Another success for the laser fleet occurred when Mark Somerville won this year’s Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy held at Ullswater. Robin Dawson and Ian McPherson, not far behind, finished 7th and 8th respectively. Well done!
Last weekend saw Lasers, Enterprises and Mirrors converging on the lake for some Open Meetings. In addition, the Enterprises were sailing for their North West Area Championship.
Desperately fluky winds on Saturday and most of Sunday taxed ‘light air’ skills to the limit, the wind only picking up for the last race.… Read full article “Enterprise North West Area Championship”
This weekend saw a busy time for sailors on Bassenthwaite Lake. Saturday saw the continuation of the Max Joule Memorial Trophy, a long series of eight races that is nearing its climax. The blustery winds led to exciting racing for all concerned.… Read full article “Whit Bank Holiday”
At Coniston’s laser open the three Bass entrants took pole positions out of a fleet of 14 boats.
Strong winds on Saturday eased, and were more variable, on Sunday. However Scumper mastered all the conditions and, having won the series with four firsts, played with the competition in the final race leaving Robin Dawson and Andy Smith to battle it out for second place.… Read full article “Another trophy for Bass”
World class competition took over the lake for the weekend’s racing. Flying 15 world champions Steve Goacher and Phil Evans made the most of some excellent courses in generally breezy conditions to show the rest of the fleet around the course in all four races.… Read full article “Flying 15 Open”
After a weekend of blustery conditions, numbers were depleted for the Sunday afternoon pennant traditionally sailed around the lake. The six starters, comprising 3 flying 15s, a laser, a dart and a GP14, were all in close contention until they reached the narrows at Scarness.… Read full article “Jubilee Sailing Trust Pennant”
The GP14 North East areas was held at Derwent Reservoir on 6/7 May. After some very close, competitive racing Bassenthwaite helms Mike Fairlamb and Andrew Greenhalgh both tied on six points after counting four out of five races. Mike Fairlamb and crew Mike Cowan were delighted to receive the Trophy especially as it is the first season that Mike Fairlamb has owned a GP.… Read full article “GP14 North East Area Championship Trophy comes to Bassenthwaite”
It was another busy weekend for racers this weekend as the fleet competed for the Celebrity Glass Trophy.
Saturday saw 12 boats out on the lake with some close racing throughout the fleet. A few close calls and a slight collision on the start line all added to the excitement.… Read full article “Celebrity Glass Trophy”
A testing set of winds were offered to the formidable teams over the weekend. Overnight leaders were Cheat Seekers and they continued to hold their position, though only just, in the heavier winds that increased throughout Sunday’s racing. In the final reckoning Windermere’s Cheat Seekers beat Bassenthwaite’s Where’s Scott Gone by just one point!… Read full article “Flying Fifteen Team Racing”
Last weekend the 17/18th October saw the final weekend series that counted towards the Club Championship. Cold, blustery weather on Saturday was not to the liking of the Flying 15s and they stayed on shore and watched the GPs and Lasers cope with varying weather conditions that at the end of the afternoon left a covering of snow on Skiddaw.… Read full article “Club Championship Results 1998”