Lakeland Laser Grand Prix

Bassenthwaite are pleased to host the very first open meeting in this new series with 13 entrants. It should prove to be extremely memorable for the sailors with sunshine, rain, hail and snow, drifters, and gales passing through.

Out of the Bass retro team Toggle took the laser fleet in a boat borrowed from Andy T. Shame he forgot to release the kicker when the squall came in as he now owes T a new boom! Upon questioning about the incident from Robbie D and Roy, Toggle was rendered speechless! There’s always a first time for everything!

The conditions have been variable throughout each race, but Scumper has managed to master the conditions and after two races he is on equal points, but in the lead from Dylan Noble from Ullswater.

The two disqualifications were due to failing to unwind correctly after rounding a mark the wrong way.

In the final race Scumper was in front of his main rival Dylan, took the wrong side of the final beat and dropped from 2nd to 7th which was enough for Dylan to take the trophy on equal points but split by best position in the final race.

Overall Results

Sailed:3, Discards:1, To count:2, Entries:13, Scoring system:My scoring system
Rank SailNo Helm Club Fleet R1 R2 R3 Total Nett Notes
1st 183262 Dylan Noble Ullswater YC Open 1.0 (3.0) 3.0 7.0 4.0
2nd 161866 Mark Somerville Bass SC Open 3.0 1.0 (7.0) 11.0 4.0
3rd 171756 Jono Shelley Ullswater YC Open (DSQ) 2.0 2.0 18.0 4.0
4th 185601 Julian Elwood Royal Windemere YC Open (DSQ) 6.0 1.0 21.0 7.0
5th 183114 John Lyons Ullswater YC M 4.0 (5.0) 4.0 13.0 8.0
6th 182565 Sam Hall Bass SC J 2.0 7.0 (9.0) 18.0 9.0
7th 152664 I Smith Bass SC Open 9.0 4.0 (11.0) 24.0 13.0
8th 179737 Jonathan Nicoll Ullswater YC M (8.0) 8.0 5.0 21.0 13.0
9th 187497 Josh Moran Ullswater YC Y 5.0 (10.0) 8.0 23.0 13.0
10th 171806 Luke Lyons Ullswater YC Y 7.0 (9.0) 6.0 22.0 13.0
11th 160516 Tim Chittenden Bass SC M 6.0 (12.0) 10.0 28.0 16.0
12th 189066 Steve Jarvis Kielder Water SC M 11.0 11.0 (DNC) 36.0 22.0
13th 140049 Mike Cowan Bass SC Open 10.0 (DNF) DNC 38.0 24.0


Dylan receiving prize from Lucy Cowan

Club racing took a bit of a back seat. Boats that went out for a 230ish start (well it does tend to be casual!) noted that the committee boat team were shorebound, but would be back in 5 minutes. Some 30mins alter, after the winds had eased, and picked up to very blustery conditions, complete with hail stones the committee boat team were heading out again, as the sailors had had enough and headed home! Racing did get underway, but not many of the starts had any of the relevant fleet near the line! Kayla had ventured out for her first sail IN a year with William and survived without a capsize – that must be a record in itself!

The weather finally brightened up towards the end of the last race, and the results mirrored that of the first race of the  afternoon. As the boats came ashore the wind faded totally and Pauline was horrified that Dave and Sarah had to be towed ashore….

Will the Winter set in even harder tomorrow?