions, though a squall during the first start made everyone wonder how many races we would manage to get in.… Read full article “Flying Fifteen Team Racing”
Gusting SW winds left some of the select group of competitors looking a little reluctant before the earlier than usual 11am start, but they did all venture out racing.
Despite an unimpressive start our own Tog was leading at the end of the first lap, but slipped back behind Tony King during the next lap.… Read full article “Solo Open”
A glorious forecast tempted some last minute entries for this weekends open meetings. The sun shone and the wind blew from the west (give or take the 30 deg swings!). The shifting conditions did create some chances, and misfortunes, throughout the afternoon, but generally the same sailors were at the front.… Read full article “Flying 15 Northern Travellers and Laser Open”
With 65 boats in six fleets over racing over two courses, plenty of wind from the SE, and some rain to boot, it was certain to be a busy weekend. Fortunately the morning rain had stopped, and the wind eased, by the time the ODs took to the water to set the courses.… Read full article “Tera Northerns, NWJTT, Topper and Mirror Open 2017”
Bassenthwaite SC is pleased to be hosting this year’s GP14 Inland Championship. With a mixture of winds forecast, there is certain to be some great competition.
First race scheduled for 12 Noon resulted in a general recall so they’ve burned their boats and it’ll be the I flag (or worse) moving forward!… Read full article “GP14 Inland Championship 2017”
Sunshine and a light northerly breeze greeted a fleet of 23 boats for this year’s Great North Asymmetric Challenge.
The wind proved to be a challenge when it came to setting the course as it kept alternating between the North and the West – the key was getting the timing right!… Read full article “Great North Asymmetric Challenge”
With little wind during the morning, it seemed promising for some good sailing conditions for the 17 strong fleet of Flying 15s when the wind filled in from the south, despite the forecast being from the north east.
With mark 7 nowhere to be seen, should the OD send the fleet to mark 10 or 8?… Read full article “Flying 15 Team Racing”
A long term forecast of gusting winds and rain improved, for Saturday at least, providing a window that tempted a good fleet of sailors to make last minute entries for the GP14 and F15 opens, part of the Waples Wine Northern Traveller series.… Read full article “Flying 15 GP Open”
Three boats from Bassenthwaite competed at the FF Scottish Nationals at Kippford over the weekend.
The first day was good sailing after being towed out from the estuary sailors were surprised to find a force 4/5 wind making good exciting sailing.… Read full article “F15 Scottish Championship at Kippford”