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”
While the country has been in lockdown, the sailors have been keeping their hand in with some friendly e competition. Not wishing to leave out the cadets, they have been racing at 6pm for the last three evenings, while their elders have been racing at 8pm.… Read full article “Easter Weekend”
It is with sadness that we have learnt that long standing member Capt. Ian King died yesterday, 9th April. Though not a racer, he would regularly be seen sailing in his Heron with Daphne Beck. Others may remember the pair litter picking during Bass Week for many years.… Read full article “Sad News”
The reality of not visiting Bass on this sunny Easter weekend was, in a small way, helped by the enthusiasm for some esailing on the popular sailing game, virtualregatta.com . The Night Jar was run as a test, with 7 cadets racing at 6p.m… Read full article “Night Jar”