It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the peaceful passing of Keith Longstaff earlier today.
Keith has been a long standing member of the club. Having started sailing in GPs he moved on to race with Herb Telford in Flying 15s – what a partnership that was!… Read full article “Sad News”
Saturday started with sunshine and an unexpected SE breeze for the two race Celebrity Glass Pursuit series. Over 30 boats started the first race over a 46 minute start sequence, with the Reekie’s sandwiching the fleet (James in an Optimist being in the first start and John in a 49er in the last start), during which the wind eased, then picked up at John’s start.… Read full article “Easter 2022”
A good NW breeze greeted sailors for the start of the MJM series, with a few white horses to boot.
Although there were no capsizes, of the 14 starters in the MJM series, the wind proved too much for a couple of the younger helms who retired after the first beat.… Read full article “MJM”
Saturday had plenty of sunshine, but the wind was bitter when a cloud passed through.
There had been little wind during the morning training, but it filled in a little from the SE before the afternoon race, though most sailors were caught out when the OD set a course and started the sequence despite a wind shadow in the start area.… Read full article “Sunny Saturday”
A sunny morning had numerous boats ready and raring to get the season underway, though AJ seemed to want even more time to tinker with his newly acquired GP! A lack of wind meant they had to wait until almost 2pm before there was sufficient breeze to tempt the OD on to the water.… Read full article “Starter’s Prize”
With the new sailing season starting tomorrow, there will be a rigging day this afternoon to dust off the cobwebs and prep your boat rather than leave it the run out to the startline to find out what you have forgotten!… Read full article “At the Ready!”
Ok, so our sailing season is still around the corner, but the Bass Week team have worked out it’s about 150 days till The Craftinsure Bass Week gets into full swing, and have opened entries on Webcollect.
Don’t miss your chance to book your entry, especially caravan space which are being snapped up as quickly as ever!… Read full article “Bass Week”
Wishing everyone a happy, safe and healthy New Year topped up with fair winds for another fantastic sailing season!
… Read full article “Happy 2022!”
The 70th AGM was held in the clubhouse on Sunday 5 December.
Commodore Jon Denwood thanked all who had contributed to what has been a busy, and successful season.
- The minutes of the 69th AGM were adopted
- The annual accounts were adopted
- The proposed rule changes were agreed, with some minor changes to wording
- Following discussion, an amendment to the circulated subscriptions was proposed and agreed
- Officers and members of the outgoing council were re-elected, though a vacancy for the safety officer position exists as Robin Dawson has stepped down from the role.
… Read full article “70th AGM”
We are sad to have learnt of the recent death of former member John Wills who lived in nearby Bassenthwaite.
John was GP club champion a mere 55 years ago, took on the roles of sailing secretary and auditor, and went on to be Commodore from 1973-74
Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.… Read full article “Sad News”