With many families having been sailing elsewhere in the past week, and another wet and windy forecast, there was only a few takers for the weekend fleet challenge.
Though sailing secretary John Reekie in his Solo led throughout the first race, it was not to be in the second one, which was led by Tim/Barbara in a F15, as John capsized, and headed for the wrong marks!… Read full article “Fleet Challenge B”
It’s all go on the road this week, with members all over the UK and some in Europe representing Bassenthwaite Sailing Club.
At the Solo Nationals at Hayling Island Sailing Club, Ian Hopwood is very respectable 10/95 after 8 races.
Representing Cumbria at the NSSA championship at Draycote Water SC, Henry Bullen and Matthew Somerville are racing an RS200 and Henry and Thomas Kirkpatrick are sailing ILCAs.… Read full article “Spreading our wings”
After a week of unsettled weather, the weekend was set follow suit with more wind and rain! However, whatever might be happening elsewhere did not affect the Bass micro climate as, on arrival, the lake was mirror like.
A very light breeze filled in quickly, and there was interest in having a race, so, after a brief postponement, a dozen boats over three fleets started the first race of the weekend series.… Read full article “Wet weekend”
Sunday’s forecast of F2 gusting F3 from the SW was somewhat elusive when sailors arrived, keen to race. Unexpectedly the wind filled in from the NE, only to fade again. When the SW breeze appeared racing got underway, but the shifting winds caused flat spots at both gybe marks despite holding for the main beat!… Read full article “Unsettled Sunday”
On Saturday there was a one day open for Lasers, Solos, and Teras with an entry of 25 boats over the three fleets. Warm weather had returned with a forecast of light F2 winds gusting F3 generally from the SSE.
While waiting for enthusiastic sailors to appear and prepare to race in the blustery conditions, a report from a lady worried that her husband hadn’t returned after some wild swimming led to Bass rescue rushing out to track him down. Fortunately he had been seen earlier, with fluorescent float, so they soon spotted him again and reunited him with his wife.… Read full article “Bass to the rescue!”
With the warm weather set to remain for a few more days at least, and, for a change, with a forecast of strong, gusty winds all weekend, there was a lower than usual turnout for the championship weekend series. Those that turned up were pleasantly surprised that conditions were less gusty than forecast, and very sailable,