Winter Series Update

Whilst there is glorious sunshine there is a total lack of wind so the OD has abandoned sailing for the day.

Last weekend there was only one race as the second race was cancelled due to no wind. Jim C won on the water in his Supernova, but Joan/Jack won on fleet handicap just 5 secs ahead of Ian in his Solo. Joan’s win took her into the series pole position one point ahead of Tony who still leads the personal handicap series.

One final deciding race next Sunday followed by the AGM!

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RYA Awards

Following our nomination , we are pleased to announce that Neil Garrison will today receive a RYA Community Award for his Outstanding Contribution to sailing from HRH Princess Royal at a ceremony being held in London.

The nomination, and award, recognises his extensive efforts over recent years not only in regard to the training courses that he has coordinated and run, but his ongoing help and support with projects such as the recent upgrading of the men’s’ changing rooms.

Congratulations Neil, your award is very well deserved!

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Annual Prize Giving

For those that have bought tickets for next week’s dinner dance, please note that the timings have been amended to 7pm arrival for 7.30pm dinner.

Just before the bonfire was lit and fireworks released, a prize giving was held for the Youth Squad to celebrate their successes throughout the season both during training, as arranged and delivered by Neil Garrison, and in club racing.

Congratulations to one and all, and we hope they all return to challenge us next year!

Thanks to Nick/Sarah for the following photos

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Sunny Remembrance Day

Sunday started cold, bright, breezy but with some drizzle. Fortunately the drizzle soon passed through and 15 boats (well 16 if you include Gary’s new F15) took to the water after many sailors had put forward their advice and requests to the starters and OD which included finishing early so that some could get to Remembrance Day parades, and having the races back to back to avoid getting too cold.

Chris/Julie led both races in their F15, but were to be beaten on fleet handicap as several others were close on their transom. Joan/Jack would have been closer if they had headed to the correct mark on the first beat! Newbies Peter and Tony battled it out in their full rig Lasers while Jim grumbled around the course due to the lack of close reaches… With less than one min between the first five boats on fleet handicap, Peter took the honours ahead of Jim and Tony. Sailing directly to the correct marks helped Joan/Jack take a convincing win in the 2nd race followed by Chris and Jim. Tony leads the series 1 pt ahead of Jim.

On personal handicap, Tony won the 1st race from Jenny and Chris, while Chris won the 2nd race from Tony and Joan.

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Lake Level

The level of the lake is rising. It is up to the bottom of the race office already and likely to rise.

If your boat is on the foreshore, please arrange for someone to check it, and move as necessary, as soon as possible.


Not sure whether our training officer Neil lives at the club (as he’s always around), but he had a busy morning moving boats to higher ground before some other help arrived. We are assured that the water is deeper than the height of his wellies! Thanks Neil.

Although your boat won’t float away, you still need to check it is suitably secured as there aren’t many tie downs at high level. Remember, it’s your property, and your responsibility.

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A Place for Winter Sailing

IMG_0250-0.JPGA couple of shots of Hebe Haven Yacht Club 24 hour charity dinghy race in Hong Kong this last weekend. Bet a bit warmer than Southport.

Sorry to say have been enjoying myself in temperatures of around 25C both outside and in the water.

The shot of the finish shows Herb’s ideal committee boat but also 2 specially designed boats for the disabled. One of the club members gained the first sailing medal, a bronze, at the Asian Para Games the other week. Sort of sailing a reduced sized model of an Americas Cup boat. Only been sailing around 2 years.

One shot shows them using a sky born remote cameras to photo the race. The little spider in the sky.

Good fun for everyone.

Several will be aware that a past member of Bass, Lesley Anderson, is a member of HHYC and her father was a founder member, and one time commodore. Like my daughter she lives close to the club under the mountain Ma On Shan which is approaching the height of Skiddaw.

Somehow looking for a reason to stay in the warmer weather!!!

HHYC are always open to international teams for the 24hr. Many school and club youth teams take part. Has made HK$1,000,000 or £70,000 for charity each year and really brings in the local community.




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Winter on its Way

IMG_1340.JPGAfter the mildest halloween on record, reality is starting to strike with the start of November and the Winter Series. Despite a dreadful forecast, and overnight gales, there was a good turnout of 13 boats in sunny, gusty, and shifty conditions.

Steve/Ruth led the fleet in both races, winning both on fleet handicap, with Jim C taking two 2nds in his Supernova. Newcomer Tony King in a Laser Radial took a 3rd but won both races on personal handicap (No doubt Tony’s handicap will change for next season!). Chris/Julie secured two 3rds on personal handicap putting them in 2nd place.

There were numerous capsizes throughout the day – perhaps Alastair and Nigel competing for the most capsizes?

Though many would have expected the day to be written off due to the forecast heavy winds, two races were sailed in blustery and challenging conditions.

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The ones that didn’t get away

Thanks to the Paparazzi for these shots from last weeks F15 team racing

First casualty of the day

First casualty of the day


A busy windward mark (initially!)

Did the periscope get stuck?

Did the periscope get stuck?

Simon practicing his swimming

Simon practicing his swimming

At least Jon is still smiling

At least Jon is still smiling


Homeward bound


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October is nearly over

The final weekend of the October Series greeted competitors with strong, gusty winds from a predominately WSW direction. Three intrepid competitors took to the water, Jim Christie in his Supernova, Peter Whipp sailing a Laser Radial and a new combination of Phil Davenport helming Alan Jones’s Flying Fifteen with Alan crewing.

The first race was a straightforward Olympic course, triangle sausage, with a beat to South as mark O has mysteriously disappeared. Peter took the lead but had his first of many capsizes shortly after his first beat, Phil and Alan assisted by their keel took the lead which they held until the finish. Jim after numerous immersions retired but Peter completed the course and told the OD he would like another race, Phil was keen to go, Alan less so and Jim a definite no. Race two was contested between Peter in his Radial and Phil/Alan in the Fifteen. Peter once again had a good first beat but hit he windward mark and had to do a 360, Phil/Alan took full advantage and sailed down the reach at times flying their spinnaker. Peter recovered well and despite a couple of capsizes en route he managed to win the race on handicap making it all square on the day as Phil & Alan had won the first race.

The day’s racing put Peter in the lead for both the fleet and handicap trophies, and with not even one contender on Sunday (was everyone making the most of their extra hour’s sleep, or were they just put off by the gales?) racing was abandoned and the results stand for the series.

Final results FH PH

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Congratulations in Order!

As the championship season draws to a close, we have prepared the winners prize list.

There will be two prize givings this year, one for the Youths and Juniors which is to be held in the clubhouse at 6pm on 8 November, just before the firework festivities, and the other on 29 November at Hundith Hill Hotel as part of the annual prize giving dinner dance (Book your tickets at

Prize givings are all about recognising achievements of everyone’s efforts throughout the season with the presentation of the relevant trophy. So there is where you can help.

  • First of all, if you won a trophy last year please make sure you engrave (if you warn permanent recognition of your achievement), clean, polish and return it to the committee room, preferably by next weekend 2 November
  • Secondly, turn up at the prize giving and congratulate the winners!

Check if you are one of this year’s winners here

Prizewinners 2014
Club Championship
Osprey Trophy Robin Dawson Phil Davenport
Arthur Carr Trophy Ethan Dawson
T.S.B Trophy Mike Cowan
Eagle Trophy Ian Hall
Kirk Decanter Ethan Dawson
1972 Trophy Ethan Dawson
Flying Fifteen
Brackenrigg Cup Mike Moore Michaela Sheard
Anderson Trophy Ian Campbell Lezli-Ann Pearson
Wheel Trophy Graham Kirkpatrick Elaine Fairlamb
Maurice Dalton Memorial Trophy Simon Longstaff Jon Denwood
Lawson Trophy Graham Kirkpatrick Elaine Fairlamb
Elwyn Banner Mendus Cup David Lawson Lynn Lawson
Philp Prize Mike Fairlamb Eric Smith
Twiname Prize Alan Jones Sue Watson
Hatrick Prize Kath Davis Glenys Kett
Grant Cup N/a
Beginners Prize Mike Cave Neil Garrison
Mirror & Topper
Mirror Trophy Mik Chappell
The Kirkpatrick Trophy Hazel Newport
Excalibur Trophy Pam Bath
Iberia Cup Hazel Newport
Bassenthwaite Bell Izzie Hunter
Fleet Trophies
Flying Fifteens
Denton Trophy (Night Jar) Eric Guillois TBA
CSSA (Fleet A) Mike Moore Michaela Sheard
Flying Free Trophy Simon Longstaff Jon Denwood
Blencathra Trophy Ian Campbell Lezli-Ann Pearson
Transom Trophy Tim Chittenden Ian Macpherson
Dawson Trophy Ian Campbell Lezli-Ann Pearson
Ullock Tankard Graham Kirkpatrick Elaine Fairlamb
Morgan Trophy Mike Moore Michaela Sheard
Bryson Helms (Fleet B) Graham Kirkpatrick Elaine Fairlamb
Flying Enterprise Trophy Mike Moore Sally Roberts
Scarness Cup Neil Currie Rory Yardley
Easterly Trophy Simon Longstaff Jon Denwood
Jak Pot Simon Longstaff Jon Denwood
Mellor Mug Andy Smith Ian Preston
Auditors Trophy (Fleet C) Mike Moore Michaela Sheard
Easter Holiday Trophy Phil Smith Naomi Smith
August Cup Robin Dawson Izzie Hunter
May Holiday Cup Mark Somerville Joe Roberts
Dodd Trophy Mike Cowan
Comet Trophy Robin Dawson Phil Davenport
Skiddaw Trophy Mike Cowan
Wythop Plate Mike Fairlamb
Foxtail Trophy (Fleet B) Ian Hall
Evening Plate (Night Jar) Joan Hardie Jack Hardie
Personal Handicap Pursuit (Fleet C) Hazel Newport Izzie Hunter
Barf Plate Robin Dawson Phil Davenport
Spring Holiday Plate (Fleet A) Steve Hunt Ruth Critchley
Isel Cup Mike Cowan
Grisedale Cup Ian Hall
Mustard Pot David Lawson Lynn Lawson
Personal Handicap Pursuit (Fleet C) Alan Jones Sue Watson
Commodores Prize Joan Hardie Jack Hardie
Lyne Tankard David Lawson Lynn Lawson
Aitken Cup David Lawson Lynn Lawson
Graham Cup David Lawson Lynn Lawson
Spring Cup (The Jak Plak) David Lawson Lynn Lawson
Night Jar – 2 Tankards Alan Jones Sue Watson
Ross Wear Helm (Fleet B) Alan Jones Sue Watson
Bass Tankard David Lawson Lynn Lawson
Bowman Trophy Paul Bowmer Vicky Bowmer
Stables Prize Jonathan Bovington TBA
Bowes-Sinclair Trophy (2nd Stables) Mike Cave Neil Garrison
Harney Hetherington Trophy (Fleet A) 2matching cups David Lawson Lynn Lawson
Autumn Cup Mike Fairlamb Eric Smith
McMillan Cup (June Cup) Mike Fairlamb Eric Smith
Mirrors & Toppers
Singlehanded Trophy Harry Binns
Peel Pot Harry Binns
Round Table Tankard Pam Bath
AB Series Hazel Newport
Red Sails Trophy Mik Chappell
Orsova Cup Mik Chappell
Reflection Trophy Mik Chappell
The Albert Bates Trophy Hazel Newport
Mirror Mug Mik Chappell
Kirk Helmsman Trophy (Fleet B) Pam Bath
Personal Handicap Pursuit (Fleet C) Mik Chappell
M Series (Night Jar) Hazel Newport
All Classes
Good Friday Challenge David Lawson Lynn Lawson
Calvert Trust Pennant Mike Moore Michaela Sheard
Winter Trophy Personal Handicap Mike Moore Michaela Sheard
Paul Carruthers Memorial Trophy David Lawson Lynn Lawson
October Series Personal Handicap
October Series Fleet Handicap
Tinker Trophy Jim Christie Poppy Christie
Asymmetric Cup Mike Cowan
Winter Series Fleet Handicap Mike Moore Michaela Sheard
Crews Race Ken Bell
Sandra's Salver Sue Watson
Senior Race Mike Fairlamb
Max Joule Memorial Trophy Mike Moore Michaela Sheard
Albert Bates Retirement David Lawson Lynn Lawson
Jimmy Lancaster Memorial Trophy David Lawson Lynn Lawson
Banana Stakes David Lawson Lynn Lawson
Celebrity Glass Trophy Mike Fairlamb Nigel Lewis
Eric Twiname Trust / Bassenthwaite Burgee Mike Moore Michaela Sheard
Junior Race Hazel Newport
Night Jar under 16 Hazel Newport
Starters Prize (Tankard for crew) Andy Smith Phil Hodgkins
RNLI Pennant Robin Dawson Ethan Dawson
Jubilee Sailing Trust Jim Christie
Ladies Race Sue Watson
The Roger Pryde Memorial Trophy TBA
Consistency Cup TBA
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