We have just learned that on 24 May 2021 TREVOR BUTCHER died suddenly and without any suffering when he fell over in the garden. Having moved back to Cumbria recently with Diana he was enjoying time with his children and grandchildren and will be missed by all of his family.… Read full article “Sad News”
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”
Fifteen starters in a very light North Westerly. Andy and Banter on the Bates chose A-9-0-B which gave a slight port bias to the start line. Never seen Andy so perplexed!
Was considering a General Recall but was waving the Individual Recall for all it was worth!… Read full article “Night Jar 8”
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”
With a S/SE breeze the OD considered sending the fleet of 29 boats part way down the lake, fortunately, his mind was changed because, soon after the racing started, the wind eased. Boats did keep moving throughout the afternoon’s races, but it seemed touch and go at times!… Read full article “Saturday Southerly”
High wind and rain resulted in the cadet training being cancelled on Saturday. However, it didn’t put off Scumper and Zefer from blowing the cobwebs off their RS400 and getting it ready for a sail, ever confident that the forecast of easing winds would come to fruition.… Read full article “Celebrity Glass Pursuit”
The weekend started off with a gloriously sunny, but cold, day and a light, variable wind. There was another excellent turnout of cadets and juniors for the morning training, many of which gave the afternoon racing a go too.
The light NE wind looked promising for racing, but it faded, delaying the start, then came back in from the east, swinging quickly to the SE though the start sequence.… Read full article “May Bank Holiday”
The sunny weather continues, with light winds for another busy juniors and cadet training session. The light winds were forecast to continue but, unexpectedly, the wind freshened from the NE and held throughout the afternoon racing.
As ever, the wind swung back and forth, but overall the strength held giving rise to various capsizes, and some great planing conditions at times.… Read full article “April Sunshine”
After a wonderfully sunny day there seemed little chance of a decent wind for the 3rd race in the Night Jar series. Surprisingly competitors were greeted by a light but relatively steady Westerly.
In anticipation of the wind dying, which it did, the Race Officers set a short triangular course of 0, 9, B.… Read full article “Night Jar 3”
A sunny windless morning didn’t impede the enthusiasm of the cadets and juniors for another training session. Some light airs did fill in to let them have some fun on the water.
By the time club racing began, the wind had filled in fully from the west.… Read full article “The Best Laid Plans”