Despite a forecast of F2 gusting F5-6, the lake was calm and misty when the first few sailors arrived. Though slow to fill in, ten boats prepared by first of all removing ice from their covers and boats!
Heavy rain during the week led to the highest lake levels for a good while, and, with more rain forecast to maintain the high water level, racing has been cancelled for the weekend, so the Autumn series are concluded with honours going to Val/Ken for the Saturday series, and AJ/Sue for the Sunday series.… Read full article “British Summer Time Ends”
The final weekend series for the club championship failed to get any enthusiasm from the various sailors that turned up. The wind gusts were not as strong as forecast, and there were no white horses to worry about, but there were no takers so racing was cancelled for the day.… Read full article “Championship Weekend Series”
After a couple of clear nights, the air temperature dropped significantly despite a southerly breeze. Fortunately the rain held off throughout the day.
The morning cadet training session had a couple of capsizes as the wind funnelled through the narrows at Scarness, and there was an unusually large wind shadow from Sale Fell in Dubwath bay area which the OD tried to avoid for afternoon racing.… Read full article “Autumn Sets In”
Saturday started with patchy winds, that filled in just in time for racing, though shortly after the start the wind did ease briefly before filling in to F1-2 for the rest of the afternoon.
By the windward mark AJ/Sue had taken the lead of the fleet of 10 boats, but it was going a it pear-shaped for them on the final leg into the leeward mark as the wind benefitted those further back.… Read full article “Self Fulfilling Prophecy”
The recent rainfall has caused the lake level to rise significantly over the last week.
Please ensure that your boat, if it is on the foreshore, will be safe should the lake flood as a result of the continuing run off from the hills combined with further rainfall over the next couple of days.… Read full article “Lake Level Rising”