Overnight rain had passed through leaving a slightly lighter breeze than Saturday, but there were many sunny spells.
In the GPs Andy/Phil joined in to challenge Dave/Lynn, succeeded in winning the first race. John/Jack led the next race, but there were some cruel shifts on each of the beats that Dave/Lynn mastered to work up from third to win the race with Andy 2nd.… Read full article “Sunny Sunday”
The long awaited return of Saturday racing coincided with (what would have been) the start of Bass Week 2020! What fantastic sailing weather it was too – sun and a great wind.
In the strong fleet of eight GPs, Val/Ken took an early lead, and promptly capsized at a gybe mark!… Read full article “Saturdays Are Back!”
An overcast breezy Sunday afternoon greeted the 10 boats for our second days racing of the 2020 season.
Steve and Ruth in the Merlin led the handicap fleet throughout the first race, but were beaten on handicap by Joe and Dave who has a great battle in Laser Radials, with Joe taking the honours.… Read full article “Sunday 26th July”
After the longest close season ever, racing started this afternoon with a fleet of 20 boats.
Despite best intentions, racing didn’t quite get started on time due to the starting horn opting to remain in lockdown for the time being. However, the trusty bar bell was relocated The Bates.… Read full article “And We Are Off!”
In line with further easing of restrictions, members have been notified that racing will commence at 1300hrs on Sunday 19 July.
Sailing instructions for the season have been updated and can be viewed here
To manage numbers on site it will be necessary to pre-enter using WebCollect.… Read full article “A New Dawn”
It is with great sadness that we learn of the death earlier today of Barbara Darling.
Born in Corbridge in 1937, Barbara spent her early childhood in North Yorkshire and Northumberland and obtained a scholarship for a Stockton girls’ school before going to Alnwick Teacher Training College to become a secondary school maths teacher.… Read full article “Sad News”
Following the latest government proposals to ease lockdown, reluctantly, the club council have decided it will not be possible to maintain appropriate social distancing to run our beloved Bass Week this year even if current restrictions on the use of changing facilities are lifted later in July.… Read full article “Bass Week 2020”
Will Thursday evenings ever be the same? There has been much activity on the esailing front, with 40 races being sailed in total. Ethan continued his mastery of the sometimes temperamental software to win ahead of Alex, and Dave Exley, in a series with 32 competitors.… Read full article “Virtual Night Jar”
While we edge everything closer to a new normal, and getting back on the water, there has been an array of virtual racing going on.
A few weeks ago Bass members had a mini series to determine who should represent the club in the NW area virtual championship.… Read full article “RYA NW Area Final”
Following a successful 9 race series over the Easter weekend on https://www.virtualregatta.com/en/inshore-game/, the virtual Night Jar series started in earnest on Thursday evening.
‘OD’ Paul opted to go straight for the fast stuff with competitors racing in J70, 49er then foiling Nacra!… Read full article “Virtual Night Jar”